B.A.S.S. Tournament Creel Summaries - Annual Georgia Tournament Reports

Since 1978, catch data for fishing tournaments held on 14 Georgia reservoirs and two rivers have been compiled and summarized. Water bodies monitored include: Allatoona, Bartlett's Ferry, Blackshear, Carters, Clarks Hill (Thurmond), Hartwell, Jackson, Lanier, Oconee, R. B. Russell, Seminole, Sinclair, W.F. George, West Point, Altamaha River and Savannah River.

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The following variables were tracked and analyzed for each water body.

  • Bass caught per angler hour
  • Weight of bass caught per angler hour (in pounds)
  • Average weight of bass caught (in pounds)
  • Average largest bass for tournament
  • Percent of anglers with limit catch
  • Percent of anglers with zero bass
  • Percent of bass that were largemouth (as opposed to spotted bass)
  • Number of angler hours
  • Number of tournaments included in each analysis

Below are reports for some of the most recent years. The files are in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print these reports.

 1996 Tournament Report              2002 Tournament Report         2008 Tournament Report
 1997 Tournament Report              2003 Tournament Report         2009 Tournament Report
 1998 Tournament Report             2004 Tournament Report         2010 Tournament Report
 1999 Tournament Report             2005 Tournament Report         2011 Tournament Report
 2000 Tournament Report             2006 Tournament Report
  2001 Tournament Report             2007 Tournament Report

For more information on these summaries, please contact:
Dr. Carl Quertermus, Biology Department, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia 30118


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