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.

Summer Saturday Night

Open Team Bass Tournament

July 11 results

Lamond Annas reporting

Eddie Yasney and Raymond Mulhearn, five bass, 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Craig Williams and Hugh McMurray, five bass, 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Buster Davis and Rick Pace, five bass, 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Big fish: Williams and McMurray, 3 pounds, 12 ounces. Twenty-eight boats in the field.

Entry fee is $22 per boat. Tournament hours are 6 p.m. to 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

July 16 results

Robert Giffin reporting

Eric Mora and Jerry Russell, five bass, 13 pounds, 5 ounces. Craig Johnson and Kip Ashmore, five bass, 13 pounds, 5 ounces (winners won with a bigger bass, 3 pounds, 8 ounces to 3 pounds, 4 ounces). Doug Oellerich and Greg Davis, five bass, 12 pounds, 1 ounces. Hugh McMurray and Craig Williams, five bass, 12 pounds, 1 ounce. (winners won 4 pounds, 11 ounces to 3 pounds, 14 ounces). Lucky 13: William Black and Steve Shelton, 3 pounds, 2 ounces. Larry Atkins and Brian Atkins, two bass, 3 pounds, 2 ounces. Thirty boats in the field. Next tournament will be held July 23 out of Wildwood Park, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Entry fee is $35 per boat. The Classic will be held Aug. 1 and entrants must have fished a minimum six tournaments to qualify. Classic entry fee is $55 per boat including big fish pot. A cookout will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the tournament will follow from 4 to midnight. For more information, call Robert Giffin, at (706) 533-0357.

Saturday Morning

Open Team Tournament

Wildwood Park

July 11 results

Robert Giffin reporting

Chris Hadden, five bass, 11 pounds, 4 ounces. Danny Kirk and Will Kirk, five bass, 9 pounds, 2 ounces. Big fish: Donald Miller, 3 pounds, 9 ounces. Ten boats in the field.

Next: Saturday, out of Wildwood Park. Entry fee is $55 per team and includes big fish pot. Tournament starts at safe light and weigh-in starts at a time to be determined. For more information, call Eric Mora at (706) 533-0639.

Sunday Morning

Open Team Bass Tournament

July 12 results

Mario Hall reporting

Mike Powell Jr., and Daryl Pollen, 8.37 pounds. Mike Powell Sr., and J.T. Powell, 8.04 pounds. Evan Buller and Will Gagnon, 5.46 pounds. Big fish: Trey Beck, 2.49 pounds. Twenty-three fishermen in the field. Next: July 26, at Amity Park, 6 a.m. to 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

July 15 results

Mario Hall reporting

Mario Hall and Jim McClain, 5.62 pounds. Mark Harrell and Steve Justice, 4.96 pounds. Brant Tanner and Gary Powell, 4.34 pounds. Big fish: Hall and McClain, 5.62 pounds. Twenty-eight fishermen in the field. Next: July 22, at Amity Park. Entry fee is $35 per team (includes big fish pot). Tournament hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Five-fish limit. For more information, call Hall at (706) 466-5730.

Clark Hill Bassmasters

July 11 results

Tom Hall reporting

John Boy Long, 5.83 pounds. Big fish: Steve Kelly, 2.71 pounds. Ten fishermen caught 16 bass weighing 24 pounds and all were released alive.

Evans Bassmasters

July 11 results

Bob Wynn reporting

Bobby Dickerson, five bass, 9 pounds, 6 ounces. Mike Guilbeau, four bass, 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Bob Wynn, four bass, 6 pounds, 13 ounces. No big fish over club minimum 5 pounds. 33 bass weighing 55 pounds, 8 ounces were caught.

American Bass Anglers

Dale Hart reporting

American Bass Anglers is the largest tournament trail for the weekend angler, with more than 116 districts offering more than 1,000 tournaments throughout the nation. Membership is open to anyone 16 years old and over, but is closed to professional fishermen and professional guides. Those under 18 must have their parents' consent.

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

Saltwater tournaments

Fripp Island Marina

Sept. 4-5: 19th annual Fripp Island Kingfish Tournament. Date is to be announced for the third annual Owen Perry Memorial Inshore Tournament. Nov. 27: 10th annual Kids Fishing Tournament. Three charter captains are based at the marina, which offers a fleet of new rental boats and Fripper II, a new 49-passenger catamaran excursion boat. For more information, call (843) 838-1517.

Fort Gordon Sportsman's Club

July 12 results

Fred Perry reporting

Bob Palagyi and Jewell Jessie, five bass, 12 pounds, 9 ounces. Cary Rook and Greg Stoll, five bass, 9 pounds, 14 ounces. Larry Slover and Travis Weathers, five bass, 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Big fish: Bob Palagyi, 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Twenty-seven weighed in 38 bass totaling 62 pounds. Schedule: Aug. 9, bass tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 20, crappie tournament, safe light until noon. Sept. 26, Kids' Fishing Derby, 8 a.m. to 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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