Clearwater and Horseshoe
After 5 tournaments, the team of Torrie Oswald and Bob Biehler lead in the year end point race. Torrie and Bob have fished in all 5 events and have an accumulated point total at 486.99. 6 teams have fished 4. 8 teams have fished 3 events. With 4 more tourney’s before the Year End Tournament, there is still plenty of time for teams to qualify (a minimum of 4 tourneys must be fished to qualify for the Y.E.T.
As of right now, and hearing from several teams, I am expecting the Yr End Tournament to have between 25 and 35 teams. Should be a very nice field. Remember, the team who has fished a minimum of 5 and accumulates the highest point total will receive a free entry into the Year End Tournament.
Results from the Horseshoe and Clearwater events:
· Clearwater: 23 teams, good weather, and a little tougher fishing for most than what we have experienced in the past 2 yrs. James Chapman and Eric Fabano brought in 5 nice largemouth bass weighing in at 17.49# -- taking first place. 2nd went to John Zvorak and Mike Larson with 16.68#. 3rd went to Tony Dvorak and Dustyn Gerads with a 16.49 # bag. Big fish – went to James and Eric @ 5.24 # largemouth.
· Horseshoe: 24 teams. The tournament was delayed 1 hr due to heavy rain and possible strong storms. Again, tougher conditions than in previous yrs…with Tony Hatten and Matt Seymore taking first @ 15.84 #. 2nd place with 14.67 # went to Mark Shirley and Matt Garfield. 3rd went to Eric Fabano and James Chapman. Big fish…a 2 way tie with the teams of Shirley/Garfield & Hatten/Seymore each bringing in a 4.09 # largemouth. Only 5 smallies were caught out of 120 fish caught.
Complete tournament results attached.
The next tourneys are East/West Rush on Sunday July 12th. Followed in a few weeks by 2 events in the Alex area…Le Homme Dieu on Saturday Aug 8th, and Minnewaska on Sunday Aug 9th. The final qualifying event will be held on Bay Lake on Sunday Aug 23rd. please check your schedule and get your entries in as soon as possible.