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2018 XBS Championship heads back to Lake Okeechobee 2018 XBS CHAMPIONSHIP HEADS BACK TO LAKE OKEECHOBEE
The 2018 Xtreme Bass Series Championship is heading back South to Lake Okeechobee!

Join us for the 2018 season for a chance to qualify for a new Blazer 595 Pro Elite powered by a 200 HP Mercury Pro XS valued at $40,000.00!
With divisions across the state, it's easy to find a path for qualification. Compete in 7 of 9 regular season events in one division, or in at least 8 events in any combination of divisions to qualify!

More info to come
2017 Championship Info Nov 2-4 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP INFO NOV 2-4
2017 Xtreme Bass Series Championship information....

Final information after having to make some changes on the fly due to Hurriance Irma.

Thursday Nov 2nd will be the check in and Annual Banquet.
Location: Putnam County Shriners Club
116 Yelvington Road
East Palatka, Fl 32131

You can come and check in anytime between 4 and 6 pm. The banquet and meeting will start at 6pm. There will be a meal provided at the banquet so come with an empty stomach.

Launch/Weigh in/Host Hotel: Crystal Cove Resort www.crystalcoveresortfl.com

Room rates ranging from 69.00 to 89.00 a night pending on location.

Crystal Cove Resort phone number is 386-325-1055 ask for Jessica and let the know you are with Xtreme.

They will have about 300 ft of new docking installed before we get there. They have a new Tiki bar open Thurs - Sunday as well as breakfast on the premises that will be open early for the anglers that week of competition.

A special thank you to Kelly and his staff at Crystal Cove to accommodate our needs in order to keep the event on the beautiful St. Johns River.

The drop dead date to register is Oct 27.

The registration form is located on the top of the website under forms or click link.

To pay by credit card you can use this link. There is a convenience fee if you use credit card.

If you are a first responder or have issue regarding the registration deadline you must call me at 813-363-5266.

There are no off limits regarding pre fishing dates leading up to the event.


This event will be polygraphed enforced.

Thanks for everyones understanding regarding tremendous amount of last second changes due to the storm. I look forward to seeing you all there for the first time in our History on the beautiful St. Johns River. Please don't hesitate to call if you have any questions.

Campbell, Helms, Simmons win 2016 Toys for Tots 4-Man Team Open CAMPBELL, HELMS, SIMMONS WIN 2016 TOYS FOR TOTS 4-MAN TEAM OPEN
More to come!

Toys for Tots 4 Man Team Open TOYS FOR TOTS 4 MAN TEAM OPEN
The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means a break in the club schedules! Come fish a unique tournament where you, and 3 other team members (fishing from 2 boats) work together to bring your 10 heaviest fish (5 per boat) to the scales. Communicate with your teammates, designate a location to meet to cull your fish prior to weigh-in!

We will be taking donations all weekend for Toys for Tots. Last year, we were able to provide one of the single largest toy donations the central florida area received, and we want to top it! Please bring at least one unwrapped toy to the event to donate to children who will be less fortunate this Christmas season.

Online registration available here: https://fs22.formsite.com/blstahl/form9/index.html?1474339749134

Paper Entry Form: http://www.xtremefishingseries.com/Images/EntryForms/4-man_registration_form.pdf

Rules: http://www.xtremefishingseries.com/Images/EntryForms/4_man_team_open_rules_2016.pdf

Guaranteed Payback on 25 teams!
1st: $2,000
2nd: $1150
3rd: $1000
4th: $600
5th: $425
Big Bass each day: $200

more to come

 Update !!!!!!Okeechobee boundraries defined, Host Hotel Info. 2016 Xtreme Bass Series Championship Info UPDATE !!!!!!OKEECHOBEE BOUNDRARIES DEFINED, HOST HOTEL INFO. 2016 XTREME BASS SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP INFO
Okeechobee Boundaries defined.

Lake Okeechobee, for

purposes of these rules, is defined as any

point lakeward of a boundary line delineated

by the following points:

» Intersection of St. Rd. 78 and U.S. 441

» U.S. 441 SE to St. Rd. 5 (“80”)

» St. Rd. 5 (“80”) to St. Rd. 25 (U.S. 27)

» St. Rd. 25 (U.S. 27) to St. Rd. 78

» St. Rd. 78 to U.S. 441


» Harney Pond Canal (C-41) north of St.

Rd. 78 to South Florida Water Mgmnt.

District (SFWMD) structure S-71

» C-41-A Canal, southeast of S-84

» Indian Prairie Canal (C-40) north of St.

Rd. 78 to SFWMD structure S-72

» All of Taylor Creek and Nubbin Slough

in Okeechobee County

» C-38/Kissimmee River south of SFWMD

structure S-65E to St. Rd. 78

» All of L-50 Canal in Glades County

» Fisheating Creek to U. S. 27

» All of Sportsman’s Canal (LD-3) in Glades


Host hotel information.
Pier II Resort
Website is http://pier2resortflorida.com/
Phone Number 863-532-3172.

The rooms are as follows. 20 king rooms, 50 double queen rooms, 3 suites, 4 apartments. The apartments are 2 double (queen) and a pullout couch that is a queen. The suites are a Jacuzzi suit with pull out couch that is a queen size. A family suite that has a king and two double beds. And a regular suit with a king bed. All regular rooms have a micro fridge and microwave. All rooms are nonsmoking. The rates for the double and kings are 75.00 plus tax. The suites are 90.00 plus tax. The Apartments are 100.00 plus tax. . Once again we have boat hookups and free ice for the fishermen. We also have FREE guest laundry, fitness center, continental breakfast, pool, wifi, cable tv. We also have our Lounge full bar. If you have any questions or reservations please call at 863-532-3172.
Website is http://pier2resortflorida.com/

Xtreme Bass Series will be converging on beautiful Lake Okeechobee on Nov 3-5 out of Scott Driver Park. Please review the following details for your planning purposes:

Championship Information and Timeline:

- Tournament Fee - $300 per team
- This is a Pre-Registration Event
- Registration Deadline - October 28th, 2016
- Please send your Check/Money Order and your registration form to the below address:

Xtreme Fishing Series
PO Box 2204
Land O Lakes FL 34639

** We have added the ability to use credit card if needed. There will be a 10.00 convenience fee for all credit card registrations. Follow this link to pay be credit card.


NOTE - if you participate in the "Frequent Fishing Program" please indicate that on your form as well as the divisions you fished to qualify.

- November 3rd - Angler Check-In will start @ 4:30pm (Scott Driver Pavillion)
- November 3rd - Mandatory Meeting/Awards Banquet @ 6pm (Scott Driver Pavillion)
- November 4th & 5th - Tournament Days

Blazer Boats On Display:
The new Blazer 595 Pro Elite and 625 Pro Elite rigged with Mercury Pro XS will be on hand for everyone to test drive during the registration hours and tournament days. Don’t be shy, see what these boats have to offer.

Congratulations to all the divisional points’ leaders that will be competing for team of the year.

I look forward to seeing you all there. Good Luck.

Xtreme College Series set for 2016 XTREME COLLEGE SERIES SET FOR 2016
The Xtreme College Series gives collegiate anglers in the state of Florida a way to compete in between studying, and major regional opens. Teams who finish in the Top 4 of the Team of the Year race will earn a birth to the 2017 Florida State Team Championship, where teams of anglers around the state will be competing for a new Blazer 595 Pro Elite powered by a Mercury 200HP Pro XS!

Smith, Folks become 2015  XBS Champions SMITH, FOLKS BECOME 2015 XBS CHAMPIONS
Jeremy Smith and Jim Folks weighed a 24.44-pound, five-bass limit on day two to add to their day 1 leading total of 28.80 pounds. The 9.18-pound TrophyCatch that anchored their bag propelled them to ahead of runner up finishers Brandon and Joe Medlock, giving Smith and Folks a 53.24-pound, two-day total. Their victory makes them proud owners of a new Blazer 595 Pro Elite powered by a 200 HP Mercury Pro XS valued at $40,000.00. The duo who topped the divisional points race for Lake Toho also secured the Team of the Year title, earning them additional prizes, including free entry fees to any one division in 2016, valued at $1,080.00. More to come!

Smith, Folks take early lead in 2015 Xtreme Bass Series Championship SMITH, FOLKS TAKE EARLY LEAD IN 2015 XTREME BASS SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
Toho Divisional Points Champions, Jeremy Smith and Jim Folks, took the day one lead in the 2015 Xtreme Bass Series being held on Lake Okeechobee. Their day one bag weighed in at an impressive 28.80 pounds. The top 7 teams weighed in bags over 20 pounds, so it's still anyone's tournament to win! The 90 competing teams are battling to win a Blazer Boats 595 Pro Elite powered by a 200 HP Mercury Pro XS. Stay tuned for more!

2015 Championship Information 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
Xtreme Bass Series will be converging on beautiful Lake Okeechobee on Nov 6-7 out of Scott Driver Park. Please review the following details for your planning purposes:

Championship Information and Timeline:

- Tournament Fee - $300 per team
- This is a Pre-Registration Event
- Registration Deadline - October 30th, 2015
- Please send your Check/Money Order and your registration form to the below address:

Xtreme Fishing Series
PO Box 2204
Land O Lakes FL 34639

NOTE - if you participate in the "Frequent Fishing Program" please indicate that on your form as well as the divisions you fished to qualify.

- November 5th - Angler Check-In @ 4:30pm (Scott Driver Pavillion)
- November 5th - Mandatory Meeting/Awards Banquet @ 6pm (Scott Driver Pavillion)
- November 6th & 7th - Tournament Days

Blazer Boats On Display:
The new Blazer 595 Pro Elite and 625 Pro Elite rigged with Mercury Pro XS will be on hand for everyone to test drive during the registration hours and tournament days. Don’t be shy, see what these boats have to offer.

Vexan Bass Rods:
The full line of Vexan Bass Rods will also be there and available to all the anglers. If you haven’t had a chance to see these rods first hand take a moment to do so.

Salt Life Optics:
Salt life Optics will be on display as well. Don’t let the name fool you, these frames with Zeiss lenses have an incredible fit and feel. The pricing for these optics are also very affordable so if you are in the market for a pair of fishing sunglasses wait to see these.

Congratulations to all the divisional points’ leaders that will be competing for team of the year as well as the top 4 finishers in each division that has qualified for the Florida State Team Championship. The FSTC will be taking place on April 9th and 10th on Lake Toho out of the Lakefront Park. It is an additional chance to win a Blazer 595 Pro Elite and compete against the other top teams from other clubs/trails all over the state.

Looks like we will have around 110 qualifying teams for this year’s championship. It should be a good time and I look forward to seeing everyone there.

Please call if you have any questions 813-363-5266.

Osborne, Silverman win inaugural Xtreme Pro Team Open OSBORNE, SILVERMAN WIN INAUGURAL XTREME PRO TEAM OPEN
Russ Osborne and Micah Silverman smashed a 30.85-pound, five-bass limit to win the inaugural Xtreme Pro Team Open at Camp Mack. More to come!

Xtreme Pro Team Open: Camp Mack XTREME PRO TEAM OPEN: CAMP MACK
Pre-registration is now live for the first ever Xtreme Pro Team Open. The first event will take place at Camp Mack's River Resort on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes July 18th. Registration is limited to the first 50 teams, and will close at 11:59 pm on July 10th-No Exceptions. Registration is $250.00 per team, which includes the Big Bass pot. We will be paying out two Big Bass prizes. On a full field of 50 teams, the Top 10 will be paid back, with the winners collecting a $4,000.00 paycheck.

Click image for link to registration.

Smith and Folks continue to dominate Toho Divison SMITH AND FOLKS CONTINUE TO DOMINATE TOHO DIVISON
Jeremy Smith and partner Jim Folks continue to dominate on lake Toho.
They have been the most consistant team in the division.
They had a 5 Fish limit on very windy day of 26.10lbs. and a 7.5lb. kicker.Great Job guys!!
The Big fish honors went to the team of Steve Mazon and Chris Evans. Chris caught the big fish with 15 minutes to go to the buzzer. The monster wieght 10.80 lbs. This is trully a trophy catch fish.
Be sure you all register for some great give aways for those trophy fish.
Until next month, tight lines
Big Fish honors @ Toho BIG FISH HONORS @ TOHO
Trophy Catch caught at April Toho tournament by angler Chris Evans!! 10.80 lbs
April 2015 Lake Rousseau Xtreme APRIL 2015 LAKE ROUSSEAU XTREME
A heavy soaking of chemical from the top to bottom of Lake Rousseau threw a curve ball to most anglers competing in the third Xtreme Bass Series tournament of the year.
Most anglers experienced a tough bite on the lake that usually produces some of largest catches of the year during April.
The brown-edged cover didn't deter the winning team of Mike Davis and Dennis Hernandez. The pair dropped five bass on the scales that weighed 23.24 pounds. The two also weighed-in two fish heavier than 7 pounds. Their big bass weighed 7.74 pounds. Davis reported a deep flipping bite produced the majority of their catch. He said the depth of eight to ten feet was the most productive for their bites that fell to dark-colored beaver-style soft plastic boat.
Harold Beasley and partner Robby Anderson weighed in 19.37 pounds for second place. Beasley reported a combination of soft plastic cast to heavy vegetation early in the day coupled with hard topwater baits afternoon sealed their second-place finish.
The next tournament in the Xtreme Bass Series' Lake Rousseau Division will be held May 9, 2015. For information call Tournament Director Matt Beck at 352 422-0888.
Feb 2015 Lake Rousseau results FEB 2015 LAKE ROUSSEAU RESULTS
One morning removed from a brutal 22 degree mercury reading teams competing in the opening round of the Lake Rousseau Division of the Xtreme Bass Series launched with temperatures near freezing. The weeks prior to the first event have proved tough conditions for most anglers on the West-Central Florida impoundment. Tournament day was no exception.

Tournament Director Matthew Beck and alternate-partner Steve Naas of Lecanto and Inverness respectively managed a five-fish limit totaling 15.22 pounds as well as landing the heaviest single fish of the day with a largemouth tipping the scales at 6.00 pounds. Their limit of bass came from Lake Rousseau. A mixture of jerkbaits, crankbaits and flipping heavy cover was responsible for the limit of bass.
Many teams ventured east up the Withlacoochee River as well as the Rainbow River that provided anglers warmer ambient water temperatures. Bedding bass have also been spotted in the Rainbow in recent weeks.
Scott Bullard of Ocala kept things close with a second-place limit of bass totaling 15.20 pounds. Bullard reported using finesse tactics including a Trick Worm fished on 8-pound fluorocarbon.
Ocala's Danny Thompson and alternate-partner Hunter McPherson of Inverness dropped 14.20 pounds for third place.
Following this first event of the season the Lake Rousseau Division will fish the second Saturday of each month through Oct. For information on dates or questions about fishing with Xtreme on Lake Rousseua contact Matthew Beck, tournament director, (352) 422-0888.
Conant and Foster on a roll CONANT AND FOSTER ON A ROLL
On February 15th the Xtreme Bass Series kicked off their Kissimmee division out of Camp Mack. With air temps in the mid 40’s, and strong winds blowing in from the North, competing anglers would have a lot to overcome. The morning began with a light breeze as the sun crept above the horizon, but that was soon followed by 20+ mph winds straight down the lake. Around noon, the winds finally began to die,
giving the anglers the break they had been waiting on all day.

Eric Conant and Michael Foster took first place after a long a grueling day on the water. After boating the big bass of the tournament early, they were able to finish the day off with a five fish limit weighing in at 24.70 pounds. Their big bass weighed an astounding 9.40 pounds. Conant and Foster targeted areas they found in practice that had empty beds in them.“I knew as the day went on some fish would move into those areas” said Conant. Their primary baits were Gambler EZ Swimmers and Berkley Havoc Grass Pigs.

In second place, Blake Williams and Tom Davis brought a limit of five healthy bass to the scales,weighing in at 18.95 pounds. Third place was taken by the team of Darrell Cranor and Will Evans with a 17.15-pound sack. Billy Bechard and Michael Bechard brought 15.99 pounds to the scales for a fourth place finish, and rounding out the top five was David Crews and Troy Olivier with 12.55 pounds.

A total of 13 boats (26 anglers) took part in this event. The next Xtreme Bass Series on Lake Kissimmee will take place on March 15th from safe light to 3:00PM at Camp Mack. If you would like more information to participate in this event contact our Tournament Director, Mr. Tony Bartels, at 941-812-4084 or visit the Xtreme website at www.xtremefishingseries.com.

Record Breaking weekend for the 4th Annual Rat L Trap Classic on Lake Guntersville. The Largest field to date, 213 boats, for any Rat L Trap Classic flocked to Civitan Park in search of the largest 5 fish limit to take home the $4,000.00 first place prize. Two fish over 10lbs weighed in and more exciting info to follow. Full story to follow shortly.
Click Picture for full results.

The 2015 dates are up. Toho, Rousseau, and Johns lake will be up in the next day or two along with any other new divisions for Florida. Alabama will be over the next week or so and it should be complete. We have some exciting news to announce. We have entered into a new partnership with Blazer Boats for the 2015 season (see attached press release). The winning team will be taking home a brand new Blazer 595 Pro Elite powered by a 200 hp outboard for the 2015 Championship. The 595 is a brand new model that is scheduled to come out of the mold sometime in late Feb. or early March. The 2015 Xtreme Championship will be on beautiful Lake Okeechobee on November 5-7 out of Scott Driver Park. More details regarding host hotels and banquet info to follow.

We are very excited to announce that Xtreme Bass Series has aligned with the new Florida State Team Championship. This will be a great added value to the anglers that choose to fish with Xtreme this season. Not only will you qualify for the Xtreme Championship based on participation but the top four teams in points for each division will now qualify for the Florida State Team Championship. That is going to be scheduled for early part of 2016 which there will be a second Blazer 595 Pro Elite given away there. All the final details and dates and locations are being finalized at this time. There will be plenty of information in the coming weeks. The FSTC will be inviting top four teams from clubs, trails, and other one off events that pre register their organization from all over the state to have one great showcase event. This is an exciting time for the anglers in Florida. This event is what the state needed to create some excitement and the anglers deserve it as well.

Please keep checking back for more updates. If you haven’t liked our facebook page do so. This will be an easy way to reach out to the anglers with new information and updates. I am looking forward to the new season. If you have any friends that may be interested in becoming a director in GA, AL, or TN (or any new division in FL either) please have them contact us at 813-363-5266.


Land O’ Lakes, FL (December 1, 2014) - Xtreme Bass Series announced today that Blazer Boats of Pensacola, Florida has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the Xtreme Bass Series for the 2015 Season to be the official boat of the Xtreme Bass Series.

Along with becoming the official boat of the Xtreme Bass Series, the winners of the 2015 Xtreme Bass Series Championship will receive a new Blazer 595 Pro Elite Bass Boat with trailer. The boat will be powered by a 200hp Outboard.

“Xtreme Bass Series is a great tournament series for the grass roots bass tournament anglers throughout the state of Florida, and through our relationship with the Xtreme Bass Series we will be able to bring more exposure the Blazer Boats brand,” said Keith Craft, President of Blazer Boats.

Xtreme Bass Series President Mike Blocher is confident that the partnership will be a great asset to the series, the anglers, and Blazer Boats. “The giveaway boat shows their commitment to the Xtreme Bass Series and the anglers” said Mike Blocher. “We look forward to working with Blazer Boats to help them increase exposure for the Blazer Boats brand in the freshwater tournament market through our Xtreme Bass Series tournaments, the Xtreme Series Website and through the anglers fishing the tournaments.”

About the Xtreme Bass Series: The Xtreme Bass Series is Florida’s premier grass roots bass fishing tournament series consisting of two-man teams competing in divisional tournaments throughout Florida and a Championship. Sponsors include Blazer Boats, Power-Pole, Duckett Rods, Rat L Trap, Snag Proof, and Toho Marine.

For more information, please visit: www.xbseries.com
Media Contact: Mike Blocher
Xtreme Fishing Series
(813) 363-5266

Just what the doctor ordered!! JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED!!
The 2014 season came to an end this past weekend as 66 teams converged onto beautiful Lake Seminole in Donaldsonville, GA for their chance to win a Ranger Boats Z119 Powered by an Envinrude Outboard. The weather was picture perfect both days of competition and we couldn’t have asked for a prettier venue to hold a weigh in. Before I get into the meat and potatoes of the event, I want to tell you a quick, feel good story. On the last day of practice, JR Tice and Richard Chapman from our Suwannee Division came across a 90 year old man that had fallen from his boat. When they pulled up to the man, he was exhausted and you could see the despair on his face. He was clinging to the side of his boat praying someone would see him. Fortunately, JR and Richard were able to pull him aboard their boat. The hearing aids in both ears were water logged, he had lost his shorts struggling to get back into his own boat, and his color was not good. The man told the guys had they not pulled up when they did, he would have surely been a goner. He said he had just enough strength left to hold on for another couple of minutes, and that would have been it. The guys got him back to his camp, warmed him up and were on their way, back out to pre-fish. Chapman told me that affected him the rest of the weekend. He was full of reflection and realized how precious your time on this earth is. This field of anglers is full of class acts, and this is a shining example of that. I couldn’t be prouder of you guys for this great act of kindness. This gentleman will always remember you two as his guardian angels.

Okay back to the event. Day one was full of ups and downs for the competing teams. We had a couple of blown motors to start Friday morning off. But as time got closer to weigh in, it started to be evident the fish were cooperative on day one. When the last team weighed in there were 5 teams in the 20-lb. range and the cutoff was just over 16 lbs. Denny McGlon and Jerry Kelley, (Talquin Division), led the charge with 24.65 lbs. 2nd was BJ Shirah and Tim Webb, (Suwannee Division), with 23.21 lbs. 3rd was Don Eady and Kevin Bivins, (Toho Division), with 22.42 lbs. 4th place was Matt Baty and Todd Needley, (Talquin Division), with 20.38 lbs. Rounding out the Top 5 was Matt Beck and Jimbo Denton, (Rousseau Division), with 20.35 lbs. Matt and Jimbo told me they should have had largest sack of fish they ever would have weighed, if they could have kept them buttoned up. There were several teams saying they missed large fish that would have catapulted them higher in the standings. That’s why they call it fishing and not catching. One of my favorite sayings is, ‘You can’t win it on day one, but you can sure lose it.’ Day one big fish honors went to Eady and Bivins weighing in an 8.55-lb. toad that netted them $660.00. McGlon and Kelley’s 24 lbs. didn’t come easy. Kelley had been sick for 3 days prior and struggled being on the boat day one. McGlon actually inquired if he could fish by himself on day one because Kelley was feeling so poor. Unfortunately, the rules stated both partners had to be on the boat, so Kelley toughed it out. After 24 lbs., I am sure he was feeling a little better at the end of the day.

Day 2 launch was a little foggy but the guys got out okay. Bluebird skies followed the rest of the afternoon. As weigh in approached the talk amongst the anglers were the fish weren’t as cooperative on day two. We were anxious to see how this played out, as several of our Lake Seminole events over the years have had flip flop days on the second day.
When final call to the scales was announced, there were teams that were going to be disappointed about the day 2 catch. Teams that had nice double-digit weights on day 1 ended up bringing 2 to 7 lbs. to the scales on day two. Teams that were out of the cut day one made a good comeback and ended up finishing within the top ten. Titus Langston and Gary Weeks, (Talquin Division), moved up on day 2 to break into the top 5 with a 34.62-lb. total. Langston and Weeks also weighed in the Big Bass for day 2, a 7.61-lb. toad. That fish helped them win $1,160.00 Moving into 4th place with a 34.94-lb. total was Lee Kitchens and Joey Wood, (Swaunnee Division). They won $1,000.00 for the event. Mikey Keyso and Donny Bass (Istokpoga Division) had 35.91 lbs., enough for a 3rd place finish worth $1,250.00. In 2nd place was the team of Don Eady and Kevin Bivins. Their 36.68-lb. total and big fish for the tournament netted them $2,960.00. The big winners for the weekend were Denny McGlon and Jerry Kelley who held on to their day one lead. They took home a new Ranger Boats Z119 powered by an Evinrude Outboard valued at $40,000. All 8 divisions were represented in the top 15 payout spots for the tournament. Flipping, frogging, worming, and throwing a Rat-L-Trap seemed to be the more popular styles over the 2 day event.

Congratulations to Marshall Deakins and Bryan Gregory from the Lake Guntersville Division. Thanks to their 6th place finish, they claimed the Team of the Year award. For that, they were awarded a brand new Power-Pole, 2 Duckett Rods, and paid entries for the 2015 season. They also won the Big Bass of the Year award for the Alabama Divisions. The 11.64-lb. monster they caught in the 1st event of the season on Lake Guntersville won them an additional $400.00.
John Myers and Bill Rutkowski from the Kissimmee Division weighed in an 11.45-lb. giant in the 2nd event of the season out of Camp Mack. That fish won the Big Bass of the Year for Florida divisions, and netted them $840.00.

We couldn’t have asked for a more gracious host. Special thanks to Brenda Broome and the Donaldsonville Chamber for their support. They always make us feel very welcomed, and we look forward to making our way back up there in the next couple of years.

Another special thanks goes out to our sponsors. Without them this trail wouldn’t be possible; Ranger Boats, Toho Marine, Evinrude Outboards, Duckett Fishing, Power-Pole, Rat-L-Trap, Bass Assassin, and Snag Proof.

This is Xtreme’s 10th year in existence. In that time frame we have awarded 8 boats and over 2.1 million in cash and prizes on the team side alone. We couldn’t do it without the participation of the anglers. I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your support over the years. You guys mean more to me than you will ever know. Your support has helped allow me to take care of my son, who most of you know has special needs, for that alone I will be eternally grateful to each and every one of you.

We have some exciting news coming very soon. Keep looking for the new schedule for the 2015 season. Anyone interested in becoming a director we are looking to expand and try some new bodies of water. We’re very excited about the 2015 season, and it is set to be our best one yet! Congratulations to all the anglers for a terrific season, and I look forward to seeing you all next year!

Robbie Crosnoe and Danny Thompson continue their dominance in the Lake Rousseau division of the Xtreme Bass Series. Their 20.97 pound catch far exceeded the second-place catch of Matthew Beck and Billy Jackson who weighed-in 16.20 pounds.
The second-place team weighed-in the single heaviest bass of the tournament with a bass tipping the scales at 7.38 pounds.
Ten boats competed in the next-to-the-last event.
The last and final even in the division for the 2014 season will be Sept. 13, 2014 out of the Dunnellon city ramp.
For more information on the final event contact tournament director, Matthew Beck at 352-422-0888.
2014 Classic Announcement 2014 CLASSIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Below is the Classic lodging information. The meeting will be Thursday night Oct 23th. Location will be at the Rec building at the park. Start Check in at 5:00 ns meeting at 6:00. Donaldsonville is always a gracious host and look forward to seeing all of you there. If you have any additional questions please call 813-363-5266.

PHONE: 229-524-2588

DAYS INN: 204 West Third. Highway 84 West, Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
Mr. D.P. Patel PH: 1-800-329-7466 - 229-524-2185 - FAX 229-524-6055
All new- luxurious-satellite movies – local calls free, cable, color TV, air conditioning, suites. King beds available, Jacuzzi 31 ROOMS

RAMADA LIMITED: 415 West Third, Highway 84 West, Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
PH: 229-524-8695
All new luxurious, pool, cable TV, air conditioning, & Continental Breakfast
Also located next to FRED’S
Senior Citizens Rates Available….42 ROOMS

SEMINOLE STATE PARK: 7870 State Park Drive, Highway 253, Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
Park Superintendent PH: 229-861-3137 1- 800-864-7275
14 Cottages with Kitchens, each cottage has two bedrooms with a double and twin, two baths per cottage
RATES Sunday-Thursday and Friday-Saturday... Call for Rates.
Also Camping: Tents, Vehicle, Camper Shell Waterfront and Non-Waterfront
RV, Camper Waterfront and Non-Waterfront… Call for Rates.

SPRING CREEK PARK RESORT: (on the water) 7863 Reynolds Landing Rd., Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
Located just off Highway 253, next door to Reynold’s Landing with easy access to Spring Creek and the Lake.
Owners: Steve and Reed Rognstad PH: 229-861-3247 FAX: 229-861-2987
4 ROOMS (sleeps 6) with kitchen—Call for Rates
4 ROOMS (sleeps 2 - 4) without kitchen—Call for Rates
MINI-LODGE (sleeps up to 19) –Call for Rates
Camping: RV sites-12 complete hook ups with water, sewer, and power
Full service restaurant on site.

TRAIL’S END MARINA: (ON THE WATER) – Located where Georgia Highway 253 ends at the Chattahoochee River,
3371 Highway 253, Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
PH: 861-2000
Ten cabins: 3 sleeps 6, 4 sleeps 4, and 1 sleeps 3.
Three houseboats: 2 sleeps 10 and 1 sleeps 7
Restaurant on site.
Includes 1 boat slip, no launching fee for guests.

BUDGET INN: Highway 84- Donalsonville, Georgia 39845 PH: 229-524-1038
14 Rooms-- Call for Rates

GLOVER’S LAKE HOUSE: 8015 Clearwater Drive. Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
PH: 229-861-3651 PH: 229-861-3749 PH: 229-861-3592
Fully furnished 2,500sq, ft. brick home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fully equipped kitchen, Living room, dining room, den and a 14’ X 42’ sunroom with tables and chairs to enjoy your meals while overlooking beautiful Lake Seminole. Equipped with linens, dishes, utensils, washer, dryer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, TV, and BBQ grill, nice dock with deck.
2 Night Minimum Stay. First Night Deposit Required.
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Owners: Janet and Roger Bennett PH: 229-861-3595
Sleeps 6- open concept, Cable TV, full kitchen and bath, screened porch, deck with grill, use of boat house.
Call for rates.

STEPHENS STILL WATERS: 2836 Stapleton Drive. Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
PH: 850-591-8670 or 850-383-9159
Vacation Rentals, 6 bedroom 4 bath, 3 bedroom 2 bath, 2 bedroom I bath. Call from Rates.
July Results for Lake Rousseau JULY RESULTS FOR LAKE ROUSSEAU
Danny Thompson, left, and Mercury pro-staff member Robbie Crosnoe display their winning catch Saturday, July 12, at the Dunnellon boat ramp in Marion County. The team have dominated the Lake Rousseau division of the Xtreme circuit during the 2014 season winning three of the six events. These five bass weighed 22.79 pounds. The team also weighed the tournament’s heaviest bass weighing 7.65 pounds earning $850 for their effort. Thompson and Crosnoe also won the 2013 Xtreme championship last year on Lake Seminole earning the two a new Ranger boat.

North Central Florida team members Trevor Fitzgerald, left, and partner Jason Guynn hold their second-place catch weighing 18.47 pounds caught Saturday, July 12, 2014 on Lake Rousseau. Fitzgerald owns Fitzgerald Rods, a national-powerhouse-fishing company. Go to Fitzgeraldrods.com for more information and products.

Following a first-place win last month, the team of Dan Smith, left and Chris Clemens follow up with a third-place finish. Their five-bass limit tipped the scales at 17.77 pounds.
Dan Smith and Chris Clemens display their winning catch from the June 14, 2014 Lake Rousseau tournament. The team weighed in five fish at 21.47 pounds.
May Lake Rousseau results MAY LAKE ROUSSEAU RESULTS
Lake Rousseau continued to produce hefty limits of bass Saturday, May 10. The team of Robbie Crosnoe and Danny Thompson crushed the field of 17 boats loading 24.70 pounds of bass on the scales for the win. The anglers also brought the heaviest single fish to weigh-in as well with a 6.74 bass.
Rousseau regulars Chris Addair and Brian Varga caught a solid 19.47-pound limit and Mike Davis and Dennis Hernandez finished third with a catch of 19.16 pounds.
Fifteen of the 17 teams competing in the tournament caught five-bass limits. In total, more than 200 pounds of bass was caught between those teams proving Rousseau is a fish factory rivaling bodies of water much larger.
Top-finishing teams reported common techniques to lure fish into the net. Early top-water action with toads and Devil's Horse lures produced early with the flipping stick doing damage later.
The next event on the Rousseau will be the second Saturday in June. For more information on the tournament call Matthew Beck, tournament director, at 352-422-0888.
Lake Rousseau continued to produce quality bass Saturday, April 12, 2014. Near-perfect weather conditions prevailed with temperatures in the 80's for much of the event.
For the most part spawning activity has ended, setting up a post spawn bite that many anglers enjoyed.
Eventual winners, Matthew Beck and Jimbo Denton topped the field for the second consecutive tournament on Lake Rousseau but not without a tight weigh-in from last year's Xtreme championship winners Robbie Crosnoe and Danny Thompson.
Topping the field with 19.83 pounds, Beck and Denton incorporated a two-prong approach of casting shallow cover and flipping soft plastics to dense cover to land their five bass. They earned $740 for the effort.
Crosnoe and Thompson employed similar tactics to finish second securing $320.
Allen Whitt and Robert Peralta, the third-place-finishing team, also adjusted during the day to box 15.04 pounds to take home $220. The team reported a strong casting bite the day before the tournament but their casting fish refused to bite forcing their adjustment to the flipping stick.
Big-bass winner Craig Cavanna found a beautiful 6.76-pound bass on the bed in the last hour of the event to take big-bass honors.
Sixteen teams took part in the event with 12 teams catching a five-bass limit. The total weight of the fish weighed in was 162.47 pounds.
The May 2014 event will take place on the 10th. Call (352) 422-0888 for more information.
Lake Rousseau March results LAKE ROUSSEAU MARCH RESULTS
The Lake Rousseau Division of the Xtreme Bass Series began much drier than the first tournament of the year, though it was still a crisp, chilly morning with temperatures at the ramp in the upper 30’s prior to blast off. Twenty-nine anglers including seven new members signed up for the tournament. The anglers left the Dunnellon ramp at 6:35 a.m. and moderate fog hampered most of the angler’s progress west toward Lake Rousseau. By 7:30 a.m. blue-bird skies prevailed.
Most anglers reported the post-front conditions negatively affected their bite, many of whom found spawning bass prior to the event.
First-place winners Matthew Beck and Jimbo Denton reported catching only five, legal keepers during the day. A combination of casting hard baits and flipping dark crawdad imitations did the damage for the team. Their big-bass of nearly eight pounds came in the closing moments of the day and fell to a black-and-blue Sweet Beaver flipped to shallow cover. Their catch of 17.22 pounds earned them $700 with another $150 for their 7.95-pound big fish.
Team Stratos, comprised of Scott Bullard and Tracy Hurst came in second place with 14.73 pounds collecting $300 for the day. The team said most of their damage came from flipping a small, dark-colored crawdad to heavy cover.
The team of David Hunter and Bumby Needham claimed third place with 13.31 pounds earning $200.
Team standings for the year after March’s tournament are tight. Two teams are tied for first and two teams tied for second. The teams of Matthew Beck and Jimbo Denton and David Hunter and Bumby Needham are tied for first place with 194 points. The other teams tied at 192 points are Harold Beasley and Robby Anderson and Team Stratos members' Scott Bullard and Tracey Hurst.
April 12, 2014 is the next scheduled event for the Lake Rousseau division. Call tournament director Matthew Beck at (352) 422-0888 for more information.

Yurko/Burke Do-Si-Do with Boyd/Howell on Talquin YURKO/BURKE DO-SI-DO WITH BOYD/HOWELL ON TALQUIN
The team of Ron Yurko and Steve Burke brought their A-Game to round 2 of Xtreme Bass Series event on Lake Talquin. They were runners up at the first event, and were not to be deprived of an early season victory. Their 5 bass topped the scales at 27.80 pounds. Yurko and Burke’s bag was anchored by a giant 10.05 pounder that took the events Big Bass honors.

Yurko and Burke edged out the team of David Boyd and David Howell. Boyd and Howell’s 5 bass limit weighed 27.13 pounds. They won the season’s opening event in January, trumping Yurko and Burke. The team of David Heflin and Mickey Roach brought 20.13 pounds to the scale to round out the top 3.

The 3rd event of the season will be held March 22nd.
2014 Schedules and Info. Please Read. 2014 SCHEDULES AND INFO. PLEASE READ.
First of all I want to Welcome everyone to the 2014 Season. All the schedules are posted for the 2014 season. For starters Ranger Boats and Toho Marine have continued their support for the 2014 season. The winners of the 2014 Championship will take home a Ranger Z119 Powered with a 200 hp outboard. We are excited about our relationship with both Ranger and Toho Marine and look forward to many years of growth with them.
We have added a few new divisions for the 2014 season along with some new directors. We want to welcome the following to the Xtreme Family.

1. Astor.- Welcome Back to Terry and Kim Mullis
2. Harris- Bobby Russell Sr.
3. Rousseau- Matt Beck
4. Talquin- Titus Langston and Gary Weeks
5. Winter Haven- Bobby Miller
6. Roaming Division- Keith Zeigler
7. Pickwick/Wheeler- Ryan Salzman

We are looking for new directors in AL, TN, and GA to expand the Xtreme footprint. If you know of anyone that might have an interest please let us know.

Power Pole has rejoined as a partner for the 2014 season and will be the title sponsor for the 2014 Team of the Year. The winning team will receive a 8ft. pro series Power Pole Shallow Water Anchor as well as free entries to the 2015 season. There will also be more prizes added as the year goes on.

Another addition to the 2014 season is that every divisions point champions at the end of the year will receive a free entry to the 2014 Championship. We are adding Divisional Title Sponsors that will fund this program. Currently Bass Assassin is the title sponsor for the Suwannee Division, RJ Gators and All Florida Trapping are co-title sponsors for the Kissimmee Division. We will update the new sponsors as we add them as 2014 partners.

2015 Championship is not finalized as of yet. It will either be the 3rd or 4th weekend in Oct. We will have more on that in the next couple of weeks. We are considering returning to Lake Seminole because it is neutral water in the middle for both the Florida Divisions and Alabama Divisions. We are also trying to finalize possibly up to 3 more divisions which will be a welcome addition to the tour.

We have added one major rule to the rule set for 2014. Below you will see the wording for the new BrushPile/Baiting rule. The state is making a point to stop illegal brush piles and this has become more and more of a problem over the last couple of years. The state is looking to make an example and we want to be compliant. Our very first rule is not to break any state of federal law and by putting a brush pile that is not permitted is illegal and will be treated as such. The baiting of baiting of brush piles or weed lines will not be tolerated either. It creates a unfair advantage and an unlevel playing field. Our hope is that this will help create stability in some divisions that this is a problem. Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions.

Keep checking back for more updates. I look forward to seeing you on the water in 2014.

Brush Piles/Baiting: No fishing will be permitted of brush piles that you personally put into a body of water or know of that was put into a body of water illegally. If you are knowingly fishing a brush pile that did not go through the proper steps of permitting then it is considered an illegal brush pile. DO NOT FISH IT. “Baiting” of any kind is prohibited. Baiting of brush piles of any kind, legal or illegal, weed lines, lilies, or any other structure will not be tolerated. Brush piles that have been permitted and considered legal by state law will be permitted to fish along with brush that was created by nature or “act of God”. These rules will be Polygraph enforced to create a more level playing field for all fishermen.
Thompson and Crosnoe  Go Wire to Wire THOMPSON AND CROSNOE GO WIRE TO WIRE
Another year in the books. Sixty nine boats converged onto beautiful Lake Seminole for the 2013 Xtreme Bass Series Championship. We had anglers from 8 different lakes in Florida and Lake Guntersville from Scottsboro, AL show up to battle it out for top prize. Guaranteed first place prize was a Ranger Z119 Powered by a 200hp Evinrude Etec Outboard valued around $40,000.00. The table was set for a great tournament. The weather was beautiful and Lake Seminole offers some of the best fishing in the country. Lake Seminole plays to any angler’s style of fishing. Flipping, topwater, cranking, or even frogging where techniques all used by the top ten teams. The bar was set early on day one when the second team to the scales, Robbie Crosnoe and Danny Thompson, weighed in a whopping 27.96 lbs. That would end up being a tough act to follow. Their weight held up to a day one lead of just over 5 lbs. In Second place was Jeff Sparks and Jett Loach, Guntersville Division, with 22.66 pounds of fish. Rounding out the top three was Michael Boyette and Ben Broughton with 21.24lbs. We paid 2 big fish each day. Day one’s largest fish went to Wayne and Sean Creel weighing in a 7.41 pig. Second big bass honors went to Jamie Shay and Joe Williams with a 6.76 pounder.
Day two had a little more wind, cooler temps and smaller bags of fish. Day one leaders, Crosnoe and Thompson, stubbed their toe a little with only 13.71lbs. Their five pound lead proved to be large enough on day one to withstand any on chargers. They weighed in a total of 41.67 lbs over 2 days which ended them up in the winner’s circle. The top 5 from day one stayed intact just juggled places a little. Second place was Billy Bowen and David Hunter with 36.16 pounds. Third was Sparks and Loach with 36.00 even. Jett told me they were throwing Snag Proof Hollow body frogs and had “the best mat of fish he has ever seen.” It was loaded with 5 to 7 pounders and had it all to themselves. They only weighed in 3 fish on day two weighing 13.34lbs. Two more bites and they could have been on the top of the food chain this weekend. Fourth place was Michael Boyette and Ben Broughton from the Rodman Division. They had 35.49lbs for their efforts. These guys are very consistent everywhere they go. Finishing up the top five were day two second big bass holders Jamie Shay and Joe Williams. They Rat L Trapped their way to 35.09lbs. We weighed in over 21 bass over 6lbs. There were over double that in the 5 lbs range. It was just a tremendous weekend of fishing and Lake Seminole didn’t disappoint.
First and foremost I want to thank the anglers for supporting the trial this season. Without them there would be no trail. Secondly a special thanks to all my directors and staff that helps out during the season and keep things going. Finally thank you to Brenda Broom from the Donalsonville chamber of commerce. They are always so gracious and make everyone feel right at home. Keep checking back for 2014 season information and schedule. Look forward to seeing you guys next year.

Please click on the forms page on the Home Page or the forms page on the Xtreme Bass Series Page to download the Championship Registration Form. We would like to receive the enrty form along with payment on or before Oct. 18th. Please call if you cant get it in before then. I look forward to seeing you all there and to hand someone a brand new Ranger powered by Evinrude. Any questions please call 813-969-5866

Donaldsonville Bound for the 2013 Championship Oct 25-26 DONALDSONVILLE BOUND FOR THE 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP OCT 25-26

Below is the Classic lodging information. The meeting will be Thursday night Oct 24th. Location and Time of the meeting TBA (will probably be the Rec building at the state park). Donaldsonville is always a gracious host and look forward to seeing all of you there. If you have any additional questions please call 813-363-5266.

PHONE: 229-524-2588

DAYS INN: 204 West Third. Highway 84 West, Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
Mr. D.P. Patel PH: 1-800-329-7466 - 229-524-2185 - FAX 229-524-6055
All new- luxurious-satellite movies – local calls free, cable, color TV, air conditioning, suites. King beds available, Jacuzzi 31 ROOMS

RAMADA LIMITED: 415 West Third, Highway 84 West, Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
PH: 229-524-8695
All new luxurious, pool, cable TV, air conditioning, & Continental Breakfast
Also located next to FRED’S
Senior Citizens Rates Available….42 ROOMS

SEMINOLE STATE PARK: 7870 State Park Drive, Highway 253, Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
Park Superintendent PH: 229-861-3137 1- 800-864-7275
14 Cottages with Kitchens, each cottage has two bedrooms with a double and twin, two baths per cottage
RATES Sunday-Thursday and Friday-Saturday... Call for Rates.
Also Camping: Tents, Vehicle, Camper Shell Waterfront and Non-Waterfront
RV, Camper Waterfront and Non-Waterfront… Call for Rates.

SPRING CREEK PARK RESORT: (on the water) 7863 Reynolds Landing Rd., Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
Located just off Highway 253, next door to Reynold’s Landing with easy access to Spring Creek and the Lake.
Owners: Steve and Reed Rognstad PH: 229-861-3247 FAX: 229-861-2987
4 ROOMS (sleeps 6) with kitchen—Call for Rates
4 ROOMS (sleeps 2 - 4) without kitchen—Call for Rates
MINI-LODGE (sleeps up to 19) –Call for Rates
Camping: RV sites-12 complete hook ups with water, sewer, and power
Full service restaurant on site.

TRAIL’S END MARINA: (ON THE WATER) – Located where Georgia Highway 253 ends at the Chattahoochee River,
3371 Highway 253, Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
PH: 861-2000
Ten cabins: 3 sleeps 6, 4 sleeps 4, and 1 sleeps 3.
Three houseboats: 2 sleeps 10 and 1 sleeps 7
Restaurant on site.
Includes 1 boat slip, no launching fee for guests.

BUDGET INN: Highway 84- Donalsonville, Georgia 39845 PH: 229-524-1038
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GLOVER’S LAKE HOUSE: 8015 Clearwater Drive. Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
PH: 229-861-3651 PH: 229-861-3749 PH: 229-861-3592
Fully furnished 2,500sq, ft. brick home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fully equipped kitchen, Living room, dining room, den and a 14’ X 42’ sunroom with tables and chairs to enjoy your meals while overlooking beautiful Lake Seminole. Equipped with linens, dishes, utensils, washer, dryer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, TV, and BBQ grill, nice dock with deck.
2 Night Minimum Stay. First Night Deposit Required.
Call for Rates.

Owners: Janet and Roger Bennett PH: 229-861-3595
Sleeps 6- open concept, Cable TV, full kitchen and bath, screened porch, deck with grill, use of boat house.
Call for rates.

STEPHENS STILL WATERS: 2836 Stapleton Drive. Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
PH: 850-591-8670 or 850-383-9159
Vacation Rentals, 6 bedroom 4 bath, 3 bedroom 2 bath, 2 bedroom I bath. Call from Rates.

Burton and Rand sack 43lbs to take the 2012 XBS Team Championship and pocket $9440.00 for thier efforts. BURTON AND RAND SACK 43LBS TO TAKE THE 2012 XBS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP AND POCKET $9440.00 FOR THIER EFFORTS.
Story and more pics to come.

The championship will be on Lake Toho. Launch and Weigh in will be at Lakefront Park in downtown Kissimmee. Fishing days will be Friday Nov 2nd and Sat Nov 3rd. There will be a meeting Thursday night Nov 1st, location tba.

The host hotel will be the
The Heritage Park Hotel
2050 E Irlo Bronson Hwy Kissimmee
(407) 846-4545
The Xtreme rate will be $48.00 a night ask for Xtreme Rate.

The Meeting Thursday night will be at the Heritage Park Hotel
in the banquet rooms. The meeting will start at 6:00 pm.

Prepayment will be due by Monday Oct 29th. If you have to pay at the registration meeting it will be cash only. Please download a regular membership form and just write Championship on the top with your payment.
Mail payment to P.O. box 2204, Land O Lakes, FL 34639.

If you have any questions please call 813-363-5266.

Look forward to seeing you all there.
Rat-L-Trap Classic Lake Guntersville Results are Up!!! RAT-L-TRAP CLASSIC LAKE GUNTERSVILLE RESULTS ARE UP!!!
Check Back for complete story and pictures.

Attention Ranger Owners Tournament. ATTENTION RANGER OWNERS TOURNAMENT.

Come out and support Joe and the gang from Toho Marine and Outdoors. They are looking to build the Florida Ranger Owner Tournament to be one of the finest out there. Most info is located below. Look forward to seeing you out there. Please pass the word to your friends.

Sunday, March 18, 2012
Tournament waters include the
Kissimmee chain of Lakes
$125 Entry Fee Per Team
$25 Optional Big Bass
100% Payback
Tournament Rules
1. Entry fee is $125.00 per team, consisting of 1-2 people per boat. One payout per seven boats entered (example 70 boats=10 payouts). Optional $25.00 Big Fish Pot (1st and 2nd Big Fish Awards – 60/40%).
2. Blast-off number assigned on receipt of $125.00 Entry Fee & Form. Winners are responsible for all taxes on any money won.
3. A limit of 5 (five) largemouth bass may be weighed in per team. EXEMPTIONS: Minimum 12” fish, with short fish not being weighed and a 1 (one) pound penalty. There is no Maximum size limit with your tournament Exemption. Weighing in of a dead fish results in a 1 (one) pound penalty. Exemption Rule-Dead fish are not to be culled by a participant and must be a part of the weigh-in.
4. A Coast Guard approved vest must be worn at all times while the boat is being propelled by the combustion engine.
5. Only Artificial baits may be used. No Snagging.
6. Sportsmanship- No Team may fish with-in 50 yards of another competitor who is anchored with the trolling motor up. No team may fish with-in 25 yards of another team without the other team’s permission. No hole sitting by a non-competitor or by another competitor, to aid a team. Use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs during this event will immediately disqualify team. All teams are required to abide by state and federal laws. Toho marine FOMNTT reserve the right to give a Polygraph Test.
7. All teams must carry a minimum of $300,000 of liability insurance on any boat they might use during the event.
8. Any protest must be in writing to the Tournament Board within 10 minutes of close of weigh-in. Tournament Board Members are Joe Clements, Johnny Johnson, Jim Trenary, and John Higgins. Interpretation of these rules will be left to the Tournament Board. Infractions of any rule can result in disqualification.
9. Blast-off is at safe-light on Sunday, March 18. Boat check will be prior to blast-off. Check-in will be according to Flight Number. Boat numbers 1-25 check-in time 3:00 pm Boat numbers 26-50 check-in time 3:15 pm Boat numbers 51-75 check-in time 3:30 pm Boat numbers 76-100 check in time 3:45 pm Boat number 100 plus check in time 4:00 pm
• Morning launch will be held at Kissimmee City Ramp on Lake Toho.
• There will be NO pre-tournament meeting.
• Tournament rules meeting will be at 5:30 A.M. Sunday, March, 18, 2012.
• Entrants will receive boat numbers and flight info the morning of the 18th.
• Safelight till 3:00 P.M.
• Tournament check-in and boat check will be held in the morning before blast off.
• Weigh-in will begin at 3:00 P.M. at Kissimmee City Ramp.
• Fishers of Men will be handling take-off and weigh-in
Clarion Resort
2261 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
Kissimmee, FL 34744
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2012 Dates and Details 2012 DATES AND DETAILS
2012 Xtreme Dates and Details.

First of all I want to Thank all the anglers and directors for their support and look forward to the 2012 Season. Here are some bullet points with some of the highlights for this coming season.

• There will be size exemption permits pulled for each event for the 2012 season

• We will have a Rodman Division and will be finalizing that schedule soon. With the draw down until April we will have to double up a couple of months to get caught up.

• The 2012 Championship Location will be Lake Toho. The dates will be finalized soon. We are looking at the 3rd weekend in Oct. or the first weekend in Nov. We had the 3rd weekend in Oct. pretty well set but there has been some other trails that have moved their dates so we are trying to make the right call that will effect the least amount of the anglers.

• First Place for the 2012 Championship will be $20,000.00 with 100 boats participating. We are currently in negotiation with some potential sponsors. Pending on how these negotiations go first place may change but will be equivalent or greater than the $20,000.00 prize based on 100 boats participating.

• We want to Welcome Snag Proof, Rat L Trap, and Jethro Baits as the newest Partners for 2012.

• Our events are now Captains Cash Power Pole Sanctioned events. With 20 boats or more for each divisional event you can win up to an additional 100.00 for a win if you belong to the Captains Cash program. There will be some additional paperwork that will have to be filled out and signed by director for a qualifying win. See Power Pole .com for additional information.

• We are launching a new program to give additional value to your membership for the 2012 season. This program will be called the Membership Benefit Program. We have a list of participants that we are currently working with and will add more. These participants are offering discounts or added value for supporting there businesses. This list will be available over the next couple of weeks. Thank you for your patience as we put the final touches on this undertaking. There will be membership cards issued for the 2012 season as well.

• The big bag and big bass of the year pot will be a little different this season. There will be a 20.00 side pot for both big bass and big bag for each division as well as a 20.00 side pot for both big bass and big bag for the entire trail as well. Spend the same 40.00 per side pot as always and get a chance to win both sidepots for your division and the overall trail. The team will still have to qualify and fish the championship to get paid for the side pot win. All money will be handed out at the Championship banquet dinner. All side pots are 100% payout and teams can enter and win the divisional side pots for multiple divisions.

• The pay scale will remain the same as far as the amount of spots paid but we have spread the money out where it is not quite as top heavy to help spread the wealth.

I look forward to seeing you all on the water.

All I can say is WOW. What an amazing tournament to be a part of. The fishing was absolutely insane. It took over 61lbs to take home top honors this weekend on beautiful Lake Okeechobee. Despite fronts moving through and tough wind conditions the fish were munching. When the scales finally cooled off on day one it was Gary Niemi and James Dyer sitting on top of the leader board with 35.32lbs. Second was Mike and Dennis Brucker with 29.96. Third was Istokpoga director John Wood and his brother George with 26.95. Rounding out the top five was 4th place RJ Crawford and Alan Agnoli with 26.05 and 5th belonged to Mike Boyette and Ben Broughton, who tipped the scales at 25.54. Mike and Ben also finished with day one big bass honors with a giant weighing in at 9.27 lbs. Second big bass for day 1 was Annie Elsessor and Johnny Stambaugh with an 8.25 Big O toad. The cut, top 15, was 19.71lbs after the first day of fishing concluded. Here is the amazing part; there were just over 20 fish that weighed in at over 6lbs. 12 fish that were over 7lbs, 2 over 8 lbs and 1 over 9lbs. Total weight brought in for the day was 986.43lbs of bass (total for both days 1586.61lbs).There were a total of 63 limits out of 73 teams and only 5 teams that zeroed. There were 27 different teams that had at least one kicker fish over 6 lbs. I have been doing this a long time and the amount of large fish was unreal. The above totals don’t even include guys that had multiple large fish or ones that said if 8 or 9 lbs is leading it I may have one around 6lbs. I couldn’t wait to see what day 2 had to offer.

Day 2 weights weren’t quite as big as day one but not disappointing by any means. John and George Wood started it off with 25.10lbs taking their day 2 totals to 52.05lbs (4th overall). That held for about ¾ of the weigh in and then it got exciting. Billy Jackson Sr and Jr brought in 22.81lbs rounding out their total to 45.21lbs, which put them in 5th place, which is awesome due to the fact that they never had been on that body of water in their life until this week. Day one 2nd place finishers, Mike and Dennis Brucker, brought in an impressive 25.07lbs boosting them to 3rd place overall. Then the real excitement began. Scott Bradley and Dan Blanchard who sat in 8th place on day one brought in a bag of fish that took 2 people to lift to the scales. When the dust settled the display read 36.61lbs. which boosted them to 1st place for a total of 60.82lbs. What a comeback!! But wait Gary and James, day one leaders, were yet to come up. James handed me the bag, with Gary not wanting to watch, and it felt a little light. They needed a total of 25.51 to take the lead and the top spot for the 2011 Xtreme Championship. I put the fish on the scales and it settled down to read 26.02lbs. You could hear Gary breathe a sigh of relief all across Okeechobee County. What a finale, Gary and James held the lead wire to wire and it paid off to the tune of $15,000.00 in their pocket. I couldn’t have scripted a better ending. Scott and Dan ended up in second place but it also included day 2 big bass honors with an 8.68lber. Second big fish for day 2 went to Mike and Dennis Brucker with a 7.41lber. I am still trying to wrap my head around all those big fish. What an amazing site to have seen. Lake Okeechobee is back in a big way. Let’s just hope the water levels hold.

Not to be overshadowed by the big fish that were being weighed in, the 2011 Team of the Year race was very tight. Brian Miller and Bo Boyles, from the Johns Lake division, were leading the chase sitting in 7th place after day 1. Jimbo Denton and Matt Beck from Lake Rousseau were just 2 spots back in 9th overall. When the final totals were in, it was Jimbo and Matt that took the title and will be fishing for free in 2012. That’s impressive enough but consider this, it was back to back years. Jimbo and Matt were the 2010 team of the year after finishing 3rd in Lake Seminole. It’s one thing to beat the caliber of anglers during one season but to do it back to back is a statement. Congratulations’ guys, I know you work hard at it.

I want to say a special thanks to Kathy Scott and the Okeechobee County TDC for the support they provided for the event. Cowboys Restaurant, Cowboy’ed Up, with some great BBQ for the banquet dinner on Thursday night. To Lake View Inn and Suites and the Travelodge for their hospitality. Special gratitude for my entire staff of directors, I couldn’t do it without you.

On a personal note, I want to reach out and thank all the anglers that support the Xtreme Fishing Series. Without them we would have nothing. As everyone now knows my father passed away 2 hours after arriving in Okeechobee. I will never forget the support I received from the anglers during the entire weekend. You guys made it easier for me to get through it all over the 3 days we were there. Your words of encouragement, prayers and hugs will not be forgotten. I consider you guys Family. Thank You Again. I look forward to seeing you all on the water in 2012.



P.O. BOX 2204



Lake Okeechobee, including Harney Pond Canal (C-41) north

of S.R. 78 to water control structure S-71; Indian Prairie Canal

(C-40) north of S.R. 78 to water control structure S-72; all of Taylor

Creek and Nubbin Slough; C-38 Canal/ Kissimmee River south of

water control structure S-65E to S.R. 78, and C-41-A Canal, from

the intersection of the C-38 Canal upstream to the S-84 structure,

Okeechobee County:



Again I want to thank everyone for their patience regarding the final decision regarding the 2011 Championship. The Corp of Engineers and the Southwest Water Management have confirmed they will not be letting any of the water out of the Lake. The water will continue to be released into Okeechobee over the next several days to continue to alleviate the flood waters from Central Florida. They are expecting the Okeechobee Lake level to be around the 12 ft. mark or more by November. This will make for a much safer event.

Xtreme will always continue to make Angler’s safety top priority. I look forward to seeing you guys down on the Lake.

Thank you again for all your patience regarding this matter,

Mike Blocher

Florida Championship:
There will be a mandatory meeting on Nov. 10th, Scott Driver Park. Registration will be from 4:00 to 5:00 and meeting from 5:00 to 6:00. Blast off and weigh in will be at Scott Driver Ramp, Okeechobee

The host hotels for the Florida Championship in Okeechobee are as follows:

LakeView Inn and Suites ($42.00 room rate, mention Xtreme)
3225 US HWY 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL 34974
#863 763-1020

Travel Lodge (60.00 room rate, mention Xtreme)
1527 SE Hwy 441
Okeechobee, FL 34974

Lunkers Sports Grill will be offering 10% off during the event for all competitors 4825 Us Highway 441, Okeechobee, Fl. 34974
Ph.# 863-763-1900

The Guntersville dates are Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th. Sunday, November 20th will be used as a travel day or backup day in case of inclement weather.

Guntersville Championship:
There will be a meeting on Nov. 17th, location to be the Val Monte Resort, Guntersville.

Pre registration 3-6pm, meeting 6-7pm.

The host hotel, (Blastoff and weigh in), for Guntersville is the Val Monte Resort (giving a great rate to Xtreme fishermen, be sure to mention when reserving).

www.valmonteresort.com Ph.# 256-582-3348

Snag Proof Open Frog tournament SNAG PROOF OPEN FROG TOURNAMENT
MUST READ!!!!!Hello fellow Xtremers. Jamie Shay here to tell you about the Snagproof Frog tourney we have been contracted to run this year on Lake Guntersville. I know some of you have fished gville before and some of you have fished the snagproof frog event before. For you guys that have yet to make it up here, this would be a great time to do it. October here on gville is the prime time for froggin with the grass from the summer at it's peak growth and what happens is, it gets so thick and matted on the surface that the grass underneath dies off and gives the big gville bass a great place to get cool and also ambush frogs and such. If you have ever done it you would know, they explode out from under the grass "heartattack style" on your frog and somehow rarely miss the bait. Anyway, there were 267 boats in this event last year and this year we expect a good show as well. We have decided to give all cash as prizes and $10,000 will be awarded to 1st place based on just 150 teams. 1 in 5 payback, and $20 from your entry is for the big fish pot that will pay multiple spots. Just think, if we have 200 boats, there will be $4000 in the big fish pot. Go to the link on the snagproof logo and go to the tournament page, find Guntersville and you can download the entry, rules, and flyer that will give you more info. Now is your chance to sign up early and get a good boat#...
This will be a perfect time to come as you can get some good practice on the water here if you plan to come to the Gville classic. If you don't already know about that, well ALL Xtreme qualifiers can also come to the Guntersville classic we are having this year, and based on just 40 teams, we are giving $10,000 to first place. This event will be held in November, probably the weekend after the Florida location finale. I will announce the date as soon as I can. At this point it will likely be either the 18-19 of Nov. or the 19-20 of Nov. for the Gville finale. Feel free to contact me for any questions...Jamie Shay 256-599-0132, or email fisheads2000@aol.com

Jeremy and Dan Smith take Toho JEREMY AND DAN SMITH TAKE TOHO
Jeremy and his father Dan Smith got back to their winning ways on Toho this past Saturday with a nice 5 fish limit weighing in at 29.45 which included a bigfish weighing 10.20. Jim Miller and John Kosar had the largest fish of the day.... A HOG weighing 12.77 pounds, their 5 fish limit weighed 24.31, good enough for second place. Robbie Crosnoe and Jim Folks round out the top 3 with a total weight of 22.28 pounds.

McDaniel and Browning take Toho MCDANIEL AND BROWNING TAKE TOHO
The team of Bob McDaniel and Rick Browning got off to a nice start today with a total weight just under 21 pounds. Their 5 fish limit included a 9.94 big bass. The lake was buzzing with pro anglers preparing for the upcoming BASS Open... Numerous reports of slow bites didn't discourage Bob and Rick who found the fish they needed and put them in the boat. Bob said "this win was a long time coming" Congratulations to them for their win and over $1000 in prize money.

3rd Weekend Is Up and Running... 3RD WEEKEND IS UP AND RUNNING...
Upcoming This Weekend...

Toho out of Toho City Ramp
Astor out of Midway Marine
Suwannee out of Fanning Springs
Tarpon out of Anderson Park
South Florida's Bull and Blanchard Bang out over 45lbs to take the 2010 Xtreme Team Championship SOUTH FLORIDA'S BULL AND BLANCHARD BANG OUT OVER 45LBS TO TAKE THE 2010 XTREME TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Xtreme bass finale on lake seminole was quite a story. Many of the 104 teams came in to practice for most of the week prior to the Nov. 6 and 7 date. Of course the weather during the week was beautiful with highs near 80 and lows near 60. As usual, a front came in on Thursday, with 15-25 mph north winds and all the fish that had been found extremely shallow were long gone. That was my account , as my partner, (Tony Bartels), and I were only able to manage a 1.82 lb fish in the last 10 minutes of day 1. Well that 1 fish, which we reluctantly weighed in, proved to be the difference between MONEY and NO money. That fish put us in 62nd place after day 1, well behind the leaders Jeremy Smith and Dan Smith, who came in with almost 22 lbs. Prior to that day, I got a call from my wife that she might have to go into emergency surgery, and me being 6 hrs away I immediately started thinking of racing home to be with her. We talked that 1st day of competition and the doc said they would not do anything until that monday, and that I need not race home. I still wanted to go home and my wife, Michelle, completely disagreed. She said "you need to stay, you did not do all this to give up and come home. You never know what might happen and I will be alright." She said just go out and don't stop till the fish are hitting. I know I am rambling on but I must say, that second day was the complete reverse of the day before as me and Tony started finding some feeding fish at about 8am. and we couldn't keep them off our gold rattletraps for the rest of the day. God must have forced those fish to eat our stuff as all through practice days and everyone we talked to that had practiced in this area, no one ever caught a fish there. We never saw another boat within 2 miles of us, except for just cruising by, that entire day. We jumped from 62nd to 12th and took home $650.00. What does Ike say, "never give up"... I must go on as this will turn into a book if not.

The inevitable winners, David Bolema and Dan Blanchard, had it figured out the whole time as they came in with 19.5 lbs 1st day and a whopping 26 lbs on day 2 finishing with 45.62 lbs earning them a beautiful Legend boat with a 200 hp E-tec. They also caught their fish on gold traps along with a modified chatterbait. They seemed to have found exactly the same kind of water we found as it was grasslines in 7-8 ft with 10-12 ft of water on the outside edge. All fish were caught in 1/2 mile stretches. 2nd place finishers Andy Roberts and Al Cleghorn also had it figured out early as they had 2 great days of 20 plus lbs each only to fall just short of the winners with a total of 44.07 lbs. Other great stories were the "leapfrogging" of competitors, as day 1 leaders could only manage 1 fish on day 2, dropping them to 13th. Also, O.B Wilborn and Brian Haynes jumped over 30 spots with a nice 23 lb second day to vault them into 5th place earning them $1300.00.

Another cool, but scary story, was of the team of Chris Crow and Val Osinski (Gambler lures pres.) They were riding along and started a turn and the boat DUG in throwing them into a "360". Val's whole set of rods went into the drink and they were not able to retrieve them. As they were sitting pretty with 16.65 lbs on day 1, they figured it was over. You see, Val is right handed and Chris is left handed. Val had to use Chris' rods all day and they still managed to bring in enough weight to stay in the money and earn the 10 place spot.

Big fish of each day paid $700.00 and 2nd big fish each day paid an additional $330.00. 1st day BF went to day 1 leaders Jeremy Smith and Dan Smith with a 6.90 lber. 2nd BF on day 1 went to Scott King and Jeff Winkleman with a 6.88 lber, only .02 behind. 2nd day BF was much bigger at 7.78 lbs and was caught by Donnie Crouse and Dick Faunda. And the 2nd BF on day 2 was caught by Ken Lane and Bob Ellis, a 6.70 lber.

Now before this event took place, there was a very nice banquet with the mayor of Donalsonville saying a nice prayer, and Brenda Broome of the chamber of commerce rolling out the red carpet for all of us, as she usually does. We here at Xtreme would truly like to thank them for their hospitality as the state park cabins were immaculate and I must say- better than my own house. Also at the pre tourney banquet were awards given to all the points leaders and the sidepots given out to the winners. Big bass of the year and $1880.00 was given to Jimbo Denton and Matt Beck for a huge11.02 lb fish caught at lake Rousseau. The big sack of the year went to Jody Marriott and Dusty McDevitt with a very nice 34.05 lb bag, which earned them $1040.00, all before the event even took place.

I'm sure I forgot some of what went on, but I must say, all in all what a great time was had. We here at Xtreme would like to thank all of the anglers competing and also remember the few that were lost this year. You guys are why we do what we do. I'd also like to thank God first and foremost for this GREAT opportunity to do what I "extremely" love to do. No pun intended.

Jamie Shay


Please click on the image or go to the forms tab on the homepage of the site and download the registration for the Championship. The completed registration form along with your team’s entry fee of $300.00 must be received no later than October 30, 2010. This enables us to order food for the banquet dinner. The Classic is a pre-register only tournament. If you have outstanding circumstances you must call us at 813-363-5266.

Donaldsonville will provide a banquet for all Xtreme Bass Series participants in the Classic. The mandatory banquet will be held Friday night November 5th at the Group Shelter Building located at Seminole State Park. It will be the first building to your left as you pull into the park. Registration will begin and 5:00pm and the meeting and banquet will begin at 6:00pm. Along with great food and friends, there will also be a raffle at the banquet for everyone to enjoy.

Mail all entries to:
Xtreme Bass Series
P.O. Box 2204
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639

The 2010 Xtreme Team Championship Announced. We will returning to Lake Seminole out of Donaldsonville, GA launching from Seminole State Park. The Dates will be November 6-7 with the mandatory banquet on Friday the 5th.



BUDGET INN; 605 West 3rd Street, Donalsonville, GA 39845. Cable TV, microwave, kitchenette, king size rooms available. Handicap accessible…..19 rooms.
Call for rates and reservations:
Phone: 229-524-1400

DAY’S INN: 204 West 3rd Street, Highway 84 West, Donalsonville, GA. 39845.
All new luxurious, satellite movies, local calls free, cable, color TV, air conditioning, suites, king size beds available, Jacuzzi baths… 31 rooms.
Call for rates & reservations:
Phone: 1-800-329-7466
Phone: 229-524-2185
Fax: 229-524-6055

SUPER 8 MOTEL 415 West 3rd Street, Highway 84 West, Donalsonville, GA 39845
All new luxurious, pool, cable TV, air conditioning, Senior citizens rate available. (next to Fred’s)….42 rooms
Call for rates & reservations:
Phone: 229-524-8695

SEMINOLE INN: Highway 84, downtown Donalsonville, GA 39845….24 rooms
Call for rates & reservations:
Phone: 229-524-2133

SHINGLER’S LOG CABIN; 220 Saffold Road, on the Chattahoochee River. Early County, GA. This is a small upscale cabin.
Call for rates & reservations:
Phone: 1-800-524-7866
Phone: 229-524-2754
Owners: Evelyn & Sinclair Shingler

JENNY’S HOUSE: Located in a remote location, this is perfect for all outdoor activities. Reunions, weddings, receptions, parties or just a family oriented vacation. Has a fully equipped kitchen. Sleeps 10.
Contact information:
Shingler Diversified
Phone: 1-800-524-7866
Phone: 229-524-2754
Sinclair & Evelyn Shingler

SEMINOLE STATE PARK:* 7870 State Park Drive, Donalsonville, GA 39845.
Fourteen Cabins – 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, Kitchen and sitting area – fully furnished with
accommodations for eight people. We have waterfront and non-waterfront camp sites.
Fifty camping sites with water and electrical hoop-ups, boat landing, showers, picnic area and concession stand. Putt-Putt golf, canoe rentals and a 2½ mile nature trail.
Park Superintendent: Bryan Gray
For reservations call: Mon. – Fri. 8am til 8pm., Sat. & Sun. 8am – 5pm..
Phone: 1-800-864-7275 or www.gastateparks.org
Phone: 229-861-3137
Fax: 229-861-3711

SPRING CREEK PARK RESORT:* 7863 Reynolds Landing Road. Donalsonville, GA
39845. Located on the water, just off Highway 253 next to Reynolds Landing with easy access to Spring Creek and Lake Seminole.
R Country Café, Store, Landing and Boat docking
Big Jim’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar
Eight rooms: 4 rooms with kitchen (sleeps 6)
4 rooms without kitchen (sleeps 2)
Camping: RV sites: 12 complete hook-ups with water, sewage and power.
4 hook-ups with water & power. Full Service Restaurant on site.
Call for rates and reservations:
Phone: 229-861-3247
Fax: 229-861-2987

TRAIL’S END RESORT MARINA, LLC.* 3371 Highway 253, Donalsonville, GA 39845. (on the Water), where Georgia highway 253 ends at the Chattahoochee River. Full service RV campgrounds, primitive camping sites. Boat launching facility, bait & tackle store, cabins, houseboats.
Call for rates & reservations:
Phone: 229-861-2000
Pop’s Dockside Grill: Open Sun. thru Wed. 6am.til 2pm. serving Breakfast & Lunch. Open Thur. Thru Sat. 6am. Thru 11pm. serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

EMERALD LAKE RV PARK: 698 Enterprise Road @ Hwy 91, Colquitt, GA. 39837
Full Hook-ups with 30 & 50 AMP Service.
Swimming Pool, Fishing Pond and Clubhouse, and miniature golf
Concrete RV Pads – Paved & Lighted Streets
Laundry facility, Bath House & Game Room.
Enclosed Music Hall for Live Entertainment
Quiet & Peaceful Surroundings with Palm & Banana Trees
Call for Rates and Reservations: www.emeraldlakervpark.com
Phone: 1-888-758-9929

THURSBY’S LODGE:* Off highway 253 near Reynold’s Landing and Spring Creek Resort. 1unit with 2 rooms, each room has 4 single beds. The unit has full kitchen, 2 private baths and Living area. Living area has sofa bed
Call for rates @ reservations:
Phone: 229-246-3043
Owner: Rita Braswell

LITTLE HOUSE ON LAKE SEMINOLE:* Will sleep 6 people. Open concept. Has cable TV. Full kitchen and bath. Screened porch, deck, grill. Renter has use of boathouse.
Call for rates & reservations
Phone: 229-861-3595
Owners: Janet & Roger Bennett

GLOVER’S LAKE HOUSE:* 8015 Clearwater Drive, Donalsonville, GA 39845 Fully furnished 2,500 sq. ft. brick home. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining room, den Also, a 14x42’ sun room with tables and chairs to enjoy your meals while overlooking beautiful Lake Seminole. Equipped with linens, dishes, utensils, washer, dryer, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, TV, and BBQ grill.
2 night minimum.
First night deposit required.
Call for rates & reservations
Phone: 229-861-3651
Phone: 229-861-3749
Phone: 229-861-3592 or www.lakeseminolerental.com

HUCK’S HIDEAWAY:* Quiet, cozy, tranquil lake front 2 bedroom cabin on Parkside Lake. Great for nightly, weekend or weekly getaway. Also great for fishing and hunting. Owner can arrange for a picnic in a basket complete with wine and cheese by candlelight on the screened in porch while you watch the sunset. Has fully equipped kitchen.
Rental rates:
Weekly - $350
Nightly - $60 Friday and Saturday
$50 Monday-Thursday
Owner: Julie Hinz
Phone: 850-907-1000 ext. 243
Cell: 850-509-7647

STEPHENS STILL WATERS;* 2836 Stapleton Drive (on Lake Seminole). Vacation rentals. 6 bedroom, 4 bath – 5 bedroom, 3 bath – 3 bedroom, 2 bath – 2 bedroom, 1 bath available. Also available for church and corporate retreats, workshops, parties, weddings and wedding receptions, family reunions and recreational get togethers.
Owners: Buz & Cassie Stephens
Phone: 850-591-8670 or

HOLLY ISLES CAMPGROUND:* Highway 374 South (on Lake Seminole). Twenty-
Seven camping spaces, full hook-ups for RV’s and trailers. Covered boat slips.
Call for reservations
Phone: 229-861-2110


CUMMINGS LANDING:* End of GA. Highway 39 – Paved parking lot, Public boat ramp. Large camping area with No Hook-Ups. Picnic area.

CYPRESS POND LANDING:* On GA highway 374 – Paved parking lot, Public boat ramp, small camping area. NO Hook-Ups. Picnic area.

REYNOLDSVILLE PARK:* Off GA Highway 253 at Spring Creek. Boat ramp, Bait and supplies, Comfort station, drinking water and picnic area.



PARKSIDE MINIT MART:* 7710 highway 374, (corner 374 & 253) Donalsonville, GA 39845.
Groceries, gas, bait, tackle, fishing license, sandwiches and snacks.
Open 7 days from 6:30am. until 8:30pm..
Phone: 229-861-3448

SEMINOLE COUNTRY MARKET*: 7580 highway 39 S. (corner 39 & 253) Donalsonville, GA 39845.
Groceries, gas, bait, tackle, fishing license, sandwiches and snacks.
Open 7 days from 6am until 9pm.
Phone: 229-861-3400


CITY MOTOR MARINE DIVISION: 210 Second Street, Donalsonville, GA 39845
Sales and Service – boats and motors. Fishing tackle, boat accessories.
Open Monday thru Friday 8am til 5:30pm. Closed (12pm til l pm).
Open Saturday 9am til 12pm.
Phone: 229-524-2942

Silence can be Golden SILENCE CAN BE GOLDEN











To heck with this weather! Let's go out and look for fish where they should be, not just where we "want" them to be!

That was the game plan for eventual winners, Andy Litchfield and Dan Tharnish of Sarasota. Look for migrating fish...whether coming or going and we should put together a good limit if we can catch them. Catch them they did! Over 2 limits throughout the day, with the best 5 tipping the scales at 25.18 lbs. Once their initial spot proved too slow for a tournament win, Andy and Dan moved to a new location and started putting fish in the boat. A variety of worms and senko type baits proved to be the combination for the win, with most fish coming in the afternoon.

When asked if the weather played a factor, like it has so often this season, the pair mentioned that the initial ride in their ETEC powered Stratos 201 PRO XL was downright cold, but nothing warms you like being able to cull solid fish!

It was evident that the Istokpoga bass had finally had enough of the poor weather, with many good weights coming to the scales. 21.95 lbs and a 7.78 lb kicker was offered by the team of Charlie Howser and Don Fields, good for 2nd place. The duo of Josh Haggard and Chris Crow had good weight too! They (figuratively) tossed 20.11 lbs on the scales and were rewarded with a 3rd place finish. Buddie McDuffie and Robert Brown had a good showing with 19.56 lbs, to grab the 4th place position. Norman Lee and partner Bob Cody, swung the net under a 9.33 lb Istokpoga lunker and claimed big bass for the event.

In all, 13 of the 31 teams weighing double digits on another one of "those days" we seem to be having, prove that they're going to eat...sooner or later!

See you next time!

Season opener field put in a SEASON OPENER FIELD PUT IN A "FULL NELSON"...
Lets start at the end on this one...

Those of us that fish competitively either love, or...despise bed fishing. Sometimes, those of us that love it, will despise it at the same time when fish are lost or refuse altogether what we pitch on them. Conversely, those that despise it will waste no time throwing on a fish if the opportunity presents itself. It's those "lost" fish that drive us crazy. And, when they're good fish, like the one lost and then caught (again) by Phil and Justin Nelson, it's easy to see how the "love-hate-love" relationship is perpetuated.

Phil and Justin caught fish all day. Seventeen in all. The seventeen'th fish of the day weighed 6.16 lbs and would eventually secure the win in the season opener for the 2010 XBS Osborne division. Searching the clear water in south Lake Ida, around hydrilla and eel grass mixes, the Nelson's chose an assortment of Zoom Flukes and craws to try and separate some big bass from the bed. That final "cull" of the day gave them 20.66 lbs for the event. But wait! This fish wasn't just the ordinary "big fish on a bed" routine! These guys had the fish on the hook once! A jump later, it was seen returning to it's bed...hook free. No broken line! 20 lb flourocarbon was chosen for the job and it held. Observing that it was really locked on, they worked it for the final 10 minutes of the day and with the help of their Shimano / Allstar combination, eventually got it talked into a boat ride back to the ramp. The pair fired up the Mercury 250 Pro XS and pointed their Ranger Z-21 back to John Prince Park, to see how their catch fared against the rest of the 12 boat field.

Aymon Wilcox, fresh off his FLW Eastern Series debut on the Big O, finished in 2nd place, fishing alone with 13.53 lbs, enhanced by a 5.34 lb kicker. Phil and Justin were safe so far...

The Lake Osborne Director, Jeff Brooks and his partner, Mike Cass brought a 13.51 lb limit to the scales, only 2/100's of a lb behind Aymon...to finish in 3rd for the day and proving that on this day, the "full Nelson" was the right move!

Never too old NEVER TOO OLD
Week in and week out, folks young or old, get out for a day on the water and maybe catch a fish or two. But when a couple of those "old folks" sign up to fish a tournament and fish one in far, far less than "typical" Florida weather conditions, some pay attention. Just for extra measure, the "old" team of Mike Bierfreund and John McLeod figured this would be a good time to remind the rest of the field that you're never to old to fool a fish. "Retirement" jokes were flying as the two readied their flipping sticks with their favorite Gitem Bug (on this day...black/blue w/silver flake). As they waited for launch and realizing that the extreme cold water would play into their hands today, it was decided the team would work the waters of Lake Toho, spending most of their tournament time in the thickest cover available in the "idiot" grass.

With nary a bite coming their way after 1:00 pm, the two "geezers" had to make do with the 3 limits they culled through that morning. Slinging 18.33 lbs onto the scales with a tournament best big fish of 7.02 lbs in the bag too, had the younger crowd eating crow so to speak. A new level of respect had been earned today for Mike and John, even if it was all in jest!

The dogfight of the day turned out to be between 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. Vince Strawbridge and Daniel Beckham brought one of only 5 limits to the scales. Their 12.66 lbs was sufficient for a 2nd place finish. Always a threat to win any event on the chain, the team of Will Evans and Darrel Cranor finished the day just 12/100's of a lb behind Vince and Daniel and got 3rd place with 12.54 lbs. A little over a pound behind them was the duo of Robert Crosnoe and Danny Thompson with a limit going 11.11 lbs, good for 4th place.

Hopefully, the weather is on the rebound and limits await many more teams in future events! The Toho division opener for the 2010 XBS boasted 30 teams in ridiculous conditions. That alone speaks volumes.

I want to remind all who read this that a fun and exciting "nearly all-inclusive" tournament is scheduled for the end of March and is highlighted on our home page! There are only 50 teams allowed, so read about it and check your schedule...we'd like to see you there!

...with Nick at the net!   ...WITH NICK AT THE NET!
When putting together a team to compete in a tournament series, a lot has to be considered. For Chuck Foster of Keystone Heights, that decision was understandibly easier than for some others. That's because Chuck's partner is Nick, his 9 year old son. You see, For years, Chuck's been grooming Nick for an occasion just like the one they both encountered at the inaugural event for the 2010 XBS Astor division. Armed with their favorite bed fishing and blind casting baits (craws and speedworms), the father and son team worked clear water in the Silver Glen area, for bedding and cruising bass. Casting to fish you can't see requires a lot of patience and once caught, the requirement of a good net man is paramount. Lose a big fish from a bed and it's real tough to get a shot at her again any time soon. Nick wasn't about to let that happen on this day. His father Chuck, may have been at the reel, but Nick's ability to follow the direction of his partner / dad was a key element to their success. Chuck and Nick culled through nearly two limits and brought 25.15 lbs of bass to the scales. A quick glance at the competition's bags revealed what both hoped for on this day...a win! A "team" win! The elder Foster was awash with excitement for his son. Chuck knows what it takes to be a competent net man for fish coming to the boat. His choice is Nick...his son...and his partner!

Phil Curry had a partner today too! Not the conventional kind of partner, evidenced by his having to release 2 seperate fish measuring over 22", but the kind of partner that can never "cost" you a tournament win. His partner today? Well, that would be none other than his Power Pole! Using his Costa Del Mar sunglasses, Phil sight fished with confidence, knowing that the boat would stay put, thanks to the Power Pole. His lone "keeper" for the day weighed in at 8.92 lbs, good for 2nd place and big bass! Any of us having used a Power Pole know all too well of their aid in holding a position while on the water. Phil was quick to credit "his partner" on this day, a day when his regular 2nd in the boat was busy pre-fishing for another upcoming event.

Two different "partner" stories...both with successful results! What could make a day better?

Astor Date rescheduled for this Saturday 16th. ASTOR DATE RESCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY 16TH.
Astor has been rescheduled for this Saturday the 16th. Any questions please call Tom Rewis at 407-341-1366.

There were a few events cancelled this weekend due to the weather conditions. Okeechobee, Astor, Rodman will all be resheduled in the very near future. Please keep checking back with us for the udates as we check the "Master Schedule" to see where we can fit an extra one in somewhere along the way.

Congradulations to Eddie Englehart and Greg Hughes who won the Rousseau division that did fish in these crazy conditions and won with 24.56lbs. Not a bad days catch in frigid conditions.

By the way that is Tom Rewis' (Astor Director) Boat pictured and that is not a two tone carpet that is ICE.
Team dates announced more to come

Fall Bass events announced FALL BASS EVENTS ANNOUNCED
Fall bass series events will be held on Lake Istokpoga. Dates to be as follows.

October 25
November 15
November 29
December 5 and 6

Call John Wood with any questions at 1-863-412-9095
In any championship event, no matter the sport, it pays to have a wealth of information about your opponent to give yourself the winning edge. Whether this opponent takes the form of a person, a fish,or a body of water, the investment of research can surely pay off...

For this most recent Xtreme Bass Fishing event, the 2009 Bass Team Championship...a quick trip down the results pages for the Kissimmee Division out of Camp Mack would surely tell you one thing if nothing else. Tremendous weights have come across the scales by many different teams over the 2009 regular season. This would be anyone's tournament to win...or to lose. With 119 teams converging on the Lake Kissimmee and connecting waters to fight it out for the keys to a new and loaded Legend Alpha 211 Series bass boat powered by the ever impressive Evinrude 250 ETEC outboard motor, finding "your own" water would be of paramount importance. The team of Bobby Wooten and Chad Stewart took it to the bank! A "deposit" of 47.85 lbs over the 2 days of competition gave them what they were after...those keys mentioned earlier! A prize package of over $55,000.00 sat, waiting for them under the shade of the huge oak trees at the beautiful Camp Mack's River Resort. This is a championship prize package to be remembered. With a reasonable amount of research done, I can find no boat/motor/trailer package of this magnitude given away as a championship award by any trail of similar dimension in our state. Add to the package, a Minn Kota 101 Trolling Motor and the accompanying Humminbird Electronics and those guys have won one awesome rig!

Not only did he and his partner Tom Morse, find time to practice and fish the Championship, but Harlan Griggs of Roland Martin's Marine Center, made the whole Legend/Evinrude prize package come together. He didn't just "get the ball rolling", he pushed it off a cliff. And to make the presentation even more special, Cindy Van Horn of Legend Boats, flew in from Arkansas to be a part of the Championship weekend. Ever hear the phrase "Legend has it...?" Well, they certainly do! Thank you Harlan, Cindy and Roland Martin's Marine Center as the 2009 Championship Supporting Dealer! I should note and Cindy would want it known that Kurt Owen made himself available over the duration of the event and not only helped out Harlan and the Xtreme staff, but attended to whatever she needed to have done too. Kurt was considered her "personal assistant" and should be thanked as well.

This year's runner-up team, Fred Rigdon and Gary Cupal did as well as could be done without actually winning the whole affair. Listen to this...the two weighed in 42.45 lbs in the Championship, good enough for a 2nd place finish. They won the 2009 Team of the Year, finishing as the Johns Lake divisional points leaders, beating out 11 other divisional points leaders from around the state. Weighing in a 25.62 lb limit at John's Lake held on to the 3rd big bag of the year too. Fred and Gary also won the "Frequent Fishing Program" for 2009. Teams had to fish a minimum of 12 events to qualify for this tournament within a tournament. Maybe the Championship Boat/Motor package eluded them, but not much else! $5,164.00 cash, an 8' Power Pole and 2 new sticks from Deep South Rods, not to mention free entries into next year's season will surely help soften the blow of not winning it all!

The 3rd place team of Wilton Wilkerson and William Farmer also broke the 40 plus pound barrier over the 2 day fracas with an outstanding catch of 42.32 lbs, a scant 13/100's of a pound behind Fred and Gary. Still, $2,250.00 was a welcome sight when the smoke had cleared. Hats off to these 2!

Imagine coming in on day one, weighing your team's catch (27.09 lbs) and having the lead going in to the final day of competition...all on only 4 fish! Adam Markley and Axel Riley did just that. Over 27 lbs and a fish short of a limit. That's sick! Well, their day 2 didn't go as well as the first, but they still managed an 11th place finish and day one big bass.That 4/5's of a stringer will be talked about for a while!

Other divisions within the Xtreme "umbrella" have anglers coming from great distances to compete and this year's finale would be no different. The team of Dave and Chuck Barber drove down from Georgia to catch a glimpse of Tebow's home town (just kidding) and take part in the Championship. With record heat temps over the weekend, finishing in the top 12, with this field, was almost Tebow-esque! Good going fellas!

No matter how you cut it, when teams like these along with others nearing or eclipsing the 20 lbs a day average...teams like Stanley Hunt and Alan Hopper's great catch of 39.34 lbs, it shows not only the strength and commitment of the field, but also serves to validate the strength of the fishery. Just ask Terry Seagraves, who offered his services onstage for the final day weigh in to introduce anglers and call weights, along with a few interviews highlighting their weekend. Celebrities such as Terry wanting to be a part of events like this help make it even more special for all of us.

All in all, sixteen places were paid for the event with many end of year awards presented as well. Added up, the 2009 Xtreme Bass Team Championship paid out over 200% based on the teams present for the tournament. Yeah...we're bragging.

All results are posted. but we'd like to make special note of some tournament and season accomplishments by the following teams...

*Day one big bass went to Adam Markley and Axel Riley for their 8.37 lb'er.

*2nd big bass on day one awarded to Duane Mimbs and Jeremy Melvin with a 7.78 lb bass.

*Day two big bass was won by the team of Chris Maxwell and Nolan Gaskin. Their fish tipped the scales @ 8.70 lbs.

*Buddy Parslow and Tracy Parker's fish weighing 8.60 lbs got them in the money for 2nd big bass on day 2.

* Big Bass of the Year pot contained $2,760.00 and was broken down into 3 spots...

1st Big Bass and $1,640.00 won by Tom Rewis and Jason Fisher of the Astor Division with their 12.47 lb. monster!
2nd went to Carl Rusk and Boe Jacquard of the Rousseau Division thanks to a 11.83 lb. bite. That "bite was worth $828.00 alone!
3rd big fish this year goes to Tony Bartles and Jeff Sinkler with an Istokpoga Division horse coming in @ 10.17 lbs. The team got $276.00 for that big one!

*Big Bag of the Year had $1640.00 in the pot with the top 3 looking like this...

1st Big Bag and $984.00 going to Eddie Englehart and Greg Hughes for their 28.37 lb bag from the Rousseau Division.
2nd Big Bag and $492.00 was won with a 28.29 lb sack caught by Randall Hutcherson and Ben Todd in the Astor Division.
3rd Big Bag weighed in @ 25.62 lbs, caught in the John's Lake Division. Another cool $164.00 going to the team of Fred Rigdon and Gary Cupal!

Legend Boats, Evinrude Outboards, Power Pole...all helped to make this event possible. With sponsors like these along with Deep South Fishing Rods, Gitem Baits, Minn Kota and Humminbird Electronics, it's easy to see why we can do what we do.

A special thanks to everyone at Camp Mack's River Resort for making this an event to remember. From the moment we rolled in to set up for the event, Bob Eddy and his staff went "above and beyond" to accommodate our and the fishermen's needs.

Thanks again to all!

2009 Team Championship Announced October 10th and 11th 2009 TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 10TH AND 11TH
The 2009 Xtreme Team Championship has been announced. Due to the current economic situation we have decided to take the Championship to Camp Mack River Resort in Lake Wales. This will be a more central location for most qualifying anglers and will cut down on travel and prefish expenses. A special thanks to Bob Eddie at Camp Mack and to Polk County Sports Marketing to make this happen. The winner of this event will be awarded a new Legend Alpha 211 rigged with a Evinrude 250 HO. We are giving the actual boat away this year as compared to a certificate as we have in the past. The boat is at Roland Martin Marina getting rigged and ready for delivery. A special thanks to Harlan Griggs for all of his assistance in this process. There will be qualifying letters that will go out in the mail with banquet and housing information, along with a pre registration form. All entries will be due a week before the event so we can order the proper amount of food for the banquet. Thank you to all the anglers that have made 2009 an enjoyable season and we look forward to seeing you all at Camp Mack in October
2009 Prize Boat has arrived 2009 PRIZE BOAT HAS ARRIVED
Here is a shot of the Legend Alpha 211 that will be rigged with an Evinrude 250 HO from Roland Martin Marina. It is a gorgeous boat and waiting to be awarded to some lucky Florida team at the 2009 Xtreme Team Championship. My children were disappointed to see it go to Okeechobee this past weekend to get rigged. This package is valued at $55,000.00. We are very excited about our new relationship with Legend Boats and look forward to the future. It is defintley a step up from the past years prize boats which were only 19 feet. For more information www.ridewithalegend.com
Heaven’s Army Grows One Stronger Today HEAVEN’S ARMY GROWS ONE STRONGER TODAY
Today is a sad day in Florida’s fishing community. Scott Lindstam from Clearwater, Florida passed away today around 5:00pm. Scott lost his war with cancer this afternoon after battling for several years. The above picture is Scott at our Championship in 2007; I thought that would be the last event Scott ever fished. But, as many times before, he rallied and fished with us a couple of times in 2008 but became too weak to finish the season. In early 2009, Scott called me and said it was his time and to let all the guys know he enjoyed the past years fishing with everyone. Then after the untimely death of his brother, he made a huge comeback. Scott was a rock for his family and continued to be an inspiration to all.

Scott was a mainstay at our Lake Tarpon division, whether it was fishing or just coming up to watch the weigh-in to see how his friends did. I have never met a person as brave as he was. He truly touched me as a person and taught me what tenacious really meant. He fought his disease head on and never waivered. If people had a fraction of Scott’s inner strength, the world would be a better place. Scott was also the kind of person that would take his shirt off his own back if you needed it. He would be the first guy to pull a broken down boat in no matter what time it was. If you needed a bait, he would give it to you even if it was his last one.

I know one thing for sure Scott will be missed here on Earth but Heaven just got a little better. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. To all of his fishing friends, throw a couple more casts for him next time you are on the water. That is how he would want it. Goodbye friend, you will be missed dearly.


Divisional Points leaders hard to beat again DIVISIONAL POINTS LEADERS HARD TO BEAT AGAIN
Team Deep SOuth Rods Alex Picos and Renee Gonzalez showing off there 28.04 lbs of Okeechobee Largemouth. Alex and Renee have been very consistant all year and proved to be tough to beat again today. Second place went to Harlan Griggs and Tom Morse who brought in a respectable 21.22lbs for second place and Ron Yentz and Chris Joseph had 19.87 good enough for 3rd. Great sacks were brought in on a beautiful day. Make up date for May will be announced soon. Keep checking back with us.

What a fish!!! WHAT A FISH!!!
Carl Rusk was the official net man for this monster. His partner, Bo Jacquard, caught this 11.83 on Beautiful Lake Rousseau. Carl's grandson came up to watch the weigh in and took advantage of this photo op. Check ou the results for April on Lake Rousseau to see a couple more pics of this pig.

Hunt and Jannotti with a nice St. Johns Sack HUNT AND JANNOTTI WITH A NICE ST. JOHNS SACK
Stanley Hunt and Shawn Jannotti win two in a row on the river and with catches like this it isn't hard to understand why. Great Job guys.
Tim Swango, or more affectionately know around Camp Mack as "Doc" Swango and his partner Jim Wirtz caught 14.50lbs on a slow day at Kissimmee to take the top spot and $1180 in cash. Rounding out the top 3 where Roger Shelly and Mike Akers, they took 2nd place(13.15lbs) and big bass(8.00lbs) for a total cash prize of $790. Third place went to Jeff Irvine and Ritchie Upchurch with a weight of 12.95 and $230 cash.

Next Camp Mack event is Feb 8th.

2009 Team Schedules Announced... 2009 TEAM SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED...
Click the image to view the 2009 bass team schedules.

Yohn & Watkins tops at 2008 Championship YOHN & WATKINS TOPS AT 2008 CHAMPIONSHIP
“The fish are scattered. There are some big ones out there, but finding them is the problem,” said Harlan Griggs, manager of Roland Martin’s Marine Center on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston. “After years of drought, a fire out there and now, a tropical storm that brought the water back up, there are many acres of water that have opened up – places that haven’t been fished in many years. It’s going to be an outstanding year; actually the next few years will be great. But right now the fish are hard to find in any solid numbers.”

The high water scattered chunky fish and forced two-man teams to hunt extra hard for a few bites – generally a few quality bites, as evidenced by the parade of hawgs brought to the scales.

“If you don’t have 16 pounds today, we’re going to beat you,” Chris Maxwell stated flatly as he and partner, Nolan Gaskins idled past Wayne Yohn and JW Watkins at the dock minutes before the final weigh in.

“We threw everything under the sun at the fish when they came up schooling and we could not get bit,” explained Yohn. “They were 50 feet away, chasing hand-sized bream out of the water and we could not catch them. My partner started catching them on that worm, down along the edge of an eel grass bed. That’s how we caught all of our fish.”

Yohn and Watkins ran their two-day total to 38.13 pounds. Then they could not draw an easy breath until Chris Maxwell and Nolan Gaskins weighed-in.

In the end, Team Yohn/Watkins held off the Maxwell/Gaskins duo. With 36.02 pounds Maxwell and Gaskins took the runner-up spot and earned $5,000.

Jason Danes and John Kremer also challenged, but took 3rd place and $2,500 with 34.92 pounds of Okeechobee bass over two days.

Yohn and Watkins won a Ranger 198vx with a 200-hp Evinrude E-Tec. The boat/motor/trailer package is valued at $40,000.

They pieced together back-to-back limits by dragging a Zoom Old Monster worm though “young and tender eel grass,” as Yohn described it. Their fish were staging on the outside edge of grass beds in which they will soon spawn.

Some lunkers are already spawning on the big lake. For instance, John Huls and Troy Oliver caught the big bass of the two-day event from a bed. The fish weighed 8.24 pounds.

Each day’s big bass was worth $1230 and each weighed in excess of eight pounds. Tom Rewis and Jason Fischer had big bass on the first day, at 8.02 pounds.

To finish in the money (17th or better) a team needed 22.79 pounds – good for $550.

Even anglers not ‘in the money’ were still in the money, as a prize drawing awarded 10 teams a $500 check just for fishing with the Xtreme Bass Series.

The Xtreme Bass Championship was a success off the water as well. Friday night’s banquet stuffed anglers’ bellies and wallets. While the teams dined, courtesy of Roland Martin’s Marina, divisional points winners were recognized and presented plaques.

Dan Blanchard and Mark Mynatt of the Istokpoga division were awarded $3,720 for weighing the biggest bass of the year.

Dale Jackson and Kelly Borgh from the Astor/Rodman division had the heaviest sack of the season, good for a $2,840 check.

Vern Kemp won a drawing for a Power Pole XL system, worth $1,500.

The anglers and staff of the Xtreme Bass Series would like to thank Roland Martin’s Marina in Clewiston for hosting such a successful championship event and banquet.

We invite you all to join us for the 2009 tournament season and look forward to seeing you at the ramp.

2008 Championship Announced... 2008 CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCED...
The 2008 Team Championship will be held on Lake Okeechobee out of Roland Martins Marina, Clewiston on the weekend of October 11-12. We will hold the banquet - captains meeting on Oct 10th at a location TBA (in Clewiston).

To download an entry form click the “forms” link at the top of the page. Lodging information is included on the entry form. We would like to thank Roland Martins for their assistance in putting this together and we thank you for your participation this season and look forward to seeing you there.

Additional information... Scott Scarboro 813-293-3032
Due to lower than normal water levels coupled with an abundance of vegetation making South Port Park almost un-usable, the remainder of the 2008 Toho divisional tournaments will be held out of the City Ramp at the north end of Lake Toho. This includes the following dates… July 19th and August 16th. If you have any questions you may contact Toho division director Scott Scarboro @ 813-293-3032.
Team Miracle Graphics take Lake Tarpon 2nd event TEAM MIRACLE GRAPHICS TAKE LAKE TARPON 2ND EVENT
Team Miracle Graphics Royce Booth and Joseph Ernspiker win event #2 on Lake Tarpon today with just over 14lbs worht $990.00. Joesph's wife Donna has a Screen Printing Company that does a fantastic job. They sent me over a sample of thier own brand of fishing shirt done with Xtreme on the left pocket and the quality was terrific. If you have any Screen Printing needs call Donna @ 941-358-3922. The 14 lb stringer was the largest in both events so far this year. Lake Tarpon has been stingy and has fished very difficult. Second place was Brett Kirkendall and Jeff Sherrard with 11.19, third was Steve Preiss and Mike Rogers with 8.43 and fourth was Ron Pendland and Mark Stacy with 8.12. As you can see these weights are uncharacteristic for this time of year. I am expecting much better weights in March. We will see you all at the lake next month. Thanks to all the anglers in the Lake Tarpon division, you won't find a more commited bunch of anglers in the state.

Taylor and Dolski win 2nd Astor Event with a 8.37lb Giant TAYLOR AND DOLSKI WIN 2ND ASTOR EVENT WITH A 8.37LB GIANT
Ed Taylor Jr. and Brian Dolski Win the second Astor event with a total of 25.81lbs including big fish for the tournament, a 8.37lb giant. Second place was Peter and Shawn Jannotti with 19.05lbs and third place was earned by Glen Barnes and Kris Kadlec with 17.15lbs. Taylor and Dolski are one of the most consistant teams in the division and I am sure it won't be thier last win. Two more events will be held in Astor and then we will be moving the remainder of the events back to ROdman. We will see you all next month.

Toho Ramp Change... TOHO RAMP CHANGE...
All Xtreme Bass tournaments originally scheduled for Toho-City Ramp or Lake Front Park have been moved to South Port Park on the south end of the lake. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you at the ramp.

Scott Scarboro
2008 XBS Team Trail Schedule 2008 XBS TEAM TRAIL SCHEDULE

2008 Team Trail schedule announced. There are two divisions which we are still working on dates. Please check back for those additions to the trail. The one man dates will be as follows.
Jan. 27
Feb. 24
March 30
April 27
May 25
June 29
Locations and championship TBA.

Please bear with us as we make all the final arrangements.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call.

Jerry Driskill of Longwood and Buck Hill of Altamonte Springs, captured the Xtreme Bass Series Classic Championship with a two-day, 10-fish total of 36.20 pounds before a huge crowd at the Camp Mack Resort on the Kissimmee River, and took home a fully rigged Ranger 519 VX Tour Edition w/ Evinrude 200 HP E-TEC outboard motor.
The Toho Division team was first to the scales Saturday, and broke the tournament wide open challenging the field of 300 anglers to best their five-fish total of 24.09 pounds, which included two six-pound largemouths to kick-off the big bass pot. The big bass race went to the team of Jerry Probst and Tom Keenan of the Panasoffkee Division with a 7.27-pound largemouth, but at the end of the day Driskill and Hill had posted a nearly seven-pound margin over the runner up team of Charles Crow and Mike Lott from the John’s Lake Division.
“We worked the hydrilla patches in several areas. It was slow at first. By 10:30 a.m. we had only a couple of small keepers, but in the next hour or so, we hooked up on good fish. We were keeping a close eye on the two six pounders, and decided to come in early to prevent a weight penalty.”
Sunday proved to be exciting and a perfect ending to an excellent trail. With the last flight weighing in, and things looking good for Driskill and Hill, Rich Howes and Jay Jastrzemski came to the scales with a limit weighing 23.89 pounds that included a 7.99-pound largemouth. With a first day weight of 11.89 pounds, the Toho Divisional team jumped to the lead with 35.78 pounds.
Driskill and Hill was the final team to weigh in, and would need 11.70 pounds for the win, and as tournament officials watched the anglers check in their fish at the tanks, it looked to be very close. The scales read 12.11 pounds, and the victory was sealed by less than one-half-pound.
“It couldn’t have been better,” said Driskill, today is my birthday and we are going to celebrate. This has been an awesome season for the trail, and I want to thank my sponsor Crane Rental Corp. of Orlando. They are the reason I am standing on the stage right now with my partner Buck. And I want to say something about him. He is fighting a huge bout with cancer, but he hung tough all week, and today he put a six-pounder in the boat.”
Driskill – president of Gitem Baits, Inc., and a sponsor of the Xtreme Bass Series – said he and Hill fished an area in Lake Toho, using his favorite bait, a six and one-half-inch, Junebug-colored Gitem Warlock worm rigged Carolina style. The rig: seven-foot Kistler rod, Shimano Chronarch reel, 15-pound P-Line, 3.0 Owner hook, one-half-ounce Bass Pro tungsten weight w/green bead on a 24-inch leader.
Howes and Jastrzemski found their fish in Kissimmee Lake, and it was all from flipping Junebug-colored Flappin’ Dads.
The big bass on day two went to Bob Delegal and Mike Johnson who netted a 9.13 lber and a cool $1000.00 for their efforts.
The top 25 teams received checks. The total payout of the tournament exceeded $84,000 in cash and merchandise. First big bass on both days paid $1,000 each. Second big bass for both days paid $500 each. The big bass of the year (12.35 pounds) went to Don Schaefer and Lee Frye of the Lake Hernando Division with a payout of $3,440. The team of Rick Danner and Terry Free of the Lake Harris Division took the big bag of the year with 29.08 pounds and earned $2,360. Other awards included 10 randomly drawn checks for $500 each. The final check was not drawn, but awarded by Xtreme president Mike Blocher to Scott Lindstram of the Lake Tarpon Division, who is in a battle for his life with cancer.
“I don’t think anyone in this tournament would mind helping our friend Scott, who has come out here and fished despite his condition,” said the tearful Blocher.
In another random draw Ron Dupree and Chris Anderson of the Okeechobee Division won the Xtreme Match Five promotion. The team drew from a total of 40 sealed envelopes until they had five vouchers for $50,000, $5,000, $1,000 or a sponsor prize package worth $1,000. They won the sponsor package.
From the Trail’s very first divisional qualifier until the final award at the Kissimmee Classic Championship, the season has been one that has spelled success from every facet. Directors did their jobs, and the anglers have responded in kind. Every promise made by the Trail has been kept. It could be called a benchmark in the way a tournament trail should be run; a tournament trail that has grown, and will continue to do so, because of not only perseverance, but from making intelligent decisions, with regard and respect for every member angler. The Xtreme group acknowledges and rewards all of its anglers, and recognizes their hard work, sacrifice and credibility.
The Classic kicked off with a Friday night awards banquet under a huge five-peak tent, sponsored by the Polk County Sports Marketing group, and hosted by the Westgate River Ranch. A breakout ensued with each angler receiving gifts including T-shirts, caps, and tackle packs from Gitem Baits, Kistler Rods, UltraScent, Mitchell EELs, Xtreme Bass Series, Evinrude Outboards and Ranger Boats. Following the barbecue chicken dinner was a raffle for sponsor-donated merchandise.
Each day’s launch went without a hitch, and the weigh-ins as well were smooth to make it enjoyable for both the anglers and the spectators.
A special thanks went to Ross Myers, president of RWM Designs, who supplied gifts and tournament trophies; and to John Johnson, representative for Ranger Boats, who brought one of its latest models, powered by an Evinrude E-Tec for display during the weigh-in ceremonies, and for use as a media boat.

A word from the President

What an amazing event. I just wanted to say a couple of words to all involved with the Xtreme Championship this past weekend. I never would have guessed that one of my proudest times next to my wedding day and the days my two children were born would be a Bass Fishing Tournament. The event went off with out a hitch. It started Friday night at the banquet dinner at Westgate River Ranch. The 5 peak tent was an incredible sight when you pulled into the parking lot. Polk County Sports Marketing really did it up right. The entire staff at River Ranch made us feel like we were family and provided anything we needed. Both Saturday and Sunday morning were also a pleasure. The line never got backed up at all and the staff at Camp Mack were also awesome. They shuttled the anglers back and forth to the vehicles and never once were the anglers under any pressure. The stagging worked like a dream and it made calling the boat #'s very simple. The entire weekend was full of emotion from the random draws for $5000.00 to the final weight being called. If you were not there it is hard to put into words. You know you did something right when the majority of the field seeks you out to let you know how much they appreciate the things we do. My wife attented the first event ever this weekend. She beat me home so I called her and asked her what she thought. She began to cry and tell me how proud she was of myself and our staff. She was so impressed with the anglers and everyone's attitudes she was almost speechless. She said she now understands all the calls and hours I spend on the phone with the anglers and what it all means.

Xtreme anglers, thank you from the bottom of my heart for a weekend and year I will never forget.

The 2007 Xtreme Series Championship Information THE 2007 XTREME SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
Mother Nature Wins. Unfortunately the Winter Haven Chain has experienced low water conditions all year and has not come up enough to have the event out of Cypress Gardens. Both ramps on Lake Shipp are very low and unsafe to use. The canals from lake to lake are also exceptionally low and lower unit unfriendly. Therefore we have to move the event to Camp Mack River Resort on the Kissimmee River. Polk County Sports Marketing will still be co-hosting the event and banquet dinner. We appreciate all the hard work Cypress Gardens had put into the set up for the tournament, it would have been a great venue and it is definitely on our radar in the future when the water levels permit.

Please click on the Important Info image or go to forms link at the top of the page for event information and a downloadable registration form for your convenience. We would like to receive all registrations no later than a week before the event in order for us to make the final food arrangements. The mandatory anglers meeting and banquet dinner times and locations will be finalized sometime this week.

Thank you to all the anglers for your understanding and patience. Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions or comments. We look forward to seeing you on the Championship weekend.

Folks & Lane take Kissimmee with 27.80lbs FOLKS & LANE TAKE KISSIMMEE WITH 27.80LBS
Jim Folks and Arnie Lane take first place at the July Kissimmee division tournament with an impressive 27.80lb sack which included big bass at 9.35lbs . The caught their fish flipping and pitching Gambler baits in Lake Toho.

Xtreme Fishing 101 XTREME FISHING 101
That’s right 101. That’s how many boats showed up at the first Xtreme One Man Open. Despite heavy rain and wind gusts up to 40 mph late in the afternoon, anglers from all over the state came to support this event. “The amazing part of this whole thing is not the fact that there were another 20+ boats that were going to show up but would have had to travel from down south and drive through some unsafe conditions, it’s the 101 boats that did come out and compete. I knew we were on to something but this superseded my expectations to say the least. Despite the numerous requests from members and non members I knew we were going to have a good field, but 101 boats in those conditions on our very first event was touching. I can only imagine what’s in store for us in the VERY near future” stated Mike Blocher President of Xtreme Fishing Series.

Chris Novak from Lakeland, FL bested the field of 100 other competitors to walk home with the first place prize of $5,000.00. Chris spent his day on Toho flipping a Gambler Craw in heavy grass to get all 6 of his bites, one being just under 14 inches. Novak said, “I was proud of that weight, I worked my tail off for every one of those bites.” Chris and his father Tom compete in the Xtreme Team divisional events and are defending Kissimmee point champions. Rounding out the top 5 were 2nd place finisher Jimmy Murphy with 17.77 pounds worth $1500.00, 3rd place Don Hinman 17.68 for $1200.00, 4th place was Joe Clements from Advanced Marine with 17.60 that netted him $1000.00, and 5th place with only three fish was Power Pole Pro Staffer Darrell Davis with 17.42 that gave him $700.00 in spending money. Darrell said, “I missed two nice keepers that would have won me this thing.” If you were wondering about the Power Pole and how it works in 30 mph winds, give Darrell a call, he told us it was instrumental in his success for the event. Bobby Miller from Center State Fiberglass sponsored the Big Bass Award which was $500.00. That went to 15th place finisher Ben Fitzgerald. Ben also received a Gitem Baits and Mitchell Eels kit for his efforts. Jerry Driskill president of Gitem Baits was on hand not only to promote his company but also participated. Tony Strollo from Mitchell Eels was also present but donated his time helping with the set up and tear down of the event. There were plenty of samples for the anglers to enjoy along with some Early Times t-shirts for the crowd.

Kissimmee Pro Terry Seagraves came out to not only help with the weigh in and converse with the Xtreme anglers, he was there promoting the Great Outdoor Days. The Kissimmee Great Outdoor Days not only consist of many outdoor activities, but includes the Kissimmee Pro-Am Tournament which Terry is heavily involved with. Anglers can come out and compete against touring professionals and in state rivals for the first place prize of $35,000.00 on the pro side and a cool $10,000.00 on the am side. On Sunday there is a Caner Benefit tournament where the touring pro’s get paired with sponsors for a day of fishing. All proceeds benefit the V-foundation for Cancer Research.

At the start of the event the anglers were given free samples of Catch and Release from Sure-Life Laboratories Inc., that in conjunction with the live release boat helped assure the fish were protected and released alive. There were a total of 179 fish caught with only 2 deceased. Thanks Sure-Life for your support.

Special thanks are in order for the following, the city of Kissimmee who in a short time frame accommodated us for this inaugural event. Second, for Mark Detwiler, owner of Big Toho Marine, who closed his shop early in order for the President of the Florida Polygraph Association to set up. Third, to Billy Jackson and his son, who grabbed a generator from his work van after a tree blew out the transformer that controlled the Park and our generator broke on scene. Fourthly, Kevin Roberts (professional photographer), who shot over 300 photos of the event. The disc will be overnighted and the images will be on the site in the next day or two. Finally the anglers, without them we could not do what we do. From all us here at Xtreme we want to extend our gratitude for your support in making this first time event a huge success. Keep checking back with us on future dates and events and thanks for the helping hands.

Also keep your eyes and ears open, we will be announcing some particulars on the new Xtreme Team Events that will consist of smaller fields and bigger payouts.

Xtreme Anglers take 5 of the top 6 spots at Wolfson’s… XTREME ANGLERS TAKE 5 OF THE TOP 6 SPOTS AT WOLFSON’S…
Xtreme members Eric Lewis and Phil Cury made their way through 464 other teams at this years Wolfson Children’s Hospital benefit tournament. They brought a seven fish limit to the scales weighing 34.71 which topped 2nd place by almost 11 pounds and earned themselves the $10,000 first place prize.

Xtreme member John Kremer and his partner Doug Gilley finished 2nd with 23.62 and a check for $4000. Xtreme members Randy Ashby and Wayne Thomas took 3rd with 22.04 and tied for 3rd big bass which netted them $3500 total.

Other Xtreme Members…

5th Place Vernon Kemp and Randy Hamrick with 20.90 - $1750
6th Place Ed Taylor Jr. and Brian Dolski with 19.59 - $1250

Great job guys… we are proud to have you as Xtreme anglers.

Photo By Greg Walker
Tournament locations moved due to low water levels TOURNAMENT LOCATIONS MOVED DUE TO LOW WATER LEVELS
Just a quick note to let everyone know that both the Hernando division and Garcia division will move to diffrent locations.
Hernando will be moved to Lake Rousseau (backwaters) until further notice. Registration will be at Riverland Bait and tackle across from the Dunnellon City Ramp. Garcia will be moved to lake Washington also until further notice. Please don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions.
McDuffie and Brown with 2 Istokpoga slabs that were worth 1170.00 MCDUFFIE AND BROWN WITH 2 ISTOKPOGA SLABS THAT WERE WORTH 1170.00
Buddie McDuffie and Robert Brown caught 24.36 pounds today with a 8.30lber and a 10.70lber anchoring the sack. McDuffie and Brown were throwing to holes in the hydrilla in about 4 feet of water which proved to be the winning pattern. The 10.70 also was large enough for big fish honors. Rounding out the other top spots were Scott Bradley and Jamie Stephens with 20.28lbs, third was Jr. Dyer and Corbin Dyer with 17.67,and finally in fourth was XBS longtimers Rick and Sam Helmuth with 16.82lbs.
Next event for the Istokpoga Division June 3rd. Thanks John Woods for doing a great job.

Spillman and Barnes with their 7.98 that anchored their second place finish SPILLMAN AND BARNES WITH THEIR 7.98 THAT ANCHORED THEIR SECOND PLACE FINISH
Tough fishing on the ever shrinking water level at Lake Hernando made for a tough day. Brian Spillman and Joe Barnes only had three fish but this 7.98 was good enough for big fish and second place with 11.40. Brian Varga and John Oliver took top honors with 13.83 with a 7.26 they flipped up in thier sack. Mother Nature needs to raise her head and bring some serious rain to help water levels all over the state of Florida. Thanks to all the compeitiors, we will see you next month.

Boyd & Henderson on a hot streak... BOYD & HENDERSON ON A HOT STREAK...
Wyatt Boyd and Matt Henderson have been on a hot streak, since the start of this season Boyd and Henderson have two second place finishes under their belt in the Kissimmee division... including an April 15th second place finish where a dead fish penalty cost them the win by a tenth of a pound.

They took home the first place check the following week at Xtreme-Toho with 20.59 and big bass which was 7.38. They followed that with a next day win in Accent Marine out of Camp Mack with a 19.35 six fish limit. Good job Wyatt and Matt who thank thier sponsor Center State Fiberglass.
Xtreme anglers take the top 2 spots at Gambler... XTREME ANGLERS TAKE THE TOP 2 SPOTS AT GAMBLER...
The tournament was Sunday March 18th out of Camp Mack. A cold front came through on Saturday and temperatures were in the 40’s Sunday morning with a steady 10 - 20 mph wind that made fishing difficult. The first place team, XBS anglers Robby Johnson & John Stahl caught the majority of their fish on the BB Cricket, including the big fish of 10.09. The second place team of Gary Niemi & Dan Agent caught the majority of their fish on Shadow Blue Ugly Otters fished in the Kissimmee River. Third place came on Cane Toads fished in Lake Kissimmee. There was a tie for 4th. With Victor Jason’s team catching their fish on the Super Stud and Trevor Fitzgerald’s team catching all of their fish on the Swim Blade fished around scattered grass in Lake Kissimmee. Quite a variety of baits for the top 5 boats.
3's a crowd... 3'S A CROWD...
Jerry Driskill & Steve Brown could only muster 3 fish but they weighed almost 21 pounds. I'm not sure which bait they where using but chances are pretty good it was a Gitem Bait.
Toho Ramp Change... TOHO RAMP CHANGE...
All Xtreme Bass tournaments originally scheduled for Toho-City Ramp or Lake Front Park have been moved to South Port Park on the south end of Lake Toho. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you at the ramp.

Scott Scarboro
2006 - Browne, Rigdon win on Seminole 2006 - BROWNE, RIGDON WIN ON SEMINOLE
Glenn Browne and Fred Rigdon of Ocala took the Xtreme Bass Series Championship Classic Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17, with a two-day total weight of 23.06 pounds at Seminole State Park on Lake Seminole in Donalsonville, Georgia. For their win the Marion County anglers received a fully rigged 2006 519 Ranger boat and 200 HP Evinrude E-TEC motor valued at $38,000. They also earned the Evinrude Company’s $2,500 bonus for fishing from an Evinrude-powered boat.

Toho Ramp Change... TOHO RAMP CHANGE...
All Xtreme Bass tournaments originally scheduled for Toho-City Ramp or Lake Front Park have been moved to South Port Park on the south end of Lake Toho. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you at the ramp.

Scott Scarboro

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