Most Recent Tourneys
Robert, Nick & Jeff 1, 2, 3 go at Sawgrass
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.
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
Kissimmee Final Standings
Top 3 from Kissimmee
Jeff, Tony & Terry Go 1, 2, 3 at MM 34
Robert, Jeff & Tony Go 1, 2, 3 at Big O
Jeff, Tony & Robert go 1, 2, 3 in season opener
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
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
Jeff had his own fish-finder ride along
Nick blew out a tire driving home
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
The April Tournament was cancelled due to Corona
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
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 !!!!!!!!