Royal Palm Bassmasters Fish Out Of Belle Glade

The Royal Palm Bassmasters held its monthly fishing tournament on Jan. 11 on Lake Okeechobee out of the Belle Glade boat ramp.

First place went to the team of Walt Zajkowski and partner David Zajkowski with five fish weighing 19 lbs., 3 oz. Second place was awarded to the team of Punk Duff and partner Dede Duff with five fish weighing 12 lbs., 6 oz. Third place was awarded to the team of Rick Eaton and partner Bill Latham with five fish weighing 11 lbs., 7 oz. The big fish of the tournament was 7 lbs., 1 oz., caught by the team of Walt and David Zajkowski.

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 boaters and non-boater members. For more information, e-mail and visit

ABOVE: Walt and David Zajkowski