The Northeast Region held the third Pro-Am Qualifier of the 2020 Tournament Season on Lake Hernando from Hernando Park this past Saturday, 05/30/2020. With 25-anglers participating (20-Boaters and 5-Co-anglers), there were 106 fish brought to the scales that weighed just over 160 lbs.
Dave Turner of Citrus County Bassmasters won the Boater’s Division with a 5-fish limit that weighed 12.29 lbs. In second place was the “Hernando Hammer”, Benny Beckham of Bassmasters of Gator Country with 10.71 lbs. Benny’s 4-fish sack included the Big Fish of the Boater’s Division that weighed 7.35 lbs. This is the second year in a row that Benny has taken Big Fish in the regional qualifier on Hernando. His fish last year was 11+ lbs. In third place with a 5-fish limit was Marion County Bassmaster, Patrick Murray with 8.85 lbs.
In the Co-Angler Division, Luke Cocke of Valdosta, Ga and member of the Northwest Region’s Hydrilla Gnats brought 4-fish to the scales that weighed 12.25 lbs. Luke’s weight included the Big Bass of the Co-Angler’s Division and of the day, that weighed 8.89 lbs. Behind Luke in second place was Marion County Bassmaster, Zack Barrera with 4-fish that weighed 9.60 lbs. Zack’s weight also included a 6.02 lb fish. In third place was the Northeast Region Vice-President, Sam Drake of Bassmasters of Gator Country with 5-fish that weighed 4.83 lbs.
Congratulations to all of our anglers and thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting the FBN Northeast Region. Make sure to mark your calendar for the next Northeast Region Tournament, July 28th on Orange/Lochloosa Lakes from Marjorie Rawlings Boat Ramp in Cross Creek. This is the final Regional Pro-Am event for the Northeast Region and will determine the Angler and Co-Angler of the Year for the Region, which is very close after three tournaments. In the Boaters Division, Chad Dorland and Greg Crumpton, both of Marion County Bassmasters, and Michael Catt of Bassmasters of Gator Country are all tied with 420 points. There are several other anglers behind them that are still in contention. In the Co-Angler Division, Sam Drake and Jason Haynes, both of Bassmasters of Gator Country are tied with 426 points. Hot on their heels is the Zack Barrera with 422 points. If you want to get in on the action and join these guys at the last event, click on the following link to register: https://www.floridafederationnation.com/tournament/apr-26th-northeast-region-pro-am-event-orange-lochloosa-cross-creek/.