Archive for May, 2012

Butler Chain of Lakes 5-19-12

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Butler Chain of Lakes

May 19th, 2012

I would like to welcome the new team of Eric and Gary Petersen to SPPB!  Also joining the club is Blake Mead who will be fishing with Matt Sparks. For those who were not able to fish this tournament, please say hello to Eric, Gary and Blake at the next tournament.

What a crazy morning we had on this Saturday!!! Yes we were suppose to fish John’s Lake but we ran into a few issues. First we were notified that there was a large Ocala tournament launching and second there was another large tournament launching. Yes that is right, two large clubs fishing little John’s Lake the same day we wanted to. The lines were out on hwy. 50 waiting to get their boats in the water. Luckily Eric called to tell us of the situation. Eric and his dad Gary were already in the water. All the other SPPB members were either in line or on the way. We called an emergency meeting and agreed to try and fish another lake. Eric and Gary were gracious enough to agree to put their boat back on the trailer and suggested the Butler Chain as an option along with the Harris Chain as another option. We all agreed to go to Butler and followed Eric and Gary to the ramp. None of us had fished this before, except Eric and Gary. After we finally launched we agreed to a 3:00pm weigh in since we got such a late start. From what I heard from everybody the Butler Chain is another choice we need to add to our list of lakes we fish. The ramp is a little challenging, but we survived at the end of the day. We had 7 teams pay their dues and the tournament was on. 19 bass were brought to the scales weighing a total of 51.96 lbs. 4 limits were caught along with a lot of small undersize bass we all caught during the day.

First Place with 5 bass weighing 12.39 lbs goes to Malcolm and Josh

Second Place with 5 bass weighing 11.41 lbs goes to Keith and Justin

Third Place with 5 bass weighing 11.40 lbs goes to Matt and Blake

Big Bass weighing 4.70 lbs goes to Matt and Blake

Congrats to all !

Our next tournament will be June 23rd on Istokpoga launching out of the county park ramp off of Hwy. 98. And remember this is a managed lake so we must keep our boats in the water during the weigh in and may need to bring the bass out to deeper water after.

Hope To See All At The Ramp!

Mike