Harris Chain 10-22-16

October 30th, 2016

Harris Chain

10-22-16

One more tournament to fish after the Harris Chain. From all the reports fishing was going to be tough. Even the reports from local tournaments the fishing has been tough. Plus there were numerous tournaments too fishing the same Saturday. We had nine teams show up to fish on this October Saturday. The only good thing was the weather even though the wind was blowing. And yes the fishing was really tough. No limits were brought in.

First Place with 4 bass weighing 15.91 lbs goes to Mike and Steve

Second Place with 2 bass weighing 4.38 lbs goes to Josh and Mark

Third Place with 1 bass weighing 1.87 lbs goes to Richard and Pat

Big Bass weighing 6.83 lbs goes to Mike and Steve

Congrats to all!

Next and last tournament is November 19th on Lake Arbuckle. We will be having our meeting after the tournament to choose the lakes for 2017 and review / vote on any other topics.

See you at the ramp,

Mike

East Lake Toho 9-24-16

September 25th, 2016

East Lake Toho

9-24-16

Two tournaments to go and there is a three way race for angler of the year. There is a 2 point difference between first and second place and 14 points for third place. Darrell and Jason with back to back wins are in third, have caught up to Mike and Steve,  Joe and Greg who took third place, are in second right behind Mike and Steve who zeroed on this tournament.

I would like to thank all the team members for helping with the FWC on their livewell study. They really appreciated all of our efforts. Once they send report I will email to all. They also offered to come to our meeting and review the results of the entire study.

First Place with 5 bass weighing 13.42 lbs goes to Darrell and Jason

Second Place with 5 bass weighing 11.35 lbs goes to Josh and Mark

Third Place with 5 bass weighing 10.36 lbs goes to Joe and Greg

Big Bass weighing 5.35 lbs goes to Josh and Mark

50/50 winner goes to Troy

Next tournament is October 22nd on the Harris Chain. Launching at Hickory Point.

See You At The Ramp,

Mike

Lake Rosalie 8-27-16

September 5th, 2016

Lake Rosalie

8-27-16

It has been a few years since we fished this lake. From what I remember the first time not too many fish were caught? And from the teams that pre-fished it was not looking much better this year, but you never know on tournament day. 9 teams showed up on this potential rainy day. And yes it was a pretty tough day and according to some teams it was the day of missing big bass. Jason and Darrell called Steve and I to see if we had any beer? Jason was depressed due to a monster bass he lost at the boat. I also missed a big bass and then we heard from Charles and Timothy who also had missed a big bass. And right at weigh in the storms came in and drenched all of us. Only one team had a limit. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, Dick and Scott were back. It was really nice to see them back after their little time off.

First Place with 5 bass weighing 14.17 lbs goes to Darrell and Jason

Second Place with 4 bass weighing 10.28 lbs goes to Dick and Scott

Third Place with 4 bass weighing 6.91 lbs goes to Charles and Timothy

Big Bass weighing 5.80 lbs goes to Jason and Darrell

50/50 winner goes to Greg

Next tournament is September 24th on East Lake Toho out of Chisholm Park.

See you at the ramp,

Mike

Lake Kissimmee 7-23-16

August 1st, 2016

Lake Kissimmee

7-23-16

Welcome the two hottest months of the year. After this tournament hopefully only one more really hot month to go? We launched out of Camp Mack for this tournament and all seemed to go pretty good except for a few teams who got stuck behind the other club launching who decided to block the waterway near Camp Mack and could not get out to the main river where we were staging. Out of 8 teams only one team had a limit. Yes fishing was tough and hot!

First Place with 4 bass weighing 12.97 lbs goes to Mike and Steve

Second Place with 5 bass weighing 11.20 lbs goes to Troy and Adam

Third Place with 3 bass weighing 8.10 lbs goes to Josh and Marcus

Big Bass weighing 4.57 lbs goes to Steve and Mike

50/50 winner goes to Mike

A few items I would like to mention. First I spoke with Dick and he continues to get better and is hoping to return at the next tournament. Second with the new rules we will have permits for each tournament. I have attached the PDF showing all the info. Last we are currently reviewing the dates of our 2016 Classic and right now February 18th and 19th 2017 are what we are working on. Our next tournament is August 27th on Lake Rosalie at the public ramp.

See You At The Ramp

Mike

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Winter Haven Chain 6-25-16

July 3rd, 2016

Winter Haven Chain

6-25-16

Let me tell you it was nice being back from missing the last tournament. I really had fishing withdrawals! We had two subs fish this tournament. First Salene fished with Josh and Tanner fished with Mike Touchton. It is that time of year when the temperatures are killer. The morning was still really nice but it did not take long for the heat. Just wait until July and August. Water levels were way up and lots of dirty water. Even the cleaner lakes were not as clear as usual. 10 teams showed up and only three had limits. The fishing was tough especially after 11:00.

First Place with 5 bass weighing 18.10 lbs goes to Mike and Steve

Second Place with 5 bass weighing 13.10 lbs goes to Joe and Greg

Third Place with 3 bass weighing 9.22 lbs goes to Troy and Adam

Big Bass weighing 5.62 lbs goes to Steve and Mike

50/50 winner goes to Troy.

Congrats to all!!!

Next tournament is July 23rd on Kissimmee Chain launching out of Camp Mack. Starting in July we will have to have permits for each tournament. There is another club launching out of Camp Mack with approx. 50 boats so please try and get there a little early.

See You At The Ramp

Mike

Lake Walk in Water

June 12th, 2016

Lake Walk in Water

5-21-16

Since I was not at tournament I will do my best do write this newsletter. From what I heard there is not mush to write about…..lol. This is usually one of the lakes we all look forward to fishing, but sometimes the fishing can be tough on any lake. Out of 9 teams that showed up only two teams brought a limit to the scales. Not sure what happened but I guess I missed a rough day of fishing.

First Place with 5 bass weighing 13.46 lbs goes to Rob and George

Second Place with 5 bass weighing 11.75 lbs goes to Steve and Justin

Third Place with 3 bass weighing 8.05 lbs goes to Josh and Marcus

Big Bass weighing 5.68 lbs goes to Joe and Greg

50/50 winner goes to Darrell.

Congrats to all!

Next tournament if June 25th on Winter Haven Chain launching out of William G. Roe Park.

Hope to see everyone at the ramp.

Mike

Lake Tarpon 4-23-16

May 1st, 2016

Lake Tarpon

4-23-16

First I would like to send out some healing vibes to our club member and friend Dick Fletcher who has been out sick now for a few weeks and counting. I spoke with him the other day and he still has a few weeks to go before he can return and fish, but he told me he will be back soon.

Next I would like to welcome the new team of Charles Pearson Jr. and Timothy Solomon. Glad to have you with SPPB!

From what everyone heard about the fishing conditions on Lake Tarpon, it was going to be a tough tournament. They were not kidding. Lots of small bass were caught and a few nice keepers also, but not like we all want the fishing to be like. Out of twelve teams only three limits were brought to the scales. I would like to pass on a message from Joe and Greg who would like to thank Matt for his help Saturday morning before we started the tournament. Joe had some battery issues and Matt was kind enough to jump on board and correct the wiring on his batteries. Thanks Matt!

First Place with 4 bass weighing 12.71 lbs goes to Mike and Steve

Second Place with 5 bass weighing 12.30 lbs goes to Troy and Adam

Third Place with 5 bass weighing 10.17 lbs goes to Darrell and Jason

Big Bass weighing 8.38 lbs goes to Mike and Steve

50/50 winner goes to Troy.

Congrats to all.

Our next tournament is May 21st. Yes it is the third Saturday. The fourth Saturday is Memorial Day Weekend. Walk in Water launching from public ramp. Please remember this is a managed lake and for the solo teams you will only be allowed to weigh in three bass.

See You At The Ramp,

Mike

Butler Chain 3-26-16

April 11th, 2016

Butler Chain

3-26-16

First I would like to welcome Pat Stevens and Richard Pulos to SPPB. If you have not already introduced yourselves please take some time at the next tournament to do so. I also wanted to introduce a new sponsor to SPPB, Bass Addiction. They were kind enough to help with some misc. items for our Classic raffle in April and they have a lot of great apparel and tackle. Please check out their website which is on the sponsor page. If you received one of the cards they offer a discount too.

Matt had sub Holly fish with him today since Mike’s boat decided to stop working when they were here on Friday prefishing. Rob also had sub Terry fish with him. Oh yeah he was a little late getting to tournament because his jeep decided to catch fire early Saturday morning. He has Steve and I beat with our tire blowout on the way to the tournament. 12 teams fished on this March day. Lots of bass were caught, but the bigger bass were hard to find.

First Place with 5 bass weighing 14.69 lbs goes to Rob and Terry

Second Place with 5 bass weighing 10.51 lbs goes to Josh and Marcus

Third Place with 5 bass weighing 8.75 lbs goes to Joe and Greg

Big Bass weighing 3.84 lbs goes to Rob and Terry

50/50 winner goes to Mike.

Next tournament is April 23rd on Lake Tarpon out of Anderson Park.

See you at the ramp,

Mike

Crooked Lake 2-27-16

February 28th, 2016

Crooked Lake

2-27-16

What A Pig!

No I am not talking about any of the members, but easily could be….lol. I am talking about the 11.26 pound bass that Greg and Joe brought into the weigh in. This has to be the biggest bass weighed in in SPPB history. CONGRATS!

Joe and Greg withh 11.26 pound bass

I think everyone was just glad the wind was not blowing 30 plus mph. Was still chilly early in the morning, but warmed up by late morning. What a great turn out too. 11 teams showed up to fish on this February day, our second tournament of 2016. Lots of bass were caught, but was a little tough to get the keepers. Only one team had a limit. The lake water level was way up compared to the last few times we have fished Crooked. Was nice not running into stumps.

First Place with 4 bass weighing 15.57 pounds goes to Greg and Joe

Second Place with 4 bass weighing 7.14 pounds goes to Darrell and Jason

Third Place with 5 bass weighing 6.80 pounds goes to Dick and Scott.

Big Bass weighing 11.26 pounds goes to Greg and Joe.

50/50 winner goes to John

Congrats To All!

Our next tournament is March 26th, 2016 at Butler Chain.

See You At The Ramp!

Mike

Lake Istokpoga 1-23-16

January 28th, 2016

Lake Istokpoga

1-23-16

Welcome all to the 2016 tournament season! And what a way to start by having 20-30 mph wings with higher gusts throughout the day and quite chilly too. At least the rain stopped by the time we launched. During the week the board was watching and discussing the possible conditions we would be dealing with and numerous members also were watching and keeping us informed. We really appreciate all the input. We decided to fish since we were launching out of the North end and would be protected as much as possible. As each and every tournament you have to adjust to the elements and hope your game plan works out. We all made the adjustments to try and figure out where the fish were and hope to get them to bite. It is never easy when fronts come through in the winter time. 8 teams showed up to fish one of our favorite lakes, but it was a tough day to be fishing. At least for most. One team showed off by kicking everyone’s butts. Only three teams weighed in fish. We had a couple of subs this tournament. Darrell’s better half Kim fished with him and Steve fished with Matt. Best decision Matt has made in a while. Matt’s new nickname is lip boy since they did not net their fish, Matt lipped them.

First place with 5 bass weighing 21.26 lbs goes to Matt and Steve

Second place with 5 bass weighing 9.81 lbs goes to Scott and Dick

Third place with 1 bass weighing 1.75 lbs goes to Mike and Steve

Big Bass weighing 6.91 lbs goes to Matt and Steve

50/50 winner goes to Matt

Congrats to all!

Next tournament is February 27th on Crooked Lake launching out of Bob’s Landing

See you at the ramp,

Mike