Big Fish - Joe Rice - 4.97lbs
Clewiston - Nov 24
2-Day Trip - November 2012 - Kissimmee
BigReel Bassmasters is a bass fishing club intended to meet the dual goals of providing an atmosphere of bass fishing competition while expanding the knowledge of those who express a desire to know more about the sport.
The membership includes some of the most talented anglers in the South Florida area while also including those whose experience may be more limited.
In BigReel, it is as important to get its members together to meet to a shared love of bass fishing as it is to win the monthly tournament for bragging rights.
This attitude has allowed the club to bring together the serious tournament angler and the more casual fishermen.
2-day trip, Nov07, Walk-in-Water
Since this is not a money club, where the focus can sometimes shift away from the shared experience of fishing to a limited focus of winning a pot, the membership is more interested in constantly raising the level of competition among friends.
To insure such an atmosphere, all club tournaments are draw tournaments and there is a limit as to how often members can fish together as a team in a year.
Big Fish - 11.3lbs - Club Record Harry Kelleher - July 2013 Belle Glade
2012 Big Fish of the Year Rich Nilsen (left), 7.93 lbs, Clewiston, Jan2012
2011 Big Fish of the Year Art Smith, 7.8lb, Clewiston, Oct
The club also sponsors a series of kids tournaments and couples tournaments to bring the wives and children of the members to a greater appreciation of the sport.
It was a breezy day on Lake Okeechobee but the G&G winners below managed to land some big stringers.
Walls & Brown - 24.15lbs
Lake & Melnyk - 22.23lbs
Ruiz & Carter - 19.17lbs
Melvin & Hostetler - 18.80lbs
5th Place Team
Kroeger & Jerdan - 18.47lbs
6th Place Team Fitton & Brader - 18.02lbs
Walls - 7.62lbs - Big Fish
Some of our club members who volunteered to put on this years G&G tournament. Others were also working but not available for a photo op!
Proceeds will benefit the "Friends of SATC Inc" (formerly Friends of Our House).
$2100 check presented to Friends of Our House, 2012
Thanks to Our Sponsors:
T.C. Shutter Systems
Bruce-Ball Baseball School
Ft Lauderdale Transportation
Comprehensive OB/GYN LLC of Coral Springs
2012 G&G will be 10/14/12
See the Photos page for photos of the 2009 winners. For over 20 years, the club has sponsored the Ghosts and Goblins Annual Open Tournament to benefit local charities and has raised $120,000 for such worthwhile causes as the Adam Walsh Center, the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes and Kids In Distress, a Broward County Program for abused children.
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe Rice is currently President and can be reached at email@example.com.
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