Originally created 01/26/01

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.

Georgia Christian Bass Association

Jan. 20 results

Al Hardy reporting

Todd Bourdo, three bass, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Colden Storey, five bass, 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Tim Bourdo, one bass, 3 pounds, 11 ounces. Big fish: Todd Bourdo, 4 pounds, 2 ounces.

Youth Division

Julian Quattlebaum, one bass, 1 pound, 10 ounce.

The club is looking for new members. Call Rick Crews at (803) 279-0756, or Ronnie Robinson at (706) 863-3621 for more information.

BAO Outdoors Tournament Trail

The schedule: Feb. 23-25, Ross Barnett Lake, Jackson, Miss.; March 23-25, Lake Okeechobee; April 6-8, Logan Martin Lake, Birmingham, Ala.; May 18-20, Lake of the Ozarks, Laurie, Mo.; June 1-3, High Rock Lake, Salisbury, N.C.; July 13-15, Santee Cooper Lakes, Summerton, S.C.; Aug. 17-19: Potomac River, Waldorf, Md.; Sept. 7-9, Old Hickory Lake, Hendersonville, Tenn.; Oct. 19-21: West Point Lake, LaGrange, Ga.; Nov. 16-18: Buggs Island (Kerr Reservoir), South Hill, Va.

More information: James Huggins, national director, at (803) 345-0123.

Superbass Team Tournament Trail

Jan. 13 results

Lake Springs Ramp

Bill Harvey reporting

Chad Medlin and Nick Faulkner, five bass, 13.02 pounds, $1,350. Perry Everhart and Larry Holley, two bass, 12.61 pounds, $1,000. Clint Reagan and Paul Eubanks, three bass, 10.29 pounds, $700. Shannon Jordan and Mack Kitchens, three bass, 9.83 pounds, $380. McArthur Kitchens and Dennis Sidener, three bass, 9.50 pounds, $200. Gene Tant and Keith Williamson, three bass, 8.57 pounds, $100. No. 1 big fish: Everhart and Holley, 7 pounds, $300. No. 2 big fish: Reagan and Eubanks, 6.33 pounds, $190. No. 3 big fish: Michael and Harbert Mayson, 6.32 pounds, $100. Forty-nine teams in the field.

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 results

from Lake Keowee

Patrick and Ken Smith, five bass, 11.10 pounds, $768. Barton Aiken and Jeff Rohaley, five bass, 10.63 pounds, $512. No. 1 big fish: Roy Stewaqrt and Greg Dean, 3.76 pounds, $96. No. 2 big fish: The Smiths, 3.36 pounds, $64. No. 3 big fish: Aiken and Rohaley, 3.15 pounds, $50. Sixteen boats in the field.

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.

Jerry Rhyne's "Big Buck$"

Team Tournament Trail

2000-2001 schedule

Entry fee $550 per team, including big fish pot. Pick your best buddy and fish two days, Saturday and Sunday. Two-day totals determine the winners. Points for Team of the Year and Hall of Fame Classic will be awarded to all teams, with the top 100 teams invited to fish the Classic, a $90,000 event. Big bass award $500 each day. Polygraph tests mandatory for top three teams and one other selected teams. Both partners must pass before prizes awarded. More information: The Fisherman's Bass Circuit, P.O. Box 1111, Denver, N.C. 28037. Telephone 704-483-9335.

Next-Feb. 3-4: Lake Keowee, South Cove Park, Seneca, S.C. March 3-4: Lake Hartwell, Hart State Park, Hartwell, Ga. April 7-8: Lake Russell, Richard B. Russell State Park, Elberton, Ga. May 26-27: Lake Guntersville, Goose Pond Colony, Scottsboro, Ala. June 9-10: Kerr Lake, Satterwhite Point, Henderson, N.C.

Southern Bass Anglers

2001 regular schedule

SOUTH GEORGIA: Feb. 10 at Lake Seminole (Jack Wingate's Lunker Lodge), March 17 at Lake Seminole (Lunker Lodge), April 21 at Lake Eufaula (Lake Point Lodge), May 19 at Eufaula (Lake Point), June 16 at Seminole (Lunker Lodge), July 14 at Eufaula (Lake Point).

CENTRAL GEORGIA: Feb. 17 at Sinclair (Little River Park), March 31 at Sinclair (Little River Park), April 28 at Oconee (Brantley's Marina), June 2 at Oconee (Brantley's Marina), June 23 at Sinclair (Little River Park), July 21 at Oconee (Brantley's Marina).

Entry fee $180, payback one place for every five teams. $10 big fish pot included, 100 percent payback.

More information: Russ and Rhonda Ferguson at 1 (912) 878-6012, or fax them at 1 (912) 878-0379, ask for updated rules.

ACTion South Carolina

Angler's Choice

Team Tournament Trailfor 2001

Jan. 20 results

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 Trail for 2001

Jan. 21 results Lake Lanier

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

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. June 16 (postponed from Jan. 20, ice): 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.

Outcast Bass Club

December results

Keith Williamson reporting

Mike Rukes, 15 pounds, 10 ounces. Hal Hart, 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Ron Brown, 3 pounds, 10 ounces. Big fish: Rukes, 5 pounds, 7 ounces. Six fishermen caught 14 bass weighing 31 pounds, 4 ounces and all were released alive.

THE CLUB'S TOP 6: Bob Becton, 147 pounds, 5 ounces; Mike Rukes, 120 pounds, 4 ounces; Keith Williamson, 115 pounds, 15 ounces; Dale Gibbs, 112 pounds, 10 ounces; Ron Brown, 111 pounds, 7 ounces; Donald Miller, 104 pounds, 5 ounces.

Clark Hill Striper Club

Bill Tinley reporting

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

Bob Pitt reporting

River Rats Bass Club

Jan. 21 results

Ray Diamond reporting

Ray Diamond, 17.25 pounds. Bart Blackburn, 13.50 pounds. Byron Smith, 9.75 pounds. Big fish: Blackburn, 7 pounds. Nine fishermen caught 15 bass and all were released alive.

Saturday Morning Open TeamJan. 13 resultsRon Brown reporting

Billy Black and Bill Stiger, one bass, 6 pounds, 3 ounces. Tommy Edge and Bobby Davis, one bass, 1 pound, 11 ounces. Big fish: Black and Stiger, 6 pounds, 3 ounces.

Jan. 20 results

Steve Foust and Roy Altman, one bass, 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Kerry Mock and Mike Screck, two bass, 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Tommy Edge and Bobby Davis, one bass, 5 pounds, 6 ounces. Ten boats in the field.

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.

Garden City Bassmasters

Little River Marina

Jan. 20 results

Steve Foust reporting

Joe Newman, one bass, 8.6 pounds. Kerry Mock, two bass, 6.05 pounds. Tim Pratt, two bass, 4.9 pounds. Big fish: Newman, 8-6. Thirteen fishermen caught six bass weighing 22.75 pounds and all were released alive.

Twin Cities Bassmasters

Jan. 20 results

Jay Jennings reporting

Al Nevarez, one fish, 5 pounds, 10 ounces. Jay Jennings, two bass, 4 pounds, 8 ounces. Brien Smith, two bass, 4 pounds, 3 ounces. Big fish: Nevarez, 5 pounds, 10 ounces.

THE CLUB TOP SIX: Jay Jennings, Bill Stiger, Dennis Smith, Henry Bordeaux, Bruce Perkins, Al Nickelson. Big fish of the year: Jay Jennings, 6 pounds, 9 ounces.

The club is looking for new members. Contact Jay Jennings at 860-0383.

American Bass Anglers

Military Bass Anglers Association

Jerry Pollard reporting

2001 schedule

Feb. 24: Strom Thurmond (Amity Ramp). March 10: Savannah River (Poor Robin's Landing). March 24: Strom Thurmond (Elijah Clark State Park). April 28: Strom Thurmond (Cherokee ramp). May 19: Lake Oconee (Longshores). June 30: Strom Thurmond (Cherokee ramp). July 21-22: Strom Thurmond (Elijah Clark State Park).

Entry fee is $50 per person. Tournament time is safe light plus eight hours. Registration starts 1« hours before official sunrise. Tournament partner draw is 30 minutes before official sunrise (check local paper's weather page for official sunrise times). Tournament director is Dale Hart, 711 Windsor Road, Savannah, Ga. 31419 (Ph: 912-925-5004), or contact Jerry Pollard at (706) 541-1288.

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 results

David Baty caught a 2-pound, 10-ounce bass - one of just four fish caught - to win the tournament. Six people fished.

Feb. 4: Bass tournament, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 18: Bass tournament, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.