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Warm weather makes for hot bass bite

Warm weather makes for hot bass bite
Ragan and Robinson win King of the Glades qualifier with 19.93 pounds of fish

9:05 PM EST, March 8, 2010 
By Steve Waters Sun Sentinel

The weather heated up Sunday and so did the fishing for big bass, as Thadeus Ragan and Linda Robinson caught 19.94 pounds of fish to top a 49-boat field and win the third King of the Glades 4 qualifier tournament out of Everglades Holiday Park.

Ragan and Robinson used Venom Frogs to catch their fish in the morning, then switched to jigs to catch fish in the canals along Alligator Alley. They won $1,000 and earned a spot in the trail's May 2 classic.

Ray Peterson and Bill Davis were second at 16.42 to win $500, followed by Steve McDonald and Steve Papp at 16.22, Justin Felzetti and Mike Menke at 15.62 and Bruce Swain and Wayne Fellows at 14.99.

Papp had the biggest bass at 6.52. Davis had the second biggest at 6.5. The final qualifier event is April 4. Call Mike Lendl at 754-246-3198.

In cooler temperatures Saturday, Dave Piasecki caught 12.82 pounds of fish using a Gambler weighted Wacky Head along Alligator Alley to win the South Florida Bass Pros? monthly club tournament out of Everglades Holiday Park. Greg Swinea was second at 10.98 using a Gambler Big Easy swimbait and a Giggy Head around lily pads on the Alley. Jim Wiese was third at 10.65 pitching a plastic worm to the lily pads. Carlos Suche had the big bass at 4.45 flipping a Gambler BB Cricket.

Fish of the week 

Capt. Alan Zaremba, of Hollywood, guided Colin O'Farrel and Chris Konoue, of Toronto, to 12 peacock bass up to 3 pounds and a snook using floating Rapalas during a morning trip in the C-4 Canal. Bill Buckens, of Davie, caught 33 largemouth bass up to 2.5 using Senkos during an afternoon trip in the C-60 Canal. Dan Dengate, of Hallandale Beach, caught 30 largemouths up to 4.5 pounds using Zoom Centipedes and floating Rapalas during an afternoon trip in the L-28 Canal. Bob Brown, of Needham, Mass., caught eight peacocks on Rapalas and Clouser minnows during an afternoon trip in the C-2 Canal. Warm weather makes for hot bass bite - South Florida 3/9/10 7:19 AM,0,7158307,print.story Page 2 of 2 Capt. Dave Kostyo of Knot Nancy reported outstanding fishing for tarpon 30-100 pounds at Government Cut now that shrimp have been running with some regularity in Biscayne Bay. Kostyo guided Josh Klinghagen and David Booth to four tarpon drifting with live shrimp, then guided Rocky Taranto, Bryan Gallagher and Randy Fisher to nine tarpon in two nights. Kostyo added that Faye Vincent, Charly Bates and Brad Coren all caught sailfish anywhere from 115-448 feet.

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