We’re always glad to see the “out of towners” at Camp Mack, and last weekend’s Big Dawg Baits tournament at Camp Mack brought in quite a few of them.
In fact, the event brought a total of 24 boats, and 14 of them caught their limit.
First place went to Don Fisher and Shane Ness, both from Mascotte (in Lake County, west of Orlando). They had a total weight of 28.95 pounds and a “Big Bass” of 8.95 pounds. They took home $480.
Second place went to Ed Webb of Brooksville and Robert Glass of Floral City. They hauled in 19.15 pounds and pocketed $319.
Third was awarded to William Well and William Farmer, both of Plant City, with a total of 18.25 pounds. They got $260.
Fourth was Broc Foley of Umatilla and Lee Frye of Brooksville with a total weight of 17.80 pounds, good for a return of $120.
My reports are the big bass was caught on a watermelon red Big Dawg crawl worm in Lake Kissimmee with a flipping stick.
I should also mention that the Camp Mack store has a pit bull worm that is catching fish, and also a Camp Mack madness worm which seems to be doing well right now.
There is still plenty of action going on. This weekend is the Bartow High Bobby Lane Cup. The weigh-in for the Dec. 14 event is at the Camp Mack river stage at 2 p.m. contact Derrick Boswell in Bartow at 863-513-8877 for information.
The Lakeland Bassmaster will be back out at Camp Mack on Sunday for an open team tournament, running from safe light to 3 p.m. Cecil Douberly has information at 863-698-3365.
The Tampa Pro Bass trail will be back in our area on Jan. 5. That event will go out of Camp Lester. For information, call 863-696-1123.
By the way, in addition to fishing trips, I also book hunting trips for ducks and wild turkeys. Give me a holler at 863-605-2435.