Royal Palm Bassmasters Fish Out Of Clewiston Boat Ramp

Phil Northrop and Russ Clothier.

The Royal Palm Bassmasters held its monthly fishing tournament on Jan. 17 on Lake Okeechobee out of the Clewiston boat ramp.

First place was won by Russ Clothier and Phil Northrop with five fish weighing 15.62 pounds. Second place was awarded to the team of Mike O’Connor and Bill Latham with five fish weighing 15.56 pounds. The team of Taylor Renney and Joe Stowell took third place with five fish weighing 10.89 pounds. The big fish of the tournament was 5.50 pounds, caught by Shannon Ghetti and Rick Rickenbach.

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. For more information, e-mail, visit the group’s Facebook page @Royal Palm Bassmasters or call (561) 644-6269.