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Date
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1/22/2022

(Entry Cut Off)
1/21/2022

Okeechobee Roland Martin Marina PDF Photos

2/19/2022

(Entry Cut Off)
2/18/2022

Okeechobee Scott Driver PDF Photos

3/26/2022

(Entry Cut Off)
3/25/2022

Okeechobee Roland Martin Marina PDF Photos

5/14/2022

(Entry Cut Off)
5/13/2022

Okeechobee Scott Driver PDF
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9/17/2022 9/18/2022 Toho Kissimmee Lakefront Park PDF
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Division 7 Points Top 25
Place Name Events Total Weight Fish Released Points
1 Matthew Matt Wieteha 4 75.06 20 968
2 Gary Milicevic 4 73.59 20 955
3 Alex Terescenko 4 62.52 19 949
4 Jerry Vanis 4 70.52 19 946
5 Victor Knight 4 70.83 17 942
6 Jessie Mizell 4 60.83 18 936
7 James Stephens III 4 57.70 16 925
8 Bradley Brad MacQueen 4 57.34 18 918
9 Kelly Autrey 4 56.53 19 913
10 Chris Crow 4 45.83 20 894
11 BEN Ben HARRIS 4 43.65 18 880
12 Dererk Savage Savage 4 42.07 18 873
13 John Tavano Jr 4 35.05 17 865
14 Barry Edie 4 26.86 14 820
15 Clark Bundy 4 19.99 12 810
16 Chris McBeath 4 50.06 15 770
17 Justin Morgan 4 46.29 15 754
18 Neil Nix 4 47.70 15 747
19 Don Demott 3 57.31 14 718
20 Justin Mahon 3 45.06 13 713
21 Thadeus Ragan 3 43.44 15 693
22 Curtis Lewis 3 41.97 13 692
22 Mike Jones 4 28.80 14 692
24 Mike Kesyo1 Keyso Jr 3 41.28 14 691
25 Timothy King 3 39.34 15 687
(Co-Angler)
1 Scott Crawford 4 35.80 11 943
2 Rene Castellon 4 30.49 12 928
3 Irving Mercado 4 35.39 12 926
4 Kurt Schumacher 4 24.97 9 919
5 Erik Kraft 4 26.66 10 918
6 Stephen Brock 4 23.12 11 914
7 Robert Short 4 35.19 12 913
7 Paul Hanley 4 31.37 12 913
7 David Sterling 4 30.13 10 913
10 John Gasperak 4 26.82 7 909
11 Dale Tomlinson 4 22.85 11 908
12 Ernie Johnson 4 22.27 11 903
13 James Shaneyfelt Jr 4 23.25 12 898
14 Jesus Gutierrez 4 24.45 10 894
15 Robert Oakley 4 19.93 11 886
16 John JP Sims 4 21.46 9 877
17 Anthony Valachovic 4 18.03 7 874
17 Michael Chadwick 4 17.47 10 874
19 Charles Doug Caldwell 4 10.75 8 825
20 Hunter Kaiser 4 6.81 5 802
21 Cameron Cam Kersey 4 18.47 7 748
22 Scott Hopping 4 20.85 8 742
23 Carson Yero 3 31.41 9 738
24 Bobby Jackson 4 17.64 6 729
25 John Gillen 4 17.87 6 726

 

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Division News


Wieteha lands heavy winning sack at Big O

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – Matt B. Wieteha won the Boater Division in the final regular-season event of the Florida South Division 7 season in the American Bass Anglers Open Series, Presented by Caymas Boats, held May 14, 2022, on Lake Okeechobee.

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Milicevic Lands Big Bag For The Win At Lake Okeechobee

CLEWISTON, Fla. – Gary K. Milicevic caught a big bag of bass to win the Boater Division in the American Bass Anglers Open Series, Presented by Caymas Boats, Florida South Division 7 tournament, held March 26, 2022 at Lake Okeechobee.

Launching at Roland and Mary Ann Martin’s Marina Resort in Clewiston, the Labelle angler brought in a 5-bass tournament limit for 24.81 pounds, a 4.96-pound average. He anchored that sack with a 6.48-pounder, putting a check for $2,600 in his pocket.

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Knight Overcomes Adversity To Win Big On Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. – Victor H. Knight tallied a big bag to win the Boater Division in the American Bass Anglers Open Series, Presented by Caymas Boats, Florida South Division 7 tournament, held Feb. 19, 2022, at Lake Okeechobee.

Knight’s day didn’t start so well, but he made up for it later. First thing in the morning, he discovered a flat tire on his trailer. Fortunately, a 1.25-hour fog delay gave Knight enough time to change the tire in the parking lot of C. Scott Driver Park landing so he could launch his boat. On the water, things went better for the Cape Coral, Fla. angler. 

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Florida South Division 7 Returns to “Big O” For Round 2

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida South Division 7 of the American Bass Anglers Open Series, Presented by Caymas Boats, returns to Lake Okeechobee for its second event of the season on Feb. 19, 2022.

The anglers will run out of C. Scott Driver Park landing, located at 10100 W. Highway 78 in the town of Okeechobee, Fla. Anglers can fish anywhere in the 730-square-mile lake except they cannot lock into the Kissimmee River, Caloosahatchee River or the Port St. Lucie Canal.

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Locke Tallies Win With Big Bag On Lake Okeechobee

CLEWISTON, Fla. – Donald “Durand” D. Locke set a strong pace to win the Boater Division in the Florida South Division 7 of the American Bass Anglers Open Series, Presented by Caymas Boats, season opener, held Jan. 22, 2022, on Lake Okeechobee.

Launching at Roland and Mary Ann Martin’s Marina Resort in Clewiston, Fla. to fish the 730-square-mile lake on a cold, stormy day, Locke brought in an impressive five-bass tournament limit weighing 28.14 pounds. The Loxahatchee, Fla. angler capped his catch with a 6.26-pound bucketmouth to finish with a 5.63-pound average. For the first victory in the new division season, Locke pocketed a check for $5,200.

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Florida South Division To Open On Okeechobee

ATHENS, Ala. – The Florida South Division 7 of the American Bass Anglers Open Series, Presented by Caymas Boats, begins its new season on Jan. 22, 2022, on Lake Okeechobee.

The anglers will run out of Roland and Mary Ann Martin's Marina Resort, located at 920 E. Del Monte Avenue in the town of Clewiston, Fla. Anglers can fish anywhere in the massive lake but cannot lock into the Kissimmee River, Caloosahatchee River, or the Port St. Lucie Canal.

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Morgan Wins Florida South Event on Lake Okeechobee

ATHENS, Ala. – Justin Morgan won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida South tournament held May 15th on Lake Okeechobee.

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Davis Wins Florida South Event on Lake Okeechobee

ATHENS, Al. –Cody Davis won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida South tournament held March 27th on Lake Okeechobee.  Launching out of Roland Martin Marina & Resort in Clewiston, FL the Deerfield, FL Davis caught five bass weighing 19.22lbs for the Boater Division victory and took home a check for $5200. 

“I was fishing about a quarter mile from the launch area and I caught them on a Gambler Big EZ for the most part. I also threw a Gambler GOAT swim jig and flipping a Gambler Ugly Otter. I caught eight fish today and I lost a real good fish also that would have helped my win but as it turned out, I didn’t need it.” Davis said.

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Florida South Returns to Lake Okeechobee

ATHENS, Al. – The Florida South Division of the 2021 American Bass Anglers Open Series presented by Bass Pro Shops will host the third event of the season on March 27, 2021 on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, FL. 

Weather for Okeechobee is forecasted to start out in the mid-60s at sendoff and climb into the height 80s with winds 5-10 from the south.  This is the third event in the Divisions 2021 tour and will launch from Roland Martin Marina & Resort, located at 920 E. Del Monte Ave, Clewiston, FL 33440.

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Milicevic Wins Division 7 Event on Lake Okeechobee

ATHENS, Ala. – Gary Milicevic of Labelle FL won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida South tournament held March 6th on Lake Okeechobee.

Running out of Scott Driver Park in Okeechobee, FL the Labelle, FL angler had a limit of five bass weighing 26.16 pounds for the Boater Division victory and took home a check for $5200.

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Hamlin Wins Florida South Opener 

ATHENS, Ala. – Trevor Hamlin of Cape Coral, FL,  won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida South tournament held January 23rd on Lake Okeechobee.

Running out of Roland Martin Marina & Resort in Clewiston, FL the Cape Coral, FL angler caught five bass weighing 17.57 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Hamlin took home a check for $5200 for his win.

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Bass Pro Shops Open Series Coming To Lake Okeechobee

Athens, AL - The south Florida division of the Bass Pro Shops Open Series will hold their first tournament of the season on Lake Okeechobee. On Saturday, January 23, 2021, the tournament will be out of Clewiston, FL, launching out of the framed Roland Martin Marina and Resort.

It will be interesting to see how much Okeechobee has changed since last January. On this same weekend last year, Scott Kirsch of Edgewater, FL, won the boater side of the event with a five-fish limit of 18 pounds. Mason Meder won the Co-Angler side of the event with a three-fish limit of 10.91 pounds.

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Nix Wins $2300 in Florida South Event on Lake Okeechobee

Neil Nix of Okeechobee, FL won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida South tournament held September 26th on Lake Okeechobee.  Running out of Roland Martin Marina & Resort in Clewiston, FL Nix caught five bass weighing 26.45 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Nix took home a check for $2300.

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Crow Edges out the win on Lake Okeechobee

Chris Crow of Lake Placid, FL won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida South tournament, held July 25th on Lake Okeechobee.  Running out of Scott Driver Park in Okeechobee, FL Chris caught five bass weighing 17.64 pounds including a big bass that weighed 7.21 pounds. Crow edged out the win by a mere .07 pound. For the Boater Division victory, Crow took home a check for $2400 for his win and an additional $480 for the big bass award.

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Ellerbee Wins $5200 in Florida South Event on Lake Okeechobee

ATHENS, Ala. – Don Ellerbee of Parrish, FL won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida South tournament, held March 7th on Lake Okeechobee.  Running out of Scott Driver Park in Okeechobee, FL Dan caught five bass weighing 17.12 pounds. For the Boater Division victory, Ellerbee took home a check for $5200 for his win.

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