There were a couple tournaments running out of Buzzard Beach this past Sunday March 15th. Anglers who fished the Sunday Open Tournament were also able to enter the Central Florida Bass Hunters tournament as well. Both tournaments were won by Rick Danner and Terry Free with a 15.38 pound sack. Second place in both tournaments was the team of Vern Kemp (pictured) and Randy Hamrick with 12.43 pounds. They also took big-bass honors in both with a 10.4 pound giant! Vern and Randy also won the 3-fish open bass tournament on Saturday with a 17.88 pound bag and a 7.44 pound kicker.
The weekday night tournament trails should all be starting up in the next couple weeks with the time change last weekend. Tuesday night tournaments on Lake Tarpon begin this Tuesday the 10th out of Anderson Park. They run from 6-9:00PM. This is a team trail although you can fish solo. Cost of entry is $30 with a $5 optional Big-bass pot. You can find more details here: Tuesday Night Tournaments
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Pasco County Foster and Adoptive Association hosted their first annual REEL'IN' 4 THE KIDS tournament this past Saturday on Lake Tarpon. The rain fell and the wind howled most of the day but 6 teams braved the conditions with 4 of the teams finding a limit. My partner Kevin McCarthy and I took first-place with 11.20 lbs. Mostly caught on Bitter's Slings. One of our bigger fish came off a bed on a Culprit pumpkin seed lizzard. Second-place was the team of Nick Ahearn and Jeff Palmer with 11.06 lbs. They caught theirs on spinnerbaits and flippin. They also had big-bass with 3.60 lbs. Third-place was Todd Funk and Steven Carden with 9.06 pounds. If you would like to know more about the PCFAA click here.
Lake Tarpon Bait and Tackle hosted their second trail-tournament of 2015 this past Saturday out of Anderson Park. 13 teams showed up to battle the wind, cold and tight-lipped fish with only 4 teams finding a limit. 1st-place was team Ronnie (sorry, I only have first names) with 5 fish for 9.69 pounds edging out 2nd-place Gene and Gaither by .02 pounds! Gene and Gaither had 9.67 and also big-bass with a 3.61 pounder. A close third was Ed and Richi with a 9.50 pound limit. The Lake Tarpon Bait and Tackle Trail tournaments run every second Saturday of the month through Saturday with a 2-day classic in October.
West Coast Couples were also out spending their Valentines day morning on Lake Tarpon out of Anderson Park Saturday. They had 16 boats turnout with similar tough results as the Tarpon Trail. 1st-place was Steve and Tina with 8.74 pounds. 2nd-place was James and Rita with 6.26 pounds. 3rd-place was Robert and Angela with 4.87 pounds and they also had big-bass with their biggest going 3.94 pounds. West Coast Couples are a Tampa based bass club with tournaments through August and a 2-day classic in September. You can also visit their Facebook page.
There are a few open tournaments coming up on Lake Tarpon to note.
February 28th Reel'in for Kids Tournament.
March 10th Tuesday Night Tournaments begin
March 14th Lake Tarpon Bait and Tackle Trail
March 17th Tuesday Night Tournament