The 50 plus bass anglers held their monthly tournament out of the Mullet Lake Park ramp on the St Johns River. The rain held out after an early morning downpour and made for a good day on the water. Some anglers struggled with the low water level even after the recent rains, while others came in with their five fish limits. Leon Golinski came in with the winning weight of 9.66 pounds and big bass at 3.76 pounds, second place was Bill Kappes at 9.11 pounds with Walter Gilmore coming in a distant third at 6.19 pounds. The first two places headed north our of the ramp while the next two positions headed south. Early in the morning there were some schooling bass at the lemon bluff turn but they were not cooperating with the anglers. I only saw two caught out of all the bass slamming the bait. The next tournament for the club is on Lake Dias. This is a smaller lake but tends to have some decent size bass. I will see you at the meeting and later on the water.
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".