There was a good turn out with 85 anglers. As usual in March the wind made the fishing very tough. On Saturday it was 20-25 mph and Sunday 15-20 until late in the tournament day it finally laid some. In my 1st day area there were two boats and between our 2 boats there was almost 50 lbs caught between the 2 boaters ans 2 non-boaters. Over night the wind turned the water in that area so dirty you could not see your finger when you stuck it in the water. Needless to say it was time to run and gun on day 2.
Also once again the staff of the Florida Bass Federation did an outstaning and professional job.
(from left to right)
Cheryl Brewer - Asst: Tournament Director
1st Place - David Johnson
2nd Place - Clint Brown
3rd Place - Allen Duke
4th Place - Victor Pickles
5th Place - Jeremy Prouty
Bob Miles - Top Non-Boater
Doug Gary - Tournament Director
In no piticular order
(This tournamet paid 25 places)
As you can see The Florida Bass Federation goes all out when it comes to holding a tournament.
The anglers lining up to weigh-in their catch.
Here's my ugly mug. I came in 2nd place in the Ranger Cup. Winner David Johnson took 1st.
The Tallahassee Jr. Bassmasters had a raffle and gave away some great prizes. Above are the winners.
Here's the winner, David Johnson of Consolidated Bassmasters. David said on the 1st day his fish were caught site fishing. On day 2 the bass were not on the beds so he went to the closest, thickest cover and started flipping. As you can see it was a good move with 17.91 lbs on day 1 and 19.16 lbs on day 2. Congrats David!
It's me again, watching my day 1 weight.
Patrick Garner, Bay Co. Bassmasters (my 1st day non-boater) watching the scale.
Hunter Shaw of Consolidated Bassmasters had a good tournament and got a check.
Ed Griffin (left) Heath Annin (right) of Big Bend Bass Club also took home some money.
2nd Place, Clint Brown of Sunshine Bassmasters holding a 7.51 pounder he caught on day 1.
Allen Duke of Consolidated Bassmasters, 3rd Place only had a total of 6 bass for two days but those 6 weighed in at 29.45 pounds. Allen said that if had of put all of them in the boat he estimates that could have had over 50 pounds.
Vic Pickles of the Bainbridge Bassmasters, 4th Place with a good one.
George Celi of the Lakeland Bassmasters, with day 2 big bass at 6.62 pounds.
Greg Prince of Hub City Bassmasters
Leon Roy of Big Bend Bassmasters