The Royal Palm Bassmasters held its monthly fishing tournament Jan. 12 on Lake Okeechobee out of Okeechobee City at the Lock 7 boat ramp.
First place was won by the team of Punk Duff (boater) with five fish weighing 12 lbs., 9 oz. and partner Dede Duff (co-angler) with five fish weighing 10 lbs., 6 oz., for a team weight of 22 lbs., 11 oz.
Second place was awarded to the team of Rick Rickenbach (boater) with five fish weighing 6 lbs., 9 oz. and partner Roxanne Rickenbach (co-angler) with five fish weighing 7 lbs., 15 oz., for a team weight of 14 lbs., 8 oz.
Third place was awarded to the team of Bill Latham (boater) with one fish weighing 15 oz. and partner Jason Moore (co-angler) with four fish weighing 12 lbs., 8 oz., for a team weight of 14 lbs., 14 oz.
The big fish of the tourney was caught by guest fisherman Jason Moore. It was a bass weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz.
The Royal Palm Bassmasters meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center at 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: Dede Duff