REDDING, Calif. – K.C. Harris of Shasta Lake, Calif., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 11 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win the EverStart Series Western Division event on Lake Shasta with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 42 pounds, 2 ounces. For his victory, Harris earned $29,918.
“Usually the wind plays into my strategy,” Harris said. “But this week, I was not really keen on the wind. I guess I really can't complain at all though. I fished last year's EverStart event and I didn't do very well, so now I'm doing great after today. It was tough, but overall, the bag sizes today were about what I expected to see.
“I had one key area that I fished for half of the day each day,” Harris continued. “Once I would get a limit, then I would go run points and other structure looking for a good bite. I was fishing anywhere from 5 to 15 feet for the most part. If I needed a fish, I would go out to 30 feet sometimes, and I could usually pull a couple out.
Anglers may keep one snook between 28 and 32 inches total length per day in the allowable harvest areas only. Fishermen targeting snook must have a snook permit as well as a saltwater license unless they are exempt from having a license. Using snatch hooks and spears is prohibited.
It is illegal to buy or sell snook.
The harvest of snook remains closed in all of Florida's Gulf of Mexico state waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County, until Aug. 31. Anglers may still catch and release snook during the closure, but the FWC encourages everyone to handle and release these fish carefully to help ensure their survival upon release.
This Gulf closure went into effect Dec. 15, 2010, after the population was impacted by prolonged cold weather. The closure will give the Gulf snook population time to rebound. A stock assessment completed by the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute is due to the Commission in 2012.
and click on "Saltwater" for more information on snook.
The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida's Atlantic coastal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River.
Photo courtesy of FLW- Brandon Medlock, 2012 EverStart Series Southeast Division Winner Lake Okeechobee
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – Brandon Medlock of Lake Placid, Fla., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the EverStart Series Southeast Division event presented by Mercury on Lake Okeechobee with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 68 pounds, 2 ounces. For his victory, Medlock earned $35,000.
“I am shocked,” said Medlock who won for the second year in a row. “I was shocked last year when I won and I’m even more shocked this year. It’s a little unbelievable.
“I was surprised a little bit by this week’s weights, I really thought it was going to take 80 pounds to win,” Medlock went on to say. “When I came in on the first day with a little over 17 pounds I thought I had blown the tournament completely. Yesterday was a phenomenal day for me with the 35-pound sack. I made all the right decisions and it paid off. I don’t think there was one thing that I did wrong yesterday. Everything went my way, it was incredible.
WASHINGTON - Two Kentuckians and their caviar companies pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to trafficking in and falsely labeling illegally harvested paddlefish (Polydon spathula). Steve Kinder, along with his wife, Cornelia Joyce Kinder, both of Owenton, Ky., owned and operated Kinder Caviar Inc. and Black Star Caviar Company. Those companies were in the business of exporting paddlefish eggs as caviar to customers in foreign countries.
The rule change, which does not apply to Bassmaster Open, B.A.S.S. Federation Nation, College B.A.S.S. and other events, clarifies the intent of long-standing rules permitting only one rod, one reel and one cast at a time. No longer permitted are double soft jerkbait rigs, drop shot rigs with jigs used as weights, double topwater setups and other multi-lure rigs, such as "umbrella rigs."
The change becomes effective Feb. 1 and includes the upcoming Bassmaster Classic at Shreveport-Bossier City, La., Feb. 24-26.
Elite Series Rules Committee members, comprised of 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series qualifiers, seemed most concerned about new multi-lure rigs such as The Alabama Rig, which Bassmaster Elite Series pro Paul Elias used to win an event on Lake Guntersville in October. In the weeks since, tens of thousands of the multi-lure devices have been sold, and they have proved extremely effective in both recreational and competitive fishing.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - B.A.S.S., upon the recommendation of its Bassmaster Elite Series Rules Committee, has amended its tournament rules to limit anglers competing in the Bassmaster Classic and Bassmaster Elite Series to the use of a single lure during practice and competition.
OK fans here you, The following is a list of the Top 10 shows played on Fish Bait Radio
in 2011. The top 10 list was chosen by the best shows with the highest combine numbers of Replays,Live Listeners and likes.We would like to thank you the fans for a great 2011 year and making the show what it is today and helping us grow every day. We look forward to a great 2012 season with many more great shows for you to enjoy along with our new saltwater shows for this season which has already show it is a hit with the fans, and also our guest for the bass fishing shows
in 2012 like Pro Angler Chuck Bellerby III
, who has already set record numbers in 2012..So here they are, The top 10 shows from 2011 starting with #10.
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KHFAC- This awesome little guy got his angel wings yesterday, Robby passed away on his Birthday Jan 10, 2012. Before he lived out his life Robby got his wish in taking part in hunts that was sponsored by Kids Hunting For A Cure. Robby seen on the right with big smiles and his prized deer. We really need to fight hard to cure cancer..thats what khfac and kffac is all about.
"Kids Hunting For A Cure" & "Kids Fishing For A Cure" (KHFAC) is a non-profit organization which provides financial support to reach hospital/foundations dedicated to developing cure for cancer and childhood diseases. Monies are raised by children and adults through community-sponsored outdoor events designed for youth. Additionally, KHFAC promotes youth personal growth and appreciation of nature through adults mentored outdoor activitieshttp://khfac.orgIF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SEND A CARD TO LITTLE ROBBY'S FAMILY HERE IS THE ADDRESS JAMIE CHANDLER 9031 Fletcher Dr, Pevely MO 63070God Bless, Our thoughts and prayers go out to Robby's
family and friends but also in this sadness we would like to say thank you to Jeff May and everyone at KHFAC in making Robby's dreams come true.Please feel free to post any comments below and we will make sure his family see's them.
Suspect arrested thanks to community support in McMillan case
Palm Beach Post
is reporting that a suspect has been arrested in the case of the murder of beloved Okeechobee angler and Belle Grade grocery store owner. Jimmy McMillan, winner of the 2009 FLW Series bass fishing tournament on Lake Okeechobee was murdered last Monday at his grocery store in Belle Grade, Fla. The surveillance camera caught the suspect on film and the shots were circulated in the community by friends and law enforcement.
This won't bring back a beloved part of our fishing family. Everyone that knew Jimmy liked him. His son Brandon is an up and coming angler, winning the FLW Tour Open on Okeechobee in February 2011.
For the full report from the Palm Beach Post
, click this link at PalmBeachPost.com
Brunswick, GA - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division (CRD) will host two public information meetings on proposed legislative changes to the way saltwater fishing is regulated. The meetings are scheduled for January 18th at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in Richmond Hill and January 19th at the Southeast Georgia Conference Center on the campus of the College of Coastal Georgia. Both meetings will begin at 6 PM. Public input gathered at the meetings will be provided to the Georgia General Assembly for their use as they consider new legislation.