Fishing Report – May 22, 2013

Fishin' Line

Sharon Woods Bass League
Team Penderski didn’t even weigh in a fish and still won the Sharon Woods Bass League, finishing with 123 of 140 possible points. They brought home the grand prize of a $500 Bass Pro Shops shopping spree, two rowboat season passes and an entry into the Bass Series Championship. Congratulations Jody Andrezewski and Curtis Pendergrass!

Yates and Huegel Strike Again
Six teams entered the May 18 Panfish Cup tournament at Winton Woods Lake. The winning team was no surprise: Frank Yates and D.J. Huegel from Cincinnati. The grandfather/grandson combo has won every Panfish Cup tournament this year. They caught 58.06 pounds of crappie and bluegill on small jigs at the five-hour tournament. Over the course of the six Panfish Cup events, they have caught 226.85 pounds of fish!

Bass Series at Winton Woods
We had 26 teams enter into the first Bass Series tournament of the year on May 19 at Winton Woods Lake. It was a gorgeous morning for fishing with the high temperature of 84 degrees and an overcast sky.

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Winners Jamie Rains and Craig Stephanie caught the only limit of the tournament with five fish weighing 9.02 pounds. They took home the grand prize of $546 worth of prize certificate money. Brian Freeman and Chris Stanforth finished in second place with four fish weighing 8.07 pounds. There were 16 teams in the tournament that caught fish. Most of the fish were caught on soft plastics.

Freeman & Stanforth

Freeman & Stanforth

The top 20 anglers of the Bass Series will fish the Bass Series Championship at Winton Woods for a shot at a $1,000 shopping spree to Bass Pro Shops. The next Bass Series tournament will be held on June 15 at Miami Whitewater Forest.

New Moon Showdown
Test your gear and skills against some of the biggest catfish in Ohio at Miami Whitewater Forest Lake at the New Moon Showdown. Weigh-in your largest six fish to win. (We have been weighing in 20–40 pound catfish at the lake on a daily basis throughout this spring!) The entry fee is $60 per team and includes boat rental. The tournament is on June 8 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration starts one hour before the start of the tournament.

Michael Brech, Harbor Manager