Originally created 08/25/06

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.

Sunday Morning Individual Bass Tournament

Aug. 20, Wildwood Park, Area No. 2

Tony Postell, five bass, 13 pounds, 13 ounces. Craig Johnson, five bass, 12 pounds, 1 ounce. Kip Ashmore, five bass, 10 pounds, 14 ounces. Big fish: Ed Perdue, 4 pounds, 2 ounces. Nine boats in the field.

Hours safe light until 2 p.m. Entry fee is $55, with $5 going into the big fish pot. There's a five-fish limit with 100 percent payback. More information: Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357, Greg Davis, (706) 533-3186, Doug Oellerich, (706) 533-3482.

Two-Day Open Team Bass Tournament

Cherokee Boat Ramp, Sept. 9-10

Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. Entry fee is $110 per team, with $5 going to big fish pot on the first day and $5 to the Sunday pot. Top 10 places on Saturday will compete on Sunday. Payback is 100 percent to the top five places on Sunday. Seven-fish limit. More information: Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357, Greg Davis, (706) 533-3186, Doug Oellerich, (706) 533-3482.

Labor Day Open Team Bass Tournament

Sept. 4, Wildwood Boat Ramp, Area 2

Tournament hours safe light until 2 p.m. Entry fee is $30 per team and includes the big fish pot. 100 percent payback, five-fish limit. More information: Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357, Greg Davis, (706) 533-3186, Doug Oellerich, (706) 533-3482.

Saturday Morning Open Team Tournament

Aug. 19 results

Robert Giffin reporting

Eric Mora and Scott Mora, five bass, 9 pounds, 5 ounces. Ray Diamond and Donald Miller, five bass, 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Shawn Holland and Phillip Towns, five bass, 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Big fish: Darrell Ferraro, 3 pounds, 5 ounces. Twelve boats in the field.

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 held Sept. 23 from safe light to 2 p.m. 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 safe light to 2 p.m. 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

Aug. 19 results

Lamond Annas reporting

Ed Rice and Jim Rose, three bass, 8 pounds, 15 ounces. Bill Harvey, by himself, five bass, 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Tracy Everidge and Doyle Pinion, five bass, 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Big fish: Rice and Rose, 4 pounds, 4 ounces. Twenty-six boats in the field.

Aug. 12 results

David Whyte and Buster Davis, five bass, 10 pounds, 5 ounces. Hal Hart and Keith Williamson, five bass, 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Tommy Walker, by himself, three bass, 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Big fish: Craig Williams and Hugh McMurray, 6 pounds. Fourteen boats in the field.

Entry fee is $22 per boat (with $2 going into the Classic pot). Tournament hours are 6 p.m. to 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 Classic will be held Saturday from 5 p.m., to midnight, 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.

Langley Pond Shootout

Gene Moyer reporting

Entry fee $20 (includes big fish). Hours 6 to 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 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. More information: Jameson Chastain, (706) 359-3345, or Jeff Bessinger, (706) 359-7359.

Wednesday Night Shootout

Aug. 23 results

Cherokee Boat Ramp

Robert Giffin reporting

Dave Drummond and Keith Hutto, four bass, 9 pounds, 2 ounces. Robert Giffin and Dean Maracas, two bass, 3 pounds, 6 ounces. Big fish: Drummond and Hutto, 3 pounds, 7 ounces. Fourteen 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 $55 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.

Bass Anglers Invitational Trail

Don Crowley reporting

Aug. 19 results

From Thurmond Lake

Eddie Burgess and Schanen Sprouse, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 10 pounds, $440. Brad Dickey, North Augusta, and Stephen Reasoner, Harlem, Ga., five bass, 8.81 pounds, $260. Bill Cain and Stephen Franklin, Greenwood, S.C., five bass, 8.39 pounds. Big fish: Burgess and Sprouse, 4.74 pounds, $100. Ten teams weighed in 30 bass totaling 50.07 pounds. Note: Cain and Franklin won the Georgia Division 1 points championship.

2006 schedule: 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.

American Bass Anglers

Milton Keene reporting

2006-2007 Schedule

Tournaments on Thurmond Lake unless otherwise noted. Oct. 28, Fort Gordon Recreation Area. Nov. 11, Hullahan Landing, Savannah River, Port Wentworth, Ga. Nov. 12, Hullahan Landing, Savannah River, Port Wentworth. Dec. 9, Amity ramps. Jan. 13, 2007. Cherokee ramps. Feb. 10, Amity ramps. March 17, Amity ramps. March 18, Amity ramps. April 28, Dorn Boating Facility, Hawe Creek. Dorn Boating Facility, Hawe Creek. June 2, Fort Gordon Recreation Area. June 3, Fort Gordon Recreation Area.

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 professional guides or professional bass anglers are allowed. ABA Headquarters in Athens, Ala., announced that the 2006 National Championship will be held Oct. 1-6 on Kentucky Lake out of Paris (Tenn.) Landing. 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.

Carolina Angler's Team Trail

Thurmond Lake

Cherokee Boat Ramp

Qualifier No. 1, Sept. 30; No. 2, Oct. 28; No. 3, Nov. 18; No. 4, Dec. 2; Fall Final, Jan. 13 (guaranteed $1,500 for first place).

Lake Murray

Dreher Island State Park

Qualifier No. 1, Oct. 1; No. 2, Oct. 21; No. 3, Nov. 11; No. 4, Dec. 9; Final, Jan. 9 (guaranteed $1,500 for first place).

Membership fee $60 per team or $30 per single angler. Qualifier entry fee $80 per team, except $100 per team in final. $10 late fee at the ramp. Teams have to fish one qualifier on lake or lakes of their choice to be eligible to fish the final. Subs are allowed at qualifiers, but must be approved by tournament director. $30 membership required for subs. Anglers must be physically present at qualifier to be eligible to fish the final. Team members must fish together. More information: Mike Boatright, (803) 979-1785.

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.