Chris Neatherly and Steve Gallette take home the win in the Walpole Harris Chain Derby. They knew where some water was running in to the lake and headed there first thing. An hour and a half later they had 24.63 pounds in their livewell. They caught them on almost everything they threw including soft plastics and lipless crankbaits. Second place belonged to Clint Kummelman and Jared Young with 20.64 and third went to Ken and Stephen Whitlow with 19.78 pounds. The Whitlow's also brought in our new lunker of the year with a 9.93 pound monster. Forty one teams competed with thirty three teams catching their limit. 

Gary Ford and Joe Hobson earn the Car Shop Winter Haven Sweat Box Challenge. They hit a running drain early then worked the outside edges of the pepper grass with the Carolina rig to cull up to 19.80 pounds. Our tournament directors do a great job and it's great to see them in the winners circle again. Coming in second by only .10 pounds is the team of Frank Jones and Fred Liggett. Their limit would go 19.70 pounds (for those who's math skills are lacking). Third place would go to Casey Gonzalez and Eugene Terkoski with 18.80 pounds. Our first Trophy Catch of the year was brought to the scales by the team of Steve Sapp and Gordon Guinn. She would go 10.95 pounds and take over first place for lunker of the year. Forty one teams competed and almost everyone brought a limit to the scales.


 Rodney and Aaron Yavorsky win the Cartwright Reality Toho Dual. Rodney had a starter fail on him right before blast off. He put his trolling motor over the side and went to work. He fished the hydrilla right outside of Southport and boated 19.07 pounds to win. He used a swimbait to catch all his fish. Second place went to another father/son team. Don and Kenny Garand brought in 17.58 pounds. They also boated the lunker of the tourney with a 7.29 pound beauty. Third place belonged to Jim Stillwell and Gwen Mills-Owens. They came to the scales with17.50 pounds.Forty six boats competed and thirty three limited out.