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3-21 Tournament

posted Mar 22, 2020, 7:45 AM by Tony Dominguez

Well I guess I was wrong...Chunky did it again, back to back wins! Congrats brother! Needless to say a fun time was fun by all. It was a beautiful day, and it was fun. As Jeff and I continue our back and forth battle, others are still destroying props, and losing parts of their skegs. We haven't even made it to Okeechobee. Speaking of Okeechobee, amidst everything that is going on with this virus, we have decided to change our tournament to a 1 day local at L29 on Saturday April 18th from 6a-3p. Well here are the results

Anglers
1st Chunky 17.32
2nd Jeff 14.37
3rd Tony 11.02

Co-Anglers
1st Nick 9.48
2nd Mike 6.03
3rd Jody 5.48

Big Bass
Chunky 7.04

Congrats to all and til next time!

Tony

2-20 Tournament

posted Feb 16, 2020, 10:18 AM by Tony Dominguez

Someone explain to me how Chunky just randomly shows up and we donate to him??? Chunky next time that's not happening, not saying it's going to be me that'll do it but someone will, haha. The day was windy and slow, it would rain, stop, the get really hot and about the time you took off your rain get from borderline heat exhaustion, it would start raining again. The morning started off rough for me with a blown tire, but luckily it happened at the ramp. Then after the tournament, finding our your spare is flat, then having to borrow a spare, to then borrow another one, then noticing your hub is loose, I would say that's a little rough day. Luckily 2nd place and big fish will pay for some of the repair costs. Anyways here are the results

Anglers
Chunky - 12.06
Tony - 10.17
Jeff - 9.42

Co-Anglers
Nick - 4.43
Clint - 3.64
Jody - 2.78

Big Bass 
Tony - 4.39

Next tournament will be March 21st out of Holiday Park from 6a-3p. See you there!!


Tight Lines

Tony

1-18-20 Sawgrass Tournament

posted Jan 18, 2020, 3:04 PM by Tony Dominguez

Once upon a time, we fished two tournaments in a row with 20 plus mph winds. Yes, it was windy yet again, for some of us in our favor, for others not so much. First off I would like to send a special thanks to the 'Canic for finally getting my boat right!! It seemed to be the fish were everywhere and you could catch a dozen in 30 seconds, but you couldn't even take them to the weigh in. We weighed in 52 fish altogether and from the stories at the ramp, we probably collectively caught 200 bass, 300 mudfish and another dozen gar. Nothing like wanting that big fish and whether you have a non boater and scream for the net or you're solo and run around your boat jumping over every obstacle to get the net to only find out its a 10lb mudfish. There's only one person without that problem...Rex Thompson, only because you won't find a net in his boat. All in all it was a good turnout, like I said we weighed in 52 fish for a total weight of 84.31lbs and the big bass was 5.33. There were 8 limits caught out of the 12 of us that fished. The results are as follows:

Anglers
1st Chris 14.20
2nd Jeff 12.60
3rd Tony 8.67

Co Anglers
1st Clint 7.70
2nd Mike 3.93
3rd Jody 3.82

Big bass 
Jeff 5.33

Congrats to all the winners. 

Tight Lines

Tony


12-21-19 Little L Tournament

posted Dec 23, 2019, 4:52 AM by Tony Dominguez

First off, this is how a tournament turn out should be. It almost reminded me of when I first joined the club, with the exception of we had more non-boaters back in the day. It was cool to see 9 boats stacked in the basin of Little L preparing for take off. 
Anyways on to the day, it was windy, the day was one of those that I think I put on and took off my rain gear more times than I switched lures. A couple of us went swimming in that 60 degree water to fix boat issues, needless to say only one of those two boats were able to run. I must say I am glad that one is over. Oh, and to the President Jeff, don't doubt your tournament director, haha. I told you I would get the boats sent off by 6a. 
Well congrats to all the winners! See the tournament results below.

Anglers
1st Jeff - 13.33
2nd Chunky - 12.66
3rd Rex - 11.78

Co- Anglers
1st Jose - 9.82
2nd Mike - 7.02
3rd Jody - 2.48

Big Bass
Rex - 3.98

Until next month tight lines!


Tony

Classic Results

posted Dec 15, 2019, 10:48 AM by Tony Dominguez   [ updated Dec 18, 2019, 4:08 AM ]

Well, this years Classic was another success. Total weigh in was 65.78 lbs. There were a total of 30 bass weighed in and 29 live releases. The results are pretty much the usual, haha. The only difference was I got to fish the tournament with my own boat, and it was pretty much her maiden voyage. Barry fished with me and we went to weigh in with two limits. Found out my the fish in my live well like to switch sides, got to be thankful for cull tags. 

Anyways here are the results for the Classic for last years season.

1st - Rex Thompson - 15.11 lbs
2nd - Tony Dominguez - 11.57 lbs
3rd - Jeff Blom - 11.30 lbs

Big Bass - Rex Thompson - 3.72 lbs

Congrats to all the winners! Let's see what this next season brings all of us. 

To members and prospective members the club meeting will be this Thursday at the VFW. Try to arrive by 7pm to enjoy our End of the Year party as well, with a steak dinner provided by the VFW. Also do not forget your white elephant gifts. 


Tight lines

Tony

For sale!

posted Dec 5, 2019, 11:46 AM by Tony Dominguez

I'm posting this with a heavy heart..

As much as I love my Boat, my rods and reels and all my other fishing effects and everything that comes with it, it is taking up too much of my time. I am struggling to keep up with the everyday basics of looking after a house, cleaning and cooking and maintaining my home, so something has to give. I will be getting rid of my collection.

Below is a list of what's available. Serious inquiries only, and please don't insult me with low offers.

Thanks for reading and understanding...

1. Dustpan and broom
2. Sponges
3. Toilet spray
4. Mop and bucket
5. Window cleaner
6. Vacuum
7. Dishwashing liquid
8. Laundry detergent
9. Fabric softener
10. Laundry baskets
11. Toilet brush
12. Cleaning sprays

Cash only. No trades.

Had to share this!

11-19 Tournament

posted Nov 16, 2019, 4:53 PM by Tony Dominguez

    Well, well, well what can I say. It was a tough one nonetheless, from the cold front pushing through, the what it felt like 200 knot winds, the dirty water, and losing a phone to the bottom of the lake. The better part of the day included having two prospective new members come out and have fun with us. Welcome Mike Santos and Chuck White. Well it was slow, and I mean real slow, but we all know who's game that is. Time and time again he tells us what he did to catch the fish, and I can put money that there isn't an person in the club that doesn't sit there and go "What is Rex Thompson doing?", even though we already know. So you can guess how this turns out. Congrats to Rex for not only first place but big bass also. He had a total weight of 12.47 and big bass of 4.58. On the Co-Angler side was none other than his partner Nick with a total weight of 7.53. Now, isn't this something, the Angler and Co-Angler winning first in the first tournament of the season. 
   
    The club as a whole weighed in a combined weight of 46.99 lbs. There were 26 fish weighed in and released. 


    A friendly reminder to all members the Annual Classic Championship will be December 14th at Little L, our monthly meeting will be December 19th as well as our End of the Year party, followed by the monthly tournament December 21st at Little L.

Until next time.

Tight Lines

Tony

The Morning Of.

posted Nov 16, 2019, 12:15 AM by Tony Dominguez   [ updated Nov 16, 2019, 4:54 PM ]

That good ole annoying sound of the alarm goes off at 230a, but then you realize it’s tournament day. You do your morning routine, full of excitement, you hitch up the boat pack up the gear you prepared the night before and head out. You meet up with the rest of the gang at the usual meeting spot to get last minute supplies and for the carpool ride to the fishing spot. Whether that spot is 20 min or 2 hours away it’s the longest drive of your life. The anticipation of what’s waiting for you out there, what lure are you going to give a whirl first, did you have your bowel movement before you left your house, or did you forget something. Those are some of the many thoughts that cross your mind before you ever get on the boat. You finally make it to the ramp, remove the thousand things you have holding your boat securely to the trailer, you have your non boater or some other non experienced fellow back you down the ramp. You hear that sweet splash of the water against the hull of your boat, scream at the guy in the truck and fire up that engine. There’s nothing sweeter than the sound of the engine purring at 530 in the morning. You start to putt out to the take off location, and that’s where it sinks in, that’s where you have that little feeling, that’s where you say your prayer to keep everyone safe and that’s when you realize you left the lure you wanted right on the kitchen counter. The Tournament director sends off all the boats one by one. Your number gets called, and you pin that throttle and take off like a bat out of hell. 50 plus mile an hour wind pounding against your face, fighting the wakes of the other boats, and just hoping no one is going to your spot. Finally you arrive at the destination right as the sun is peeking over the horizon, you bend down launch the trolling motor, grab your first rod. This is where it’s all worth it, this is when it’s peaceful, this is when you get that damn birds nest, this is when nothing can go your way, and this is the exact reason you wake up 3 hours earlier to fish than to go to work. 



There’s a little entertainment before the tournament report later.


Tight Lines


Tony

2020 Season

posted Nov 6, 2019, 4:23 PM by Tony Dominguez   [ updated Nov 11, 2019, 3:42 PM ]

First I would like to extend my congratulations to Rex Thompson for Angler of the Year and Nick Sanchez for Co-Angler of the Year. I would like to also extend a thank you to all the members of the Homestead Hawg Hunters for nominating me as their VP/Tournament Director. I look forward to this season.

Just a little re-cap of last season, we fished from Aerojet Canal all the way up to Lake Kissimmee. Everyone had their share of wins and loses, good times and bad, and we've also had a bunch of great memories along the way, from Co-angler Battles to Angler battles, nonetheless the season was outstanding. We as a club weighed in 467 fish, to include one of Rex's trash fish, and only had 11 dead fish throughout the season resulting in 97.64% live releases. The total weight was 1030.82 lbs and as "Gunny" said big bass from this season went to Chris, which weighed in at 7.73lbs, out of the Falls, and no it wasn't a Peacock.

Again, looking forward to this new season, not only as VP/TD but also as an Angler, so Nick you can have this season also!

See you all at the next meeting on November 14th at the VFW in Homestead at 8pm. If you want to assist the VFW, come out a little earlier and enjoy their steak night!! This will be followed by our tournament out of Slims from 6a-2p on Saturday November 16th.

Tight Lines

Tony

New Officers and Finals

posted Nov 6, 2019, 2:58 PM by Eddy Gunny Dominguez   [ updated Nov 6, 2019, 2:59 PM ]

  I would like to take the moment to thank all the Anglers that have pass through the club while I was President. I have decided to step down and get some new blood in the office of President. I had a lot of fun and pleasure in serving and learning for the past 9 seasons. So here is the new regime:

President- Jeff 
VP/TD- Tony 
Treasure- Eddy "Gunny"
Sec.- Arie

  And know to bigger and better news.......Congratulations to the following:

Angler of the Year: Rex
Co-Angler of the Year: Nick
Rookie of the Year: Raff
Big Bass: Chris- 7.73
Heaviest Bag: Drew- 23.53

Great Job guys!!!!

Eddy "Gunny" signing off.........

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