Lake Kissimmee windy day tournament, October 30, 2016

2016-10-30 Iler/Cruce with 16.18 Pounds of 1st Place Bass at Kissimmee

The SCBF started off last month with a bang and this month was even better as a record number of teams showed up at the Overstreet Landing ramp. Twenty-three teams arrived ready to go even if the weather report was calling for 15 plus mph winds and overcast skies. The lake was just as unpredictable as the weather with water temperature around 72.5 degrees, clean clear water, lots of hydrilla and pads, along with the two foot waves white capping in the lake.


Mike Calloway's 7.99 lb BIG BASS

This was a great start to the 2016-17 year for Space Coast Bass Finatics. Twenty teams arrived at the ramp ready to go, in spite of the hoards of mosquitoes and pesky bugs. Most of the old teams have returned along with several new teams as well as a few alternates, which only improved the clubs competitiveness. We welcome our new friends, some from as far away as Ormond Beach like Lloyd and Jennifer Hamilton or Kirk Williams from Palm Coast, but most were from Brevard County.

SCBF CLASSIC on Lake Poinsett

Dwayne Haga and Dave Metzler with the first place catch

The results of the final tournament of the year for the club were almost predictable from the previous months. Teams that had been doing good all year continued to dominate the top spots. The weather cooperated for most of the day as the rain held off until the middle of the weigh-in and the wind did not get up as much as was anticipated.

Space Coast Bass Finatics Classic Teams

The following teams worked hard all year and now have the opportunity to compete in the 2016 BASSMASTER CLASSIC to be held on Lake Poinsett.

Team 1. Larry Cruce and Tim Iler, winner of the Bassmaster of the Year with 316 points
Team 2. Jackie Barber and BJ Biles , BJ is the winner of the Big Bass of the 2015-2016 year
Team 3. Dwayne Haga and Dave Metzler, new President and Vice- Persident for 2016-2017
Team 4. Jimmy Blount and Jack Berry, Jack is the new Treasurer 2016-2017
Team 5. Bill Groseclose and Fred Reid, weighed in a limit at every tournament this year

SCBF finishes the 2015-2016 year on Lake Washington

Jimmy Blount and Jack Berry take first place

The final tournament for SCBF this year was at Lake Washington Sunday the 31st and fifteen teams competed not only against each other but against low water levels, high mosquito count, and temperatures in the mid 90s. The cloud cover helped keep the temperature down somewhat but the fish did not cooperate like that had in past years as the weights were lower. The only big catches seem to have come from an abundance of mud fish and garfish which everyone had their fair.

Mike Calloway wins ABA/AFT at Toho


After five seconds and three third place finishes Mike finally wins one at Toho. Fishing in Lake Kissimmee he totaled 12.59 pounds and big bass for the tournament weighing 4.98 pounds.

Hot times at Lake Poinsett

2016-06-26 Haga/Metzler With 21.91 for 1st at Poinsett

The day was one of right and wrong decisions for the thirteen teams that came out to the boat ramp in the coolness of daybreak at Lake Poinsett. Should we stay in the lake, go to the north river, go to Lake Winder, go to south river or maybe we should go all the way to the dam at Lake Washington? The weather was not going to help, as the sun was relentless and the wind changed direction, when there was any, and the rain swept across the area quickly but did drop the temperature just when it got to hot to continue for some people.

Prelude to Poinsett?

2016-06-22 Jimmy Blount with an 8.5 Prefishing for Poinsett

Mr. Jimmy Blount encountered a beautiful big headed lady while pre-fishing for Poinsett. Mr. Berry says she was around 8 1/2 pounds despite her svelte figure. Nice bass indeed.

SCBF at Lake Kissimmee

2016-05-22 Buddy Perry with solo 20.98 for 1st Place at Kissimmee

The Club assembled at the Overstreet Landing at Lake Kissimmee Sunday May 22nd and was met with a full moon and winds blowing out of the northwest.The past weeks rainfall and constant wind had turned the lake dirty in most places but if clean water could be found bass would be there. The water level had come up about a foot and the back water areas were now opened up to the club members. Most teams reported that the bass were biting early and shut off during the afternoon.

SCBF members win Strike Zone on Lake Washington

Don Hinman and Matt Hinman took the classic tournament on Lake Washington on Saturday with a mega bag weighing 21 plus pounds. The win along with the Calcutta netted they a nice payday along with bragging rites for the next year. The team of Jimmy Blount and Jack Berry finished in the fourth position with 15 pounds and walked away with some very nice rods donated by Halo. Congratulations to all the members who participated in the Strike Zone Tournament Trail this year.

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