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Florida Central
Director: Billy Benedetti
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2020 Season Schedule
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Date Lake/Results Info Register Temp Res Photos
1/11/20

Toho Lakefront Park PDF
2/01/20

Harris Chain Venetian Gardens - Ski Beach PDF
2/29/20

Toho Lakefront Park PDF
5/02/20

Harris Chain Venetian Gardens - Ski Beach PDF
10/03/20
10/04/20
Toho Lakefront Park PDF

Division 6 Points Top 25
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Division News


2020 Bass Pro Shop Open Series Kick Off Event

December 2, 2019, Athens, AL. The first Bass Pro Shop Open Series event is only 41 days away.   The 2020 Kick off event will be on Lake Toho. The event will lauch out of Lakefront Park located in Kissimmee, FL on January 11, 2020.

At the 2019 kick off event Eric Panzironi of Longwood, FL weight a big sack of bass of 26.67 pounds to win $5,600 for first place. “I stayed on Toho all day. I found a big school of fish last weekend, and they stayed in the same area. I pulled up to that spot and was done by 9:30 am. Last week they were smaller, but the bigger fish moved up to that area. It feels great to start the season with a win,” Panzironi said.  

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Roberts Wins $7000 in Area 5 Championship on Lake Okeechobee

ATHENS, Ala. – Joey Roberts of Jensen Beach, FL won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Area 5 Championship tournament, held September 28TH & 29TH, 2019 on Lake Okeechobee.  Running out of Roland Martin Marina & Resort in Clewiston, FL Roberts caught a two-day total of ten bass weighing 35.57 pounds including a 7.48-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Roberts took home a check for $7000 for his win.

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Smith Wins $5500 in Florida Central Event on Kissimmee Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – Dustin Smith of Grand Island, FL won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida Central tournament, held June 8th on the Kissimmee Chain. Running out of Camp Mack, Guy Harvey Resort in Lake Wales, FL Dustin caught five bass weighing 24.69 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Smith took home a check for $5500 for his win.

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Florida Central Returns to Kissimmee Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will hold its fourth event of the season on June 8, 2019, on the Kissimmee Chain near Lake Wales, FL. The competitors will launch at Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina, & RV Resort located at 14900 Camp Mack Road, Lake Wales, FL, 33898. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:15a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 2:30 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Camp Mack with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening.

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Carson Wins $5500 in Florida Central Event on Harris Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – Keith Carson won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida Central tournament, held April 13th on the Harris Chain. Running out of Hickory Point Recreational Facility in Tavares, FL the DeBary, FL angler caught five bass weighing 25.01 pounds anchored by an 8.62-pound big bass. For the Boater Division victory, Carson took home a check for $5500 for his win and an additional $890 for the big bass award.

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Florida Central Returns to the Harris Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will hold its third event of the season on April 13, 2019, on the Harris Chain near Tavares, FL. The competitors will launch at Hickory Point Recreational Facility located at 27341FL-19, Tavares, FL, 32778. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:45a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Hickory Point Recreational Facility with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening April 12, 2019.

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Andrews Wins $5700 in Florida Central Event on Kissimmee Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – Eric Andrews of Davenport, FL won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida Central tournament, held February 23rd on the Kissimmee Chain. Running out of Camp Mack, Guy Harvey Resort in Lake Wales, FL Andrews caught five bass weighing 26.71 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, took home a check for $5700 for his win.

 

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Florida Central Returns to Kissimmee Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will hold its second event of the season on February 23, 2019, on the Kissimmee Chain near Lake Wales, FL.

The competitors will launch at Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina, & RV Resort located at 14900 Camp Mack Road, Lake Wales, FL, 33898. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:45 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Camp Mack with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. 

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Panzironi Wins $5600 in Florida Central Season Opener

ATHENS, Ala. –   Eric Panzironi of Longwood, FL won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida Central tournament, held January 12th on the Lake Toho.  Running out of Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL Eric caught five-bass weighing 26.67-pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Panzironi took home a check for $5600 for his win.

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Florida Central Opens on Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the 2019 Bass Pro Shops Open Series presented by American Bass Anglers will open the season on January 12, 2019, on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL.

Micah Silverman of Belle Isle, FL won the opening event last year (January 20, 2018) with 23.43 pounds and took home the $5000 First-Place Boater prize.  Eric VanLandingham of Seffner, FL was the co-angler winner with an 8.10-pound limit.  Eric’s victory in the co-angler division earned him a check for $2400. James Watkins landed the biggest bass of the tournament with an 8.25-pound bass, that earned him $990

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Smith Catches over 32 pounds to Win Florida Central Event on Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – Dustin Smith won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held May 5th, 2018 on the Lake Toho. Running out of Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL the Grand Isle, FL angler caught five bass weighing 32.52 pounds including an 8.97-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Smith took home a check for $5000 for his win and an additional $790 for the big bass award.

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Florida Central Returns to Lake Toho

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the ABA Open Series will return for the fourth event of the 2018 season May 5, 2018, on Lake Toho in Kissimmee, FL.

The competitors will launch at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, located at 69 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL, 34741. Anglers may begin fishing at 6:30 a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Kissimmee Lakefront Park with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, click here

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Bozman Wins on Harris Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – Bruce Bozman won the American Bass Anglers Open Series Florida Central tournament, held March 17th on the Harris Chain of Lakes.

Running out of Hickory Point Recreational Facility in Tavares, FL the Saint Cloud, FL angler caught five bass weighing 20.59 pounds including a 5.33-pound kicker. Bozman took home $5000 for his efforts.

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Lake Conroe Shows Off Again

ATHENS, Ala. – Taylor Robbins of Conroe, TX won the American Bass Anglers Open Series for Division 18, held March 17th on Lake Conroe

Running out of Lakeview Marina Taylor weighed in a solid five-fish limit with a kicker of 8.90, topping the scales with a total weight at 23.88 lbs. For the boater division victory, Taylor took home a check for $5000.00

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Florida Central Heads to Harris Chain

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida Central Division of the American Bass Anglers Open Series will host its third event of the 2018 season March 17, 2018, on the Harris Chain in Tavares, FL.

The competitors will launch at Hickory Point Recreational Facility, located at 27341 FL-19, Tavares, FL 32778. Anglers may begin fishing at 7:30a.m. or safe light. The weigh-in will begin at 3:30p.m. Registration begins at 4 p.m. local time at Hickory Point Recreational Facility with the tournament briefing to begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. To register for this tournament, click here

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