Originally created 08/08/03

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 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 1 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.

Summer Saturday Night Open Team Tournament Aug. 2 results Lamond Annas reporting

Hal Hart and Keith Williamson, five bass, 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Todd Morse and Blake Morse, five bass, 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Big fish: Morse and Morse, 2 pounds, 6 ounces. Twenty boats in the field.

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.

Strickland Marine Center and Ranger Boats Inaugural Hartwell Team Open to benefit the March of Dimes Sept. 13 on Hartwell Lake

First place a Ranger 185VS with 150-h.p. outboard motor. The boat will be guaranteed at entry No. 72, with one place per every seven boats. Entry fee $300 with 100 percent payback. Big fish pot prize is a guided quail hunting trip on Little River Plantation near Abbeville, S.C. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Contact Bill Brocklebank, 201 John Rutledge St., Anderson, SC 29621, or phone 1 (864) 221-3939 for applications and information.

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 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).

The top 75 in the points race will gain free entry into our championship out of Hartwell Marina Oct. 25-26. The top 10 point leaders following this tournament will be awarded free entries and memberships into the 2004 tournament trail.

2003 Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division

Next: Sept. 27-28, Clarks Hill (Thurmond), Raysville Marina*.

*-Super Tournament.

Clark Hill Striper Club Aug. 2 results Bill Tinley reporting

Thirty-nine boats comprised the field in the Clark Hill Striper Club's open tournament, with parties in 27 boats weighing in fish. Sixteen boats were from Georgia, 15 from South Carolina, six from North Carolina and two from Virginia. Eighty-five fish weighing 638.66 pounds were caught.

Winner was Ed Durham with four fish weighing 46.95 pounds. He earned $1,000. Second place and $400 went to Todd Jones with four fish and 44.17 pounds. Wes Marshall placed third with two fish weighing 41.96 pounds and earned $300. He also won the big fish pot of $740 with a 36.77-pound striped bass.

The club will use proceeds from the tournament to support of the fisheries section of the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division of the DNR.

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.

Garden City Bassmasters July 26 results Steve Foust reporting

Keith Williamson, four bass, 8 pounds. James Rose, four bass, 5.15 pounds. Marty Quesada Jr., one bass, 4.30 pounds. Big fish: Quesada, 4.30 pounds. Nine fishermen caught 16 bass weighing 29.05 pounds and all but two were released alive.

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.