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2013 Classic Lake Okeechobee April 12th and 13th 2014

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

2013 Classic Tournament

April 12th and 13th 2014

First I would like to start by THANKING each and everyone, sponsors, team members for helping with making this tournament a great success! If it was not for your efforts we would not have raised as much money for the tournament as we always do. Plus we probably would not have had as much fun either. We raised more than $600.00 just for the raffle.  9 teams traveled down to the Big “O” for the 2013 Classic Tournament. At times I reflect on the past Classic Tournaments, good and bad moments and hope we would not encounter any bad moments this year. Then comes Gary and Eric who just had to trump the bad moments with Gary getting a hook through the same thumb as last year. And the urgent care clinic they went to remembered them from last year. Two years in a row, same thumb, same medical staff? Should have played lotto on Saturday. The only other minor bad things were Darrell’s engine not working at higher than 3800 rpm’s and the bent prop. Then Steve had to bend his prop. We kept Mike Touchton busy with his prop skills to get the blades back to somewhat normal. Then throw in the wind factor for all of us to drive and fish through. It was fun, exhausting, but we would not have it any other way.  Day one brought in 41 bass with total weight of 125.31 lbs. 7 limits brought to the scales. Day two we had 39 bass brought to the scales with total weight of 91.61 lbs.

Day 1 :  top three

First Place with 5 bass weighing 21.52 lbs goes to Malcolm and Josh

Second Place with 5 bass weighing 19.06 lbs goes to Keith and Justin

Third Place with 5 bass weighing 17.82 lbs goes to Eric and Gary

Big Bass Day 1 weighing 8.96 lbs goes to Eric and Gary

Day 2 : top three

First Place with 5 bass weighing 19.25 lbs goes to Keith and Justin

Second Place with 5 bass weighing 15.25 lbs goes to Mike and Steve

Third Place with 5 bass weighing 11.65 lbs goes to Eric and Gary

Big Bass weighing 9.71 lbs goes to Steve and Mike

Classic Winners:

First Place with total weight of 38.31 lbs goes to Keith and Justin

Second Place with total weight of 29.47 lbs goes to Eric and Garry

Third Place with total weight of 28.91 lbs goes to Malcolm and Josh

First Place paid $936.00  / Second Place paid $507.00 / Third Place paid $438.00 / Big Bass $90.00 each day.

Congrats To All! I have attached the weigh in sheets.

2013 Classic 4-12-14 Day 1

2013 Classic 4-13-14 Day 2

Here is a brief recap of meeting:

The 2014 Classic will be March 28th and 29th 2015 on Okeechobee out of Clewiston.

2015 tournament season will have 2 day tournament in September TBD ( St. John, Harris,E.Toho )

Missy ( Greg’s better half ) came up with a great idea to help raise more money for the Classic. Each tournament have a 50 / 50 raffle. I would like to start the next tournament if possible if we agree to do?

Our next tournament is April 26th on Walk in Water. Hope to see all at the ramp!

Mike