Originally created 09/30/05

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.

Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League

South Carolina Division

On Lake Wylie Sept. 24-25

Boater results

Nelson Walker, Manning, S.C., 10 bass, 30 pounds, 13 ounces, $6,014. Tracy Adams, Wilkesboro, N.C., 10 bass, 28 pounds, 15 ounces, $2,935, Norm Attaway, North Augusta, 10 bass, 28 pounds, 4 ounces, $1,432. Other area anglers in the money: Jason Williamson, Aiken, 14th, 8 bass, 16.04 pounds, $587. Greg Rikard, Leesville, S.C., 19th, 6 bass, 12 pounds, 15 ounces, $515. Big fish: Attaway, 5 pounds, 8 ounces, $1,150.

Co-Angler results

Junior Self, Vale, N.C., six bass, 15 pounds, 2 ounces, $2,893. Calvin Jones, Raeford, N.C., six bass, 13.08 pounds, $1,412. Barker Plake, Hodges, S.C., six bass, 13 pounds, $689. Big fish: John Wilson, Hazlewood, N.C., 4 pounds, 14 ounces, $545.

35th Military Police Detachment

Open Team Bass Tournament

Sept. 25 results

Butler Reservoir, Fort Gordon.

Sgt. David Moss reporting

Ryan Clark and Dana King, five bass, 5.9 pounds, $50 plus trophy. Kerry Rook and Paul McCrary II, five bass, 5.7 pounds, $25 and trophy. Jewell Jessie and Robert Palagyi, five bass, 5.6 pounds, trophy. Big fish: Kerry Rook, 2.3 pounds.

Columbia County Recreation Dept.

Individual Bass Tournament

Sept. 24, Wildwood Park

Gene Hair reporting

Tony Postell, five bass, 14.48 pounds, $2,000. Joey Zielinski, five bass, 12.64 pounds, $795. Bob Pitt, five bass, 11.40 pounds, $475. Bart Blackburn, five bass, 10.30 pounds, $320. Big fish No. 1: Phillip Stutts, 6.02 pounds, $295. No. 2: Richard Dickenson, 5.14 pounds, $295 Fifty-nine fishermen in the field. Note: Stutts is 17 years of age.

Columbia County River Rats Bass Club

September results

Bart Blackburn, 10.4 pounds. Jackie Mimmie, 8.12 pounds. Jerry McClure, 7.4 pounds. Big fish: McClure, 7.4 pounds. The club's Top 6: Bart Blackburn, 114.07. Jerry McClure, 84.12. Joe Ludwig, 80.03. Greg Grant, 79.15. Danny Collier, 77.12. Jackie Mimmie, 75.15. Big fish of the year: Joe Ludwig, 8.07 pounds.

Garden City Bassmasters

Sept. 24 results

Steve Foust reporting

Steve Foust, five bass, 6.96 pounds. Keith Williamson, three bass, 4.76 pounds. Gene Tant, two bass, 4.18 pounds. Big fish: None over club minimum of 4 pounds. Eleven fishermen caught 15 bass weighing 22.06 pounds and all were released alive.

Langley Pond Shootout

Bass Tournament

Gene Moyer reporting

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

American Bass Anglers

Sept. 24 results

Mistletoe State Park

Milton Keene reporting

Dale Hart, Savannah, five bass, 7.15 pounds, $347. Milton Webber, Savannah, five bass, 6.49 pounds, $200. Jason Buller, Thomson, three bass, 5.32 pounds, $65. Big fish: Rick Buller, Washington, Ga., 4.94 pounds, $90.

Next: Oct. 22, District 94 tournament, Hawe Creek. Oct. 23, Amity Recreation Area. Nov. 12, Savannah River, Port Wentworth. Nov. 26, site and ramp to be determined. National championship, Red River, Shreveport, La., Oct. 2-8, for those making the point cutoff. 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.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

Jewel Jessie reporting

Next: 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.