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Michael Guiles
"hawghawler" - Guest Blogger

Lake Toho tournament

Guest Blog by: Michael Guiles 6/25/2015
The West Volusia Bass Anglers held their monthly tournament on Lake Toho out of Richardsons Fish Camp. The weather was hot and humid but the rains never showed up.The lake was very low so launching boats was a chore for many, the water levels were two to three feet lower than last year. Twenty one boats showed up to try their luck on this big bass lake. Out of the twenty one boats there were sixteen limits.Two teams left early with zeros, the heat must have gotten to them.

Four teams came in with weights over twenty pounds. The winning weight was 26.49 pounds caught by Doug Chance and his partner Danny Stringer, they made the long run to Lake Kissimmee and it paid off with the win. Second place went to Mike Sikes and Randy Grosswald with a nice bag weighing 22.1 pounds, a close third went to club president Butch Mckee and his partner Glenn Rogers with 21.17 pounds. Closing out the top four was the team of Gary Thompson and Buddy Cohrs at 20.21 pounds, Gary helped out with two bass over seven pounds. This tournament provided a lot of nice fish with seven bass weighed in at over seven pounds each. Big Bass was caught by Brandon Watson and it weighed in at 8.14 pounds.

Next month we will be on Crescent Lake for the first time in many years. This should even the playing field a little because nobody will have an advantage fishing this area.
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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