Royal Palm Bassmasters Fish Out Of Lake Placid

Mike O’Connor

The Royal Palm Bassmasters held a fishing tournament March 23-25 on Lake Istokpoga out of Henderson’s Fish Camp in Lake Placid.

First place was won by Mike O’Connor with eight fish weighing 22.91 pounds. Second place was awarded to the team of Chris and Crystle Smith with eight fish weighing 18.43 pounds. The team of Phil Northrop and Russ Clothier took third place with nine fish weighing 17.11 pounds.

The big fish on the first day of the tournament was 6.15 pounds, caught by Mike O’Connor. The big fish on the second day was 4.48 pounds, caught by the team of Chris and Crystle Smith.

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.