Archive for September, 2012

Lake Panasoffkee 9-22-12

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Lake Panasoffkee

September 22nd, 2012

Everyone who showed up to fish this Saturday was hoping the fishing was going to be better than the last tournament. I sure know Steve and I were. Matt and Mike stayed on the lake for a few days pre-fishing and when they came out in the morning and had nothing good to say and from what everybode else was saying it did not look good. Guess with more rain, weed spraying and weed cultivating the lake was a mess. Seven teams showed up to fish. I spoke with Eric and he informed me they would not be there because his dad Gary was in the hospital, but back home. We all wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him soon. With 2 teams fighting for AOTY with just 4 points seperating them, the pressure was on Keith / Justin and Darrell / Brandon for the remaining three tournaments. I do not want to forget that Joe had to fish by himself becase his partner Greg thought he could just close his eyes for 15 minutes after a long night at the Hard Rock. Joe heard the dogs barking like crazy  trying to wake him up, and before Greg knew what happened he woke up at 6:30ish. Guess Greg can’t run with the big dogs anymore?

Only 7 bass were brought to the scales. Yes only 7 bass, with no limits and only two teams had 2 bass. 2 teams had no fish including Matt and Mike who I thought were going to run away with this tournament. Thats why they call it fishing and not catching.

First Place with 2 bass weighing 4.54 lbs goes to Mike and Steve

Second Place with 2 bass weighing 3.81 lbs goes to Keith and Justin

Third Place with 1 bass weighing 2.23 lbs goes to Joe

Big Bass weighing 2.70 lbs goes to Mike and Steve

Our next tournament is October 27th on the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes. We will launch out of William G. Roe Park on Lake Shipp. At the last tournament on November 10th on East Lake Toho out of Chisholm Park we will have our meeting to discuss anything the members wish to talk about and to draw the lakes for 2013. We will also have to discuss the 2012 Classic we will fish in 2013.

See You All At The Ramp


August 25th, 2012 Lake Henderson

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Lake Henderson

August 25th, 2012

I would like to start off by welcoming the new team of Rick and Blanche Johnson. Please make sure you say hi and introduce yourselves if you have not already. I was a little worried since they live up this way and have fished Henderson recently. Rick informed me it has been tough, but did not think it would be as tough as it was. Also fishing as a sub was Jim Fesperman who fished with his old partner Mike Touchton. It was nice to see Jim back, fishing with us, even if it was as a sub. Eleven teams showed up to fish on this dog day of summer. With all the rain there was plenty of water. Maybe too much too soon which may have caused the bite to be as slow or non existent as it was. The first place team of Keith and Justin got so frustrated with the poor fishing and having engine issues ( low oil ) they decided to pack up early and head home. Gap between them and team Darrell and Brandon just got a lot closer.

First Place with 5 bass weighing 7.25 lbs goes to Joe and Greg    

Second Place with 3 bass weighing 4.80 lbs goes to Rob and his ghost partner Tony

Third Place with 2 bass weighing 4.52 lbs goes to Phil and Frank

Big Bass weighing 3.20 lbs goes to Darrell and Brandon

Next tournament is on Lake Panasoffkee out of Tracy’s Point Sept. 22nd.

It was brought to my attention the 2012 Classic which was voted on to fish February 9th and 10th on Okeechobee out of Clewiston has another major event that weekend. We will be watching all the other pro tournament dates and locations so we can choose another lake. The alternate lake is St. Johns, but we will have to see if available?

See You Next Tournament