Upcoming Fishing Tournaments
Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 9:36 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 9:36 p.m.
THE SUNDAY OPEN SERIES TOURNAMENT trail will hold open tournaments until January, with the first Nov. 25 on the north Winter Haven chain. Call Willard Combee at 863-670-7647.
THE TAMPA PRO BASS trail will compete Dec. 2 on the Kissimmee Chain out of Camp Lester. Upcoming tournaments: Jan. 6, East Lake Toho out of East Lake Fish Camp; Feb. 3, Lake Istokpoga out of U.S. 98 ramp; March 3, Harris Chain out of Hickory Point; April 7, Kissimmee Chain out of Camp Lester; May 5, West Lake Toho only out of Southport Park; June 1-2, classic on Lake Istokpoga out of U.S. 98 ramp. Entry fee $70 per boat, including big bass. Membership ($25 per angler) required. Safe light to 2:15 p.m. No trolling or dragging is allowed. Call John or Wendy Taylor at 727-403-6861 or 727-789-0525.
THE BOBBY LANE CUP is Dec. 15 on the Kissimmee Chain out of Camp Mack for all high school anglers. Fund-raiser for Bartow High School Yellow Jackets Fishing Team with Elite Series pro Bobby Lane the tournament host. Format is two-angler teams with a boat captain. Anglers must be in the Student Angler Federation. SAF membership is $25 per student (call 580-765-9031 for membership). Entry fee $10 per boat. Hours 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration meeting Dec. 14 at D.B. Bait & Tackle in Bartow from 6-8 p.m. with free hot dogs and drinks. Contact Derek Boswell, tournament director for Yellow Jackets, at 863-513-8877 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE ABA COUPLES FLORIDA DIVISION will compete on Lake Okeechobee out of Scott Driver Park Dec. 15. Other tournaments: Jan. 19, West Lake Toho out of Lakefront Park; Feb. 16, Lake Panasoffkee out of Tracy's Point; March 17, Harris Chain out of Buzzard Beach; April 21, Johns Lake; May 18, Lake Istokpoga out of Henderson's. Call Cary Wien at 305-522-1919 or check www.ABAcouplesFlorida.com.
THE WINTER HAVEN LUNKER LOVERS schedule for 2013 will be available in late November or early December. Call Jim Rose at 863-514-6582 or check online at http://lunkerlovers.com.
THE CAMP MACK OPEN ONE-DAY, ONE-MAN TOURNAMENT TRAIL on the Kissimmee Chain will begin the 2013 season Jan. 5. Call Camp Mack at 863-696-1108.
THE CASTAWAYS BASS CLUB will open the 2013 season Jan. 26 on the north Winter Haven chain out of Lake Rochelle. Call Johnny Lockaby at 813-833-5786 or check www.castawaysbassfishing.com.
THE FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB SOUTH AND WESTERN DIVISIONS will start the 2013 season Jan. 26 on Lake Tarpon out of Anderson Park. The North Division opens on the Harris Chain out of Buzzard Beach Jan. 12. Entry fee $50 plus $10 for biggest speck. Individuals or partners. Seven-fish limit. 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. No membership fee. Upcoming tournaments for the South and Western divisions: Feb. 23, Lake Manatee out of state park; March 23, Lake Istokpoga out of public ramp on 621; April 27, Lake Okeechobee out of Okeetantie; May 25, Lake Kissimmee out of Camp Mack; June 22, Crooked Lake out of Bob's Landing; July 27, Lake Walk-in-the-Water out of county ramp; Sept. 28, Lake Arbuckle; Oct. 26, Lake Manatee; Nov. 23, Lake Tarpon; Dec. 14, classic, Crescent Lake. No North Division tournaments on Polk lakes. Note that North Division tournaments on Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River have been switched. The St. Johns tournament is April 13 and the Monroe tournament is May 11. Call Harold McGhee at 813-215-9759 for the South Division. Call Darryl Cole at 352-516-0869 for the North Division.
THE LAKELAND BASSMASTERS meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Lakeland Elks Club at 7 p.m. New members are welcome. Check www.lakelandbassmasters.org or call Jim Hooven at 863-698-9772.
[ Send tournament notices or results to Del Milligan, P.O. Box 408, Lakeland, Fla., 33802, or fax to 802-7812. Deadline is Wednesday noon. Include date, entry fee and phone. ]
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