Meneley, Avilla grab big bass title at Bass N Boats open

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Dustin Meneley, left, and Arnold Avilla took big bass with this 5.70 pounder Avilla caught during the Bass N Boats open tournament Jan. 15 on Lake Alfred.
Dustin Meneley, left, and Arnold Avilla took big bass with this 5.70 pounder Avilla caught during the Bass N Boats open tournament Jan. 15 on Lake Alfred.

Fishing Results

Ken Singletary and Steven Singletary had 10.85 pounds to win the Bass N Boats open tournament Jan. 15 on Lake Alfred. Sunai Rutledge and Jeff Rutledge took second place with 9.70 pounds. Wendy Norton and Barry Norton placed third with 8.15 pounds. Dustin Meneley and Arnold Avilla had big bass with a 5.70 pounder.

Carl Carmichael and Darryl Robey had 19.79 pounds to win the Polk County Bass Assassin’s open tournament Jan. 15 on the Winter Haven South Chain. Mark Robey and Mike Robey had 19.50 pounds and big bass with a 7.07 pounder to win second place. Terry Phillips and Aaron Phillips placed third with 18.42 pounds.

Dave Graham and Keith Butts had 20.75 pounds to win first place in the Kissimmee Bass Series Senior tournament on March 13 on the Kissimmee Chain. Wayne Yohn and Walter Owens were second with 20.22 pounds and also had big bass with a 7.53 pounder.

Gary Yearry and Chris Jones had 21.40 pounds and big bass with a 7.44 pounder to win first place in the Lake Wales Po Boys Bass Club open tournament Jan. 9 on the Winter Haven Chain. Cheryl Brewer and Kyle Brewer were second with 15.96 pounds. Joshua Whitchard and Jacob Schuh were third with 15.13 pounds.

The Xtreme Bass Series Central Florida Division tournament scheduled for Jan. 16 on the Winter Haven South Chain was postponed due to Sunday’s inclement weather.

The Xtreme Bass Series Toho Division tournament scheduled for Jan. 16 on Lake Toho was postponed due to Sunday’s inclement weather.

Upcoming Tournaments

The Happy Hookers Bass Club will host an Open Big Bass Tournament Jan. 22 at Lake Clinch out of the city ramp. The tourney is open to all anglers. Time is safe light to 12:30 p.m. Entry fee $30 per angler of which $15 goes to club and $15 towards first place only payout. For more information, contact Scott Jackson at 863-528-2265 or visit the Happyhookers Club on Facebook.

The Bass Bandits of Brandon tournament series begins its new season Jan. 22 on the Kissimmee Chain out of Grape Hammock Fish Camp. Launch is at safe daylight and weigh-in is at 3 p.m. The club is currently seeking new members. Club membership fee is $50 per angler and tournament entry fee is $100 per two angler team. For more information contact Shane Walls at 813-431-2397 or Lindsey English at 813-759-3069.

The next Big Bass Shootout Tournament is Jan. 22 on Lake Ariana. Entry fee is $30 a boat with one or two anglers. Weigh-in is one, live fish only. Time is safe light to 1 p.m. For more information, contact Billy Hart by text at 863-267-1732 or email at williehrt@gmail.com

Carl Carmichael, left, and Darryl Robey had 19.79 pounds to win the Polk County Bass Assassin's open tournament Jan. 15 on the Winter Haven South Chain.
Carl Carmichael, left, and Darryl Robey had 19.79 pounds to win the Polk County Bass Assassin's open tournament Jan. 15 on the Winter Haven South Chain.

The next Lake Wales Po Boys Bass Club tournament is Jan. 23 on Lake Kissimmee out of Grape Hammock Fish Camp. There is a $35 membership fee per year with a $50 per team tournament entry fee and $20 per team big bass pot. All tournaments are safe light to 2 p.m. The club is seeking new members. Contact Terry Nesbitt at 863-232-6897 and Carl Carmichael at 727-463-4802 or visit lakewalespoboys.com.

The next Xtreme Bass Series Kissimmee Division tournament is Jan. 23 on Lake Kissimmee out of Camp Mack. Entry fee is $120 per team and $35 membership fee per angler. Time is safe light to 3 p.m. For more info, go to www.xbseries.com or call Brian Stahl at 813-470-0963.

The Lakeland Bassmasters’ Draw Trail tournament series begins its new season Jan. 23 on the Winter Haven Chain out of the Lake Shipp Park ramp. Launch is at safe daylight and weigh-in is at 2 p.m. The club is currently seeking new members. For more information contact Jayson Hooven at 727-260-2368 or at hoovenfish76@yahoo.com.

The next Florida Crappie Club tournament is Jan. 29 at the Rodman Reservoir out of the Kenwood Boat Ramp. Entry fee is $60 per boat for seven fish aggregate and big fish. Sign up is from 5:45 a.m. until 6:45 a.m. Tourney time is 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call Tony Strollo at 352-584-6970.

The next Mosaic Bass Club tournament is Jan. 29 at Lake Kissimmee out of Grape Hammock Fish Camp. The tourney is open to Mosaic employees only. Please be launched and ready to fish by safe daylight. Weigh-in is at 2 p.m. For information contact Richard Blair at 863-581-1523.

The next Sunshine State Crappie Trail tournament is Feb. 5 at on Lake Okeechobee out of the Okee-Tantie ramp. One-time season membership fee is $50 and tournament entry fee is $100. Registration is from 5:15 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. Time is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Weigh in is at 4 p.m. For more information contact Scott Stephenson at 772-643-1451.

The next Lone Fishing Club tournament is Feb. 5 at Lake Pierce out of the public ramp. For more information call Walt Hunziker at 407-284-0277 or email at whunziker@tampabay.rr.com.

The next Pond Jumpers Tournament Trail event is Feb. 5 at Lake Panasoffkee out of the Pana Vista ramp. There is a $20 member fee to join and $60 tournament fee. Time is safe light to 2 p.m. No boats allowed over 90 horsepower and no pro anglers or guides are permitted. For more information contact Johnny Johnson at 352-584-7328.

Gary Harmon, a winter resident of Babson Park from Watsontown, Pennsylvania, caught these good size speckled perch at Crooked Lake last week.
Gary Harmon, a winter resident of Babson Park from Watsontown, Pennsylvania, caught these good size speckled perch at Crooked Lake last week.

The next Happy Hookers Bass Club tournament is Feb. 6 at Lake Alfred out of the Lion’s Park ramp. Time is safe light to 1:30 p.m. Entry fee $50 per boat which includes big bass. For more information, contact Jumbo Jordan at 863-286-2089 or visit the Happyhookers Club on Facebook.

The next Winter Haven Lunker Lovers’ tournament is Feb. 6 at Lake Istokpoga out of the Istokpoga Park ramp. The draw meeting will be held Feb. 1 at the Pantry Modern Diner in Auburndale. The Lunker Lovers tournaments are for members only. To inquire about becoming a member or for more information call David Glenn at 863-559-0824, Lamar Middleton at 863-224-4050 or go to lunkerlovers.com.

The next Kissimmee Bass Series Senior tournament is Feb. 11 on the Kissimmee Chain out of Camp Lester. Anglers must 50-years-old and above and may fish as a team or solo. For more information contact Charlie Wynperle at Cwynperle@aol.com.

The next CATCH’EM CRAPPIE tournament, held by Hoppy’s Marine, is Feb. 12 at Port Hatchineha. Time is safe light to noon. Up to four anglers per boat with a $60 fee per boat, plus $5 ramp fee. Heaviest six fish go towards place prizes and big fish. For more information, or to sign up for the tournament, call Matt Ingram at 863-412-5207 or Catch’em Crappie at Facebook.

The next Freedom Bass Anglers tournament is Feb. 12 at John’s Lake out of the county ramp. Time is safelight to 2 p.m. Membership at this time is closed. For more information email Charles Matlock at matlockcn@gmail.com.

The next MacDill Bass Busters tournament is Feb. 12 on Lake Toho out of the South Port ramp. Entry fee is $50 per boat of which $5 goes to the big bass pot. Call Jim Sellers at 727-430-1889 for more information or email hwood43@msn.com

The next Fishing Misfits’ tournament is Feb. 12 at Lake Reedy. This tournament is for members only. No boats allowed over 115 horsepower and no pro anglers or guides are permitted. Sign-up starts at 5:30 a.m. For more information call Harry at 863-397-6597 or Larry at 863-287-2864.

The Bass N Boats and will hold their first club tournament Feb. 19 on Lake Reedy. Launch is at safe daylight and weigh-in is at 3 p.m. Club membership fee is $50 per boat and $55 per tournament entry fee. The club is seeking new members. For more information contact Ken Singletary at 863-651-7607 or Brant Sims at 321-246-2385 or visit Bassnboats.com.

The Polk County Bass Assassin’s will hold their first club tournament of the season on Feb. 19 on Lake Parker. Entry fee is $40 per boat including big bass. Time is safe light to 2 p.m. The club is accepting new members for the 2022 season. Membership fee is $35 per angler. For more information contact Jimmy Saxon at 863-581-5939 or go to www.facebook.com/bassassassinsofpolkcounty/.

The next Toho Marine Elite One Man Tour tournament is Feb. 20 on Lake Istokpoga out of the U.S. 98 ramp. For more information contact Charlie Wynperle at Cwynperle@aol.com or Toho Marine at 407-892-3200.

The Lakeland Bassmasters’ Team Trail tournament series begins its new season Feb. 26 on the Harris Chain out of the Hickory Point ramp. Entry fee is $80 per angler and $20 for big bass. Launch is at safe daylight and weigh-in is at 3 p.m. The club is currently seeking new members. For more information contact Jayson Hooven at 727-260-2368 or at hoovenfish76@yahoo.com.

The next Toho Marine-Bartow Ford Elite Pro Team Trail is March 12 on the Kissimmee Chain out of Camp Mack-Guy Harvey Resort. For more information contact Charlie Wynperle at Cwynperle@aol.com or Toho Marine at 407-892-3200.

Send tournament notices or results to Ledger Correspondent Michael Wilson at fishingresults@theledger.com. Deadline is Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

This article originally appeared on The Ledger: Carmichael, Robey grab top spot at Bass Assassin's open