Royal Palm Bassmasters Fish Lake Okeechobee Out Of Belle Glade Ramp

The Royal Palm Bassmasters held a fishing tournament July 12 on Lake Okeechobee out of the Belle Glade boat ramp.

First place was won by the team of Rick Eaton and partner Bill Latham with five fish weighing 14 lbs.

Second place was awarded to the team of Mike O’Connor and partner J.R. O’Connor with five fish weighing 12 lbs., 13 oz.

Third place was awarded to the team of Phil Northrop and partner Mike Addie with five fish weighing 9 lbs., 9 oz.

The big fish of the tournament was 7 lbs., 12 oz. caught by the team of Mike O’Connor and J.R. O’Connor.

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 teams. Come and check out the fun you’ve been missing.

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ABOVE: Rick Eaton and Bill Latham