Elite One Man Tour Results – Oct. 2017
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Toho Marine Elite One Man Series – October 21st, 2017 – Lake Toho – Southport Boat Ramp
The final Toho Marine Elite One Man Series Tournament of the year launched from the Southport Boat Ramp on October 21st – The weather had finally started to cool down a bit but unfortunately the wind was picking up. The forecast was for plenty of sunshine, but also plenty of wind with the forecast calling for E/NE winds in excess of 20mph for most of the day. Much like the weather forecast, many anglers’ thoughts as to what they were going to catch proved wholly incorrect. Out of the 33 boats that entered the tournament, 9 failed to weigh in a single fish, and only 2 managed to top the 20 lb. mark!
Although the weights were much lower, and the fishing much tougher than most expected, in the end someone always seem to figure something out and leave the rest trying to figure out what they did wrong. This tournament was no exception as Jason Hughey blew away the rest of the field with over an 8 lb. gap over 2nd place. Jason dropped an impressive 28.60 lbs. on the scales, and had the Big Fish of the tournament with a 7.22 lb. Kissimmee G-G-G-Giant!
Jason Hughey – First Place!
Logan Murphy weighed in an impressive 20.30 lbs. to claim 2nd while JW weighed in 17.89 lbs. to claim the 3rd spot. Rounding out the Top 5 were Anthony Pepe who claimed 4th with the 2nd Big Fish of the tournament and 15.37 lbs. Mark Lundgren bounced back from his dismal finish at the last tournament by finishing 5th with 14.67 lbs. Joe Moore was the winner of a new rod from Enigma Fishing thanks to his 6th place “just out of the money” finish with 14.33 lbs.
Logan Murphy – Second Place
Anthony Pepe – 4th Place
Joe Moore – 6th Place
In the Angler of the Year points battle it was Mark Lundgren who closed out his 2nd Angler of the Year Title in as many years after having won in 2016 as well. Although Mark did not manage to notch a single win this year he was consistently in the Top 5 and only missed cashing a check in 2 of the 9 Tournaments. Kissimmee Super Stick Charlie Harrelson finished a close 2nd and definitely made the points race a close one to watch. Charlie was the only angler to notch multiple wins this year in the regular season and is a threat anytime he enters a tournament!
After the weigh in was all done and checks handed out we still had the raffle for everyone who entered the tournament but did not finish “In The Money.” With Great Sponsors like the Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council, TH Marine, Enigma Rods, Bob’s Machine Shop, Mercury, Intercoastal Payroll Solutions, Wojo’s Bait and Tackle, Rich Howes Allstate Insurance Agency and Saint Cloud Bail Bonds we are able to give away some great prizes every tournament. This month we raffled off a TH Marine G-Force Handle, TH Marine “Eliminator” Prop Nut, TH Marine G-Juice Livewell Treatment, Outback Gift Cards (Thanks to David McAvoy), Bob’s Machine Shop “Big D” Trolling Motor Handle, Seat Plug, Hat and Buff! In an effort to “spread the love,” the raffles are limited only to those who do not earn a check at each event.
The next tournament is the End of Year Classic – November 18th and 19th at Scott Driver Boat Ramp on Lake Okeechobee – Sponsored by the Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council! All Classic Qualifiers have been notified and we look forward to seeing you all there!
Hope everyone had a great year and we look forward to seeing all of you again next year for an even bigger and better season! The 2018 Schedule will be handed out at the Classic and will be posted here soon so check back for details on everything great for next year!
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