The Royal Palm Bassmasters held a fishing tournament Sept. 14 out of the J&S boat ramp on Lake Okeechobee.
First place was won by the team of Phil Northrop (boater), with five fish weighing 6 lbs., 5 oz., and partner Bill Latham (co-angler), with five fish weighing 17 lbs., 3 oz., for a team weight of 23 lbs., 4 oz.
Second place was awarded to Rick Rickenbach (boater), with five fish weighing 13 lbs., 6 oz., and partner Roxanne Rickenbach (co-angler), with five fish weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz., for a team total of 21 lbs., 12 oz.
Third place was awarded to the team of Punk Duff (boater), with five fish weighing 7 lb., 11 oz., and partner Punk Duff (co-angler), with five fish weighing 7 lbs., 6 oz. for a team weight of 15 lbs., 1 oz.
The big fish of the tournament was caught by Bill Latham, with a bass weighing 8 lbs., 14 oz.
The Royal Palm Bassmasters meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center. The club is now accepting applications for new members. For info., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.royalpalmbassmaster.org.
ABOVE: Phil Northrop