Originally created 12/14/01

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 Trail 2001-2002 schedule Bill Harvey reporting

$20 annual membership required. Tournament entry fee $100. Big fish pot fee $10. Check out web site at www.superbass.com.

Bulldog North Georgia Division Strom Thurmond Lake Dec. 1 results

Kip Ashmore, Evans, and Don Kohli, Lincolnton, Ga., five bass, 14.14 pounds, $1,350. Duane Houk, Evans, and Del Gregory, Aiken, five bass, 11.97 pounds, $1,000. Chris Thompson, Augusta, and Jimmy Bates, Evans, five bass, 11.85 pounds, $770. Bart Blackburn, North Augusta, and Joe Ludwig, Dearing, Ga., five bass, 11.46 pounds, $460. Jason Buller, Thomson, Ga., and Evan Buller, Washington, Ga., five bass, 11.15 pounds, $200. Steve DeBord, Grovetown, and Joey Zielinski, North Augusta, five bass, 11 pounds, $100. Big fish No. 1: David Dawkins and Jack Corey, both of Lincolnton, 7.46 pounds, $300. Big fish No. 2: Ashmore and Kohli, 5.80 pounds, $210. Big fish No. 3: DeBord and Zelinski, 4.42 pounds, $100. Fifty-one teams in the field.

Next: Feb. 2: Thurmond Lake, Cherokee ramp.

Bulldog South Georgia Division Dec. 2 results Tuckseaking Boating Facility Clyo, Ga., Savannah River

Wally Clifton, Brunson, S.C., and Barry Thames, Fairfax, S.C., five bass, 10.57 pounds, $1,200. Ken Morgan, Pooler, Ga., and Mark Stafford, Bloomingdale, Ga., five bass, 7.27 pounds, $800. Orvil Hodges and Joey Stanfield, both of Claxton, Ga., five bass, 7.04 pounds, $520. Barry Durden and Les Spence, both of Statesboro, Ga., five bass, 6.68 pounds, $110. Big fish No. 1: Clifton and Thames, 4.14 pounds, $210. Big fish No. s: Carlton Lemmond and Danny Houck, both of Barnwell, S.C., 3.50 pounds, $140. Billy Roberson, Rincon, Ga., and Corey Phillips, Springfield, Ga., 3.26 pounds, $100. Thirty-five teams in the field.

Next: Jan. 13: Savannah River, Tuckseaking Ramp, Clyo, Ga.

Gamecock/Carolina Division Nov. 24 results Lake Wateree

Johnny Houser, Bishopville, S.C., and Ben Lee, Lexington, S.C., five bass, 17.56 pounds, $912. Wayne King and Art Lance, both of Sumter, S.C., five bass, 16.52 pounds, $608. Big fish No. 1: King and Lance, 6.15 pounds, $114. Jimmy Huyny, Cochran, Ga., 5.49 pounds, $76. Nineteen teams in the field.

Dec. 15: Thurmond Lake, Hawe Creek ramp, McCormick, S.C.

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

Dixie Bass Inc. Dec. 8 results Lake Sinclair

Ron Smith, Lithia Springs, Ga., and Rob Smith, Douglasville, Ga., five bass, 16.70 pounds, $2,800. Phil Ozburn, Newborn, Ga., and Brian Ozburn, Covington, Ga., five bass, 15.12 pounds, $1,400. John White, Brazelton, Ga., and Scott Wilkerson, Dacula, Ga., five bass, 14.35 pounds, $1,000. Todd Hogan, Dublin, Ga., and Brian Smith, Cadwell, Ga., five bass, 13.98 pounds, $800. Mark Holloway, Snellville, Ga., and Pat Fisher, Stone Mountain, Ga., five bass, 13.91 pounds, $700. Big fish: Ron Smith, 8.18 pounds, $1,020. 102 boats in the field. Eighty-four teams weighed in 357 bass totaling 627.81 pounds. Fifty-two five-bass limits caught. Total weight and total limits are new records for Dixie Bass.

2002 Schedule

Next: Jan. 12: Lake Sinclair, Little River Landing.

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.

Bucketmouth Bassmasters Team Tournament Dec. 1 results Larry Miller reporting

Larry Miller and Ron McKee, nine bass, 13 pounds, 11 ounces. Don Hedburg and Greg Smith, four bass, 7.9 pounds. Steve McGahee and Tim Lane, four bass, 4.12 pounds. Big fish: Hedburg, 2.6 pounds. Ten fishermen caught 31 bass weighing 35 pounds, 5 ounces and all were released alive.

The club, affiliated with the Mr. Clark Hill Committee, Bass Anglers Sportsman Society and the Georgia BASS Federation, is looking for new members. Anyone interested is asked to call Brian Ely at (706) 359-6276 during the evening.

Meetings are held at El Valle Mexican Restaurant on the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Young people 16 and older and those new to bass tournament fishing are welcome.

Suburban Bassmasters Dec. 8 results Henry Bordeaux reporting

Don Kohli, seven bass, 14.05 pounds. Henry Bordeaux, nine bass, 11.08 pounds. Steve McGahee, five bass, 6.02 pounds. Eight fishermen caught 32 bass weighing 46.09 pounds and all were released alive.

The club's Top 6: Henry Bordeaux, 333 points; Frank Wodzisz, 328 points; Don Kohli, 316; Lester Clark, 299.5; Kip Ashmore, 281.5; Gregg Grant, 246.5. Big bass of the year: Don Kohli, 6 pounds, 14 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 Dec. 8 results Tony Postell reporting

Jimmy Hendrix, 12.40 pounds. Harvey Kirkland, 7.56 pounds. Tony Postell, 7.30 pounds. Big fish: Postell, 3.92 pounds. Six fishermen caught 21 bass and all were released alive.

The Augusta Bass Club welcomes its new members and invites other boaters who would enjoy fishing in a club. More information: Buck at 868-8012 or Darryl at 556-8134.

Saturday Morning Open Team Dec. 8 results Ron Brown reporting

Marty Quesada Sr., and Jr., six bass, 13.95 pounds. Bart Blackburn and Joe Ludwig, seven bass, 13.14 pounds. Jason Bullard and Rick Bullard, seven bass, 12.81 pounds. Big fish: Marty Jr., 4.44 pounds. Fourteen boats in the field.

There is a one-time registration fee of $20 per person. Entry fee is $30. Regular tournaments are sponsored by Chuck's Lakeside Marine, Sportsman's Link of Martinez, Rick's Paint & Body of Martinez, White Columns Inn of Thomson and Augusta Marine Superstore, authorized Stratos and Javelin dealer. 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. 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: Bart Blackburn, 278-1451. Kerry Mock, 309-9007.

Garden City Bassmasters Dec. 8 results Steve Foust reporting

Steve Foust, five bass, 8.93 pounds. Lee Sidener, five bass, 7.55 pounds. Marty Quesada Jr., three bass, 7.29 pounds. Big fish: Quesada Jr., 4.44 pounds. Eleven fishermen caught 28 bass weighing 48.31 pounds and all were released alive.

The club's Top 6: Marty Quesada Jr., Keith Williamson, Bob Rogers, Kerry Mock, Steve Foust, Lee Sidener. Big bass of the year: Joe Newman, 8.60 pounds.

Twin Cities Bassmasters Dec. 8 results Jay Jennings reporting

Jay Jennings, five bass, 11 pounds, 4 ounces. Bruce Perkins, five bass, 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Billy Black, five bass, 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Big fish: Bill Stiger, 4 pounds, 6 ounces. Fourteen fishermen caught 25 bass weighing 41.09 pounds and all were released.

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

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 Leitner Pond, unless otherwise noted.

2001 Schedule

Dec. 16: Bass tournament, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.



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