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Robert, Nick & Jeff 1, 2, 3 go at Sawgrass


May 2021

This month's tournament was outstanding. Everybody caught lots of quality fish. I can only speak for myself, I caught at least 30 Bass and 4 Peacocks. Most were just under 2 pounds. That’s a good day in my book !!!!! I fished with Joe Smith, a potential new member. Great guy a very good angler. He is ready to join the club, but he needs to fish with at least one more guy before the next tournament. If you are going to pre-fish give Joe a call.

Now for the results. Robert has his cape off and is flying in to be on the top. He took first place for the second time in in five months and has moved in to second place with a very nice bag 13.66 pounds. Nick came in second with 12.23 pounds and is moving up the standings. Jeff the vacuum continues to dominate with a third place finish with 11.90 pounds.

Congratulations to the top three. Norbert caught Big Fish with a 3.63 pounder. Point of interest, Terry dropped his biggest fish in the water at weigh in and was only able to weigh in 4 fish. It sucks when that happens !!!!! Rick got what he wanted and fished alone BUT still made it rain dollar bills 😊. You go Flo Rider.


It might be premature to make predictions, especially since Jeff has been so consistent the last 3 years. But we're smelling a real battle this year for the top 3 spots between Jeff, Robert, Nick, and Tony. We already know Robert is more than capable. He’s won the AOY award many times in the past. For him it’s more a question of IF he can make it to the tourneys. And Nick, although one of the youngest members, looks like he’s ready to take a step up and join the big guns. Tony has lived in the top 3 for many years now, so his presence there won't shock anyone. Should be fun to watch!

We'd also like to thank Rick for continuing to contribute to Bill's grandkid’s college funds. He has now paid him $4,173 one dollar bills, and still owes back taxes on 11 other tourneys! Love ya Rick, and you NEED a new hearing aid!


REMEMBER IN JUNE, JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, WEIGH IN TIME CHANGES TO 1:00.

The big 3 this month

Bruce showing Robert how it's done.

Rick won't be able to make it to the Pussycat Lounge this month. He's fresh out of $1's




Jeff, Nick & Terry Go 1, 2, 3 at Kiss


April 2021

First off, a big shout out to a few guy’s that went the extra mile to make our trip more enjoyable. Jeff, Bruce, Raul prepared, cooked and cleaned up before and after every dinner. Raul, Mike & Vince helped most of us get our boats in and out of the water. It was good to see Vince out there with the guys. And Tony did his usual outstanding job of coordinating and running the whole tourney. The fishing wasn’t great for most but a few guys really kicked ass. There were only five guys that caught limits at both weigh-in's, they were also the only guys to catch five fish at any weigh in. Congrats to Jeff, Nick, Terry, Robert and Tony. We all had a great time bullshitting, eating and drinking. The food was good, the liquor smooth, and the B.S. was in overdrive. That’s what its all about, you learn more about the guys in the club every time we have a weekend tournament.

Jeff won yet another tournament with 25.95 pounds and caught a nice 5.84 pounder. His consistency is truly remarkable. So far, he's won 3 of the first 4 tournaments, and finished 2nd in the one he didn't win! Nick made it a very close race and was on fire too. He captured second with 25.46, only 1/2 pound from winning. He also had the BIG fish of the tournament with a 6.36 pounder. Eye witnesses confirm that he almost had a real monster fish, but she escaped. Terry, who took third, was very consistent, bringing in and catching 2 pounders all day. He weighed in 22.37 pounds. Terry also had a beast on the line who managed to escape. Robert took third with 15.80 pounds. There were 5 fish brought in that weighed in over 4 pounds. Congratulations to the top three, thank you to all for making this tournament a great time.


As usual, Billy the Spook's predictions (formerly known as Billy the Greek) were a bit off the mark. He had forecast a bottom third finish for himself and that Rick would finish dead last. Well, the Spook came in 6th place, and Rick finished 2 spots above last. He promises to have deeper discussions with his Shaman (Robert - a.k.a. Superman) before making his next set of predictions.


Below are some photos from the weekend, and a really cool video shot & assembled by Raul.


Kissimmee Final Standings

Top 3 from Kissimmee

Jeff, Tony & Terry Go 1, 2, 3 at MM 34


March 2021

Great tournament on the Alley. Lots of Bass caught and 67 Bass brought to the scale. What a day on the water. Jeff took first place with 9.14 pounds, Tony captured 2nd with 8.59 and Terry rounded off the top three with 8.37 pounds. Mike won the big fish pot with a 3.19 pounder. It was also good to see old friend, Tommy Huskins back on the water. There's a chance he could be re-joining the fun soon.


Robert, Jeff & Tony Go 1, 2, 3 at Big O

Feb 2021

Again we can not hit the Big O on the right day, Big O has our number, Days before our tournament the Lake was on fire !!!!!!!! And the day after, the winds were virtually gone.

Another bad fishing day for the Club at Big O. The weather made fishing very tough. We will get it right one of these days. There were only 3 of us that caught 5 fish !!!! there were 4 guys that did not catch a fish. With that said there were a few guys that figured it out. Robert put his cape on and flew in with the win with 11.13 pounds. Jeff did not disappoint and took second with 10.63. Tony rounded off the top three with 8.37. These three guys were the top three last month at Okeechobee. Terry caught big fish for the second month in a row, this month he won big fish with a 4.62 pounder. Congratulations to the top 3 and Terry for Big fish of the tournament.

I guess Ricks dollar machine is broke 😊 😊


We voted on two items yesterday. Big Fish for the year, The person that catches the biggest fish of the year will get paid after the year end. We voted on the November 3 day, Lake Placid won hands down.

Jeff, Tony & Robert go 1, 2, 3 in season opener

Jan 2021

Not a great day at the Big O for the club. Many of us LOVE fishing the Big O, but the fact is only a hand fill of us do well. Yes it is true at any cast you can catch a 6 plus pounder as was evident yesterday with Terry catching 6.61 pounder on one of the last casts of the day. Last year’s big Bass was also caught at the Big O. But Sunday there were only 4 limits caught and 4 guys caught 2 or less bass. Yes as a club we need to fish Big O at least 4 times a year in my opinion. We need to pre-fish more. Please post your findings good or bad.. We should pre-fish Sawgrass, Ida and the alley in the next couple weeks. We have 4 weekends before our next Tournament, We would kike to give the club two weeks’ notice on the next location .

Jeff started out where he left off, finishing in first place with 14.44 pounds and caught a 12 point bonus bass at 5.84 pounds. Tony took second place with 12.67 pounds and Robert rounded off the top three with 11.02 pounds. Robert has told me he is back and is in it to win it !!!!!! Terry caught Big fish of the day with a whopping 6.61 pounder and earned 14 bonus points. If history is a judge of big fish for the year, Terry has a good chance to go all the way with this one. Lets see if this big fish helps Terry turn it around for him this year.

Next tournament is on 2/22. Lets find a great location.

Jeff caps off 2020 with a 9+ pound giant at Okeechobee during practice.



Tony, Terry & Jeff finish off Okeechobee


Another very good tournament on Lake O. The weather was pretty cooperative as far as the wind goes, but nowhere near the 4 MPH predicted by forecasters. There were a lot of two pounders caught and most bags were in the 8 to 10 pound range. Tony was able to capture 1st place two months in a row at Lake O with 11 pounds also split the big fish pot with Jorge. They both had bass weighing in at 3.07 pounds. 2nd place went to Top Water Terry with 10.5 pounds. Rumor has it he is now throwing worms 😊 Mister consistent, Jeff, rounded off the top three with 10.19 pounds. Great day on the water today.

A.O.Y was very close this year, Jeff took his 3rd consecutive title by almost 27 points after a slow start to his season. A job well done again !!!!!!! Tony had 2 good tournaments at Big O and was able to take 2nd place overtaking Norbert on the last day. Congratulations to the top 3 . Jorge, The Terminator, finished the year in 4th place. That's the highest finish by a full-time non-boater since 2016, when he again finished in the top 6. Robert came in 5th despite missing 2 tournaments. And Nick rounds off the top 6. Congrats to the top six. Tony won the Lunker Bass pot for the year with his 6.69 bass which was also caught at Okeechobee back in July. Big payday for Tony, who just sold his estate for a cool 6 million. Kidding aside, it's good to see him regain the consistency he was once well known for. That magical 7 pound barrier has proven to be a bitch to overcome!

It was a great year. Thank you to the entire club for making this year special, especially with all this COVID SHIT !!!!!!!!!! We did not let it get in the way of making fishing something we all looked forward to.


Bruce at Sunrise

Jorge finishes in top 6. First full-time non-boater to do so since he did it in 2016!

Old Sol just peeking over the horizon

TWT was forced to be more versatile this year

The Gladiator back in form

Tony, Terry & Jeff go 1, 2, 3

Tony, Jorge & Mike Take Top Honors at Okeechobee

Even with some strong winds on day 1 the fishing was pretty good for the most part. Tony took first place with 23.07 pounds and won the Saturday big fish pot with a 4.5 pounder. Nick had the weekend's biggest bass at 5.5 pounds. Jorge the Terminator took 2nd place with 23 pounds just .07 from winning the whole thing. Jorge has proven all year you can win from the back of any boat. He has also moved to 4th place in the A.O.Y. standings. Mike and Robert battled it out for 3rd place, Mike took 3rd with 21.13 pounds and Robert had 20.19. Congrats to the top three. The standings are very close, December tournament might decide 1ST THROUGH 6.

The weekend wasn't without mishaps. Dave got stuck, Terry had electrical problems, Ozzy sustained boat damage from very rough waves, and Nick had a trailer tire explode on the ride home.

The final month will have plenty of drama, unlike recent years. Norbert & Tony still have outside chances of swiping the AOY title from Jeff. And 5 anglers have very realistic shots at making the final 3 spots in the top 6.

Some amazing sunrises to behold

Bruce rescued a lizard, so he rode along on his head for hours

Jeff had his own fish-finder ride along

Nick blew out a tire driving home

Just ounces from 3rd place

Terry grew extra arms

Robert, Norbert & Bill go 1, 2, 3 AT LOX

Robert Grabs Big Fish Too


The weather was better than expected. Catching Bass other than dinks was tough as you can see by the total weights. The water in the flats were very clean, healthy grass and nice cover. Plenty of dinks !!!!!!! All in all the club had a great time and caught lot’s of Fish for the most part. Robert was able to find bigger fish and took first place with 8.90 pounds and found the only nice size bass weighing at 4.31 pounds and took home the big fish pot. Norbert continues to do well at Lox and captured second place with 7.31 pounds. Bill rounded off the top three with 5.31 pounds. Congratulations to the top three, job well done !!!!!!!

Nick Desiderio (alias Popeye) ate a can of spinach and jumped in the water to push Bill's boat out of the mud. No truth to the rumor that he pushed out a turd while do this - although the picture does give you doubts!

And tough luck for Terry who had boat problems that hampered him and forced him to catch only 1 fish. Special thanks to Jeff who towed Terry back in and lost valuable fishing time too.

The end of the year is two months away and the top 3 and the top six standings are getting closer. Norbert and Jeff are only 24 pts apart for 1st place. Tony only has 19 and 22 point leads on Bill and Dimas for 3rd place. 4th through 9th place is only separated by 17 points. Only 2 more chances to take the Lunker Pot money away from Tony, who's 6.69 pound bass caught at Lake Okeechobee in July was the biggest of the year.

Next tournament will be at the Big O, Lodging will be at Rolland Martins from November 20th, 21st and 23rd.

THE RESTURANT AND BAR IS OPEN WITH NO RESTRICTIONS. WITH THAT SAID WE DON’T HAVE TO BRING ANY FOOD UNLESS WE WANT TO DO A COOK OUT ONE NIGHT.

BF Y-T-D = Tony @ 6.69

JEFF, NORBERT & TERRY GO 1, 2, 3 AT IDA

Mike Havens Grabs Big Fish


Great tournament, weather turned out surprisingly nice. Lots of fish caught by most. Jeff took first place with 12.13 pounds, Norbert captured second with 9.56 pounds and Terry rounded off the top three 8.31. Tournament big bass was won by Mike with a nice 4.5 pound Bass. Congrats to the top three and Mike for winning the big fish pot. After a slow start to 2020, Jeff has now placed in the top 3 for 5 consecutive tournaments. Norbert has just had his 2nd consecutive top 3. A.O.Y race is heating up and is very close at the top, 39 points separates the top two anglers. Top six is very close also. 9 points separate 6 through 9. Next month we are at Lox. September we go back to 3:00 pm weigh-ins.


Note: Terry & Jeff's photos are from previous tournaments. Bill & Tony's pics are from Ida practice.




Jeff, Norbert & Tony Take Top Honors at LOX

Wow as predicted it was hotter than HELL out there!!!! Water temps were hot, no breeze, water was high and the fishing sucked for most. Jeff, Norbert and Robert found some quality fish. Jeff kicked ass and finished in first place with 11.88 pounds. Norbert took second with 8.31 pounds and won big fish pot with a 5.88 pounder, that will show you how tough it was. Terry and Tony shared third place with 4.87 . It sucked for Robert and Dave who could not make it back in time for weigh in and Robert lost a 17 pound bag. Congratulation to the top three. Next tournament is September 13th. Location T.B.D.


By the way, this is the first time I can recall that the top 3 from the last tourney are in the exact same order as the top 3 Y-T-D in AOY competition.

AOY LOX Results





LAKE OKEECHOBEE RESULTS

Wow, that was a vicious thunder storm. In all the years on that lake I never seen it that bad for so long. Its very important that your bilge pump is working correctly, it can fill up quickly. As for the fishing, we will call it a so so day. You got to love fishing that Lake !!!!! Dimas took first place with 10.63 pounds, Tony came in 2nd with 9.50 pounds and won the big fish pot with a 6.69 pounder so far big fish for the year. Jeff rounded off the top three with 7.94 pounds. Ozzy brought in a nice 6 pounder, nice to see two 6 plus bass brought to the scales. This is Jeff’s third straight top three finish and has come in the top three 4 out of six tournaments. Jeff has taken the top in the A.O.Y. The top six is very close this year, anybody can take it this year. Congratulations to the top three !!!!!!!


We are NOT singling any one or two anglers, but it is important to remind everyone that if, for whatever reason, you decide to call it quits during a tournament, you need to notify a Board member. We are more than a fishing club, we are good friends who look out for each other. Bad weather and big lakes can lead to disasters. And if we don't know where you are and you're not at the weigh-in, we start to worry.



Big Fish Y-T-D Tony @ 6.69

Holiday Park RESULTS

Yesterday’s tournament was the worse that we can remember in the past 20 years. Not surprised, Terry and everybody else that pre-fished said this was going to happen. Well here is the startling news, 12 out of 18 guys got skunked. Out of the 6 that found a few fish that totaled only 13 Joe caught 5 of them. Congrats to JOE !!!!!!!!!!!! He went as far as you can go on the alley before it dead ends at ramps. Joe kicked our ass with bringing in the only limit weighing 8.12 pounds. Jeff managed to take 2nd with two fish totaling 4.90 pounds and won big fish pot with a 3.14 pounder. Rounding the top three was Bill, who caught 2 fish with a whopping 3.20 pounds. It was dead out there, Hope never to see these type of results again.


Looking at the AOY standings at the half-way point, Jeff has made the biggest move as he is now in 2nd place, only 10 points behind Dave, who has slipped a little in the last 2 tournaments. Two tournaments ago, Jeff was 59 points out of first. Joe jumped from 12th up to 6th place with his big win at Holiday Park. The bottom line is with half a season to go, it's now a horse-race again. 50 or fewer points separate the top 10 positions!

Big Fish Y-T-D Norbert @ 5.80

MM 34 RESULTS

Beautiful day on the water, just what the doctor ordered. I want to start off by thanking everybody in adhering to the Corona virus guide lines we had in place yesterday, there were some slip ups but for the most part it went well. Nobody likes change and dealing with this Virus has produced some big changes.

All the pre-fishing paid off, Everybody had limits and some decent weights were brought to the scale. The weather was perfect to make it a great day of fishing. Jeff was due for a good day, he did that and took first place with 13.10 pounds and topped it off by winning big fish pot with a 4 pounder. Robert also was due to place in the top three, he captured second place with 12.11 pounds. Ozzy did a great job and rounded off the top three with 11 pounds. Dave still holds a good lead in the A.O.Y. race. Congrats to the top three, job well done. Lets do some pre-fishing to make the June 14th tournament another success. We will need to make the decision by June 5th to get in some pre-fishing. A shout out to JORGE who finds himself in second place in the A.O..Y , Way to go terminator 😊

We had some good discussions on live-well checks and making one of the June, July or August tourneys a Saturday tournament from 12-8pm, I like the idea, thanks Nick!!!!

Big Fish Y-T-D Norbert @ 5.80

Jeff back in form

Robert & Jr (2nd Place)

Ozzy's photo from last year

Chilly morning

Pre-Dawn Launch

The April Tournament was cancelled due to Corona

LOX Results

Loxahatchee fished like a mystery novel. There were big fish (Javier 4.15, Nick 4.40, Dave 5.40 & Norbert 5.80), but there were plenty of dinks too. 11 anglers, who shall remain nameless, failed to even break 5 pounds for their entire bags! We know from past experience and recent pre-fishing, that there are lots of bigg'ns out there, but on Sunday, despite virtually ideal conditions, only Nick was able to crack the 10 pound barrier. Congrats to him for his first victory of the season, with a nice 10.70 pound bag and kicker of 4.40 pounds. Dave had his 2nd straight top-3 finish by taking 2nd place with 8.65 and a 5.40 kicker. This allowed him to open up his A.O.Y. lead to 25 points. Javier took 3rd place with 8.04 and a 4.15 pound kicker.


Dimas just missed his 2nd top-3 finish by tenths of a pound. Norbert had the biggest bass of the day (and biggest bass of the year so far) at 5.80 pounds and took 5th place, vaulting him into 2nd place in A.O.Y.. Jorge turned in another solid performance at 6.11 pounds, which enabled him to hold on to 3rd place in the A.O.Y. race.


As always, it was just great to be with all the guys and welcome a few new-comers. Mike H., Mike B., and Carlos R. look like they will be great additions. It was also nice to meet Joe's son, Mike. He weighed in a quality fish too.


With the season now 1/4 over, it will be time for me to delve into the numbers and put out a more detailed report soon, along with some fearless prognostications. One thing I can tell you right now: NO MORE MIKES and NO MORE RODRIGUEZ'S should be allowed in the club. My head is spinning!


Next month is Lake Placid on April 24, 25 & 26, where we should see more of an off-short bite mixed in with the shallows. A reminder, there will be no meeting at Bass Pro Shops on the Thursday before the Placid tourney. That will be held on Saturday night after dinner. For the new-comers, these away tourneys are really the glue that bring all members together and friendships blossom. If you like good food, lots of fishing, bad jokes, nasty cigars, bragging, and perhaps a drink or 5, these away tourneys are just the ticket!

Big Fish Y-T-D: Norbert @ 5.80

MM34 Results

What a great tournament, plenty of fish, weather was great and every member showed up !!!!!!! We had two guest, father and son pairings, that was nice to see. Robert and his son make it three generations that have fished in our club. Robert JR did better than his dad and half the club 😊 that was great to see. Maybe a future Bass Rattler? Joe fished with his son also. Everybody caught limits plus 20 bass, at least. Even Rick collected dollars from Bill, Terry & Tony! Pole dancers everywhere are drooling. Welcome back Enrique!

Dave dominated the field today. He proved it was his technique not the location that got him the win. Dave posted 14.7 pounds and won big fish with a 5.1 pounder. Norbert finished in 2nd with 11.1 pounds and a 4.6 pound kicker. Dimas rounded the top three with 10.5 pounds and also had a 4.6 pounder. Paul also caught a 4.6 pounder. Congratulations to the top three !!!!!!. As we all know ties are broke by total bag weight.

Clearly, the top 3 from last year have bulls-eyes on their backs as none of them are near the top spots this year. It is early, but it's also clear that there are new "Young Guns" aiming to upend the standings from a year ago.

Next tournament will be at lox on March 15th. April three day will be held at Lake Placid on April 24th, 25th and 26th. We all decided to fish THE BIG O CLEWISTON on Nov 20th, 21st and 22nd.

Great tournament, Thanks Slice and Dice !!!!!!!!

BF Y-T-D - Jorge @ 5.20