Originally created 01/19/01

Fishing tournament news



Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish caught and total weight of the catch.

Superbass Team Tournament TrailJan. 13 resultsLake Springs RampBill Harvey reporting

Tournament director Bill Harvey may be contacted at (706) 868-1943 (res.) or 706-294-4732 (cell phone) for applications and other information.

2000-2001 schedule

Northeast Georgia Division

Feb. 3: Thurmond Lake, Lake Springs, safe light to 3 p.m. March 10: Lake Murray, P&L Landing, safe light to 3 p.m. April 14: Thurmond Lake, Lake Springs, safe light to 3 p.m. May 26: Thurmond Lake, Lake Springs, safe light to 3 p.m. Region 4 qualifier: Northeast Georgia, June 16, Thurmond Lake, Lake Springs, safe light until 3 p.m.

South Carolina Division

Jan. 20: Lake Keowee, Gap Hill Landing, safe light until 3 p.m. Feb. 10: Lake Hartwell, Portman Shoals Marina, safe light until 3 p.m. March 31: Lake Murray, P&L Landing, safe light until 3 p.m. April 21: Lake Russell, Elberton ramp, safe light until 3 p.m. May 5: Strom Thurmond, Hawe Creek, safe light until 3 p.m. May 19: Lake Wylie, Buster Boyd Park, safe light until 3 p.m. June 2: Lake Wateree, Clearwater Cove Marina, safe light until 3 p.m. Region 4 qualifier: South Carolina, June 16, Thurmond Lake, Lake Springs, safe light until 3 p.m.

ACTion South Carolina

Angler's Choice

Team Tournament Trailfor 2001

Jan. 20: Strom Thurmond Lake, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex, Hawe Creek. Feb. 10: Greenwood, Greenwood State Park. March 31: Lake Murray, P&L Landing. April 21: Russell, Highway 72 Ramp. May 19: Hartwell, Portman's Marina. June 2: Lake Murray, P&L Landing. June 30: Strom Thurmond Lake, Dorn Fishing & Boating Complex, Hawe Creek.

Teams must be members of Angler's Choice in good standing. Non-members may join by enclosing an annual $25 membership fee per person with the $175 team entry fee, which includes the big fish pot. Membership fees are due in January. Contestants should register in advance by mail; however, on-site registration will be held at 5:15 on tournament mornings until the last boat has launched at safe light.

Application forms and more information: Mitchell or Eileen Kneece, S.C. Tournament Directors, 101 Park Avenue, Saluda, S.C. 29138 (1-864-445-4321).

ACTion Georgia

Angler's Choice

Team Tournament Trailfor 2001

Jan. 21: Lake Lanier out of Laurel Park. Feb. 25: Lake Sinclair, Little River Park. March 11: West Point, Highland Marina. April 8: Richard B. Russell, Elbert (Highway 72) Ramp. April 29: Oconee, Sugar Creek Marina. May 6: Hartwell, Portman Marina. June 10: Strom Thurmond Lake, Little River Marina.

More information from tournament director Danny Davis, 1745 Georgia Highway 138, S.E., B-6, Conyers, Ga. 30013. Phone: 1 (770) 760-1200 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m., to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cellular phone: (404) 550-9481.

Dixie Bass Inc.

2001 Schedule

Jan. 20: Lake Oconee, Brantley's Marina; headquarters, Holiday Inn, Milledgeville, 912-452-3502. Feb. 24: West Point Lake, Highland Marina; headquarters, Highland Marina, 706-882-3437. March 17: Lake Sinclair, Little River Landing; headquarters, Holiday Inn, Milledgeville, 912-452-3502. April 7: West Point Lake, Highland Marina; headquarters, Highland Marina, 706-882-3437. May 12: Lake Oconee, Brantley's Marina; headquarters, Holiday Inn, Milledgeville, 912-452-3502.

Entry fee $300 per boat, includes big bass pot. 150-boat limit at Oconee and Sinclair and a 200-boat limit at West Point. A TR-19 Triton Boat will be given as first place prize, based on 100-boat entry. Entrants must be registered members of Dixie Bass Inc. ($20 annual membership fee), 47 Creekwood Drive, Griffin, Ga. 30223. More information: Bo or Charlotte Davis at (770) 412-7343.

Clark Hill Striper Club

Jan. 13 results

Bill Tinley reporting

Rocky Fulmer, three fish, 66.30 pounds. Ben Peacock, Mike Scott and Bill Tinley, three fish, 50.18 pounds. Richard Smith and Erwin Schaffran, four fish, 15.50 pounds. Fifteen boats in the field.

The club is interested in boaters and nonboaters who'd like to join. The club meets every second Tuesday of the month at the Golden Corral restaurant on Bobby Jones Expressway at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in striper/hybrid fishing is welcome to attend. Call Bill Tinley at 541-1669 (nights) for more information.

Augusta Bass Club

Jan. 13 results

Bob Pitt reporting

Jerry Shively, two bass, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Bob Pitt, one bass, 5 pounds, 10 ounces. Bob Bailey, two bass, 4 pounds, 6 ounces. Big fish: Pitt, 5 pounds, 10 ounces. Eight fishermen caught eight bass weighing 22 pounds, 8 ounces and all were released alive.

Saturday Morning Open Team

Ron Brown reporting

Entry fee is $30. Regular tournaments are sponsored by Chuck's Lakeside Marine, Willoughby Ford of Thomson, Ga., Sportsman's Link of Martinez, Rick's Paint & Body of Martinez and White Columns Inn of Thomson. They will be held every Saturday from safe light until 3 p.m., until further notice out of Little River Marina. Tournaments will not be held when dates conflict with Clark Hill Committee events. The Classic, which features a $5,000 guaranteed first-place purse, will be held the last weekend of February from safe light until 4 p.m. Entry fee is $60 per team, $10 of which goes into the big fish pot. Anglers must fish a minimum of six SMOT events to qualify, or pay $200 to fish the Classic. For more information: Dennis Bullard, 541-0870.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

Jewel Jessie reporting

Entry fee is $10 per member, $20 per non-member, optional $5 big fish pot, with a 60 percent payback. Registration is with the club prior to the tournament or 30 minutes before the event's start. State licenses and Fort Gordon fishing permits required. More information: Fred Perry, 791-8953. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.

2001 Schedule

Jan. 21: Bass tournament, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.