Archive for March, 2014

Lake Tarpon 3-22-14

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Lake Tarpon


I would like to start off by welcoming the new team of Bob and John Johnson. And a big Thank You to Josh Acree for recommending SPPB to them. Please make sure you all introduce yourselves if you have not done so yet. If you are not sure who they are just listen for their boat. Eric had to fish with sub Brent Kirkendall and Rob had to have Brent Higgins officially join to be his permanent sub since the Phantom Tony is back to his old tricks of working too much. Rumor has it Tony will be back and fishing the Classic and the next few tournaments and Brent Higgins will have to find his own partner. As of date we have 12 teams who have joined for the 2014 season. 11 teams showed up to fish on this perfect spring day. Now the fishing could have been a lot better. 28 bass were brought to the scales with a total weight of 58.63 lbs. 3 teams had limits. Lots of undersized bass were caught.

First Place with 5 bass weighing 14.70 lbs goes to Darrell and Jason

Second Place with 5 bass weighing 8.64 lbs goes to Joe and Greg

Third Place with 5 bass weighing 7.56 lbs goes to Malcolm and Josh

Big Bass weighing 6.57 lbs goes to Darrell and Jason

Congrats to all!

I was very happy to see Darrell and Jason win and take big bass for a couple reasons. First, Darrell has had a few tough months and I would like to give my condolences to him and his family for the passing of his brother. It was nice for him to forget about what he has been through recently. Second, Jason is my son and it was nice to see him win. Guess he had a good teacher and now the student has become the master. Now if I could get him to share with me his secrets? On a safety note I would like to remind everyone that we have to be careful when we blast off at the start of the tournament. Please be careful when you take off and make sure nobody is in front of you. We may consider calling numbers in the future.

The 2013 Classic is fast approaching us. Remember there is no pre-fishing 7 days prior to Friday April 11th. Pre-fishing is Friday April 11th and the tournament is Saturday and Sunday, April 12th and 13th. Weigh in for Saturday is 4:00 and Sunday is 2:00. No trailering of boats prior to weigh in. Friday night we will have a pot luck dinner. Saturday night will be the raffle and meeting. Times TBD.

See You Down At The Big “O”