The Florida division began the 2018 season in the same place we started last year, where 2017 Points Champions John Brazzell and Josh Davis rewrote the FOM single day record. This is the first of seven stops this year as we have expanded to cover some water from North Florida. I would like to welcome our new teams: Jeremy McRae/James Hatch, Patrick and Robbie Robertson, Tyler & Mike Graham, Richard & Brock Nearhoof and Jason & Dell Danes!
The Friday night meeting was held at the First Christian Church in Kissimmee. Chef Vince lambert prepared some barbeque chicken for the group and his daughters were in attendance to assist with the registration. Lance was our guest speaker and newly anointed Deacon of the church. He talked to us about standing in front of the “judge” and choosing direction or action in following Jesus. The meeting concluded with door prizes: a Duckett ghost rod, Berkley powerbaits, line, hooks and scent, a Yeti tumbler, boat number 1 and two of the new Fishers of Men hats.
The weather for the event was not favorable for the picky Florida bass. The temperature dropped throughout the day and the wind did not make it any easier. Dan and Jeremy Smith took first place and “Big Bass” with 16.38 lbs, followed by Bryan Heaberlin and Mike Robinson with 13.02 lbs. The defending Points Champs are still in the running with their 3rd place finish. We will be back in action in two weeks on Kissimmee.
Toho - 01/19/18
|Place||Team||Members||# Fish||Big Fish||Gross||Penalty||Net Wt||Points|
Alfred (Robbie) Robertson|
James Wade Jr|