Youth bass tournament set for Nov. 5

Joe Clements and his fishing partner show off their catches. Submitted Photo

Joe Clements and his fishing partner show off their catches. Submitted Photo

By Cindy Joint

In partnership and support of the Kissimmee Great Outdoor Day, the Osceola Anglers and Teen Sportfishing Association have partnered to have an “Angling for Education” bass fishing tournament on Nov. 5 at the Lakefront Park in Kissimmee.

The event begins at safelight until weigh-in at 3 p.m.

The format for this tournament is fun and unique! Instead of a traditional two-person team, the tournament will consist of a sponsor, a captain, and a student angler from either the Teen Sportfishing Association or Osceola Anglers High School Fishing Club.

If the sponsor needs a boat, captain or an angler, one will be provided for them. This is a five-fish limit tournament with prize giveaways for first, second and third places. There will also be a big fish award.

All proceeds will go toward scholarships for Osceola Anglers and to the Osceola County Teen Sportfishing chapter. These scholarships can be used for any continuing education following high school graduation.

The sponsorship fee is $300 and (if needed) includes the boat, captain, gear and a friendly and knowledgeable teen angler.

To register, or for more information, contact Lamar Chisolm at 407-908-9587, or email osceolaanglers@gmail.com.

The winners of the 1st Enigma Fishing Wildcard Open held on West Lake Toho last weekend was the team of Jim Miller and Blain Partee.

They had a two-day total of 35.10 pounds and took home almost $2,000 in prize money, not to mention brand new Enigma Rods for the both of them. The Osceola Anglers Fishing Club received a $250 donation.

Results from the Wednesday Night tournament held Oct. 12: Tane and Billy out-fished nine other teams for the top honors with 11.43 pounds. The Big fish of the night was 3.45 pounds.

West Lake Toho report: Water level is 54.75 feet above sea level with the locks closed and the water temperature is in the mid 80s.

We are long over due for cooler weather and should be expecting some this weekend. I hope you get the chance to get out on the water! Tight lines friends.