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: (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 18 results

Lamond Annas reporting

Rick Pace and Mark Price, five bass, 11 pounds, 5 ounces. Hal Hart and Keith Williamson, five bass, 9 pounds, 7 ounces. Jay Matthews and Steve Springer, five bass, 9 pounds, 5 ounces. Big fish: Matthews and Springer, 3 pounds, 13 ounces. Thirty-three boats in the field.

Entry fee is $22 per boat. Tournament hours are 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 (706) 832-0147.

Wednesday Night Shootout

July 23 results

Robert Giffin reporting

Doug Oellerich and Tommy Battle, five bass, 9 pounds, 9 ounces. Craig Sowinski and Craig Williams, four bass, 9 pounds, 7 ounces. Craig Johnson, by himself, five bass, 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Big fish: Sowinski and Williams, 4 pounds, 5 ounces.

Next tournament will be held Thursday out of Wildwood Park, 6:30-10:30 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 for fishermen and their families will be held from 2-4 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 18 results

Eric Mora reporting

Tommy Nelson and Trey Beck, five bass, 10.06 pounds.

Next: Saturday, out of Wildwood Park. Entry fee is $55 per team, 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

Mario Hall reporting

Next: Sunday, at Amity Park, 6-11 a.m. Entry fee is $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 22 results

Mario Hall reporting

Glen Davis and Reed Radford, 9.03 pounds. Mike Mooney, 6.39 pounds. Thomas Bowick and Steven Evans, 5.90 pounds. Big fish: Davis and Radford, 6.31 pounds. Thirty fishermen in the field.

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

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

Fred Perry reporting

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 or (706) 833-2834 res. or 706-541-1057, ext. 131. All tournaments held at Butler Reservoir, unless otherwise noted.

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