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Michael Guiles
"hawghawler" - Guest Blogger

22 pounds takes Harris Chain tournament

Guest Blog by: Michael Guiles 7/23/2012
A week ago we had our monthly tournament, it was out of the buzzard beach ramp on Lake Eustis. It was a little windy but wasn't too bad to run across the lake. We had twenty one boats and caught a total of seventy six fish. The big fish for the tournament was a solid 6.92 pound bass. This fish was part of the 22.25 pound bag brought to the weigh station by Larry and Larry.  They annihilated the competition because second place dropped down to 14.73 pounds. An almost eight pound drop is a big difference.

Limits were caught all over the Harris Chain. The winners went through the Dora Canal to find the winning stringer. Limits were also caught in Lake Griffin, Lake Eustis, big and little Lake Harris. Fish seemed to be everywhere, but finding keepers was a problem for some of us. Lots of fish but they were unusually small for this chain of lakes.

Next month we are going out of Crows Bluff on the St Johns River. A lot of people will be heading north to Lake Woodruf and Lake Dexter, while some will be heading to Blue Springs area. Hope to see everyone out there.
Mike has been fishing for 50 years. The first 16 years of fishing was for trout in the streams of Massachusetts. At 22 he moved to Florida for work and took up a whole new type of fishing “saltwater”. For the next several years he learned in-shore and off-shore fishing techniques. There was also the occasional shrimping expedition. At the tender age of 40 Mike then found even another form of fishing “Bass Fishing”. Chasing this elusive predator became Mike’s latest obsession. His motto is "I'd rather be fishing".
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