Originally created 01/16/04

Fishing tournament event 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.

Youth Outdoors Inc. Open Team Bass Tournament April 3, Wildwood Park

Entry fee is $70 plus $10 for the big fish pot. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Flight numbers will be determined in the order entries are received. To pre-register, send the entry fee with the names of both anglers to Youth Outdoors Inc., P.O. Box 185, Columbus, GA 31902-0185. Late registration will be held at the site before blastoff. Tournament proceeds benefit underprivileged and handicapped children and this will become an annual event. More information is available from secretary Gloria Coker at (706) 315-9636.

Outdoors Exposed Online Open Team Bass Tournaments

Entry fee is $100 per boat with an optional $10 big fish pot fee. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit local charities. First-place prize of $1,000 guaranteed at 10 entries. Registration will be held at each site prior to launching. Contact Jeremy Robinson at (864) 375-1022 for more information.

The schedule: Jan. 24, Portman Marina, Lake Hartwell, Anderson, S.C. Feb. 21. Highway 72 ramp, Lake Russell, Elberton, Ga. March 6: Broyles Landing, Lake Hartwell, Anderson. March 20: Gap Hill Landing, Lake Keowee, Oconee, S.C. April 3: Highway 72 ramp, Lake Oconee, Elberton. May 1: Portman Marina, Lake Hartwell, Anderson.

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 ($100 per team). For a free flyer and more information: Buster Green (1 864 277-2463). (palmettostateteamtrail.com).

2004 schedule Jan. 10 results from Mistletoe State Park

Norm Attaway, North Augusta, and Mark Johnson, Bath, five bass, 20.27 pounds, $21,500 ProCraft bass boat. Randy Hall, Batesburg, S.C., and Kevin Fulmer, Prosperity, S.C., five bass, 18.17 pounds, $1,300. Marshall Smith, West Union, S.C., and Vinson Smith, Westminister, S.C., five bass, 15.27 pounds, $900. Robert Guest and David Heatherly, five bass, 14.82 pounds, and big fish of 7.26 pounds, $1,100 ($300 for big fish).

Next: Feb. 14: Hartwell Lake, Hartwell Marina (Jamison Inn, Days Inn, Hartwell).

Brier Creek Bass Club Jan. 10 results John Lowe reporting

Jason Buller, Thomson, five bass, 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Jimmy Graham, Wrens, five bass, 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Mark Bailey, Augusta, one bass, 1 pound, 2 ounces. Five guests: Bill Cawthorne, Augusta, five bass, 16 pounds, 1 ounce. Rick Buller, Washington, five bass, 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Don Smith, Augusta, three bass, 4 pounds, 13 ounces. Total weight for tournament: 46 pounds, 4 ounces. Big fish: Cawthorne, 4 pounds, 15 ounces.

The club is looking for new members (boaters or non-boaters). More information: John Lowe, 556-3901.