Senior Sting Tournament on Lake Kissimmee Saturday May 11
Launch site Camp Mack
Eighteen anglers competed.
First: Luke Ferguson and Ryan Thomas 10 lbs 14 oz
Second: Shane Hines and Jarod Gadd 7 lbs 4 oz.
Third: Hunter Gadd and Shane Moss 4 lbs 11 oz
Fourth: Steven Singletary and Micah Patel 4 lbs 7 oz
Fifth: Place Kaitlyn Boswell and Gabe Gelb 4 lbs 5 oz
Big Bass Honors: Ryan Thomas 5 lbs 4 oz
43 launched from
Forty-three Lakeland Jr. Bassmasters, the team’s largest field yet, launched from Lake Rochelle on the Winter Haven Chain, Saturday, May 4. The anglers fished Rochelle and Haines with rattle traps being the dominant lure of the day. Ben Jenkins and Jacob Rogers won for each of their divisions placing both in the top five for Angler of the Year races.
11-14 year olds:
First: Ben Jenkins, 8.35 lbs
Second: Jackson Williams, 6.6 lbs
Third: Logan Hill, 6.35 lbs
Fourth: Joseph Esgro, 5.4 lbs
Fifth: Kyle Sheffield, 5.05 lbs
Big bass - tie between Kyle Sheffield and Ben Jenkins with 3.95 lbs
15-18 year olds:
First: Jacob Rogers, 10.55 lbs and big bass of 6.15 lbs
Second: Ryan Thomas, 10.10 lbs
Third: Cole Schmucker, 9.9 lbs
Fourth: Luke Ferguson, 8.9 lbs
Fifth Chandler Cornelius, 8.15 lbs
Next tournament is the FL B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Jr State Championship on Okeechobee, June 22-23, followed by Kissimmee on July 13. For club or tournament information, go to www.lakeland
juniorbassmasters.com or call club president Martin Bozeman at 863-640-8349.
Jackets split at the Clash
Jackets had a split squad on Saturday, March 30, half the team competed in the Bass Nation High School Series on Toho, the other half competed in the BHS Jackets Tournament Trail Clash on Crooked.
Jackets scheduled the Clash on Crooked last August, President Ryan Thomas and other Jackets wanted to keep that commitment. Cindy at Bob’s Landing supports us.
Clash on Crooked results:
Champions: Ryan Thomas and Steven Singletary 9 pounds, 9 ounces.
Second Place: Shane Hines and Hunter Gadd, 9 pounds.
Third Place: Austin Anderson and Jarod Gadd 4 pounds, 14 ounces.
Fourth Place: Cole Schmucker and Robert Wiggins 4 pounds, 12 ounces.
Big Bass Honors: Ryan Thomas 4 pounds, 10 ounces.