When FFC member Chip Austin reported his 11.5lb. Lake Griffin catch back in January I thought to myself that it’s gonna be quite a while before we see another fish that size. Well that “quite a while” turned out to be just under two weeks! Check this out. On February 1st I got a text message from FFC member Lou Benasutti stating that he had caught the “Fish Of The Month” for February. Knowing that some anglers tend to stretch the truth a bit by holding their catch close to the camera making it appear bigger or just guessing the weight but as I scrolled down I saw that Lou had attached some pics.
Well the scale pic said it all, 11lbs. 8oz. and caught in a Villages pond!
FFC member Frank Martines was close by, snapped the pics, and assisted Lou in registering his “Trophy Catch” with FWC. It was approved and along with a cool t-shirt Lou took advantage of the $75 off a Enigma pole and plans to order a fiberglass facsimile of his catch from New Wave Taxidermy. WTG Lou!!
More February Reports
For some reason fish have been “Socially Distancing” themselves from anything that I have thrown but others have been quite lucky. On February 20th, FFC member Wayne Barksdale reported a 8lb. 6oz. Lake Griffin catch taken with a Magnum Junebug Bug.
FFC Club President Randy DiSanto reported a 7lb 4oz. Villages pond Bass
and FFC member Rich Haessley reported a 5lb. 12oz. and a 4lb 1oz. taken with a wacky rigged Senko at Poinciana pond.
FFC club treasurer Len Durscholz closed out the month with this 4lb. 20z. catch.
Thanks to all who have reported and sent in pics. Keep them coming.