Losi Banks $5400 on Harris Chain
ATHENS, Ala. – Gino Losi won the Bass Pro Shops Open Series Florida Central tournament, held January 30th on the Harris Chain of Lakes.
Running out of Venetian Gardens – Ski Beach in Leesburg, FL, the Sorrento, FL angler caught five bass weighing 23.67 pounds, including a 7.72-pound kicker. For the Boater Division victory, Losi took home a check for $5400 for his win.
“I caught all my fish looking at them on Lake Harris. I only had one fish at noon, and I caught the rest of my fish between noon and 2PM. I was pitching soft plastics at them on the bed. I want to thank my wife for supporting me, and my entire family for being behind me.” Losi said.
In second for the boaters, Rick Danner of Tavares, FL, landed a five-bass tournament limit going 22.77 pounds.
“I fished about five lakes on the chain today. I caught all my fish flipping soft plastics. I lost my first five fish this morning, and around noon I started putting them in the boat. The bite was funny this morning.” Danner said.
Tyler Sheppard of Jacksonville, FL, took third for the boaters with five bass going 22.06 pounds.
“I caught my fish on a chatter-bait and a swimbait today. I fished clean today, I cant complain. I fished offshore today on Lake Eustis and Lake Dora.“ Sheppard said.
Finishing fourth, Daniel Whitehouse of Montverde, FL, landed a five-bass limit for 20.94 pounds. Eric Lewis of Jacksonville, FL rounded out the top five boaters with five bass at 20.28 pounds.
Cody Detweiler of Orlando, FL, caught the big bass of the event for the boaters. Detweiler collected $870 for an 8.63-pound largemouth.
“I caught that big bass on my sixth cast this morning on a swim-jig right here on Lake Harris just casting up shallow and reeling it back,” Detweiler said
In the Co-Angler Division, Adam Sangster of Sanford, FL, won with three bass going 12.33 pounds. He pocketed a check for $1500 for his win.
“I caught my fish on a weighted Senko in 10ft of water on Lake Harris. I caught two good fish this morning and caught my last good fish around noon. I only caught five fish today. “ Sangster said.
Taking second for the co-anglers, Cameron Kersey of Fort Myers, FL, brought in a three-bass division limit weighing 12.28 pounds.
“I was throwing a chatter-bait and soft plastics on Lake Eustis in Hydrilla. It was a better morning bite for me.“ Kersey said.
Matthew Wolfe Jr of Orlando, FL, and Angelo Flores of Dade City, FL, tied for third place among the co-anglers with three bass going 12.03 pounds each.
“I caught my fish on a weightless Senko on Lake Harris.” Wolfe said.
Ernie Johnson Jr of Okeechobee, FL, finished in fifth place with three bass at 11.09 pounds.
Yesid Ruano of Orlando, FL, caught the big bass of the event for the co-anglers. Ruano collected $330 for a 7.11-pound largemouth.
“I caught that big bass around 2:30 PM on a sexy shad colored bait. “ Ruano said
Slated for February 27th, 2021, the next tournament will be held on Lake Toho out of Kissimmee Lakefront Park in Kissimmee, FL. At the end of the season, the best anglers from across the nation advance the 2022 Ray Scott Championship to be held at Lake Eufaula in Eufaula, AL.
For more information on this tournament, call Billy Benedetti, tournament manager, at 256-230-5632 or ABA at 256-232-0406. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com
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