Last October the FFC put on a bass tournament in The Villages that was called the “Pro Challenge” headed by Leesburg professional angler Tim Frederick on the Pro side and FFC member Chip Austin on the challenge team side. At the end of that tournament Frederick’s team got beat by 5 ounces. At today’s FLW weigh in on Lake Okeechobee at Clewiston FL it came down to a nail biter. After 4 days of competition Frederick won the FLW Tour tournament by 1 lb 2 oz catching a largemouth bass over 8 lbs during the last 10 minutes. Frederick said he fished the same water for 4 days and he was blessed to catch the size of fish he’d caught. He competed against the best in the business. He will now be ranked among those that are considered to have risen to the top. Frederick missed qualifying for the Forrest Wood Cup tournament last year but with a win under his belt and the next tournament on his home water, the Harris Chain, he said he feels good that he’ll make the cup. Things are starting off great this year with Falcon Boats & GMC Truck just to name 2 of his new sponsors.
Congratulations to Tim Frederick that took home $100,200 for weighing in 20 bass in 4 days that totalled 85 lb 4 oz. Second place paid 30k to Bryan Schmitt. 60th place was the final spot to receive any $$$ & still paid 10k. There were 186 professional anglers & 182 co-anglers. Winning co-angler received $20,000 after weighing in 10 bass for 2 days totaling 42 lbs 1 oz.
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