Apparently 20 pound bags are becoming common-place here in Ohio. After two straight weekends with 20 pound limits being caught in tournaments held on Burr Oak Lake, it was Clear Fork Reservoir‘s turn to drop some jaws.
The team of Mike and Chris Shoemaker weighed a five fish limit during the Team Bass Xtreme Mid Buckeye Division season opening tournament on Clear Fork Reservoir Sunday that literally broke the scales! When all five fish were placed on the scale, it maxed out at 25 pounds. So the tournament directors split up the fish and weighed three of them first, which went 16.52 pounds, and then the other two, which weighed 11.08 pounds. Do the math – that’s 27.60 pounds of Ohio grown largemouth! They also had the tournament big bass, which went 6.48 pounds. Congratulations on the bag of a lifetime guys.
The Team Bass Xtreme Mid Buckeye Division will be visiting Clear Fork Reservoir again on June 9th. It’s not too late to join the circuit and get in on the action. If you are interested, please visit the TBX Mid Buckeye Division homepage.
Here are the full results from the tournament.
A number of other tournaments took place around the state this weekend (details below). Be sure to check out the Results page frequently for complete Ohio bass tournament coverage.April 21st – Ohio Bass Nation – Rocky Fork Lake 58 anglers competed in the Ohio Bass Nation season opening tournament on Rocky Fork Lake Sunday. First place went to Kyle Sears of the Cincinnati Bass Club, who weighed five fish for 12.52 pounds. Big bass was caught by Todd Thompson of the Buckeye Nation Bassmasters, a 4.94 pound largemouth. Here are the full results from the event. OBN Rocky Fork Results from 4-21-13 April 20th – Portage Lakes Bassmasters Portage Open If it weren’t for the Clear Fork results, the PLBM open tournament on Portage Lakes would have definitely been the lead story today. 50+ anglers braved the snow and wind in Saturday’s open. The bass clearly didn’t mind the unfavorable conditions! The team of Ditty and Ditty slugged a MASSIVE 23.18 pound bag to take the top spot. They also took big bass honors with a 5.93 pound largemouth. What a bag!!!! Photos will be posted in the Results page as soon as they are available. Here are the money winners. 1st – Ditty – Ditty – 23.18 lbs. + 5.93 Big Bass ($675) 2nd – Long – Stevens – 12.31 ($300) 3rd – Schneider – Cory – 11.75 ($240) 4th – Pettry – Collins – 10.03 ($200) 5th – Hooper – Langenfeld – 9.94 ($150) 6th – Jarvis – 8.96 ($125) 7th – Blackert – Reed – 8.61 ($100) April 20th – Team Bass Xtreme Central Division – Buckeye Lake 35 boats competed in the TBX season opener on Buckeye Lake Saturday. Anglers faced post-frontal conditions, and starting temperatures of 37 degrees. Mike Reeves and Marshall Yarnell won the tournament with a five fish limit that weighed 12.66 pounds. The top finishers from the event. A picture of the tournament leaderboard. Big bass for the tournament was caught by the team of Meadows and Forster, and weighed 4.04 pounds. April 20th – KSU LaDo Bass Qualifier #1 – LaDue Reservoir 32 teams competed in the windy, snowy and down-right cold KSU LaDo Bass season opening event on LaDue Reservoir. The team of Hyland and Borling weighed four fish that went 7.07 pounds for the win. Big bass weighed 4.06 pounds, and was caught by Perry and White. Here are the Complete Results. __________________________________________________________________ Joe Balog’s Goby Replica Contest For all of you smallmouth fanatics, here is your chance to win a guided bass fishing trip with touring professional Joe Balog on Lake St. Clair! To enter the drawing, simply visit Balog’s Goby Replica Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joe-Balogs-Goby-Replica/266910359994987 and “Like” it. Balog has an awesome track record on the Great Lakes and St. Clair, and the winner of this trip will get a chance to spend a day on the water learning his secrets.