Spring is peak season for bass fishing in Florida. Hit any lake in the state this time of year and you stand good chance of bringing home a five-pound bass. Now while anglers may talk about legendary lunkers, to tell the truth, it’s not the size that matters. It’s the numbers.

That is why professional bass fishing tournaments have a five-fish bag limit. Anybody can get lucky once and catch a whopper, but it takes a skilled fisherman to catch several fish in the five-pound range.

And that is exactly what

Darrell Brackin did to win last weekend’s Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Everglades Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee. Brackin brought in five fish weighing 26 pounds, 1 ounce. You do the math. The victory earned the Okeechobee angler $3,021 and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Lake Seminole Regional Championship in Bainbridge, Ga., Oct. 22-24, where he could ultimately win a new Ranger boat and a Chevy truck.

Brackin caught most of his fish using crankbaits along the deep-water ledges of the Kissimmee River, a recently resored waterway that empties into “The Big O.”

The next Everglades Division event, a two-day Super Tournament, will be held on the Kissimmee River in Lake Wales, Fla., Sept. 19-20.

For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit www.FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing and Player’s Advantage, visit FantasyFishing.com.

Till next time tight lines and good fishing….
From Bass Online Staff Writer
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