Originally created 05/20/05

Fishing tournaments



Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flier 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.

23rd annual Easter Seals

Open Team Bass Tournament

May 14, Wildwood Park

Jay Jennings reporting

Dale Gibbs and Thomas Thomas, seven bass, 26.78 pounds, $5,000. Michael Tuten (by himself), seven bass, 25.20 pounds. Ed Rice and David Matthews, seven bass, 25.01 pounds. Charlie Smith and Lee Herlong, seven bass, 24.45 pounds. Casey and Danny Ashley, seven bass, 24.02 pounds. Barry Moss and Johnny Anglin, seven bass, 23.71 pounds.

Danny and Trad Whaley, seven bass, 22.94 pounds. Kevin Hymas and Lee Sidener, seven bass, 22.86 pounds. Noel and David Brown, seven bass, 22.64 pounds. Paul Christian and Larry Hanson, seven bass, 21.96 pounds. Darren Ashley and Tommy Haynie, seven bass, 20.39 pounds. Bob and Trey Becton, seven bass, 20.16 pounds. Mike Broome and Woody Parks, seven bass, 19.72 pounds. Hans Cansler and Jeremy Reese, seven bass, 19.70 pounds. Darryl Opalewski and Lamond Annas, seven bass, 19.63 pounds. Todd Bourdo and Glenn Davis, seven bass, 19.08 pounds. Big fish: Lester Clark and Wally Taylor, 7.96 pounds.

Fifty-three teams weighed in 7-bass limits. One-hundred seventy-eight participants weighed in 427 bas totaling 1,032.16 pounds.

6th annual Outcast Bass Club

Open Team Tournament

May 7, Wildwood Park

Dale Gibbs and Thomas Thomas, five bass, 21 pounds, 2 ounces, $528. Joey Zielinski and Chris Heath, five bass, 19 pounds, 6 ounces. Chris Shelton and Tim Silvey, five bass, 18 pounds, 11 ounces. .

Clark Hill Striper Club

May 14 results

Bill Tinley reporting

Anthony Smith and Brandson Sanford, five fish, 46.31 poounds. Roy and Starlah Heiple, six fish, 32.51 pounds. Ted Boileau and O.G. Penner, six fish, 31.06 pounds. Big fish: Ed Bettross, 15.62 pounds. Thirty-nine anglers in 19 boats weighed in 61 fish toting 334.67 pounds.

The Clark Hill Striper Club welcomes anyone interested in striper and hybrid fishing to its meetings. They're held at the Golden Corral on Bobby Jones Expressway every second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. More information: Bill Tinley, (706) 541-1669.;

South Carolina Lions

Fishin' for Vision

Striped Bass Tournament

Today-Saturday, Lake Murray

Sanctioned by National Striped Bass Association. Entry fee $100 per boat, $25 per boat big fish pot and an optional $25 per boat for the tournament within the tournament. Guaranteed first place prize of $4,000, $1,000 for big fish. Headquarters for the tournament where registration, captains' meeting and weigh-ins will take place is the Irmo Village Shopping Center. For application, brochure and more information: (866) 325-4667.

Langley Pond Shootout Bass Tournament

May 17 results

Gene Moyer reporting

Chad Moyer and Kevin Myers, two bass, 8 pounds, 11 ounces. Gene Moyer and Mike Craig, four bass, 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Big fish: Chad Moyer, 5-3/4 pounds. Ten boats in the field.

Entry fee is $20 per man with 100 percent payback. Tournament hours 6 p.m., to 10 p.m. More information: Gene Moyer, (803) 593-2762.

Wednesday Night Open Team Tournament

Lake Springs Ramp

Entry fee $40 per boat. 100 percent payback. Five-fish limit. Tournament hours 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. More information: Craig Johnson (706) 564-9564 or Woody Parks (706) 359-6113.

American Bass Anglers

May 14 results

Milton Keene reporting

Douglas Murray, Evans, five bass, 18.44 pounds, $300. Milton Webber, Savannah, five bass, 13.34 pounds, $155. Daniel Richey, McCormick, S.C., five bass, 12.52 pounds, $55. Big fish: Bobby Barnett, 5.78 pounds, $75.

2005 schedule: June 4, Cherokee Ramp. District Championship June 25-26, Amity Ramp. (Note: You must have fished at least four one-day tournaments to fish in the District Championship).

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. More information from ABA District 26 Director Milton C. Keene at (706) 595-9777 (or e-mail milty52@aol.com) or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.

Palmetto State Team Trail

Membership $50 per person, $100 per team. Entry fee $400 per team per tournament. More information: Buster and Judy Green, P.O. Box 472, Piedmont, SC 29673 (1 864 277-2463 (res.) or 864 616-2095 (cell). E-mail: pstt@charter.net.

2005 schedule: Saturday: Clarks Hill (Thurmond), Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex near McCormick, S.C., Highway 378. June 11: Hartwell, Broyles Landing. Sept. 10-11: Championship on Lake Russell.

Superbass Team Tournament Trail

Strom Thurmond Lake

2005 schedule: Saturday. More information: Tournament director Blaine Harley at (803) 279-1120.

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) 279-1120.

First Flight Team Tournaments

2005 schedule: Saturday, Clarks Hill Lake, Dorn Boating & Fishing Complex. June 18, Lake Greenwood, Emerald Lake Marina. Oct. 15-16, Classic, site to be announced.

Membership fee $200 per team. Entry fee $250 per tournament. Classic entry fee for qualifying teams $350 per team. Trail open to first 125 teams to send in completed application and $50 hold fee. More information: Sam Crawford at (803) 905-1900 or e-mail samcrawford@ftc-i.net.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

May 15 results

Jewel Jessie reporting

Robert Bunch and Greg Stoll, five bass, 10 pounds, 4 ounces. Big fish: 3-6. Shaun Myers and Mark Adkins, five bass, 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Daniel Carl and Jesus Wane, five bass, 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Twenty-three fishermen caught 48 fish.

2005 schedule: June 4, Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Claypits II and III. June 5, Take a Soldier Fishing, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Butler Reservoir. June 26, bass tournament, daylight until 2 p.m. July 10, bass tournament, daylight until 2 p.m.

Tournaments will be limited to the first 20 boats and 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. 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.