Originally created 08/04/06

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.

Guys and Gals Bass Team Tournament

Sunday, Wildwood Park (Area 2 ramp)

Tournament hours 8 a.m. to noon. $25 entry fee per team, including big fish pot. The big fish pot is only for women. Five-fish limit with 100 percent payback. More information: Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357.

Saturday Morning Open Team Tournament

July 29 results

Robert Giffin reporting

Donald Miller, by himself, 11.15 pounds. Ricky Newman and Majors Hamby, 11.4 pounds. Big fish: Noel Brown, 3 pounds, 15 ounces. Sixteen boats.

Next: Saturday at Cherokee Boat Ramp. Entry fee $30, including the big fish pot. $5 will be taken and put into the pot for the Classic, which will be Sept. 23. You must fish two of the tournaments to qualify for the Classic, or else pay a $100 entry fee. Regular Classic entry fee is $50 per team, with $5 going into the big fish pot. Saturday tournament hours are 6 a.m. to noon. More information: Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357; Greg Davis, (706) 533-3186; Doug Oellerich, (706) 533-3482.

Summer Saturday Night

Open Team Tournament

Lake Springs Ramp

July 29 results

Lamond Annas reporting

Scott Collins and Betty Collins, five bass, 11 pounds, 13 ounces. Timmy Cochran and T.J. Cochran, four bass, 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Billy Freeman and Derrick Freeman, five bass, 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Big fish: Craig Williams and Hugh McMurray, 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Twenty-six boats in the field.

Entry fee is $22 per boat, with $2 going into the Classic pot. Tournament hours are 6-11 p.m. There is a five-fish limit per team or individual. Payback is based on the number of boats entered each week. The Carolina Bass Club's tournament runs through Aug. 19. The Classic will be held Aug. 26 with an entry fee of $55. To qualify, anglers must fish a minimum of two Saturday night tournaments or pay $45 plus the Classic entry fee. More information: Lamond Annas, (803) 593-4771, or Robin Whisenant, (803) 649-5785.

Carolina Bass Club

July results

Scott Marshall, five bass, 15 pounds, 15 ounces. Billy Freeman, five bass, 11 pounds, 5 ounces. Lamond Annas, five bass, 10 pounds, 12 ounces. Big fish: Brad Dickey, 5 pounds, 9 ounces. Twenty-five fishermen caught 61 bass weighing 118 pounds, 12 ounces, and most were released alive.

Town Creek Baptist Church

Christian Bass Anglers

July 29 results from Lake Murray

Night tournament

Jeff Murray, four bass, 9 pounds. Tracy Woodward, one bass, 7.10 pounds. J.T. Parris, three bass, 8.09 pounds. Big fish: Woodward, 7.10 pounds. Twenty fishermen weighed in 24 bass totaling 58.01 pounds and most were released alive. More information: Call the church at (803) 648-5352, or Mike Rose at (803) 645-1845.

Garden City Bassmasters

July 29 results

Marty Quesada Jr., five bass, 9.55 pounds. James Rose, five bass, 8.65 pounds. Bo Storey, four bass, 5.15 pounds. Big fish: None over club minimum 5 pounds. Nine fishermen caught 28 bass weighing 39.75 pounds and all were released alive.

Langley Pond Shootout

Aug. 1 results

Gene Moyer reporting

Gene Moyer and Mike Craig, two bass, 5 pounds. Craig, 23 pounds. Entry fee $20 (includes big fish). Hours 6-10 p.m., every Tuesday. More information: Gene Moyer, 803 270-1580.

Open team bass tournament

Every Saturday night

At Amity Boat Ramp

across from Raysville Marina

Tiffany Bessinger reporting

Entry fee $25 plus optional $5 big fish pot. 100 percent payback. Tournament hours 6-10:30 p.m. More information: Jameson Chastain, (706) 359-3345, or Jeff Bessinger, (706) 359-7359.

Wednesday Night Shootout

Aug. 2 results

Cherokee Boat Ramp

Robert Giffin reporting

Jason Williamson and Tommy Walker, five bass, 12.90 pounds. Craig Johnson and Kip Ashmore, five bass, 11.25 pounds. Gene Williams and Harvey Kirkland, five bass, 10.5 pounds. Big fish: David Whyte and Buster Davis, 5.45 pounds. Nineteen boats in the field.

Entry fee $25 per team (includes $5 big fish pot). Hours 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. 100 percent payback. Live wells must be checked before starting tournament. Wednesday Night Classic will be held Sept. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Entry fee $50 per team, with $5 going into the big fish pot. 100 percent payback. More information: Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357. Greg Davis, (706) 533-3186. Doug Oellerich, (706) 533-3482.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

Jewel Jessie reporting

Next: Sept. 10, bass and crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 23, National Hunting & Fishing Day Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. Oct. 15, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 6, bass tournament, safe light until noon. 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, (706) 791-5078, or (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, Ext. 131 Jewel Jessie, 5226 Woodridge Dr., Hephzibah, Ga. 30815, (706) 793-1952. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.