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Clark Hill Committee

& Easter Seals Present

27th Open Team Bass Tournament

May 9 results, Wildwood Park

Jay Jennings reporting

Ray Fitzgerald and Mike Whitaker, five bass, 23.10 pounds. Tony Postell and Sammy Landrum, five bass, 18.04 pounds. Jason Haden and Ted Grimes, five bass, 17.18 pounds. Keith Hutto and Stewart Gambrell, five bass, 16.96 pounds. Todd Bourdo and Ray Davis, five bass, 16.90 pounds. Bobby Stanfill and Chip Grice, five bass, 16.64 pounds. Darrell Ferraro and Keith Lyons, five bass, 16.27 pounds. Cason Nichols and Daniel Rickey, five bass, 16.26 pounds. Chad Graham and Steven Smith, five bass, 16.18 pounds. Doug Oellerich and John Zumbro, five bass, 16.11 pounds. Jimmy Graham and William Schmidt, five bass, 15.76 pounds. Rusty and Zack Lamb, five bass, 15.66 pounds. Van Dixon and Steve Clements, five bass, 15.02 pounds. Bob Burnett and David McBride, five bass, 14.86 pounds. Dave Drummond and Chris Gould, five bass, 14.84 pounds. Jamie Kettler and Billy Plagwitz, four bass, 14.80 pounds. Chuck and Gary Odom, five bass, 14.78 pounds. Robby Grandle and Kirby Scott, five bass, 14.48 pounds. Big fish: Mark Wise and Steve Foss, 7.26 pounds. 180 boats in the field. Nearly $6,900 was raised for Easter Seals.

Wednesday Night Shootout

May 13 results

Robert Giffin reporting

Ray Fiztgerald and Mike Whitaker, five bass, 17 pounds, 8 ounces. Craig Johnson and Kip Ashmore, five bass, 16.10 pounds. Robert Giffin and Dean Maruca, four bass, 11 pounds. Keith Carroll, by himself, five bass, 10.12 pounds. Big fish: Johnson and Ashmore, 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Thirty-five boats in the field. Tournament is out of Wildwood Park, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Entry fee is $35 per team and $33 for individual entries. For more information, call Robert Giffin at (706) 533-0357.

Saturday Morning

Open Team Tournament

Wildwood Park

Robert Giffin reporting

Next: Saturday. Entry fee $55 per team, includes big fish pot. Tournament starts at safe light.

Stevens Creek Open Team

Bass Tournament

May 2 results

Mark Whitcomb reporting

Mark Whitcomb and Joel Carson, five bass, 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Bruce Lowe, three bass, 4 pounds, 9 ounces. Clayton Hardin, five bass, three bass, 3 pounds, 9 ounces. Big fish: Lowe, 2 pounds, 2 ounces.

Next: May 30. Entry fee $20 per team, $10 big fish pot, 100 percent payback. Safe light until 1 p.m. Register at the DeLaughter Drive boat ramp off Martintown Road in North Augusta. For more information, call Joel Carson at (706) 830-6924, or Mark Whitcomb at (803) 624-2943.

Langley Pond Shootout

May 12 results

Gene Moyer reporting

Robbie Jeffords, two bass, 51/2 pounds. J.C. Dicks, two bass, 41/2 pounds. Twelve fishermen in the field.

Bass tournament to be held 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Entry fee is $20. A five-bass limit is enforced. For more information, call Gene Moyer at (803) 593-2762.

Clark Hill Bassmasters

May 2 results

Paul Christian, 9.70 pounds. Lee Sidener, 7.87 pounds. Ron Kettler, 7.49 pounds. Big fish: Sidener, 3.89 pounds. Fifteen fishermen caught 38 bass weighing 70 pounds and all were released alive.

Southern Anglers Challenge

Clark Hill Division

Registration will be held at the ramp. Anglers must pay a $30 membership fee. Entry fee is $100 plus a $10 big fish pot fee and $10 championship fee.

Schedule: June 20. Tournament out of Wildwood Park. For more information, call tournament director Craig Johnson at (706) 564-9564 (cell), (706) 364-6437 (residence) or e-mail Entry fees and forms can be mailed to my address at 406 McCormick Road, Martinez, GA 30907, or dropped off to Augusta Marine Superstore, Broadway Bait & Tackle, Hootie's Outdoors.

Lake Murray Division

Schedule: Saturday. Tournament out of Siesta Cove. For more information, call tournament director George Raborn at (803) 221-5049 or e-mail

Lake Russell Division

Schedule: May 23. Tournament out of Elbert Highway 72 ramp. For more information, call tournament director Bill Harvey at (706) 294-4732 or e-mail

Lake Sinclair Division

Schedule: Sunday, June 6, July 18. All tournaments out of Little River Park. For more information, call tournament director Bill Harvey at (706) 294-4732 or e-mail

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

Schedule: Sunday, bass tournament, safe light until noon.

For more information, call Fred Perry at (706) 791-5078, (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, ext. 131.

The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Mrs. Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES. Plan your days fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these times if you wish to find the offer.

The Major Periods are shown in boldface type. These begin at the times shown and last for an hour and a half or two hours thereafter. The Minor Periods, shown in regular type, are of somewhat shorter duration.

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