Miami Whitewater Forest Lake was the site of the fourth 2016 Bass Series tournament on Saturday, July 9. There were 25 teams that entered the contest, and 20 of them weighed in a combined 104.44 pounds of fish. The lakes has weed beds, matted weeds and lily pads, which are key areas to target post spawn fish. Frogs, creature baits, worms and jigs were all used to catch fish on this sunny day.
Nick Ranes and Andy Thomas came in first, winning $563.50 in Great Parks’ gift cards. Their five-bass limit weighed 12.03 pounds, and they caught their fish on frogs. Julio Delgado and Paul Regensburger finished second with four bass that weighed 11.41 pounds. Paul also caught the biggest fish of the day (4.67 pounds) on a jig. He won a gift card to Hamilton Bait & Tackle for big bass, and he and Julio won $402.50 in Great Parks’ gift cards. Steve and Shawn Gardner finished third with four bass that weighed 11.35 pounds. They won $241.50 in Great Parks’ gift cards.
The next Bass Series tournament will be at Winton Woods on July 24. It will run from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. and costs $70 per team to enter. Winton Woods is a very good crankbait lake, and square bills will likely dominate. I hope to see you there!
Neal Ramsey, District Recreation Manager