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.
Suburban Bassmasters present
Annual Toys for Tots Tournament
Nov. 25, Wildwood Park
Entry fee is $75 per boat plus one new, unwrapped toy. The optional big fish pot fee is $10. Tournament hours are safe light until 3 p.m. Registration will take place at the ramps.
Saturday Morning Open Team Tournament
Saturday, Nov. 18
Entry fee $30 per team and includes big fish pot. Tournament hours safe light until 3 p.m. More information: Robert Giffin, (706) 533-0357.
American Bass Anglers
Nov. 11 results
Hullahan Landing, Savannah River
Milton Keene reporting
Richard Bates, Rincon, Ga., five bass, 11.70 pounds, $295. Joseph Hicks, Hinesville, Ga., five bass, 8.74 pounds, $147. Big fish: Albert Barnett, Guyton, Ga., 3.30 pounds, $65. Thirteen anglers caught 51 bass weighing 69.14 pounds, and all were released alive.
Nov. 12 results
Richard Bates, Rincon, five bass, 8.62 pounds, $282. Steven Parker, Meldrim, Ga., five bass, 7.57 pounds, $139. Dale Hart, Savannah, five bass, 6.33 pounds, $55. Big fish: Kurt Hebert, Rincon, 3.06 pounds, $70. Fourteen anglers caught 43 bass weighing 53.27 pounds and all were released alive.
Tournaments on Thurmond Lake unless otherwise noted. 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. More information from ABA District 26 Director Milton C. Keene at (706) 595-9777 (or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit ABA online at www.americanbassanglers.com.
Fishing Mission for Jesus
Nov. 11 results
Josh Norman reporting
Kevin McKee, five bass, 15.55 pounds. Randall Clark, five bass, 10.25 pounds. Freddie Norman, five bass, 8.20 pounds. Big fish: McKee, 8.04 pounds. Twenty-eight fishermen caught 85 bass weighing 127 pounds. All but one were released alive. (NOTE: This was a Greenbrier High School senior project for Josh Norman).
Nov. 12 results
Don Kohli reporting
Craig Johnson, 12.12 pounds. Don Kohli, 8.13 pounds. Frank Wodzisz, 8.10 pounds. Nine fishermen caught 27 bass weighing 49.08 pounds.
Clark Hill Bassmasters
Freddie Norman reporting
Randall Clark, five bass, 10.25 pounds. Freddie Norman, five bass, 8.20 pounds. Jim Holton, five bass, 7.76 pounds. Big fish: Clark, 2.63 pounds. Eight fishermen caught 29 bass weighing 42.38 pounds. All were released alive.
Carolina Angler's Team Trail
Strom Thurmond Lake
Mike Boatright reporting
Qualifier No. 3, Nov. 18; No. 4, Dec. 2; Fall Final, Jan. 13 (guaranteed $1,500 for first place).
Dreher Island State Park
Nov. 11 results
Tommy and Clayton King, five bass, 17.8 pounds, $500. Dave Franklin and Clay Riddle, five bass, 15.13 pounds, $230. Joey Sabbagha and Charlie Metts, five bass, 14.15 pounds, $90. First big fish: King and King, 7.10 pounds, $112. Second big fish: Donnis and Tim Hanshaw, 4.15 pounds, $48.
Qualifier 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 present at qualifier to be eligible to fish the final. Team members must fish together. More information: Mike Boatright, (803) 979-1785.
Southern Anglers Challenge
2006-007 schedule: Clark Hill Div-ision: Dec. 9, Wildwood Park; Jan. 13, Wildwood Park; Feb. 10, Wildwood Park; March 10, Wildwood Park; April 14, Lake Springs; May 12, Lake Springs. Lake Russell Division: Dec. 2, Highway 72 ramp; Jan. 20, 72 ramp; Feb. 24, 72 ramp; March 24, 72 ramp; April 14, 72 ramp; May 19, 72 ramp.
Savannah River Division: Nov. 18, Stokes Bluff Ramp; Dec. 16, Stokes Bluff Ramp; Jan. 27, Stokes Bluff Ramp; Feb. 17, Stokes Bluff Ramp; March 17, Stokes Bluff Ramp; April 21, Stokes Bluff Ramp; May 19, Stokes Bluff Ramp.
Lake Murray Division: Dec. 2, Siesta Cove Marina; Jan. 20, Siesta Cove Marina; Feb. 24, Siesta Cove Marina; March 17, Fiesta Cove Marina; April 28, Fiesta Cove Marina; May 19, Fiesta Cove Marina.
More information: Bill Harvey at (706) 294-4732.
Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club
Jewel Jessie reporting
Next: December: No tournaments scheduled. When they are held, they are 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.