Originally created 12/16/05

Fishing 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.

Victoria Robinson Foundation

Open Team Bass Tournament

March 25, Wildwood Park

Entry fees and other details to be determined. Profits to go to the foundation to benefit victims of congenital heart disease. More information: Janet Robinson at (706) 771-1524.

Saturday Morning Get-Together

Tony Postell reporting

Dec. 10 results

Bart Blackburn and Joe Ludwig, three bass, 11.20 pounds. Big fish: Blackburn and Ludwig, 5.49 pounds.

Next event: Saturday, safe light until 3 p.m. Entry fee $25 per boat with 100 percent payback. More information: Sammy Landrum, (706) 825-9167. Tony Postell, (706) 564-8061.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Competitive Fishing Circuits

Clark Hill Division

Stephen Bayazes Jr., reporting

Dec. 10 results

Shannon Jordan and Mack Kitchens, five bass, 11.78 pounds, $1,070. Bart Blackburn and Joe Ludwig, 11.30 pounds, $690. Jason Williamson and Todd Weaver, 10.54 pounds, $460. Marty Quesada Jr., and James Rose, 10.50 pounds, $100. Big fish: Blackburn and Ludwig, 5.40 pounds, $290. Twenty-nine teams competed.

Next event: Jan. 14, Wildwood Park, safe light until 3 p.m. More information: Superbass Pro Shop at (803) 279-1120 or www.southernanglerschallenge.com

Savannah River Division

Tournament fee $100. Optional big bass fee: $10. Championship fee: $10. Annual membership fee: $30 per person. True 80 percent payback. Qualify for year-end championship that guarantees a minimum $10,000 to first-place winners.

Lake Keowee Division

Craig Johnson reporting

Next event: Jan. 14. More information: Craig Johnson at (706) 364-6437.

Savannah River Division

Next event: Jan. 14. More information: Barry Durden at (912) 863-7361.

Triple Hook Bassmasters

Ray Ansley reporting

2005 Top Six Anglers

Ray Ansley, 84.15 pounds, 760 points. Bino Patterson, 75.07 pounds, 780 points. Andre Yancey, 54.08 pounds, 636 points. Jack Williams, 61.11 pounds, 492 points. Nate Walker, 51.10 pounds, 528 points. Victor Key, 26.11 pounds, 528 points. Big bass of the year: Yancey, 6.15 pounds.

Carolina Bass Club

Lamond Annas reporting

December results

Jason Hadden, five bass, 12 pounds. Robin Whisenant, five bass, 9 pounds, 5 ounces. Lamond Annas, five bass, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Big fish: Hadden, 4 pounds, 1 ounce. Fifteen fishermen caught 49 bass weighing 78 pounds, 5 ounces.

The club's top 6: Billy Freeman, 112 pounds, 1 ounce. Lamond Annas, 96 pounds, 6 ounces. Bubba Jones, 95 pounds, 11 ounces. Robin Whisenant, 87 pounds, 6 ounces. Joel Feagin, 79 pounds, 1 ounce. Tommy Walker, 74 pounds, 3 ounces. Big fish of the year: Scott Marshall, 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Biggest stringer (5 fish) of the year: Billy Freeman, 20 pounds, 5 ounces.

CSRA Bassmasters

Van Dixon reporting

Dec. 10 results

Van Dixon and Shawn Stanford, five bass, 8.91 pounds. Ron Smith and Jerry Barber, five bass, 7.94 pounds. Steve Clements and Daryl Giles, four bass, 7.25 pounds. Big fish: Clements and Giles, 3.44 pounds. The club is accepting new members for 2006. More information: Jerry Barber, (803) 471-2551, or Van Dixon, (706) 651-1263..

Bass Anglers Invitational Trail

2006 schedule: Jan. 14: Clarks Hill, Dorn ramp, Hawe Creek. Feb. 4: Russell Lake, Highway 72 Elbert ramp. March 11: Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park ramp. April 15: Russell Lake, Highway 72 Elbert ramp. May 6, Lake Greenwood, Greenwood State Park ramp. June 3, Russell Lake, Highway 72 Elbert ramp. Aug. 19, Clarks Hill, Dorn ramp, Hawe Creek. Sept. 9: Wild card tournament, Clarks Hill, Dorn ramp, Hawe Creek.

Fees: $25 membership fee per person per year. Entry: $100 per team or individual, $10 big fish pot (optional). Hours safe light until 3 p.m. Members may qualify for the national classic on Kentucky Lake, Oct. 13-14. More information: Don Crowley, (864) 229-6487. E-mail: Crowley@greenwood.net. Web site: baitinc.com.

Wildwood Park Bass Tournaments

2006 Schedule: Feb. 18: American Bass Anglers. March 8-11: Wal-Mart EverStart. April 7-8: Local Top 6. April 21-27: Georgia Bass Federation Top 6 Classic. May 4-7: Citgo Bassmasters. May 13: Clark Hill Committee's Easter Seals. May 20: Columbia County Recreation Advisory Board Spring Tournament. Oct. 7: 33rd annual Mr. Clark Hill.

American Bass Anglers

Milton Keene reporting

Next: Saturday, Amity Ramp. 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.