Originally created 05/27/05

Fishing Tournaments



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.

Triple Hook Bass Anglers

Langley Pond Shootout

Bass Tournament

May 24 results

Gene Moyer reporting

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

May 25 results

Lake Springs Ramp

Craig Johnson reporting

Hans Cansler and Nick Thomas, five bass, 12 pounds, 6 ounces. Bill Harvey by himself, four bass, 9 pounds, 11 ounces. Big fish: Harvey, 4 pounds, 6 ounces. Sixteen boats in the field.

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.

Triple Hook Bass Anglers

May 21 results

Ray Ansley reporting

Robert Carroll, five bass, 11.15 pounds. Ray Ansley, five bass, 7.08 pounds. John Young, one bass, 2.09 pounds. Big fish: Carroll, 5.14 pounds. Thirteen fishermen caught 18 bass weighing 30.14 pounds and 17 were released alive.

CSRA Bassmasters

May 21 results

Van Dixon reporting

Mark Johnson, five bass, 21.96 pounds. Steve Clements, five bass, 20.14 pounds. John Hammett, five bass, 15.12 pounds. Big fish: Johnson, 7.13 pounds. Thirty-three bass weighing 96.23 pounds were caught and all were released.

The club is looking for new members. More information: Jerry Barber at (803) 471-2551 or Van Dixon at (706) 651-1263.

American Bass Anglers

Milton Keene reporting

Next: 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).

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. 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: Sept. 10-11: Championship on Lake Russell.

Superbass Team Tournament Trail

May 21 results

Strom Thurmond Lake

Steve Bayazes reporting

Marty Quesada Jr., and J.M. Rose, five bass, 26.12 pounds. Kip Ashmore and Craig Johnson, five bass, 20.72 pounds. Shannon and Shawn Jordan, no weight reported by tournament officials. Clarks Hill (Thurmond Lake) Division points race was won by Quesada and Gary Mackey. They receive six free entries for the 2006 tournament trail (worth $600).

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

Sam Crawford reporting

2005 schedule

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. Membership meeting will be held at 3 p.m., Jan. 30 at Woodmen of the World meeting hall on Augusta Road in West Columbia, S.C., between I-26 and I-20 beside the U.S. No. 1 Flea Market. More information: Sam Crawford at 1 (803) 905-1900 or e-mail samcrawford@ftc-i.net.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

Jewel Jessie reporting

Next: 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. July 24, bass tournament, daylight until 2 p.m. Aug. 21, bass tournament, daylight until 2 p.m. Sept. 11, bass tournament, daylight until 2 p.m. Sept. 24, Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Claypits II and III. Sept. 25, Take a Soldier Fishing, 7 a.m., to 2 p.m. Oct. 23, bass tournament, daylight until 2 p.m. Nov. 13, bass tournament, daylight until 2 p.m. December: No tournaments scheduled.

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, 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.