Archive for March, 2012

March 24th, 2012 Lake Tarpon

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Lake Tarpon


I know we were all glad to put the last tournament behind us and were glad to have spring upon us. Malcolm had to fish by himself today and wanted to show off his brand new Ranger boat. What a beauty! Too bad for some reason his motor would not run. He had no powwer to his control panel, but everything else worked. Being the trooper he is he still fished using his trolling motor. He figured the last time he fished with his brother Josh in Okeechobee without a motor they won the tournament. Who needs a motor anyhow? Then there was Keith not showing up and having his partner Justin fish with Mr. (Ringer) Brent Kirkendall. And Matt had to bring in his own sub for the day, Mike Haney.

Now for the fishing on Lake Tarpon. Seems the weed control people have been tearing up all the weeds with these big machines which made it difficult to locate good areas to find fish. The lake really does not look good. Lots of green slime close to the shoreline. Then the winds of March kicked in and blew like crazy. We had three limits weigh in with lots of little bass being caught throughout the day. Was tough getting the kicker bites. 24 bass were brought to the scales weighing 46.25 pounds. That is an average of 1.927 lbs per bass.

First Place with 5 bass weighing 11.60 lbs goes to Justin and Mr. Ringer Brent.

Second Place with 4 bass weighing 9.95 lbs goes to Darrell and Brandon

Third Place with 8.49 lbs goes to Mike and Steve

Big Bass weighing 4.17 lbs goes to Darrell and Brandon

The next tournament is the 2011 Classic April 14th and 15th. No pre-fishing 7 days prior to Friday April 13th. Pre- fish allowed on Friday April 13th.

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