Royal Palm Bassmasters Fish Out Of Clewiston Boat Ramp

Billy Latham and Scott McCrea.

The Royal Palm Bassmasters held its monthly fishing tournament recently on Lake Okeechobee out of the Clewiston boat ramp.

First place was won by Billy Latham and Scott McCrea with five fish weighing 13 pounds, 8 ounces.

Second place was awarded to the team of Dennis Veclotch and Chris Schultz with five fish weighing 9 pounds, 9 ounces.

The team of Phil Northrop and Russ Clothier took third place with five fish weighing 8 pounds,13 ounces.

The Big Fish of the tournament was 3 pounds, 7 ounces, caught by R.J. and Rudy Leddick.

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 and alternates. For more info., e-mail, visit or call (561) 644-6269.