Upcoming Fishing Tournaments
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:10 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:10 a.m.
THE MOSAIC BASS CLUB will compete on the south Winter Haven chain out of Lake Shipp Park Saturday. Safe light to 2 p.m. Club for Mosaic employees only. Call Richard Blair at 863-844-5037.
THE LAKELAND JUNIOR BASSMASTERS will compete on the south Winter Haven chain out of Lake Summit Saturday. For information on tournaments or membership, call Martin Bozeman at 863-640-8349 or check www.lakelandjuniorbassmasters.com.
THE THONOTOSASSA TOAD SNATCHERS will compete on the Hillsborough River Saturday. No membership fee. Upcoming tournaments: April 6, Saddle Creek; May 4, Lake Gibson; June 1, Lake Parker; July 6, Hillsborough River; Aug. 3, Lake Thonotosassa; Sept. 7, new Medard Park; Oct. 5, Lake Gibson; Nov. 2, Lake Parker; Dec. 7, Classic on Lake Thonotosassa. Check www.ttsbassclub.com.
THE WINTER HAVEN LUNKER LOVERS will compete Saturday and Sunday on Lake Okeechobee out of Okeetantie. Upcoming tournaments: April 14, Kissimmee Chain out of Camp Lester; May 19, Lake Istokpoga out of Istokpoga Park; June 8-9, Harris Chain out of Buzzard Beach; July 7, Kissimmee Chain out of Camp Lester; Aug. 11, Lake Walk-in-the-Water out of county ramp; Sept. 8, Kissimmee Chain out of Camp Lester; Oct. 5-6, Lake Istokpoga out of Trail's End; Nov. 9-10, Classic on Kissimmee Chain out of Camp Lester. Call Colby Cotterill at 863-581-9697 or check online at http://lunkerlovers.com.
THE CAMP MACK OPEN ONE-MAN TOURNAMENT TRAIL on the Kissimmee Chain out of Camp Mack will compete Sunday. Tournaments the first Sunday of the month through October, with the classic Nov. 2-3. Entry fee $85 plus $10 for big bass. Safe light to 2 p.m. 80 percent payback each tournament, with 20 percent held for classic. Call Camp Mack at 863-696-1108.
THE SUNDAY OPEN SERIES TOURNAMENT trail will be in action Sunday on Lake Parker out of Sertoma Park. Tournaments every other week. Entry fee $30, including big bass. 100 percent payback. Safe light to 2 p.m. Call Willard Combee at 863-670-7647.
THE TAMPA PRO BASS trail will compete Sunday on the Harris Chain out of Hickory Point. 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 FISHING MISFITS will hold a club tournament for members only March 9 on the south Winter Haven chain out of Lake Cannon. No pros or guides. For boats with 100-HP outboards and under. Call Harry at 863-660-2054 or Larry at 863-287-2864, or check http://mysite.verizon.net/resqxc7y/.
THE WEST COAST COUPLES Bass Club will fish on Lake Walk-in-the-Water out of the public ramp March 9. Entry fee $55, including big bass. Membership $20 per couple. 100 percent payback. Call Fred Allen at 863-676-3764 or Chrissy Crocker at 813-927-0738.
THE BASS BANDITS will compete on Lake Reedy March 9. Call Joe Willis, tournament director, at 813-786-8901.
THE PERFORMANCE BASS ANGLERS will hold their Citrus Bash on Crooked Lake out of Bob's Landing March 9. For club members only. Visit www.performancebassanglers.com.
THE WATER'S EDGE BAIT AND TACKLE Bass Tournament trail will compete March 9 on Lake Rosalie out of Water's Edge Fish Camp. Entry fee $50 plus $10 for big bass. 100 percent payback. Boat ramp fee $5. One or two-man. Call Dave or Joyce at 863-455-6960.
THE FLORIDA CRAPPIE CLUB will hold a tournament on Crescent Lake March 9. 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. Call Harold McGhee at 813-215-9759.
THE XTREME BASS KISSIMMEE DIVISION will be in action March 10 out of Camp Mack. Entry fee $120 per team, including big bass. One-time membership fee $35 per angler. Safe light to 3 p.m. Upcoming tournaments: April 14, May 26, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, championship Oct. 25-27 on Lake Seminole. Check www.xbseries.com.
THE 2013 STUDENT ANGLER FEDERATION Florida High School Fishing State Championship is March 10 on Lake Toho out of Big Toho Marina at Lakefront Park for anglers in grades 9-12. Anglers check in on March 9 for The Bass Federation and FLW event. Register online at www.HighSchoolFishing.org.
THE FISHING FOR THE CURE Bass Tournament is March 16 on the south Winter Haven chain out of Lake Shipp Park. Entry fee $50 per boat. Benefit for Mulberry Relay for Life and team Sisters & Friends. Safe light to 1 p.m. Call Leann Collins at 813-731-3077 or Christie Faught at 813-388-3978.
THE ABA COUPLES FLORIDA DIVISION will compete on the Harris Chain out of Buzzard Beach March 17. Other tournaments: 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 PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA BASS TOUR will hold the Citrus Slam Bass Tournament on Lake Toho out of Lakefront Park March 22-24. Boater partners are needed to pair with disabled veterans. Entry fee for boater partners $50. Check www.pva.org/basstour or call Steve Jarrett at 813-391-4105.
THE REELIN-IN RELAY BASS TOURNAMENT is March 23 on Lake Kissimmee out of Camp Mack. Relay for Life of Bartow and the Bartow Police Department are holding the team tournament to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Entry fee $80 per boat plus $10 for big bass. 100 percent payback on big bass. Door prizes. For registration information, contact Bartow Chief of Police Joe Hall at email@example.com, 863-534-5034, 863-581-5013 or 850-832-6132. Registration forms also at Bailey's Bait and Tackle in Bartow or at Camp Mack.
THE CASTAWAYS BASS CLUB will fish on Lake Arbuckle out of the county park March 23. Call Johnny Lockaby at 813-833-5786 or check www.castawaysbassfishing.com.
THE TOHO MARINE ELITE ONE-MAN TOUR will be in action March 23 on Lake Harris out of Buzzard Beach. Entry fee $100. Membership $25. 100 percent payback. Safe light to 3 p.m. Upcoming tournament: April 27, Lake Kissimmee out of Camp Mack; May 25, Lake Istokpoga out of U.S. 98 park; June 22, Lake Harris out of Buzzard Beach; July 20, Lake Kissimmee out of Camp Mack; Aug. 31, Lake Okeechobee out of Scott Driver Park; Nov. 8-9, classic on Lake Toho ($200 entry fee for classic). Call tournament directors Jimmie Murphy at 352-789-5351 or Bob McDaniel at 407-557-0048.
THE LAKELAND BASSMASTERS will be on Lake Okeechobee out of Harney Pond Canal March 23-24. Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month at the Lakeland Elks Lodge at 7 p.m. New members are welcome. Upcoming tournaments: April 21, Harris Chain; May 26, Lake Istokpoga; June 16, Kissimmee Chain; July 21, East Lake Toho; Aug. 18, Kissimmee Chain; Sept. 22, Harris Chain; Oct. 19-20, Kissimmee Chain; Nov. 3, classic TBA. Check www.lakelandbassmasters.org.
THE LAKE WALES PO' BOYS Bass Club will fish the E.C. Smith Classic on Lake Walk-in-the-Water March 23-24. For qualifiers. Check www.lakewalespoboys.com for information, or call 863-781-0736 or 863-632-1643.
THE POLK COUNTY BASS AND SNOOK CLUB will compete on Lake Okeechobee March 23-24. The club is accepting new boater members. Visit the club website at www.polkcountybassandsnookclub.com or call Mike Howell at 863-646-2481.
THE OUTCASTS BASS CLUB Team Trail will fish on Lake Okeechobee March 23-24. Entry fee $60 per boat, including big bass. Membership $35 per angler. 100 percent payback. Check www.OutcastsBassClub.net or call 813-973-4509.
THE CAMP MACK TEAM TOURNAMENT TRAIL will be in action March 24 on the Kissimmee Chain out of Camp Mack. All tournaments out of Camp Mack on Sundays. Entry fee $65 per boat, plus $10 for big bass. 80 percent payback each tournament, with 20 percent held for classic. Must fish seven events to qualify for classic. Safe light to 2 p.m. Upcoming tournaments: April 28, May 19, June 30, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 29. Classic Oct. 12-13. Call 863-696-1108.
THE LAKELAND HAWG HUNTERS will fish on John's Lake near Clermont March 24. Call Doug Gary at 863-559-0094.
[ 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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