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 and total weight of the catch.
Saturday Morning Open Team at Cherokee Ramp Craig Williams reporting
Entry fee is $45 per team or individual. Late registration will be held at the ramp starting at 5 a.m., and cost $50 per team or individual. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Regular tournaments are sponsored by Augusta Marine Superstore, Buckeye Lures, Shell Pump 'n Shop and American Sportsman.
Anglers must fish six of the tournaments to qualify for the end-of-the-year Classic TBA. One place will be paid for every seven boats. One big fish pot with 100 percent payback. Five-fish limit. Clark Hill Committee rules apply. More information: Nick Faulkner, 863-4868.
Summer Saturday Night Open Team Tournament
Entry fee is $22 per boat, with $2 going toward the year-end Classic payback. 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 tournament is sponsored by the Carolina Bass Club. The Summer Saturday Night Classic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 5 p.m. to midnight and anglers must have fished a minimum two regular season tournaments to qualify, or pay $100 entry fee. Those who have fished a minimum of two tourneys will pay an entry fee of $55, including the 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.
Wednesday Night Tournament
Tournament hours 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., out of Lake Springs ramp. Entry fee is $40 per boat (includes big fish pot). 100 percent payback. Limit is five bass. More information: Woody Parks at 1 (706) 359-6113.
Superbass Team Tournament Trail 2002-2003 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.
Southern Divisional Regional Tournament
Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22, Lake Richard B. Russell, Highway 72 ramp.
Southern Division Championship
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14, Lake Sinclair, Little River Marina.
Tournament director Bill Harvey may be contacted at (706) 868-1943 (res.) or 706-294-4732 (cell phone) for applications and other information.
Palmetto State Team Trail Bass Circuit
Guaranteed first place is a fully rigged ProCraft bass boat, 150-hp Mercury outboard and accessories worth $20,895. Second place is $5,000 cash. With a field of 150, payout goes through 25 places. Additional bonuses to ProCraft owners. Anglerschannel.com and PSTT sponsoring $20,000 college scholarship. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. $300 entry fee per team, with a $50 membership fee per person. For a free flyer and more information: Buster Green (1 864 277-2463) or Tommy Brown (1 864 243-2755).
Next-June 14, Lake Hartwell, TBA.
Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club Jewell Jessie reporting
2003 schedule: Sept. 27, Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. Sept. 28, Take a Soldier Fishing Day, 7 a.m., to 2 p.m.
Tournaments are open to all ID cardholders and the public with a Fort Gordon fishing license guest permit. Entry fee is $10 per Fort Gordon Sportsman Club member, $20 per non-member, with an optional $5 big fish pot, with a guaranteed $100 for first place and $50 for second place. 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, 791-5078, or 833-2834. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.