The second half begins, November tournament is the start of the second half of our season. The first half has been awesome so here we go. Fall weather is upon us with cooler temperatures and a little less humidity at least it was comfortable. Lake Gentry was this months lake of choice and it was clear why most of the anglers consider it to be the toughest lake on our list. 19 boats set out and the Warriors anglers managed to catch 71 bass,7 limits, 3 fish over 3lbs and 1 over 4kbs for a total of 90.62 lbs. That’s a tough day for this group of anglers. The Angler of the month pot continues to roll over with this months A O T M just missing a portion with a 4th place finish( so next moths pot is now $225.Rounding out the money spots with a tie for 4th place was the team’s of Vince Edwards & Dale Hayes plus Dale Pitstik 7 Glenn Dampier with 6.84 lbs. Coming in 3rd was Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis with 8.22 lbs. 2nd went to Steve Chivini & Scott Hair with 8.64 lbs. Top Honors go to Richard Murling & Weston Curry with 9.02 lbs. Big Fish went to Richard Murling with a Gentry hog going 4.40 lbs. Small limit went to Don Gill with a five fish bag tipping the scales at 4.60 lbs. Congrats to all the winners.
Do not forget the Big Fish of the Hour is next Saturday(November 30) out of West Lake Toho lakefront park.
The Summer that never ends, Usually by October the talk is about cooler but windy. We seem to be locked in summer in Florida. With warm and humid conditions and small breeze is the making of another slow day. This months lake of choice was the Alligator chain and the fishing was a little short of horrible. 21 boats set out and the Warriors angers managed 73 bass,3 fish over 3 lbs,10 limits, 4 zero’s, foe 91.38 lbs of fish. Lets hope by next month the fish are more cooperative. Rounding out the money spots in 4th was Steve Chivini & Scott Hair with 8.80. Coming in 3rd was Tom Crawford & John Young with 8.98 lbs. 2nd went to the red hot team of Vince Edwards & Dale Hayes with 9.30 lbs. Top Honors go to Jake Lewis & Eric Travis with the days only double digit bag at 10.60 lbs. Big Fish honors went to Steve Chivini with a Alligator Giant going 3.68 lbs.
Don’t forget we have begun the Sunday afternoon Shoot Out tournaments, Next on is on November 3rd on Alligator out of Trout Lake ramp. Also on November 30 we have the Big Fish of the Hour on West Lake.
Bring on the cooler weather, With the end of summer it would be nice to start to get a little break in the heat. Another fishing day in the 90′s enough!. Lake Kissimmee was this months lake of choice and it was not your typical day on this fishery. Between no wind, hot temps,high pressure, and around 2000 air boats the fishing was pretty tough. 22 boats set out this morning and the Warriors anglers managed to catch 71 bass,5 over 4lbs,2 over 6 lbs and one tipping the scales at almost 9 lbs. All in all not bad just not what you expect from this lake. Rounding out the money spots coming in 4th was Richard Murling & Weston Curry with 9.71 lbs, 3rd went to John Young with 12.68 lbs( That bag was anchored the days second big fish going 6.96 lbs.) First runner up was Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis with 12.94 lbs. Top honors go to Bud Morin by him self with 14.72 lbs. That bag was anchored the days Big Fish tipping the scales at 8.76 lbs. Congrats to all the winners.
Number four is in the books, The fourth tournament of the year already and it comes to Lake Gentry. The club has not been to this usually tough lake four about 2 years and with the rising water it produced pretty good. 18 boats set out and although there were no giant bags caught the Warriors anglers did manage to weigh in 80 bass,14 limits,6 fish over 3 lbs 2 over 5 lbs and a giant 7 plus, for a total of 138.27 lb fish. Great job guys this place does not always give them up like that. Rounding out the money spots in 3rd place was Billy Myers & Barry Norton with 12.02 lbs. Coming in 2nd (for the 2nd month in a row) was Kevin & Lisa Heard with 12.44 lbs. Top Honors go to Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush with 12.96 lbs. Big Fish went to Kenny Bush with Gentry Toad tipping the scales at 7.14 lbs. Small Limit went to Mike Grno & Gary Forbes with a 5 fish limit going 5.92 lbs. Congrats to all the winners
Summer is in full swing. With temperatures in mid 90′s and no wind it was brutal day to fish. Lake Kissimmee was this months lake of choice and for some the fishing was OK but for most it was very hard to get a bite. Water temps in the upper 80′s and no wind made it worst but as always someone figures them out. 17 boats this month and the Warriors anglers managed to catch 55 bass,6 limits, 6 fish over 4 lbs,4 over 5lbs. and 1 over 8 lbs for a total of 136.57 lbs of fish. Not a great showing for this body of water but welcome to summer. Rounding out the money spots in 3rd was Steve Chiavini & Scott Hair with 14.8 lbs. 2nd went to Kevin & Lisa Heard(Welcome back) with 15.12 lbs. Top Honors go to Dale Pitstik & Glenn Dampier with 15.70 lbs. Big Fish went to Richard Murling with a Kissimmee Toad going 8.36 lbs. That fish will take over for Big Fish of the Year. Small Limit went to Kenny & Garrett Croft with 10.51 lbs. Congrats to all the winners and we will see you next month.
Dog days of summer have arrived, It is June but she came in with attitude. 95 plus degrees, little to no wind and 200% humidity makes for a tough day and the fish seem to be effected. West lake Toho was this months lake of choice and even though there were some good fish caught as a hole the weights were pretty low. 17 boats set out and the Warriors anglers managed 81 fish,15 limits, 8 fish over 4 lbs.,7 over 5 lbs.3 over 6 lbs for a total of 170.29 lbs of fish. Not the best showing but still pretty good. Rounding out the money spots in 3rd was Don Gill with 14.46 lbs. 2nd place went to Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis with 15.76 lbs. Top honors go to Don Callaghan & Richard Ralston with 16.00 lbs. Big Fish went to Jake Lewis with a TOHO TOAD that went 6.38 lbs. Congrats to everyone.
The vote is in and we are going to remove the ramp at Lake Cypress. If Lake Cypress is drawn we will be launching from Whaley’s Landing. The anglers will be allowed to stay in West Lake or lock thru to Cypress or Hatch. We will try this the remainder of the year and revisit it at the classic to see how it worked out.
The 2019 season is under way, This is the 16th Season for the Weekend Warriors and we are off to a great start. We have 21 teams to start the year with a few regulars not making the opening we should be right on tract to match last years successful season. Lake Cypress was the opening lake this year and to spite very low water conditions the fishing was pretty good. With 21 boats the guys managed 99 bass, 19 limits, 6 fish over 4 pounds, 3 fish over 6 lbs. for a total of 209.72 lbs of fish. Great way to start the year off. Rounding out the money spots in 4th place was Dale Pitstik & Glenn Dampier with 13.84 lbs. Coming in 3rd was Steve Chiavini & Scot Hair with 13.98 lbs. First runner up was Daren McDermott & Pete Batusis with 14.86 lbs. Top Honors go to Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis with 18.68 lbs. Big fish went to Daren McDermott with a Cypress Toad tipping the scales at 6.68 lbs. Congrats to all the winners.
I am getting inquiries about moving the launch site for Cypress to Whaley’s. I will put out a survey next month so we can get a accurate account of how everyone feels. So give it some thought and we will talk about it next month.