Royal Palm Bassmasters Host Successful Tourney On Lake O

The Royal Palm Bassmasters held a fishing tournament Feb. 8 on Lake Okeechobee out of the Harney Pond boat ramp.

First place was won by the team of Chris Smith and partner Crystle Smith with five fish weighing 14 lbs., 2 oz.

Second place was awarded to the team of Phil Northrop and partner Mike Addie with five fish weighing 11 lbs., 10 oz.

Third place was awarded to the team of Dennis Veclotch and partner Chris Schultz with five fish weighing 7 lbs., 12 oz.

The big fish of the tournament weighed 6 lbs. and was 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, located at 100 Sweet Bay Lane. The club is now accepting applications for new boater and non-boater members. For more information, e-mail or visit

ABOVE: Mike Addie and Phil Northrop