Don and Matt Hinman Win with Record Bag at Lake Washington

Mike Calloway and his 7.24 pound big bass at Lake Washington (2014-07-27)

The Space Coast Bass Finatics concluded the 2013/2014 regular season on July 27 at Lake Washington. The weather was hot and so was the bite. Don Hinman and his son Matt Hinman of Palm Bay caught a whopping 23.33 pound 5 fish limit to win the event. Tim Iler of Port St. John and Larry Cruce of Titusville weren't far behind with 5 fish for 22.81 to earn second place. Mike Calloway of Titusville and Cliff Semonski of Oak Hill weighed 5 fish for 21.72 to finish third. Calloway's 7.24 pound lunker was the tournament's biggest fish and the new all-time club record for biggest fish at Lake Washington. All of the top 3 teams surpassed the old all-time club record of 20.96 pounds for heaviest 5 fish stringer at Lake Washington set back in September of 2006 by Barnette/Haga.

In case you are wondering why you aren't looking at the Hinmans or Curce/Iler holding up some fish, the answer is simple. There aren't any photographs. Calloway is the only one who made a point to take a photo. We need an official club photographer. Volunteers welcome.

Air Temperature: lower 80s to lower 90s
Water Temperature: mid 80s
Conditions: calm and sunny first thing in the morning becoming mostly sunny with a hint of a SW wind at times

The winners reported catching their fish using the following tricks: