FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BURTON & ANDERSON WIN
SAFER FISHING TOURNAMENT IN FLORIDA EVERGLADES
Big bass hide at ‘Glades
By Steve Waters
South Florida Sun-Sentinel Posted May 2 2006
Lots of small bass have been biting in Everglade canals, but there are enough big bass out there to make things interesting. On a day when most of the 115-boat field caught limits of fish 2-3 pounds, Rick Burton and Jim Anderson caught five bass weighing 26.36 pounds to win the fifth annual “Save Our Canals” bass tournament Sunday held by the South Florida Anglers For Everglades Restoration out of Everglades Holiday Park.
“We jumped from spot to spot. We were just looking for whatever looked good and looked fishy.”
They ended up culling their original limit and finished with a 4-pounder, two 5-pounders and two fish over 6 pounds, including a 6.24-pounder. They won $1,380.
Alex Picos and Rene Gonzalez had the biggest payday. They won $920 for finishing second at 24.89 and $690 for catching the biggest bass at 7.37 for a total of $1,610.
Bryan Windle and Vince Owen won $575 for third at 22.73, followed by Mike Ryan and Bruce Austin at 20.47 ($460) and Jon Farmer and Ed Knorr at 19.92 ($379.50).