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.
Oakley Big Bass Tour heads to the St Johns River for the St Johns River Big Bass Classic October 25th and 26th, 2014. Free Quantum custom rods to the first 150 online entrants! More information at www.oakleybigbass.com