Monthly Archives: February 2014

Busy 3 Days Feb 28 – Mar 2 Boat Show Expo & Tournament

Feb 28 thru Mar 2 there’s plenty to do in the surrounding area starting with Millers Boating Centers 23rd Annual Boat Show & Expo. Many Bass & Saltwater Pro’s will be in attendance. Shaw Grigsby, Terry Scroggins, Rick Murphy….just to … Continue reading

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Feds County & City Officials Need To Open Their Eyes

After taking up permanent residency in the sunshine state in June 2009, my plan was to learn as much about lakes within a 50 mile radius as possible. Sure there’s plenty of them but access is limited to many….private property, … Continue reading

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Tri County Bass Club 2014 Schedule & Lake Rousseau Results

Tri County Bass Club held their monthly tournament at Lake Rousseau on Tuesday Feb 25th. The morning started out calm, partly cloudy, air temps low 60’s, water temp mid/upper 60’s. Last report from a tournament held 2 days prior had … Continue reading

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Randy Howell 2014 Bassmaster Classic Champion

After 3 days of intense fishing for the most prestigious award in bass fishing, Randy Howell pulled out all the stops and rose to the top of the field of 55 anglers to capture the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Howell, with … Continue reading

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Geico Bassmaster Classic Day 2 Bits & Pieces

The late George Jones released a song in 1985 called “The Race Is On”….and is it ever. Day 1 leader Randal Tharp had a 2 hour delay on day 2 while engine techs ran to meet him to change out … Continue reading

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Fishing’s Been Tough

There is a Fishing Report Forum hosted by Google Groups in which a dozen of The Villages Freshwater Fishing Club members participate.   These reports provide information about the catching—or not—in local fishing spots.  Here are some excerpts from the … Continue reading

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Donna – This One’s For You

While Bassmaster Elite Series professional anglers Greg Vinson, Mark Davis, and Gerald Swindle are fishing the top rated tournament of the year and possibly their career, “The Bassmaster Classic”, their minds aren’t totally on fishing this prestigious event. You see, … Continue reading

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2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic at Guntersville, AL Feb 21-23

Day 1 of this prestigious 3 day event starts at 7:00 AM CST. An array of colorful wrapped boats with anglers to match will take to the waters in quest to be the worlds best bass angler. Winning weights have … Continue reading

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A Gorgeous Day On Griffin But Catching Needs To Improve

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My neighbor Stan Lippian swung by the house with his rig at 6:45 am and I asked “Where we going?” He replied “Griffin”! I thought “good” because he’d mentioned Panasoffkee the day before and as much as I like Pan … Continue reading


Inaugural Boys & Girls Club Fishing Tournament April 12, 2014

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake & Sumter Counties will host this event in partnership with Brooker Bait & Tackle. Anglers will launch from Hickory Point Park on the Harris Chain of Lakes. This is an open team “Five … Continue reading

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