Royal Palm Bassmasters Hold Fishing Tournament On Lake Okeechobee

The Royal Palm Bassmasters held a tournament March 8-9 on Lake Okeechobee out of the Harney Pond boat ramp.

First place was won by the team of Phil Northrop and partner Mike Addie, with five fish weighing 16 lbs., 7 oz. Second place was awarded to the team of Dennis Veclotch and partner Chris Schultz, with five fish weighing 11 lbs., 9 oz. Third place went to the team of Bryan Stavropoulos and partner Kiel Carr, with five fish weighing 9 lbs., 14 oz.

The big fish of the tournament was 4 lbs., 6 oz. (two fish at this weight) caught by Northrop and Addie.

The Royal Palm Bassmasters meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center.

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ABOVE: Mike Addie & Phil Northrop