Mark Lundgren and Santos Solis Jr. 2016 Help Our Heroes Winners!
The approaching storms must have scared off all the anglers at the May 24 Wednesday night tournament. Only four teams showed up for what turned out to be a winner take all match. The team of Mark Lundgren and Charlie Harrelson were the overall winners. Joe Clements and Dustin came in second, and Terry Seagraves and his partner took third.
Remember these tournaments are every Wednesday night. Launch is at 5 p.m. sharp out of the Kissimmee Lakefront ramps, $35 per boat.
The American Bass Anglers (ABA) Ram Truck Open Series out of Lake Toho on May 20 brought some impressive sacks to the scales.
First place and winner of $5,000 was Jeremy Smith from Plant City, with a five-fish stringer and 26.68 pounds. He caught most of his limit before 8 a.m. using Rat-L-Trap One Knockers and worms. Second place went to Thadeus Ragan out of West Park with 23.05 pounds and a nice payday of $1,250 . In third place and taking home the Big Fish prize for a giant 11.54 pounder was Darrel Cranor of Lakeland.
… Captain Brian Pounds tells me that not much has changed from his last Mosquito Lagoon report. The middle and south sections are still holding huge schools or redfish in a foot or less of water around massive finger mullet pods. Hugh trout are also in the area.
This is also a salt water license free weekend. No license is required to fish, so if you have never tried your luck, take advantage of the opportunity.
… Camp Mac on the Kissimmee Chain June 10 is the next stop for the Toho Marine Elite One Man Tour. Catch the weigh-in if you are in the area. You must be a registered member to fish but you can join anytime. For more information visit www.tohomarine.com and click tournaments.
Today at the Joe Overstreet Ramp on Lake Kissimmee is the Help Our Heroes tournament Come check out the live weigh-in at 3 p.m.
Have a great first weekend of June and Tight Lines.