Monthly Archives: March 2014

Villages Outdoor Expo Starts Out With A Bang

Mar 29-30 was the annual Villages Outdoor Expo held at La Hacienda rec center. Unfortunately Saturday many vendors were proudly displaying their wares outside when Mother Nature decided to unleash her fury and dump 2″ plus rain. Of course you … Continue reading

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Bassmaster Elite Anglers Wife Loses Battle With Cancer

Donna Menendez, wife of Mark Menendez, lost her battle today against pancreatic cancer. Donna leaves behind her loving husband and 2 young children. The fishing industry mourns her loss and sends prayers to the Menendez family. Steve Henderson

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Apr 5 Big Bass Tournament Guaranteed 1st Place $3000

April 5 Lake Panasoffkee will be the location of Generals Sumters Last Stand Big Bass Tournament spearheaded by Sumter County Tourism. 1st place is guaranteed $3,000. This is the first time Sumter County Tourism has put on a tournament as … Continue reading

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“POW” Chris Lane Hammers It Home On St. Johns

  Chris Lane brought in 15-0 today to win the Bassmaster Elite Tournament on the St. Johns River. Lanes total weight was 90-13. Lane said he caught his fish on black & blue worm & a black & blue Senko … Continue reading

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St. Johns River Palatka FL Day 4 Top 12

Starting with 108 anglers and now we’re down to 12. Chris Lane  *               75-13 Davey Hite *                63-5 Mark Davis *           … Continue reading

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The Villages Freshwater Fishing Club Fish Fry

The traditional fish fry of deep-fried Crappie, prepared by Darlene and Robert Edmonson and the usual tasty sides were provided to 63 diners.

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Day 2 & Classic Champs Vying For Win At St. Johns

As predicted the weights were heavy today compared to yesterday and that catapult was engaged….at least for some anyway. Mark Davis started off the day with a 10-2 & total weight 26-7 bringing high praise from the crowd. Although that … Continue reading

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Champ Randy Howell On Point At St. Johns

Bassmaster Classic Champion Randy Howell is day 1 leader of the 108 Bassmaster Elites on the St. Johns River in Palatka, FL. Howell said during cold weather he used his Livingston Lure to win the Bassmaster Classic. Today he stuck … Continue reading

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Tri-County Bass Tournament Circuit

This tournament circuit is for anglers 55 & older. Entry fee per tournament is $8 with a one time charge of $10 to cover Big Bass pot at the end of the season. For tournament information contact Phil McNeil 352-634-2608. April … Continue reading

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Villages Bass Tournament Banquet Is Redeeming Activity For a Sparse Fishing Day

Food was plentiful and tasty, as catered by Oakwood Grill.  It consisted of pulled pork, chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, and bread. The awards program was entertaining and humorous because of the lack of awards-worthy Bass.  Randy Disanto, Tournament Chairman … Continue reading

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