Another successful year has come and gone.This year we saw a lot of firsts. The clubs first year with a 12″ minimum, The clubs first year with exemptions, The club had a team set a new single day record for largest 5 fish limit. The club had a team set the new record for smallest 5 fish limit. Funny enough the same team( Billy Myers & Barry Norton) set both records.Most of all we completed the year with no one getting injured and all having fun a great way to end.
1st Big fish of the year Scott Hair 8.06 lbs 2nd Big Fish of the Year Daren McDermott 7.90 lbs
Now on to day two of the Classic, Mother nature dialed up another great April day. Sunny and warm as 20 teams set out to tackle Alligator lake. With low water conditions it was a bit challenging but the fishing was pretty good for a lake that normally is tough. Every team weighed in fish with a few blowing it open. Division 2 top three team were 3rd place Jonny Bass & Josh Dizzine with 6.60 lbs 2nd went to Bobby & Bob Flowers with 9.22 lbs Division 2 Classic Champs are Ray Alexander & Garrett Croft with 12.54 lbs. Division 1 3rd pace went to Bud Morin 10.92 lbs 2nd place was Joe Lewis & Eric Travis with 12.44 lbs. Division 1 Classic Champs was Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis with 15.69 lbs. Day two big fish went to Tane Crossley with a hog going 9.60 lbs.
Day one in the bag, After a mid week lake change do to low water conditions the classic has begun.Day one lake was supposed to be Lake Marion but do to low water day one was moved to West Lake Toho.The Warriors anglers were met with pretty good weather today. Warm and a bit breezy pretty nice day on the water. The fishing seem to be a little slow. Most everyone caught fish but no giant bags were brought in. Day one big bag went to Shelton Smith and Kenny Bush with 16.39 lbs. Day one Big fish went to Shelton Smith with a nice fish going 7.44 lbs. Onto Day to Alligator here we come.
Congrates to the 10 teams that will moving to the upper division:
Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush, Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis, Kevin & Lisa Heard, Joe Lewis & Eric Travis, Daren McDermott & Pete Batusis, Steve Chiavina & John Zerkle, Vince Edwards & Dale Hayes, Kurt Huff & Bud Morin, Dale Pitstik & Glenn Dampier, Billy Myers & Barry Norton. Good luck everyone
The final tournament of the regular season and what a way to end it. This has been another great season. But going into today’s tournament the race to Angler of the Year was on. With only one point separating first from second and 9 points between first and fifth it would all come down to catching them today. Lake Kissimmee was this months lake of choice and she came to play. 24 boats set out to tackle her with the thoughts of giant bass and we did see a several in the trophy class. But even with the top five teams all catching them pretty good someone has to win.Congratulation to Dale Pitstik & Glenn Dampier with there 4th place finish they edged out 6 time Angler of the year Tane Crossley and his partner Jake Lewis by only two points. What a way to end it .Rounding out the money spots in 4th place was Dale Pitstik & Glenn Dampier with 13.56 lbs.Coming in third was Billy Myers & Barry Norton with 14.06 lbs. Second went to Daren McDermott & Pete Batusis with a nice bag going 19.10 lbs. Top honors go to Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush with a great bag tipping the scales at 19.76 lbs Big Fish went to Tom Crawford with a Kissimmee Hog weighing in at 9.32 lbs.
What a great time of year to go fishing. The weather is perfect not to hot not to cold. The fish are pretty much everywhere. and it seem everyone is catching them. Lake Gentry was this month’s lake of choice and the fishing was pretty good for a lake that is normally pretty tough. With 21 boats the Warriors anglers managed 104 bass,18 limits, no zero’s and one fish over 7 pounds for a total of 122.60 pounds of fish. Pretty good day for Gentry. Rounding out the money spots in 4th place was Kevin & Lisa Heard with 8.76 lbs. Third went to Billy Bauknight with 8.88 lbs. Second place went to Don Callaghan & Darrell Daugherty with 9.22 lbs. Top Honors goes to Brian Fish and Joseph Quest with 12.72 lbs. Big Fish went to Joseph Quest with a hog tipping the scales at 7.18 lbs.
Spawning fish was the theme of the day, Most everyone had the same idea but not all found them were they are suppose to be. Most of the anglers reported finding beds but it seem like the big girls were not home yet. With the cold front the better fish seem to have pulled away but for a few there was some big fish to be had. . West Lake Toho was this months lake of choice and all though every team managed to weigh in fish the weights were very low. The next full moon should be fun. Rounding out the money spots in 4th place was Zach Frye with 9.96 lbs. Coming in 3rd was Don Callaghan & Darrell Daugherty with 11.56 lbs. 2nd place goes to Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush with 15.96 lbs. Top Honors go to Scott Hair & Dillon Johnson with a great bag going 18.18 lbs. Big Fish went to Scott Hair with a Toho PIG tipping the scales at 8.06 lbs.
With only two regular season tournaments left the points race is RED HOT. Going the be a shoot out the the finish. Have a great month and we will see everyone in February.
December is supposed to be a tough time to catch them. It will be tough fishing behind a cold front. Well don’t tell the Warriors guys that they may just show you how wrong you are. Alligator Lake was this months lake of choice and the the guys rocked them. The coldest day of the year,blue bird skies high pressure in place everything pointed to a tough day but for the guys in the right place at the right time they went nuts. The guys caught 93 bass,14 limits, 4 fish over 6 lbs. for a total of 148.43 lbs of fish. Great day for most. Rounding out the money spots in 4th place was Billy Bauknight with 9.20 lbs. Coming in 3rd was Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis with 9.28 lbs.. 2nd went to Dale Pitstik & Glenn Dampier with 13.88 lbs. Top honors go to Zach Frye with a Monster bag tipping the scales at 20.38 lbs. Big Fish went to Brian Fish with a Alligator toad going 6.98 lbs. Great job everyone. Be safe and have a Happy New Year.
Just a heads up, There will be an event taking place in the down town St. Cloud area the same day as our tournament. The City does plan on starting to close down town at 4:00 am. I have spoken to both city management and the police department and they are aware of us being there. For anyone that is able please park in the City Hall parking lot. This is not required but it would be helpful. If you have any questions give me a call thanks.
Wishing everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS !!
November in Florida,What a great time of the year to get on the water. With temperatures in the mid 70′s and low humidity it is truly a great time of the year to get out and enjoy the out doors. With the water cooling off and extremely high water levels the fishing can be challenging. You can get bites but finding fish bunched up is difficult. Lake Cypress was this months lake of choice and most found it to be a tough day of fishing. Although there were plenty of fish caught the weights told the tail. With this one in the books the Angler of the Year is still changing month to month. Going to be fun down the stretch. Rounding out the money spots in 4th place was Billy Myers & Barry Norton with 13.20 lbs. Third place went to Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush with 13.34 lbs. Coming in 2nd was Dale Pitstik & Glenn Dampier with 13.95 lbs. Top Honor goes to Joe Lewis & Eric Travis with 13.99 lbs. Big Fish went to Eric Travis with a nice fish going 5.52 lbs.
Do not forget we are fishing on December 31st next month due to Christmas. We will be meeting as usual at the restaurant te only difference is its on the 31st.
Were are half way thru the season and that means the October get a way tournament.This years choice was once again Lake Okeechobee. For the first time this was a two day event and the weather condition would play a factor. The first real cold front of the year shows up on Friday and that means cooler weather but high winds. The Warriors guys are up to the challenge! 18 boats set out on day one with 20 plus MPH winds out of the north west taking many spots out of play. The day one weights were down a bit but everyone manage to catch fish. Day one leader was the team of Dillon Johnson & Scott Hair with a nice bag going 13.28 lbs. Day one big fish went to Jonny Bass with a pig going 7.28 lbs.
Day two the winds turn and blow 20 + out of the north east. The fishing was a little tougher but as the day went on they still bit pretty good. In all everyone had a great time can not wait till next year. Rounding out the money spots in 7th place was Dale Pitstik & Glen Dampier with a two day total of 16.20 lbs. 6th went to Kevin & Lisa Heard with 17.36 lbs. 5 place was Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush with 18.156 lbs.4th goes to Ray Alexander & Garrett Croft with 20.48 lbs. Coming in 3rd was Zach Frye with 25.12 lbs 2nd place was Scott Hair & Dillon Johnson with 25.16 lbs Top Honors go to Jonny Bass & Josh Dizzine with a two day total of 27.22. That was anchored by the day two big fish tipping the scale at 7.56 lbs. Great job everyone.
With the start of fall cooler weather is no were to be seen. As we reach the half way mark of the season the summer heat is still hanging around. With little to no wind it was a tough day but it still beats working. Lake Kissimmee was this months lake of choice and although every team caught a fish most reported the bite being very slow. as always some teams figure them out. Rounding out the money spots in 4th place was Daren McDermott & Pete Batusis with 11.60 lbs. Third went to Logan & Charlie with 14.84 lbs. Second place was the team of Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush with 15.57 lbs. Top honors go to Vince Edwards & Dale Hayes with a nice bag tipping the scales at 17.72 lbs. Big Fish went to Vince Edwards with a nice fish going 6.08 lbs. Great job guys.
Do Not forget we WILL NOT meet at the restaurant next month we will be on Okeechobee and will meet at the ramp (Scott Driver) Give me a call if you have any questions.