In the beginning SCBF at East Lake Toho

Mike Hampton

Here we go again, even if there is a virus, pandemic, mandates, shortages, long lines, high prices and a lot of opinionated people. The new season put everyone on a level playing field (or lake ) and no one has the advantage. All it will take is one lucky cast or one right decision to make your day. Many returning members are ready to make this year better than the last one, along with some new members who want to fish with the best. The twenty-seven teams, who showed up at Ralph V.

SCBF 2020-2021 Season "CLASSIC"

Matt Byrd

The SCBF club members have spent the past eleven months trying to get to this day as the final eleven teams met at the West Lake Toho's City Ramp to decide the "Classic" champion for this season. The club has held the end of the season classic for the past 33 years and have had many defining moments that makes this club one of the best in Florida. The club history, organization, participation, ideals and fellowship remains the driving force behind each successful year.

SCBF Lake Washington Results

Matt Byrd

The wrap up tournament for the 2020/2021 season has finally come to an end and the club can celebrate another successful year. The year saw many first with three teams ending up with a limit at every tournament, an increase in the number of members and the addition of a new lake to fish. There were many challenges to overcome such as, medical problems, weather, travel, equipment and just plain old bad luck. The officers and the club members had to deal with them all which makes the club better, stronger and more diverse. No other bass club in central Florida can match this club.

SCBF at Blue Cypress Lake

Matt Byrd

The bite was on as twenty one teams ventured out to Blue Cypress Lake to try out there luck. With no shortage of fish biting all but two teams came back to the scales with a limit of Bass.

First place went to the team of Fred Reid and Jimmy Haggerty with their winning bag weighing in at 16.14 pounds which included the biggest bass of the tournament which weighed a hefty 6.65 pounds.

The team of Alan Elder and Daville Williams managed to finish in second place. Their bag weighed in at 12.54 pounds and also included another Blue Cypress stud weighing 6.20 pounds.

SCBF at Miami-Garcia

Matt Byrd

The club arrived at Miami-Garcia impoundment Sunday morning in Fellsmere with 25 teams, to find the lake level slightly down but not bad, the wind had subsided, weather report looking good, mosquitos out in force and the hydrilla and pads growing at a fast rate. I guess SJRWM had not got the word and started spraying yet. The morning check-in went along as usual except for a few stragglers who arrived very late and made the job of the secretary very hard and more confusing than usual.

SCBF compete at Three Forks Marsh for the first time.

Matt Byrd

This year was the first time the Space Coast Bass Finatics added Three Forks Marsh to their annual roster. Twenty two teams managed to squeeze into the basin by the boat ramp before carefully taking off. Everyone did a great job of safely navigating the tight waters without any incident. With many different places to fish in the marsh it seems that Sattori ended up being the place to be. The teams who were brave enough to navigate the treacherous trail south towards Sattori through the trees faired the best resulting in four of the top five finishes.

SCBF Return to Lake Okeechobee

Matt Byrd

Twenty one teams embarked on the journey down to Harney Pond Canal boat ramp to try out their luck this year on the Big "O". Hopes were high just as the water was compared to the couple years prior. There wasn't much sleep had for the few who lucked into an all night fish fry outside their room complete with corn hole and a mens choir singing together in tune, unless you were like Clayton and just stayed out all night before the tournament. The wind was fair and steady all weekend but not too bad and the water temperature was hanging out around a comfortable 74 to 78 degrees.

SCBF February Showdown at West Lake Toho.

Matt Byrd

As the club gathered for the second tournament of the year and the sixth tournament of the season the hopes were high for landing some of those giant spawning bass we all know the Kissimmee chain holds. Some teams faired better than others like Mike Hampton and Tim Kopf who managed to wrestle in one of those giants big enough to take over the top spot of Big Bass Honors so far for this season. Good job guys!

First place went to the team of Roger and Aaron Marek weighing in a hefty 16.96 pound bag anchored by a nice 6.21 pound West lake Toho stud.

SCBF Kicks off a New Year at Lake Kissimmee.

Matt Byrd

With the year 2020 in the rear view mirror, twenty four teams showed up early and ready to kick the new year off with a bang. Other than some nasty vegetation blocking the ramp and causing some people to spin their tires until they got traction, the morning launch went as smoothly as possible.

First place went to the team of Clyde and Raymond Taylor with their star studded bag weighing in at 19.00 pounds and included the Big Bass of the day coming in at a solid 7.86 pounds which helped them clinch their first win of the season.

Christmas Time at Miami Garcia

Matt Byrd

While everybody was preparing for the holidays the club met a couple weeks early to avoid interfering with people's plans. It was a beautiful day on the lake and plenty of fish caught with a total of twenty two limits out of twenty three participating teams.

First place went to the team of Greg Clark and alternate Santos Solis Jr. with a solid bag weighing 17.50 pounds. Their bag was anchored with a hefty Largemouth weighing 5.21 pounds and falling just shy of Big Bass Honors.