The Royal Palm Bassmasters held its monthly fishing tournament Saturday, May 10 out of the Clewiston boat ramp on Lake Okeechobee.
First place was won by the team of Rick Rickenbach (boater) with five fish weighing 10 pounds, 2 ounces and partner Roxanne Rickenbach (co-angler) with five fish weighing 15 pounds, 6 ounces, for a team weight of 25 pounds, 8 ounces.
Second place was awarded to Larry Payne (boater) with five fish weighing 10 pounds, 15 ounces and a co-angler added weight of 9 pounds, 6 ounces, for a team total of 20 pounds, 5 ounces.
Third place was awarded to the team of Mike O’Connor (boater) with five fish weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces and partner Bill Latham (co-angler) with five fish weighing 11 pounds, for a team weight of 19 pounds, 5 ounces.
The Big Fish of the tournament was caught by Rick Rickenbach, with a bass weighing 5 pounds, 8 ounces.
The Royal Palm Bassmasters meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center, located at 100 Sweet Bay Lane. The club is now accepting applications for new boater and non-boater members. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.royalpalmbassmasters.org.
ABOVE: Rick Rickenbach