Originally created 06/08/01

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.

Hawg Caller/Lunker Lure

Open Tournament Trail

Entry fee $200. Guaranteed $2,500 to winner. Top 35 percent of field paid, based on 50 teams. For applications or information, write: Hawg Caller/Lunker Lure Tournament Trail, P.O. Box 100, Union, S.C. 29379. All teams make the Classic.

Schedule: June 16, Lake Wateree.

Prime Time Bassmasters

June 2 results

Lake Springs Ramp

Tyrone Davis reporting

Tyrone Davis, five bass, 11 pounds, 1 ounce. Craig Haskell, four bass, 8.7 pounds. Daryl Watson, three bass, 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Big fish: Davis, 4 pounds. Twelve fishermen caught 42 bass weighing 63 pounds and all were released alive.

Superbass Team Tournament Trail

Bill 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

Next: Region 4 qualifier: Northeast Georgia, June 16, Thurmond Lake, Lake Springs, safe light until 3 p.m.

South Carolina Division

Next: Region 4 qualifier: South Carolina, June 16, Thurmond Lake, Lake Springs, safe light until 3 p.m.

Wednesday Night Tournament

June 6 results

Lake Springs Ramp

David Whyte reporting

Woody Parks and Craig Johnson, seven bass, 22 pounds, 11 ounces. Gary Mackey and Jerry McClure, seven bass, 11 pounds, 1.5 ounces. Big fish: Parks and Johnson 7 pounds, 4.5 ounces. Thirteen 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. Limit is five bass. More information: David Whyte at 798-7580 or beeper 869-4810.

Guys & Dolls Couples Tournament

Next: June 23: Lake Russell, Beaverdam Resort (Holiday Inn Express/TBA).

Carolina Division

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: June 16 at Seminole (Lunker Lodge).

CENTRAL GEORGIA

June 2 results from Lake Oconee

Gerald Couch, Fairburn, Ga., and Ronald Smith, Lithia Springs, Ga., five bass, 16.49 pounds, $2,500. Kip Carter, Oxford, Ga., and Josh Chandler, Social Circle, Ga., five bass, 13.39 pounds, $1,250. Russ Gentry, Rockmart, Ga., and Phil "Fish" Williams, Marietta, Ga., five fish, 13.06 pounds, $900. Big fish: Gentry and Williams, 6.07 pounds. Sixty-six of 83 teams weighed in 277 bass weighing 573.77 pounds.

Next: 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 Trail

NEXT: 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

NEXT-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

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.

Columbia County Bass Club

Howard Justice reporting

May results

Jerry McClure, three bass, 9 pounds. Gary Macky, two bass, 6 pounds, 12 ounces. David Smith, four bass, 5 pounds, 1 ounce. Big fish: Macky, 4 pounds, 4 ounces.

West Side Bass Club

May 26 results

Craig Wilson reporting

Kenny Miles, five bass, 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Mason Miller, five bass, 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Clay Wilson, five bass, 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Big fish: Darrell Ferraro, 4 pounds, 2 ounces. Nine fishermen caught 30 bass weighing 49 pounds, 4 ounces, and all were released alive.

Summer Saturday Night

Open Team Tournament

Lake Springs Ramp

June 2 results

Lamond Annas reporting

Gene Hutto and Eddie Mayson, five bass, 14 pounds, 5 ounces. Jamie Chastain and Charleston Chastain, five bass, 14 pounds. Phillip Jackson and Gary Blackwell, five bass, 13 pounds, 8 ounces. Big fish: Sean Hall and Vince Renew, 5 pounds, 4 ounces. Twenty-five boats in the field.

Entry fee is $22 per boat. Hours are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Five-fish limit per team or individual. Payback is based on number of boats entered. The Summer Saturday Night Classic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 5 p.m. to midnight and anglers must have fished a minimum two regular season tournaments to qualify, or pay $100. Those who have fished a minimum of two tourneys will pay an entry fee of $55, including big fish pot. Classic payback is 50 percent, second place is 25 percent, third is 15 percent, fourth is 10 percent. More information: Lamond Annas, 803-593-4771; Dave Moulton, 803-278-3440.

Evans Bassmasters

June 2 results

Ron Weber reporting

Don Smith, five bass, 17 pounds. Larry Hubbard, five bass, 14.05 pounds. Ron Weber, five bass, 10.5 pounds. Big fish: Smith, 5 pounds. Twelve humanoids caught 26 bass weighing 58.05 pounds and all were released alive. Average weight was 2.4 pounds.

Boat owners: Evans Bassmasters is looking for new members. If interested, call Ron at 819-3888.

Saturday Morning Open Team

June 2 results

Ron Brown reporting

Jack Mimmie and David Smith, seven bass, 16.67 pounds. Dennis Bullard and Ron Brown, seven bass, 8 pounds, 17 ounces. Richard Curry and Sammy Landrum, four bass, 6.4 pounds. Big fish: Mimmie and Smith, 4.46 pounds.

There is a one-time registration fee of $20 per person. 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, 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 Cherokee Ramp. Tournaments will not be held when dates conflict with Clark Hill Committee events. Anglers must fish a total of 6 tournaments to qualify for the SMOT Classic, which will pay a guaranteed $10,000 to the first-place team based on 30 boats. One place will be paid for every 10 additional boats. 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

June 30: Strom Thurmond (Cherokee ramp).

Entry fee is $50 per person. Tournament time is safe light plus eight hours. Registration starts 1 1/2 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 ClubJewel 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

June 9: Kids' Fishing Derby, Claypits II and III, 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. June 10: Bass tournament (take a buddy fishing day), safe light until 2 p.m.