That was a beautiful afternoon with a warm wind occasionally, partly cloudy in the 70s. Water temps in the mid 50s and slightly stained most places we went this afternoon. I guess there were a lot of other folks who decided that it was just too pretty to sit at home also!
We had 41 paid entries with a total of 73 anglers!! We saw 82 fish at the scales weighing a total of 143.21lbs (average of 1.75lbs, down a little from last week). Only 3 largemouth were weighed which is a real surprise given the time of year and the lake conditions!
We paid 6 places, Big Bass and the side pot today, here are the money spots:
6th went to Darryl Jones with 2 fish for 5.94lbs and $31
5th place was Mike Cronin with 3 fish for 6.23lbs and $61
4th place went to Hunter and Gus with 3 fish for 6.65lbs and $105
3rd place was Chad Wood with 3 fish for 7.27lbs and $123
2nd place went to Derric and Shaun with e fish for 7.61lbs and $141, they also had Big Bass with a 4.34lb spot for $205
1st place went to Joe and Turkey with 3 fish for 8.08lbs and $154, and the side pot for $410!
I enjoyed all of you coming out today, we have one more Sunday afternoon event for this season, That will be next Sunday on Mar 25, 2018. We would love to see you, so come on out and join us!!
For those of you who don't already know, our Sunday Afternoon Tournaments are already underway, in fact we are half way through the winter season. These tournaments will continue through the last Sunday in March (march 26, 2017).
In April we will have our Annual Porko's Spring Day on Saturday April 8, 2017. This event will run from safe light till 3:30PM
Then in May we fire back up with our Midnight Madness Tournaments, all of these events run from 7PM on Saturday till 2AM Sunday Morning. The dates for these events are as follows:
May 13, 2017 and May 27, 2017
June 10, 2017, and June 24, 2017
July 8, 2017 and July 22, 2017
August 12, 2017 and August26, 2017
September 9, 2017 and September 23, 2017
Then we come back in November for the Toys for Tots event on November 4, 2017 safe light till 3:30PM
The right back into our Porko's Sunday Afternoon that runs from 1PM till 5PM each and every Sunday right on through the end of the year with the last one on New Year's Eve on December 31, 2017
There you have the whole year in one simple message!
All of our events are held out of the Gatewood Boat Ramp in Bartow County. Exit GA-20 exit on I-75 and turn east, Turn south at the light (right from I-75, left from Canton) next to Wendy's onto Spur 20. Go about 2 miles and turn left on Jim Knight Rd., Turn left when it dead ends at the Bartow Beach Rd. (right in front of the COE maintenance yard). Stay on the Beach road and stay to the left past the park Manager's house and follow the signs to the left to the boat ramp. We usually collect money at the top of the parking lot near the restrooms, but if I'm not up there, I will be down by the boat ramp in one of the handicap spaces.
My real name is Bob Smith. I am 63 years old and been bass fishing since I was about 9 years old. Both of my parents loved fishing (all kinds, but especially Bass), Mom still does but those golden years have pretty much ended the opportunities to fish. My dad died went on to Heaven, on April 29, 2013. where he can fish with the Good Lord and Play Bluegrass Music for him!
Where a lot of guys have tried to find their niche in competitive fishing from an individual perspective (and I have done my share of that too), I find my real enjoyment is organizing events and clubs that make it affordable for everyone to enjoy competitive fishing. That is the goal behind this adventure. Please read the topics for the Sunday Afternoon and the Midnight Madness for more details. My rules are simple, by design. If you are legal in the state of Georgia you are legal with me. We do not allow live bait and big bass must be alive to count for the Big Bass Pot. No rod length limits, trolling is allowed, etc.
How did we come up with "Porko"? Back in the late 80s and early 90s Strike King Bait Co. came out with a cured pork strip that you fished much like you would a super fluke, except you used a weedless hook. I fell in love with that danged bait so much so that my buddies "tagged" me with the moniker of Porko on our CB radios. It stuck, right on into the internet age! It doesn't bother me that some folks who haven't met me think that it is because of my larger stature (215lbs). Anyway, now you know a little more about me. To really get to know me you're just going to have to come on out and meet me in person!