Classic Photos 2022

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“Classic” October 15 &16

Our Classic is coming up October 15 &16 launching out of Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina. 27 teams qualified. Word has it that prior to “Ian” some beds were spotted already. The water level is up, and flowing. As of this writing 13,280 cubic feet per second is flowing out of the Kissimmee River into the Big “O”. Bring your “White Water” gear!

Our end of year meeting will be at Beef O’ Brady’s Saturday night at 6:00.

Saturday weigh in is scheduled for 3:00 and Sunday at 1:00.

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Ford and Ford take the win on the Harris Chain and the Anglers of the Year title!

Gary and Thad Ford needed a good day to catch up to Wise and Campbell for the AOY race, and they had one! They boated 17.75 lbs, including the Big Bass of the tournament at 5.02 lbs. Gary said they caught most of their fish throwing Carolina rigs around hydrilla. Congratulations on both the win and Anglers of the Year!

James and Jamie Padgett took 2nd place with 14.96 pounds including a 4.96 pound big bass. They had their limit by 8:30 throwing spinnerbaits and senko’s around lily pads. James said the bite was on when a big storm ran them off their spot.

Chris Ferguson and Bryan Mason finished 3rd with 14.82 lbs. They had a nice 4.94 lb kicker. Consistently one of our better teams, they ended up 4th in the AOY standings. Chris said they caught most of their fish flipping weighted senko’s.

Next up is our 2 day Classic down at Lake Okeechobee launching out of Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina. 10439 State Road 78 West Okeechobee, FL 34974. We have 27 teams that qualified.

Since no team caught a bass that was exactly 5 lbs during the regular season, that money will be divided in half, and the bass closest to 5 lbs each day of the Classic will receive half.

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Bateman and Glaser take the win on Kissimmee Chain

Rick Bateman and Elwood Glaser took first place with 17.97 lbs on a hot, tough day on the Kissimmee Chain. With no fish in the live well at 11:30 am, we decided to go to a spot where we had caught a couple of small bass the previous day. We quickly caught a small limit, and were about to leave when Rick caught a 5 1/2 lb bass. A little while later, a 6.33 lb bass joined our bag!

Rick Bateman and Elwood Glaser

Gary and Thad Ford kept their AOY hopes alive with a 2nd place finish, bringing 15.42 lbs to the scales, including a 5.64 lb bass.

Thad and Gary Ford

Wesley Wise and Tony Campbell took third place with 14.79 lbs. This gives them a 7 point lead in AOY standings with 1 tournament to go. Could they 3-peat? Not sure that has ever been done in our club! They have 3 teams chasing them, so it could be a photo finish!

Tony Campbell and Wesley Wise

Jeremy Summers took Big Bass honors with a nice 7.66 lb bass!

Jeremy Summers 7.66 lbs Big Bass
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