Reggie and John found the Honey Hole on the North Winter Haven Chain of lakes and won the tournament by more than 7 pounds. Their winning weight of 26.48 lbs included a 8.96 and a 9.10 pound bass. That was enough for the big bass prize as well. Reggie told me they found a hundred yard stretch that was holding big fish. Congratulations guys!
Robert Avery and Roger Givens weighed in 19.45 pounds including a 6.22 pound bass taking second place. Elwood and I saw them lose one right at the boat that might have put them in contention for the win. Still, 20 other teams would have loved to have that bag!
Jonathan Padgett rejoined James for this tournament and netted his dad’s 8.41 pound trophy catch which helped them into a third place finish, with 17.97 pounds. We all thought that would be the big bass when they weighed in before Reggie and John, but it wasn’t meant to be!
Next month’s tournament will be the entire Kissimmee chain launching out of Coleman’s landing (Address: 1450 Shady Oak Dr, Lake Wales, FL 33898). This is just north of Grape Hammock fish camp down the same road off Hwy 60. There is a $5 ramp fee envelope system- so you will need exact change.
Looking forward to seeing you all in July!