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2018 Warrirs Classic

Day one in the books, Alligator Lake was the day 1 lake choice and the fishing was pretty slow. It only took 5.84 lbs to make the top division for day 2. The following are the teams that qualified in division 1: 11th Daren McDermott & Pete Batusis, 10th Don Callaghan & Darrell Daugherty,9thRay & Chris Alexander,8th Joe Lewis & John Bettencourt, 7th Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis, 6thSteve Chiavini & Scott Hair,5th Billy Myers & Barry Norton, 4th Bobby & Bob Flowers, 3rd Lee Barbee & Mike Carnes, 2nd Richard Murling & Weston Curry, 1st Shelton Smith & Ken Bush.

Day 2 we are on to West Lake Toho and the fishing was much better for most. The lake was very busy but the fish seem to be biting as the weight were way up. All 22 boats did make a check but we are listing the top 5 from each division. Division 1: 5th place  Ray & Chris Alexander with 10.72 lbs. 4th went to Richard Murling & Weston Curry with 13.88 lbs. 3rd was Steve Chiavini & Scott Hair with 14.26 lbs. 2 place was Shelton Smith & Ken Bush with 16.62 lbs. Division 1 Classic Champs was Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis with 17.34 lbs.

Division 2: 5th place Randy Montoney with 9.90 lbs. 4th was Vince Edwards & Dale Hayes with 11.84 lbs. 3 went to Dale Pitstik & Glenn Dampier with 11.99. 2 place went to Kevin & Lisa Heard with 13.50 lbs. Division 1 Champ Brian Deaton with 20.82 lbs.. Great job everyone se you next month for the start of our 16th Season.

 

March Tournament

Another successful season in the books, With the completion of the March tournament the 2018 regular season has come to a end. What a great year it has been. We need to send out some CONGRATS. Congrats to Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush for winning the Anglers of the Year by the largest margin in club history. They are also the only team to reach the 1100 point mark in club history. Congrats to Mike Grno for winning this years Big Fish of the Year with a toad tipping the scales at 8.58 lbs. Great job guys. This months lake of choice was Lake Cypress and the fishing was good for some and tough for others. It seem like the guys that found them caught them good but other really struggled to get a bite. We started with 23 boats and the Warriors guys managed 89 fish,10 over 4 lbs, 3 over 5, and 1 over 6 lbs, for a total of 177.23 lbs of fish great job everyone.The next tournament is the Classic. We will meet at the restaurant on day one and the lakes will be announced then. The entry will be the same as all the other tournaments. You need to have fished 8 regular season tournaments to qualify. If you have any questions please give me a call.

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February Tournament

Toughest tournament of the year, The month of February is supposed to be the start of the spring fishing fest. The  weather was great all week,post full moon, little wind to mix it up. But you never know what the lake is going to throw at you. Lake Marion was this month’s lake of choice and she was in no mood to play. The water was down a bit but still fishable. Most of the anglers struggled but as always a few gets it done. 24 boats set out and the anglers managed to catch only 41 bass, 4 limits for 121.17 lbs of fish. With that there were 7 fish over 4 lbs, 6 over 5 lbs, and 4 over 6 lbs. So the ones that that found them caught the right ones. Rounding out the money spots coming in 4th was Randy Monteney with 9.89 lbs. 3rd place went to Barry Norton with 12.34 lbs. 2nd was Dale Pitstik & Glenn Dampier with 13.34 lb. Top Honors go to a team without a fish at 12:30  pulling up to the right spot a wrecking them Joe Lewis & John Bettencourt with 20.50 lbs. That bag was anchored by a pair of 6 pounder one that capture today’s Big Fish pot tipping the scales at 6.16 lbs.  Great job guys on a tough day.

December Tournament

Warriors anglers hold their own on a tough day. Traditionally January is a very tough month to bass fish in. With cold fronts comes wind and blue bird skies. Add in Alligator Lake and it sets up to be challenging. That being said the day turned out pretty good for most After a cold start and wind most off the day the guys put their heads down an all but one team managed to catch a keeper. 21 boats set out and the club caught 85 bass,13 limits,4 fish over 3 lbs, one over 7 lbs for a total of 118.54 lbs of fish. Great job guys way to hang in there. Rounding out the money spots in 4th place was Don Callaghan & Darrell Daugherty with 7.86 lbs. Coming in 3rd was Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush with 8.10 lbs. 2nd place went to Bud Morin & Dan Bowman with 11.44 lbs. The day biggest bag went to Tane Crossley & Jake Lewis with 16.26 lbs( You would think one of them must live on the lake just saying) Big Fish went to Bud Morin with a HOG going 7.58lbs. Small limy honor goes to Kenny & Garrett Croft with a 5 fish limit weighing in at 4.18 lbs. Congrats to all the winners.

December Tournament

December can be one of the most challenging months of the year and this one was no exception. With the largest cold front of the year hitting yesterday and full moon the fishing was going to be tough. East Lake Toho was this months lake of choice and it was tough for most. 23 boats set out and the Warriors anglers managed to catch 69 bass, nothing over 4 lbs for a total of 115.05 lbs of fish. That’s a pretty slow day for the Warriors guys but as always someone is going to win.Rounding out the money spots in 4th place was  Lee Barbee & Mike Carnes with 8.66 lbs. Coming in 3rd was Don Callaghan & Richard Ralston with 9.12 lbs. 2nd went to Joe Lewis & John Bettencourt with 9.44 lbs. Top Honors go to Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush with a nice bag for a rough day tipping the scales at 12.64 lbs. This win putts this team all but out of reach for Anglers of the Year so it looks like everyone else is shooting for second. Great year so far guys. Everyone have a great month and Have a Merry Christmas.

Do not forget next Saturday 12/29/18 we will be on West Lake for the Big Fish of the Hour so come on out and join in these are always fun.

November Tournament

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, This is the time of year to remember everything we have to be thankful for. With the northeast getting bitter cold and snow, the west on fire we are here fishing a club tournament in shorts the worse thing about today was a little wind. All in all we have it pretty good. This months lake of choice was Alligator and the fishing was somewhat slow most manage to catch a few. Warriors anglers caught 108 bass,4 over 4 lbs, 2 over 5 lbs for a total of 153.00 lbs. Not bad for Alligator. Rounding out the money spots in 5th place was Bud Morin & Kurt Huff with 8.74 lbs. Coming in 4th was Randy Montoney with 8.86 lbs. 3rd place went to Don Callaghan & Darrell Daugherty with 9.48 lbs. First runner up in 2nd was Shane Summers & Jacob with 11.22 lbs. Top Honors went to Jacob & Josh DeVault with 12.88 lbs. Big Fish was Shane Summers with a Alligator pig tipping the scales at 6.10 lb. Congrats to all the winners.

Do Not forget we have the next Sunday tournament on December 2nd out of East Lake. And on December 29th we have the Big Fish of the Hour on West Lake out of Kissimmee lake front park.

October Tournament

Typical cold front fishing, With the arrival of October comes the cold fronts. Even though the front was a small one it and the full moon seem to affect the fishing. Lake Kissimmee was this months lake of choice and usually when Warriors goes to Kissimmee they wreck um. But the fish had other ideas. The Warriors anglers still managed a good showing with 25 boats,107 bass, 9 fish over 4 lbs, 4 over 5 lbs for a total of 209.37 lbs fish. Not bad, Rounding out the money spots in 5th was Bob & Bobby Flowers with 12.84 lbs. Coming in 4th was Don Callaghan & Darrell Daugherty with 14.10 lbs. 3rd place went to Bud Morin & Kurt Huff with 14.88 lbs. 2nd went to Dale Pitstik & Glenn Dampier with 15.82. Top Honors go to Steve Chiavini & Scott Hair with 16.12 lbs. Big Fish went to Darrell Daugherty with a Lake Kissimmee Hog tipping the scales at 6.76 lbs. Congrats the the winners see everyone next month.

Don’t Forget the Sunday Afternoon Shoot outs start on November 4th. They will be held every 1st & 3rd Sundays starting a 12:00 pm and ending at dark. There a lot of fun so try and make it out.

September Tournament

One for the record books, September is normally a great time to hit the water. But for some reason not sure why this was one of the worst showing the Warriors has seen. Lake Marion was this months lake of choice and she was in a fowl mood. There was water at the grass edge but for some reason most of the guys struggled to get bit. As usual someone always finds them and this month was no exception. 27 boats set out and the club only managed to catch 52 bass for 94.8 lbs. Lets hope next month is a lot better. Rounding out the money spots in 5th place was Mike Grno & Gary Forbes with 7.62 lbs. Coming in 4th was Billy Bauknight & Brian Deaton with 7.64 lbs. 3rd place went to Bud Morin & Kurt Huff with 7.68 lbs. First runner up was Richard Murling & Weston Curry with 8.62 lbs. Top honor go to Billy Myers & Barry Norton with 15.72 lbs( Must have been fishing a different lake) Big Fish went to Dale Hayes with Great fishing tipping the scales at 6.00 lbs. Congrats to all the winners.

DO NOT FORGET we are out of the restaurant next month the same as this month!

 

August Tournament

Another Hot One!, It is the middle of summer in Florida but these things seem to get hotter and hotter. With the full moon temperatures in the upper 90′s little wind and a lake with a reputation for being brutally tough it seem like it was going to be a long day. But just when you count her out she shows up. East Lake Toho was this month lake of choice and the fishing was really good for most. 27 boats set out and the guys manage to catch 121 bass, 23 limits,8 fish over 4 lbs., 2 over 7lbs, for a total of 245.17 lbs of fish. Another great showing for the Warriors Anglers. Rounding out the money spots in 5th place was Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush with 12.04 lbs. Coming in 4th was Joe Lewis & Eric Travis with 12.42 lbs. 3rd place went to Vince Edwards & Dale  Hayes with 13.12 lbs.First runner up went to Scott Hair & Steve Chiavini with14.32 lbs. Top Honors go to Mike Grno & Zach with a monster East Lake Bag going 18.82 lbs. Big Fish went to Mike Grno with a hog tipping the scale( Also taking over Big Fish of the Year) at 8.58 lbs. Congrats to all the winners.

July Tournament

Summer is here and she means business, With temperatures in the middle 90′s and little to no wind or clouds it was a very hard day to be on the water. The morning wasn’t to bad but after the sun got up it was brutal. Lake Cypress was this month’s lake of choice and it seem to be two different lakes. The guys that landed on them did very well but the rest of us struggled to put it delicately. All in all another good showing for the Warriors anglers. We had 27 boats start out and all but 2 managed to catch something. We recorded 110 bass,19 limits,9 fish over 4 lbs,2 over 7 lbs for a total of 260.66 lbs. Good outing for a hot summer day. Rounding out the money spots in 5th place was Ray & Chris Alexander with 16.02 lbs. Coming in 4th was Vince Edward & Dale Hayes with 16.42 lbs. 3rd place goes to Billy Bauknight & Brian Deaton with 17.67 lbs. First runner up was Lee Barbee & Mike Carnes with 17.72 lbs. Top Honors for the second tournament in a row was the team of Shelton Smith & Kenny Bush with 19.99 lbs. That bag was anchored today’s Big Fish that tipped the scales at 7.84 lbs. Congrats to all the winners.

We do have 3 new teams so welcome to Ralph & Anthony, Tom & Derek, and Cody & Justin. Hope you guys had fun and welcome aboard.