Winter Haven Lunker Lovers Bass Club
Winter Haven, Florida

Community, Camaraderie, Competition

It was hot, really HOT, on Lake Istokpoga for the Lunker Lovers two-day tournament July 9-10, 2016 with early morning water temperatures above 90 degrees and moving to 95 degrees or more during the day.  The fishing appeared to be really good or really bad depending on various factors.  The best one-day catch (5-fish limit of 17.49 pounds) was brought in on Sunday by Jimmie Davis who had no fish on Saturday.  Dick Whitaker also zeroed on day 1 but had the 4th biggest catch on Sunday with a limit.  Only 2 competitors had limits both days and they finished 1st and 2nd in the tournament.

David Harris had limits both days and won with a two-day total of 31.72 pounds.  David also had big bass for the tournament at 8.57 pounds.  David’s big fish is shown at the right. 

David Glenn also had 5 fish both days and finished second with 27.15 Pounds.  David’s co-angler partner, Scott Daley, finished 3rd with 23.53 pounds.


The Lunker Lovers July tournament will be on Lake Okeechobee August 7, 2016 on Lake Okeechobee.  The draw meeting will be August 2, 2016.  Pairings for the tournament (when available) can be viewed by selecting this link.


Founded in 1970, the Winter Haven Lunker Lovers Bass Club is a draw club fishing the Kissimmee Chain, Lake Okeechobee, Lake Istokpoga, and other waters in central Florida. The Club welcomes new members - both boat owners and those who wish to fish as a no-boater.

The club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Select the “About” button for the meeting time, location and directions to the meeting location.

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