September 19, 2015
For over two hundred years our veterans have answered the country’s call to defend freedom anywhere, anytime. They have sacrificed time with family, friends and the hobbies they love. The Bass Capital BassMasters of Palatka, FL is giving back to our veterans through the 7th Annual Veterans Appreciation Bass Tournament.
I would like to send special thanks to the Okeechobee Tourist Development Counsel and Kathy Scott for their support for this event with a monetary contribution. Their contribution was a large portion of the money required to conduct this event. Each competitor, boat captain, parents, volunteer and staff received dinner on Friday and Saturday at no cost. Thanks to Pogey’s Restaurant and Domino’s Pizza.
Special thanks also goes out to Adam Trieshman of Witch Doctor Rods, Okeechobee Fishing Head Quarters, Carl Lewis, Robert Miller SR, Denali Rods, King Fisher maps, Joe Medlock, Gander Mountain, Pogey’s Restaurant , Domino’s Pizza, and especially the parents who donated their time. Each participant received a shirt and Plaque.
This event was second to none. A special thanks to the boat Captains who volunteered their time and boats. There are too many individuals and companies to list that contributed products and time to make this event a success. This was a great example of the overall attitude of the Okeechobee community.
Junior State Championship 2015 ages 11-15
|Gage Smith||Bass Capital Jr. BassMasters||5/5||21.93||5.91||21.93|
|Jacob Groene||Lakeland Jr.Hawg Hunters||5/1||17.40||1.00||4.92||16.40|
|Cole Murrow||Bass Capital Jr. BassMasters||5/4||9.24||0.25||8.99|
|Caleb Clifton||Bass Capital Jr. BassMasters||5/5||8.93||8.93|
|Gavin Green||Lakeland Jr.Hawg Hunters||5/3||8.97||0.50||3.25||8.47|
|Kyle Brewer||Lakeland Jr.Hawg Hunters||5/5||7.15||7.15|
|Jayden Kenney||Lakeland Jr.Hawg Hunters||5/3||7.30||0.50||6.80|
|T J Davis||Bass Capital Jr. BassMasters||5/2||7.44||0.75||6.69|
|Chace Henry||Bass Capital Jr. BassMasters||3/3||5.97||3.82||5.97|
|Chandler Padgett||Bass Capital Jr. BassMasters)||5/5||5.41||5.41|
|Jon Jon Hansell||Lakeland Jr.Hawg Hunters||3/2||3.16||0.25||2.91|
|Drew Love||Bass Capital Jr. BassMasters||2/2||2.00||2.00|
|Jesse Taylor||Bass Capital Jr. BassMasters||1/1||1.73||1.73||1.73|
|Baily Tilley||Lakeland Jr.Hawg Hunters||1/1||1.42||1.42||1.42|
|Garrett Manley||Lakeland Jr.Hawg Hunters||1/1||0.77||0.77||0.77|
|Coner Gifford||Lakeland Jr.Hawg Hunters||0/0||0||0|
|Michael Ennis||Bass Capital Jr. BassMasters||0/0||0||0|
|Dalton Dunn||Lakeland Jr.Hawg Hunters||0/0||0||0|
Junior State Championship 2015 ages 16-18
|Brent Overturf||Bass Capital Jr. BassMasters)||5/5||15.06||6.45||15.06|
|Nico Groene||Lakeland Jr.Hawg Hunters||5/5||12.25||5.29||12.25|
|Daniel Cheung||River City Christian Youth Club||5/4||11.53||0.25||11.28|
|Harry Linsinbigler IV||Lakeland Jr.Hawg Hunters||5/5||9.70||3.14||9.70|
|Steven Coleman Jr||Lakeland Jr.Hawg Hunters||5/5||5.77||5.77|
|Colby Cowart||River City Christian Youth Club||5/5||5.59||5.59|
|Christopher Teaford||Bass Capital Jr. BassMasters||4/4||5.19||5.19|
|Austin Cants||Bass Capital Jr. BassMasters||5/4||5.30||0.25||5.05|
|Robert Schmehl||River City Christian Youth Club||1/1||2.03||2.03||2.03|
Upcoming Board of Directors meetings
February 8, 2015
April 19, 2015
July 19, 2015
October 25, 2015
All meetings will start at 10 AM at Bass Pro Shops in Orlando.
Update from last meeting
During the Board of Director's meeting in November the decision was made to allow sixteen and seventeen year old to fish as non boaters for the 2015 season. During 2014 trail eighty plus percent of percipient surveyed agreed this would be in the best interest of the Florida Bass Federation. This will allow the juniors to move to the adult tournament trail this year or fish with the high school programs.
Congratulations to the Florida Bass Federation State Team for 2015. They will compete in the TBF Southern Regional on Lake Norman in North Carolina. The tournament is scheduled for the first week of June 2015. FBF appreciation goes out to the members that participated in the State Championships in Palatka, Florida on October 11 $ 12, 2014. The board of directors look forward to seeing the qualifiers for the 2015 State Championship on Lake Okeechobee.