Fishing Tournaments

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Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flier or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Fax number is (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Firecracker Shootout

Sunday, Wildwood Park

Entry fee $35, tournament hours safe light until noon, at Wildwood Park.

Summer Saturday Night

Open Team Bass Tournament

June 27 results

Lamond Annas reporting

Charles Doyle and Lee Sidener, five bass, 10 pounds, 10 ounces. Jay Matthews and Steve Springer, five bass, 9 pounds, 10 ounces. Warren Whitaker and Chris Hadden, five bass, 9 pounds, 9 ounces. Big fish: Jason Hadden and Wylie "Strike King" Ray, 5 pounds. Thirty-four boats in the field.

Entry fee $22 per boat. Tournament hours 6-11 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 22. Register at the Lake Springs boat ramp each week. The year-end Classic will be held on Aug. 29 from 5 p.m. until midnight. Entry fee is $55, including $5 for the big fish pot. To qualify to fish the Classic, entrants must fish a minimum two Saturday night tournaments, or pay the Classic fee plus $45 for $100 total. Five-fish limit. Individual payback depends on the number of boats entered each week. For more information, call Lonnie Kuehl at (706) 833-2466, or Donald Jones at (706) 832-0147.

Wednesday Night Shootout

Robert Giffin reporting

Eric Mora and Jerry Russell, five bass, 11 pounds, 10 ounces. John Boy Long and Raymond Mulhearn, five bass, 9 pounds, 11 ounces. Steven Reasoner and Richard Lupo, five bass, 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Big fish: Mora, 4 pounds. Thirty-eight boats in the field.

Tournament will be held June 24 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

Eric Mora reporting

June 27 results

Sammy Landrum and Eric Mora, five bass, 14 pounds, 14 ounces. David Brown and Van Dixon, five bass, 10 pounds, 14 ounces. Ten boats in the field.

Next: Saturday at Wildwood Park. Entry fee $55 per team, includes big fish pot. Tournament starts at safe light and weigh-in starts at 1 p.m. For more information, call Eric Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Sunday Morning Open Team

Bass Tournament

Mario Hall reporting

Next: July 12 at Amity Park, 6-11 a.m. Entry fee $35 per team (includes big fish pot), 100 percent payback. For more information, call Mario Hall at (706) 466-5730.

Every Wednesday Nite

Open Team Bass Tournament

Next: July 8 at Amity Park. Entry fee $35 per team (includes big fish pot). Tournament hours 6-10 p.m. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Mario Hall at (706) 466-5730.

Open Team Bass Tournament


July 11, Wildwood Park

Hours safe light until 1 p.m. Registration fee is $50 per team and must be paid by Wednesday. For more information, call Robert Giffin at (706) 533-0357.

Carolina Bass Club

June results

Lamond Annas reporting

Scott McGregor, five bass, 11 pounds, 1`2 ounces. Bubba Jones, five bass, 11 pounds, 4 ounces. Ricky Scott, five bass, 10 pounds. Big fish: Jason Hadden, 5 pounds. Eighteen fishermen caught 51 bass weighing 101 pounds, 6 ounces.

Greenbriar Bassmasters

June 27 results

At Lake Russell

Charles Lewis reporting

Doug Sellers, five bass, 5.83 pounds. Charles Lewis, five bass, 5.25 pounds. Steve Smith, five bass, 5.13 pounds. Big fish: Chad Graham, 1.85 pounds. Twelve fishermen caught 25 bass weighing 27.32 pounds.

Augusta Bass Club

June 20 results

William Hooker reporting

Carlton Fulcher, five bass, 6.68 pounds. Darreral Barnett, three bass, 6.50 pounds. Kurt Roberson, five bass, 4.90 pounds. Big fish: William Hooker, 3.12 pounds.

Columbia County River Rats

June 9 results

Ray Diamond reporting

Eric Mora, 14.02 pounds. Bart Blackburn, 9.04 pounds. Roy Elrod, 6.14 pounds. Big fish: Mora, 4.05 pounds.

Bank Runners Bass Club

June 27 results

Eric Mora, 14 pounds, 2 ounces. Steve Storey, 9 pounds, 14 ounces. Patrick McLaughlin, 9 pounds, 1 ounce.

American Bass Anglers

Dale Hart reporting

For more information, call Dale Hart at (912) 925-5004, e-mail dhart89 or visit ABA online at

Saltwater tournaments

Fripp Island Marina

July 10-11: Fireworks Fishing Tournament.

For more information, call (843) 838-1517.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

Fred Perry reporting

Schedule: July 12, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Aug. 9, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 20, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 26, Kids' Fishing Derby, 8-11 a.m., Claypit Lakes. Oct. 11, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Nov. 15, bass tournament, safe light until noon.

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. For more information, call Fred Perry at (706) 791-5078, (706) 833-2834 res. or (706) 541-1057, ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.

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