Originally created 04/27/01

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.

John de la Howe School

Open Team Bass Tournament

Dorn Complex, Hawe Creek on April 21

Donald Miller, Martinez, and Larry Gilpin, Lincolnton, six bass, 18.87 pounds, $600; Majors Hamby, Appling, and Ricky Newman, Augusta, six bass, 17.78 pounds, $400; David Little, Greenwood, S.C., and Jimmy Kidd, Greenwood, six bass, 17.61 pounds, $300; Mason Miller, Evans, and Tommy Edge, Evans, 17.61 pounds, $125; John Jones, Edgefield, S.C., and Kevin Kight, North Augusta, six bass, 16 pounds. No. 1 big fish: Jerry Brooks Sr., Hodges, S.C., and Jerry Brooks Jr., Greenwood, 5.37 pounds, $245. No. 2 big fish: Tim Webb, Augusta, and Brad Richards, Statesboro, Ga., 5.20 pounds, $105. Nineteen of 40 teams weighed in 233.17 pounds of bass. Nearly $4,000 was raised to benefit the children of John de la Howe School near McCormick, S.C.

Martinez Bassmasters

Open Team Tournament April 28, Little River Marina

Tournament hours 6:30 a.m., or safe light to 3 p.m. Entry fee $40 per boat and $10 big fish pot. Eighty percent payback. One place payback every 10 boats. One big fish pot. Five-fish limit per team. Registration at the ramp between 5 a.m., and 6 a.m. All teams must be checked in by 6 a.m. More information: Tommy Cates at (706) 863-3097.

Outcast Bass Club

Open Team Tournament May 5, Lake Springs Ramp

Entry fee is $60 per team and includes big fish. Registration starts at 6 a.m., at the ramp. There will be an 80 percent payback, with plenty of door prizes, and the "Lucky 13th" place also will be paid.

Easter Seals Open Team Bass Tournament

May 12, site to be announced

Sponsored by Budweiser, Augusta Marine Superstore, Brown & Company, Joe's Fishing & Hunting, Century 21 Larry Miller Realty, Georgia Outdoor News, Hawg Wild Bar-B-Que, Southern Roofing & Insulating Co., the tournament features a guaranteed first-place prize of $5,000. Second place earns $1,750, third place $1,250, fourth place $750 and fifth place $500. Additional place paid for every 10 boats over 70 entered. Entry fee is $60 per team ($25 extra for those not affiliated with the Clark Hill Committee), with an optional $5 for big fish pot. Blastoff is 6:30 a.m., and weigh-in is 3:30 p.m. Pre-registration meeting will be held at Augusta Marine Superstore, 1547 Gordon Highway, Augusta) on May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m., with the drawing at 8. Food and beverages catered by Hawg Wild Bar-B-Que to be served. More information: Larry Gilpin at (706) 724-3535, or Easter Seals' Laurie Cook at (706) 667-9695.

Prime Time Bassmasters April 21 results

Tyrone Davis, five bass, 10 pounds, 13 ounces. Darryl Watson, five bass, 10 pounds, 12 ounces. Carmell Cole, three bass, 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Big fish: Cole, 4 pounds, 10 ounces. Eleven fishermen caught 38 bass weighing 76 pounds and all were released alive.

Superbass Team Tournament TrailBill 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.

2001 schedule

Northeast Georgia Division April 14 results from Thurmond Lake

Eddie Roberts and Ed Roberts, Elberton, Ga., five bass, 23.53 pounds, $1,350. Bart Blackburn, North Augusta, and Joe Ludwig, Dearing, Ga., five bass, 22.90 pounds, $950. Dale Gibbs, Appling, and Thomas Thomas, Augusta, five bass, 20.67 pounds, $800. Kerry Mock, Lilburn, Ga., and Ron Brown, Thomson, Ga., five bass, 16 pounds, 19 ounces, $300. Mike Brown, Belvedere, and David Lapsley, Augusta, five bass, 15.34 pounds, $100. Big fish No. 1: Gibbs and Thomas, 8.28 pounds, $300. No. 2: Gary and Chuck Odom, North Augusta, 6.80 pounds, $160. No. 3: The Robertses, 6.55 pounds, $100.

Next: 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 April 21 results Lake Russell

Charles Haralson and Bobby Stanfield, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 17.58 pounds, $816. Kenny Wilson, Elberton, Ga., and Terry Johnson, Elberton, Ga., five bass, 16.11 pounds, $544. Big fish No. 1: Tom Cloer, Clemson, S.C., and Todd Hall, Central, S.C., 4.93 pounds, $102. No. 2: Haralson and Stanfield, 4.84 pounds, $68. No. 3 big fish: Jerry McClung, Anderson, S.C., and Chip Grice, Honea Path, S.C., 4.51, $50.

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.

Wednesday Night Tournament April 25 results Lake Springs Ramp David Whyte reporting

Jim Kirkham and Mike Prickett, 13 pounds, 3.5 ounces. Jack Corey and David Dawkins, 10 pounds, 13 ounces. Big fish: David Whyte and C.G. Doolittle. 19 boats in the field.

Tournament hours 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Entry fee is $30 per boat (includes big fish pot). 100 percent payback with one place per 10 boats. More information: David Whyte at 798-7580 or beeper 869-4810.

Guys & Dolls Couples Tournament

Georgia Division

Next: April 28: Lake Lanier, Balus Creek Park (TBA).

Carolina Division

Next: May 19: Lake Wylie, Ebenezer State Park, Days Inn, Rock Hill.

Entry fee $100 per couple if entry fee received at tournament headquarters seven days prior to tournament date; $120 after seven-day cutoff. $30 annual membership fee (per couple) required. Brochure, more information from David A. White, S.C. Staff, 1 (803) 471-2901, or tournament headquarters, P.O. Box 816, Palmetto, Ga. 30268-0816 at 1 (770) 463-4652.

Southern Bass Anglers

Invitational Team Series

2001 regular schedule

SOUTH GEORGIA: May 19 at Eufaula (Lake Point).

CENTRAL GEORGIA

Next: April 28 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 Trail

NEXT: May 19: Hartwell, Portman's Marina.

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

NEXT-April 29: Oconee, Sugar Creek 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

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.

CSRA Bass Masters March 31 results

Hamilton Branch State Park

Darryl Giles reporting

David Brown, five bass, 20 pounds, 15 ounces. Jerry Barber, five bass, 10 pounds, 1 ounce. Steve Wilken, five bass, 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Big fish: David Brown, 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Twelve fishermen caught 42 bass weighing 75 pounds, 13 ounces and all were released.

The club is looking for new members. Those interested may contact Jerry Barber (1 803-471-2551), Darryl Giles (1 706 733-2773) or Jim Swift (1 706 860-4422).

Saturday Morning Open Team

To start May 5

Ron Brown reporting

There is a one-time registration fee of $20 per Person. Entry fee is $40. 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, White Columns Inn of Thomson and Augusta Marine Superstore. They will be held every Saturday from safe light until 3 p.m., until further notice out of Wildwood Park. Tournaments will not be held when dates conflict with Clark Hill Committee events. Anglers must fish a total of 10 tournaments to qualify for the SMOT Classic. Qualified teams will pay $150 to compete in the Classic, while non-qualifiers must pay $400. For more information: Dennis Bullard, 541-0870.

American Bass Anglers

Military Bass Anglers Association

Jerry Pollard reporting

2001 schedule

April 28: Strom Thurmond (Cherokee ramp).

Entry fee is $50 per person. Tournament time is safe light plus eight hours. Registration starts 11/2 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

April 22 results

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

May 6: Bass tournament, safe light until 2 p.m.