Big Bass Biting at Miami Whitewater Forest

All, Fishin' Line

Miami Whitewater Forest Lake was the site of the second Great Parks Bass Series tournament of 2020 on Sunday, July 26. There were 32 teams of anglers who spent six hours testing their fishing skills on this hot summer day. Although the lake water was hot at 84 degrees, it was clear and full of plush weed beds and acres of lily pads offering great hiding places for the beautiful bass that reside in this lake.

Brent Jones and Ryan Zwick
Brent Jones and Ryan Zwick

Many nice fish were brought to the scales and all were released alive back into the lake. A huge thank-you to all the anglers for taking great care of the fish. During the tournament, there were four bass caught that weighed more than 4 lbs. each. Tim and Tom Haas caught the biggest bass of the day, which tipped the scales at 4.77 lbs.!

The teams were fishing for a five bass limit, and 21 of the 32 teams successfully caught fish. Julio Delgado and Paul Regensburger won the tournament with a limit that weighed 11.4 lbs. They caught their winning fish on jigs. The duo was awarded $759.50 in Great Parks gift cards and plaques.

Jason Stock and Jody Andrzejewski
Jason Stock and Jody Andrzejewski

Brent Jones and Ryan Zwick finished second place with 10.02 lbs. They won $542.50 in Great Parks gift cards and plaques. Jason Stock and Jody Andrzejewski finished third with 8.59 lbs. and won $325.50 in Great Parks gift cards and plaques.

Our next Bass Series tournament will be at Winton Woods Lake on Saturday, August 8, from 7 a.m.–1 p.m. The entry fee is $70 per two-person team, including boat rental. Winton Woods Lake is the largest lake in Hamilton County, and home to a terrific population of fish. I expect many limits to be caught and a winning weight exceeding 13 lbs.!

Register online to ensure your spot in the next Great Parks fishing tournament. Please arrive with ample time before the tournament and follow our new regulations to maintain social distancing.

The fish are waiting … come on out and try your luck!

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Neal Ramsey
Director of Guest Experiences, West Region