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By Lee Duracz

We will be cancelling this Saturday’s event on Lake Maxinkuckee due to snowy roads and brutal cold conditions.

The regular schedule will continue as planned with the next event being on the St. Joe River at the Six Span ramp on Saturday Nov. 23rd. Plans are to move the Maxi event to Sunday Dec. 8th - weather permitting - as mild temperatures are predicted for the first half of December. Sorry for any inconvenience, but for the safety of our anglers, we feel it is the correct decision.


By Lee Duracz

Steve Kline 1st Place

The second stop for the Polar Bear Opens on Wawasee started out with a solid breeze out of the Southwest and temperatures in the mid-20s and anglers battled ice in the rod guides until around 11 o’clock. The day gradually warmed up to about 40 degrees, but that didn’t heat up the fishing for most of the competitors.

There were 10 teams who ventured out on Saturday and most of them could only produce one or two fish and with only two limits being weighed in, but both were solid bags.

Steve Kline took first place with 15.20 pounds that was anchored by the big bass award of a 4.42-pound largemouth, barely beating out his second biggest fish that was in the 4-pound class as well. He reported that he had a mid-morning flurry that lasted about 45 minutes fishing in depths around 20 feet with blade baits. This earned him $225 for first and an additional $50 for big bass.


The 28th annual Thanksgiving Weekend Bass Tournament will be held on Klinger Lake, Saturday, Nov. 30.

Tournament hours are 8 a.m. -2 p.m. Entry fee is $40 per boat and includes the big bass pot.

For more information, call Bob Evans, 574-320-3366.