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
REEL'IN 4 THE KIDS TOURNAMENT
Saturday - February 28, 2015
Lake Tarpon - Anderson Park
Bass Fishing Tournament Benefitting Pasco County Foster Adoptive Parent Assoc.
Safe-light until 3 pm ~ Check in 6am
$100 per boat/team Registration Includes: Entry into Tournament, Door Prize Ticket, T-shirt, Goody Bag, Cash Prizes for the 4 Top
There will also be a Kid's Fishing Derby
$10 per kid - ages 5-15 Registration: 8:30 am ~ Fishing: 9 am - 12 pm ~ Awards: 12:30 pm ~ Activities: 12 pm - 4 pm Bounce House, Child ID Kits, Popcorn, Games and MORE! Registration Includes: T-shirt and Special Goody Bag Download Registration and Sponsorship Forms at http://pcfapa.wix.com/reelin4kids Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Reelin4theKids
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North Tampa Bass Club held our 9th tournament of 2014 on Lake Kissimmee out of Grape Hammock fish camp this past Saturday. With bluebird skies most of the day, and temperatures pushing towards 90 in the afternoon, the fishing was a little tough but overall there were a lot of fish caught with most teams getting their 5-fish limit. First place was the team of Bryce Clements and James Weggman. They finished with 15.20 lbs and a 5.26 lb kicker. Second place was Mike and Hailey McKnight with 13.54 pounds and a 5.77 lb kicker. Third place was the team of Ed Grenier and Bob Rick with 13.07 lbs and they also won big-bass with a 5.94 lber. Water temps were between 78 and 83 throughout the day with wind at 5-10 mph.
Everglades Bassmasters were also fishing out of Grape Hammock this weekend but theirs was a 2-day event. First place was Tony Phelis with 29.30 lbs. Second was Bob Gallik with 29.17 lbs. Tony Crowder came in third place with 24.57 lbs. Leroy Partin came in fourth with 21.30 lbs and fifth place was Nicholas Hoinig with 20.75 lbs. Day-one big-bass was 5.52 lbs caught by Bob Fiala and day-two big-bass was 6.64 lbs caught by Albert Winter.