The final push, One regular season tournament to go and we will be at the Classic.This year seems to be flying by. The points did tighten up a bit but for the most part it is a three team race. Numerically there are some possibilities that a few teams good sneak up but a lot would need to happen. As always its been a ball and going to be fun to watch it unfold. East Lake Toho was this months lake of choice as the little lake continue to be pulled it did not fish small. 25 boats set out and managed to catch 111 bass, 21 limits, 10 fish over 3 lbs, 15 sacks over 9 lbs for a total of 210.53 lbs of fish. Great showing on what has been a tough place to catch them. Rounding out the money spots in 5th place was Brandon Pascual & Brent Carter with 10.78 lbs. Coming in 4th was Bud Morin & Kurt Huff with 10.96 lbs. 3rd goes to Zach Frye And Pete Batusis with 11.70 lbs. First runner up went to Steve Chiavini with 12.74 lbs. Steve also weighed in today’s Big Fish going 6.44 lbs. Top Honors go to illy Myers & Barry Norton with 12.92 lbs.
Down the home stretch we come, With the completion on the January tournament the end of the season is quickly approaching. It seems like we just got started and we are thinking of the Classic. This months lake choice was Gentry and although most of the anglers would have rather been on one of the other lakes the fishing was not that bad. 25 Boats competed and there were 15 limits with only 2 teams not weighing in a keeper. For the first time in club history we are going to be able to put a new lake in the mix for Warriors. Starting next month Lake Hart & Mary Jane will be one of the choices bring us a total of 8 lakes. This should be a great addition to the club and i can not wait until it gets drawn out. Rounding out the money spots in 5th place was Kurt Huff & Laura Kain with 7.80 lbs. Coming in at 4th was Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis with 8.02 lbs. 3rd went to Bob & Bobby Flowers with 9.28 lbs. First runner up with another good tournament was Vince Edwards & Dale Hayes with 9.32 lbs. Top Honors go to Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush with 12.02 lbs. Big Fish went to Shelton Smith with a nice fish going 5.22 lbs.
2018 HERE WE COME, With December in the books 2017 is history. It was a good year for Warriors with record boats the club continues to strive. Only three tournaments to go and the points race has started to tighten up. It does appear to be a three team race but with a 112 any of the top seven could be in it. Going to be fun to watch it play out. After drawing mostly small lakes this year December lake of choice was Lake Kissimmee. Day after a cold front is a tough time to catch them but the lake was good to a few teams.We do need to welcome a new team, Welcome aboard Richard and Chad hope you had fun. Rounding out the money spots in 5th place was Bobby & John with 11.50 lbs. 4th goes to Shelton & Kenny with 11.82 lbs. Coming in 3rd was Vince & Dale with 11.88 lbs. First runner up was Lee & Mike with 12.16 lbs. Top Honors fishing alone was Zach Frye with a nice bag going 17.66. Zach also had today’s Big Fish tipping the scales at 5.92. Congrats to all the winners.
The second half is under way, With the completion of the November tournament the second half of the season is under way. The first half was pretty exciting as the young guns are making a run at the points champion ship. With four tournaments to go there is still a lot of fishing to do. After losing day last month to bad weather old mother nature made up for it today. After a foggy start the sun broke thru and gave us one of the most beautiful days for fishing you could ask for. Lake Marion was this months lake of choice and the fishing was a little slow for what was expected. The water level up the fishing is usually better. There were fish caught but it seemed tough for most. But someone always manages to get them good. Rounding out the money spots in 4th place was Vince Edwards & Dale Hayes with 13.94 lbs. 3rd went to Dale Pitstik & Glen Dampier with 14.57 lbs. Coming in 2nd was Joe Lewis & John Darr with 14.82 lbs. Top Honors go to the team of Brandon Pascual & Brent Carter with 15.32 lbs. Big Fish went to Brent Carter with a pig tipping the scales at 6.58 lbs.
Do not forget the next tournament is December 31st.
Okeechobee another windy trip, It seems like every time we come here the wind blows. This trip was no exception. Day one was pretty good until the very end when the rain rolled in. The wind was manageable but just enough to be pesky. The fishing as advertised was tough. Most found a few bite but there is always that one or two teams that just pull up and there they are. Day one leader was the team of Bud Morin & Kurt Huff with a great bag going 21.77 lbs. Right behind them was Bob & Bobby Flowers with 20.14 lbs. The weight dropped of after that so it seemed to be a two team race after day one.
Day 2 roles around and what started off as pesky rain at the day one weigh in turned into a tropical storm that went across south Florida over night. That with an approaching cold front caused the National Weather Service to issue a Lake Wind Advisory for Lake Okeechobee. Following our guide lines we made the decision to cancel day 2 so the first days weight would decide the out come. SO rounding out the money spots in 6th place was Daren McDermott & Zach Fry with 9.74 lbs. 5th goes to Tane Crossley & Mike Larson with 10.32 lbs. 4th was Kevin & Lisa Heard with 11.64 lbs, Coming in 3rd was Billy Bauknight & Brian Deaton with 11.82 lbs. First runner up was Bob & Bobby Flowers with a nice bag going 20.14 lbs. Top Honors go to Bud Morin & Kurt Huff with a great bag tipping the scales at 21.77 lbs. Big Fish went to Kurt Huff with a nice fish going 6.98 lbs.
Do not forget we are back at the restaurant next month.
We have reached the half way mark, With the completion of the September tournament the Warriors season is half over. The year is flying by but it has been a ball so far. Hope the second half is as good as the first. This months lake of choice was East lake Toho. The fishing has been very slow in recent months but with all the new water do to the hurricane the fish seem to show back up. All but a few teams manage to catch a few and some did very well. Rounding out the money spots in 5th place was a tie between Daren McDermott & Pete Batusis and Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush both with 8.92 lbs. 3rd place went to Vice Edwards & Dale Hayes with 9.46 lbs. Coming in second was Brandon Pascual & Brent Carter with 10.42 lbs. Top Honors go to Bill Bauknight & Brian Deaton with 11.36 lbs. Big Fish went to Billy Bauknight with a nice East Lake fish going 4.40 lbs. Congrats to all the winners.
Do not forget We “WILL NOT” meet at the restaurant next month. October tournament will be on Lake Okeechobee out of Scott Driver. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Alligator round two, For the second time in four tournaments Alligator lake was this months lake of choice. What was always a tough place to catch fish has started to turn into pretty good fishery. The last three times here it took over 16 lbs to win. Today was a little short of that but not by much. 28 boats set out to tackle her and most were able to get a few bites. The rain held off and with the wind it was a pretty nice day to be on the water. Rounding out the money spots in 5th place was Mark Stroop & Chuck Adams with 9.94 lbs. Coming in fourth was Don Callaghan & Darrell Daugherty with 10.07 lbs. 3rd went to Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush with 11.04 lbs. 2nd was Billy Myers & Barry Norton with 12.54 lbs. Top honors go to Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis with 15.10 lbs. Big Fish went to Kenny Bush with a nice fish going 5.74 lbs
Warriors anglers wreck them on Cypress, The third stop this year is on Lake Cypress and even with dirty water and most of the hydrilla being sprayed the fish was very good. The clubs best turn out this year brought 28 boat to the lake and the Warriors anglers managed to find a catch 124 bass , 23 limits,13 limits over 10 lbs, 6 fish over 5 lbs for a total of 288.05 lbs of fish. Great job guys. With three tournaments in the book the points race is starting to tighten up. Should be another good one. Rounding out the money in 5th place was Don Callaghan & Darrell Daugherty with 14.90 lbs. 4th place went to Daren McDermott & Pete Batusis with 16.86 lbs. 3nd goes to Dennis & Justin French with 16.94 lbs.First runner up was Brandon Pascual & Brent Carter with 18.99 lbs Top Honors go the team of Vince Edwards & Dale Hayes with a great bag of fish topping the scales at 20.74 lbs. Big Fish went to Brandon Pascual with a hog going 7.78 lbs.
The votes are in and overwhelmingly this years October lake will be Lake Okeechobee and the event will be a two day. May be a good idea to contact a hotel as soon a you can so you can assure you have a room.
HOT! HOT! HOT !, With June come the heat. The dog days of summer are upon us. The morning started off pretty nice with a lite breeze and a break from sunny to partly cloudy. Around mid morning some turn up the heat and the last half of the day was a cooker. East Lake Toho was this months lake of choice. She has been pretty stingy lately but the fishing was not to bad. All but a couple of teams manage to catch some fish and most catching a limit. Warriors anglers managed 118 bass,22 limits,2 fish over 6lbs for total of 203.78 lbs of bass. Pretty good for a tough day. Rounding out the money spots in 5th place was New team of Chris & Matt with 8.78 lbs. Coming in 4th was Kenny Croft & Rick Franklin with 9.00 lbs. Third place went to Don Hinman & Kenny with 9.54 lbs. First runner up was Brian Fish & Kevin Stone with 11.18 lbs Top honors go to the RED HOT team of Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush with nice bag tipping the scales at 14.32 lbs. Big Fish honors went to Kevin Stone with a East Lake Hog going 7.40 lbs. Congrats Guys..
Do not forget we will nominate the lake choice for the October tournament at the restaurant next month so get together with your partner and decide. Each Team will get to nominate one lake and the lake with the most nominations will be this years choice.
Were off and running, With the arrival of spring comes that start of a new Warriors season. Everyone is excited to get stated and the weather was pretty good. A cool start turned into a warm day but with a lite wind it was a very nice day to spend on the water. Alligator lake was the opening lake of choice and as she has the last few times we have been there the fishing continues to get better.23 boats set out and all manage to find some fish but as usual a few wrecked them. We need to take a minute to welcome all the new teams the club is growing and we are excited that they joined us and hope everyone has a great time. Rounding out the money spots in 4th place was Joe Lewis & John Bettencourt with 11.11 lbs. 3rd place went to Ray Alexander & Garrett Croft with 12.10 lbs. Coming in second was Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis with12.22 lbs. Top honors went to Kevin & Lisa Heard (putting everyone on notice) with a giant bag of Alligator fish tipping the scales at 19.14 lbs. That bag was anchored by today’s big fish that went 6.64 lbs.