Student Angler Federation State Tourney On Toho March 10

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2:06 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2:06 a.m.

Student fishing teams from Polk County will compete in the Student Angler Federation Florida High School Fishing State Championship on Sunday, March 10, at Lake Toho out of Big Toho Marina at Lakefront Park.

The Bartow High School Yellow Jackets Fishing Team will field several teams in The Bass Federation event for students in grades 9-12. TBF is partnering with FLW and the Osceola County Department of Tourism.

Winners advance to the FLW/TBF High School Fishing National Championship next spring. The championship will be held in conjunction with the FLW College Fishing National Championship at a site to be named.

For registration information, check


Specks Up to 2 Pounds in Johns Lake Tournament

Darryl and Terri Cole boated a speckled perch just shy of 2 pounds on Johns Lake near Clermont on Saturday and won the Florida Crappie Club tournament.

The Coles caught the 1-pound, 15.2-ounce speck on buttercup-and-white Skipper jigs tipped with Rosy Red (also called gold) minnows in 9-12 feet with Wally Marshal rods 14- to 16-feet long.

Their winning limit of seven specks totaled 10 pounds, 5.4 ounces.

Tommy Kinsler and Larry Smith had the second-largest speck, 1 pound, 12.4 ounces.

John Hill Sr. and John Hill Jr. of Eagle Lakefinished second overall with 8 pounds, 4.4 ounces slow-trolling Hooker Ice Jigs tipped with 2-inch Missouri minnows on B&N rods 16-18 feet long. The Hills designed the jig in orange, blue/white and aqua colors.

The club's next tournament is on Lake Manatee Feb. 23 out of the state park.

Call Mike Benjamin at 941-920-4778 for information.


PVA Needs Boat Partners

Boat partners are needed to support disabled veterans in the Paralyzed Veterans of America Citrus Slam Bass Tournament on Lake Toho March 22-24. The cost is $50 for boat partners.

Register online at Or call Steve Jarrett at 813-391-4105, or Wayne Webber or Kevin Poindexter at 813-264-1111.

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