Originally created 11/05/04

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.

Toys for Tots

MCG Children' Medical Center

Open Team Tournament

Oct. 31 results

Bill Harvey reporting

David Whyte and Derrick Bridges, seven bass, 18.45 pounds, $1,000. Jason Williamson and Woody Parks, seven bass, 14.96 pounds, $813. Bobby Gaston by himself, five bass, 12.23 pounds, $488. Jack Williams and Ralph Hankerson, seven bass, 11.92 pounds, $325. Big fish: Gaston, 5.10 pounds, $310. Thirty-one teams competed and raised $1,300 to buy toys that will be donated.

Evans Bassmasters

Oct. 23 results

Ron Weber reporting

Dave Drummond, five bass, 10 pounds, 4 ounces. Glenn Hubbard, five bass, 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Mike Guilbeau, five bass, 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Big fish: Larry Steward, 3 pounds, 6 ounces. Fourteen fishermen caught 48 bass weighing 78 pounds, 10 ounces and all were released alive. Average weight was 1.10. Thirty-eight percent of the club caught limits of fish. Top 6: Mike Guilbeau, Tim Rupert, Ron Weber, Larry Hubbard, Glenn Hubbard, Joe Tovalis. Alternate: Craig Sowinski.

Augusta Marine-Augusta Bassmasters

Open Team Tournament

Nov. 6, Wildwood Park

The tournament, formerly conducted for the March of Dimes, will benefit the Boy Scouts of America. Entry fee is $60 per team with an 80 percent payback. $10 optional big fish pot fee. Tournament hours are safe light until 3:30 p.m. Checks may be mailed to the Boy Scouts of America, 1804 Gordon Highway, Augusta, GA 30904. More information: Boy Scouts office at 733-5277 or Buckeye Lures at 863-6536 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

AnglersChannel.com

Member Appreciation Tournament

Nov. 13, Lake Wylie

Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Launch site is Buster Boyd Landing. Entry fee is $160 per boat ($170 at the ramp) and all contestants must be AnglersChannel members by Nov. 10 to compete. Prize money is guaranteed $10,000, to be divided among the top five places: $5,000 for first, $2,000 to second, $1,500 to third, $1,000 to fourth and $500 to fifth. Ranger Cup event: $1,000 bonus paid if winning boat owner owns a Ranger; otherwise, $500 to the highest finishing Ranger owner. Nichols Store is sponsoring a big fish award of $250 cash and $250 gift certificate. To join the AnglersChannel or for more details, call 1 (866) 526-4537.

American Bass Anglers

Milton Keene reporting

Next tournament: Nov. 6, Savannah River, Port Wentworth. Nov. 21, Lake Sinclair, High Grove. Dec. 11, Thurmond, Amity Ramps.

Billed as the largest tournament trail for weekend anglers, it's open to men, women and youths (with parental consent) 16 years of age and older. No boat is required, but if you enter as a boater, you will be guaranteed its use even if there are no non-boaters in the field. Entry fee is $55 for one-day tournaments. Payment at the ramp will result in a $5 penalty unless you are signing up as a new member, renewing membership or are a life member. No guides or professional bass anglers are allowed. Please note: The Sept. 18 event is the first tournament of the 2005 season and is an open tournament. You don't have to be a member, but if you want your points to count, you must join before weighing in your fish. More information from ABA District 26 Director Milton C. Keene at (706) 595-9777 (or e-mail justbass26@aol.com).

Five Lakes Tournament Trail

Entry fee $50 per tournament with an annual membership fee of $50. Tournaments begin at safe light. More information: www.fivelakesfishingclub.com or (864) 942-1855 or (864) 993-6205.

The schedule: Nov. 6, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park.

Superbass Team Tournament Trail

Strom Thurmond Lake

Wildwood Park

2004-2005 schedule: Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, March 19, April 23, May 21. More information: Tournament director Lynn Harley at (803) 278-4379.

Lake Murray

Jake's Landing

2004-2005 schedule: Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 12, April 23, May 7. More information: Tournament director Mike Boatwright, at (803) 979-1785.

Lake Wateree

Clearwater Cove

2004-2005 schedule: Nov. 27, Dec. 12, Feb. 12, March 5, April 9, May 14, June 11-12. More information: Tournament director Scott Peivy at 1 (803) 309-7932.

Tournament entry fee $100. Polygraph fee $10. Optional big fish pot fee $10. Progressive big fish pot in which winner must weigh in a 7.5-pound or larger bass. Check out web site at www.basslures.com. More information: SuperBass Pro Shop, 522 Edgefield Road, North Augusta, SC 29841 (803) 613-1255.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

Jewell Jessie reporting

Next: Nov. 14: Bass tournament, daylight until 2 p.m. December: No tournaments scheduled.

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 res. or 541-1057, Ext. 131 Jewel Jessie, 5226 Woodridge Dr., Hephzibah, Ga. 30815, 793-1952. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.