The 2012 Fitzgerald Bass Classic took place this past Saturday on a sunny but windy spring day. My favorite fishing partner and only son paired up to take on all comers as we tried to land the three biggest fish that we could before a 4:00pm weigh in time. The tournament is a fund raiser for the Fitzgerald High School Purple Hurricane football team. The event was a success as over 70 two man teams participated. Up for grabs was a $500 first place prize check!
So what did Reid and I do to get ready for this big event? We slept in. There was no need to get poles ready or charge the boat battery. Our fishing poles are always ready and we fished from our golf cart in neighborhood ponds. Every hook that we wet on Saturday was within 1 mile of our house. Now this may not be the best plan if you are actually trying to win this event, but it is a pretty good plan if you are just trying to spend the day with your son. We had a great time and caught several fish. We weighed in a total of 6.55 pounds as we could never land any of those big mossy back South GA lunkers.
The winning team had a total of 20 pounds with second place finishing with 18 pounds. The biggest fish of the day weighed in at 7.95 pounds. All of the fish were either released into the city lake or given back to the people who caught them. What did Reid and I do with our fish.....???