The Royal Palm Bassmasters held a fishing tournament on April 15 on Lake Okeechobee out of the Harney Pond boat ramp. The fishing was tough with 25 to 30 mph winds and rough waters.
First place was won by Phil Northrop and Russ Clothier with five fish weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces.
Second place was awarded to the team of Ed Huff and Rick Butenbach with five fish weighing 13 pounds, 1 ounce.
The team of Paul Schrein and James Wilkinson took third place with five fish weighing 10 pounds, 10 ounces.
The big fish of the tournament was 6 pounds, 8 ounces, caught by Phil Northrop and Russ Clothier.
The Royal Palm Bassmasters meet on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (561) 644-6269.