Royal Palm Bassmasters Host Tournament On Lake O

The Royal Palm Bassmasters conducted a fishing tournament on Sunday, Feb. 14 on Lake Okeechobee out of C. Scott Driver Park in Okeechobee.

First place was won by the team of Ed Huff and partner Mike Dillistin, who caught five fish weighing a total of 12 pounds, 10 ounces.

Second place was awarded to the team of Phil Northrop and partner Scott McCrea, who caught five fish weighing 10 pounds, 5 ounces total.

Third place was taken by Chris and Crystle Smith, with four fish weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces.

The big fish of the tournament was 3 pounds, 9 ounces, caught by the team of Bryan Stavropoulos and Kiel Carr.

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. Fishing enthusiasts are invited to come and check out the fun they’ve been missing.

For more information about the Royal Palm Bassmasters, e-mail or visit their web site at

ABOVE: First-place winners Ed Huff and Mike Dillistin.