Cops and Bobbers event brings community together for fishing.

Officer Souci and Denn John Middle School Student Johntavis Jenkins during the Cops and Bobbers, Hooks and Ladders event.

Officer Souci and Denn John Middle School Student Johntavis Jenkins during the Cops and Bobbers, Hooks and Ladders event.


On November 4, The Kissimmee Police Department held the First Annual Cops and Bobbers, Hooks and Ladders fishing event. Children in the community were invited to join our local Police Officers and Fire Rescue Personnel for a morning of fishing off the banks of the Kissimmee Lake Front. Part of the Boat Basin is still closed due to Hurricane Irma, therefore spots were limited and space was tight. But in all, the event had a great turn out with participants ranging in age of 4 years old thru 13 years. The Resource Officer from Denn John Middle School, Officer Succi was there and spent time with a student, some parents also used this opportunity to join in and fish with their child as well. It was good to see that. Academy Sports provided the fishing rods and Big Toho Marina supplied the bait. I am looking forward to them holding this event again.

The Osceola Anglers High School Fishing Club held a tournament on Lake Cypress and Lake Hatchineha last Sunday. The overall winners were Linda Evans and Payton Wiggins representing Harmony High School. Their five fish limit brought in 19.87 pounds to the scales. Following them in Second Place with 15.92 pounds was the duo of Triston and Travis. And rounding out Third Place was Jackson and Dawson with 11.04 pounds. 35 teams participated in the tournament. The Club will be participating in the Bobby Lane Cup out of Camp Mac next month.

The Osceola Teen Sportfishing Association participated in the All County Tournament on the Harris Chain of Lakes last weekend. The top five weights for Osceola were: Zach Boggs 9.72, Cole Cayden 9.69, Caleb Simmons 8.59, Grady Johnson 8.44 and Anthony Cilladi 7.24.

This weekend the Toho Marine Elite One Man Series is having their end of the season Championship Tournament down on Lake Okeechobee. Those who finished in the top 30 qualified to fish. Stay tuned for the results!

Well folks, The Thanksgiving Holiday is upon us…I do hope it is beautiful weather for fishing should you have time off of work. Maybe spend Black Friday on the Lake and not in the Mall. If you are venturing out Thanksgiving Morning, Big Toho Marina will be open at 5:30 am until 10:30 am only. And if you want something different for breakfast that day, Mark will only be cooking up his traditional Waffles and Ice Cream . Happy Thanksgiving and Tight Lines friends.