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
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.
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
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
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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