Royal Palm Bassmasters held its monthly fishing tournament Sunday, July 15 out of the Belle Glade boat ramp on Lake Okeechobee.
First place was awarded to the team of Larry Payne (boater), with five fish weighing 12 lbs., 14 oz. and partner Herman Parker (co-angler) with five fish weighing 9 lbs., 15 oz., for a team weight of 22 lbs., 13 oz.
Second place was awarded to the team of Walt Zajkowski (boater), with five fish weighing 5 lbs., 11 oz. and partner Randy King (co-angler), with three fish weighing 6 lbs., 8 oz. for a team weight of 12 lbs., 3oz.
Third place was awarded to the team of Mike O’Connor (boater), with four fish weighing 6 lbs., 8 oz., and a dummy weight of 4 lbs., 0 oz. for a total weight of 10 lbs., 8 oz.
The Big Fish of the tournament was caught by Larry Payne: a bass weighing 5 lbs., 5 oz.
Royal Palm Bassmasters meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center (100 Sweet Bay Lane). The club is now accepting applications for new boaters and non-boater members. Come and check out the fun you’ve been missing.
Above: Larry Payne and Herman Parker