The UUCF/Andrew Scott Johnson Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. held its Thirteenth Annual Bass Fishing Tournament on Lake Toho in Kissimmee on March 1–2, 2013. The tournament, held to raise funds for the foundation’s scholarship program, was headed up by Fishing Tournament Chairman Scott Johnson with Johnson–Davis, Inc.
The Annual Tournament is held in memory of Andrew Scott Johnson, son of Scott Johnson. Andy Johnson worked summers with his father’s company, but he especially liked to fish.
This is the thirteenth year for the UUCF/Andrew Scott Johnson Memorial Bass Tournament, and this year’s event drew a field of 28 participants divided in to 14 teams.
This year’s event began with a Captain’s Meeting on Thursday evening. Teams fished on Friday and Saturday, with a weigh–in held following each day’s fishing. Following the Friday weigh–in, participants enjoyed a barbecue dinner. Trophies and prizes were presented following Saturday’s closing weigh–in.
Trophies were awarded for the largest fish caught on Friday and Saturday. In addition, first, second and third place team trophies were presented to the teams accumulating the greatest total two–day catch. Teams could weigh in a maximum of five bass per day.
At the end of the first day’s fishing,
the HD Supply Waterworks team of Don Webster and Paul Hundley were in first place with a total catch of 29.11 pounds. The Johnson–Davis team of Scott Johnson, Bernie Vito and Steve Eakins were in second place with a total catch of 24.48 pounds. The U.S. Concrete Products, Inc. team of Greg Wolf and Steve Bails were in third place with a total catch of 23.8 pounds.
The biggest fish on the first day of fishing went to Scott Johnson with Johnson–Davis, Inc. for catching a bass weighing 9.24 pounds.
On day two of the tournament, the biggest fish was caught by Paul Hundley who was with the HD Supply Waterworks team. His winning fish weighed 8.77 pounds.
The Big Fish Pot was held again this year. Participants paid $10.00 toward the Big Fish Pot. The Big Fish Pot was paid to the participant/team with the single largest fish caught in the two–day tournament. One hundred percent of the funds collected were presented to the winner of the Big Fish Pot, Scott Johnson of the team of Johnson–Davis, Inc. Congratulations Scott.
When the second day’s weigh–in was complete, the HD Supply Waterworks team of Don Webster and Paul Hundley were the first place winners with a total day catch of 27.43 pounds. Second place for the day went to the Precision Pipe & Products, Inc. team of Gilmer Nelson and Bobby Wakefield with a total catch of 26.91 pounds. Third place for the day went to the Johnson–Davis, Inc. team of Chris Johnson and Tyler Johnson with a total catch of 23.5 pounds.
With their total two day’s tournament combination, congratulations to the following winners: Overall First Place Winners: Don Webster and Paul Hundley with the team of HD Supply Waterworks with a total two–day catch of 56.54 pounds. Overall Second Place Winners: Gilmer Nelson and Bobby Wakefield with the team of Precision Pipe & Products, Inc. with a total two–day catch of 49.94 pounds. Overall Third Place Winners: Chris Johnson and Tyler Johnson with the Johnson–Davis, Inc. with a total two–day catch of 41.3 pounds.
Rounding out the top five were the U.S. Concrete Products, Inc. team (Greg Wolf and Steve Bails) with a total two–day catch of 38.53 pounds for fourth place and the Precision Pipe & Products, Inc. team (Bobby Chandler) with a total catch of 38.37 pounds for fifth place. Between all 14 teams, a total of 438.92 pounds of bass were caught during the two–day tournament.
The UUCF/Andrew Scott Johnson Memorial Scholarship Foundation thanks the following companies who sponsored the Fishing Tournament: Angler Dinner Sponsors: Johnson–Davis, Inc. and The Friends & Family of Andy Johnson. Angler Dinner Beverage Sponsors: GrayRobinson, P.A. and Palmdale Oil Company. Captain’s Dinner Happy Hour Sponsors: Centerline Utilities, Inc. and Concrete Products of the Palm Beaches, Inc. Trophy Sponsor: HD Supply Waterworks. Weigh–In Sponsors: U.S. Concrete Pipe Co. and U.S. Concrete Products. Major Sponsors: Bergeron Land Development, Inc.; Burck Oil Company, Inc.; Burkhardt Construction, Inc.; Charles S. Whiteside, Inc.; CEMEX; Contech Engineered Solutions, LLC; D.S. Eakins Construction Corporation; Florida Coast Equipment; Forsberg Construction, Inc.; Hubbard Construction Company, Inc.; J.W. Cheatham, LLC; Keefe, McCullough & Company; Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A.; Lykes Insurance, Inc.; Oldcastle Precast, Inc.; Ranger Construction Industries, Inc.; Rockline Vac Systems, Inc.; Sullivan Brothers Construction, LLC; The Mack Company; Trio Development Corporation; Underground Contractors Association of South Florida; and Wakefield Road Boring, Inc. Corporate Sponsors (Donations): American Trophy Co.; Big Toho Enterprises, Inc.; Fish ‘n Fool Guide Service; Florida Specialty Advertising, Inc.; and The Heritage Park Inn. General Sponsors: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.; Belvedere Contracting, Inc.; Bruce & Julie Kershner; C & M Road Builders, Inc.; Guymann Construction of Florida; Jeffrey Dick; John Woody, Inc.; Krause Industries, Inc.; LGM Contracting Inc./Merucci Equipment Co.; Mark “Tommy” McCabe, Jr.; Pete & Nettie Thomson; Petticoat–Schmitt Civil Contractors, Inc.; Pipecon Corporation, Inc.; Precision Pipe & Products, Inc.; Rangeline Tapping Services, Inc.; Rinker Materials Concrete Pipe Division; Simmons and White Civil & Traffic Engineers; Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc.; Underground Contractors Association of Central Florida; and Valenti, Trobec & Woody, Inc. Door Prize Contributors: Burck Oil Company, Inc. and Jeffrey Dick.
The UUCF/ASJMSF would also like to thank the following individuals who participated in this event:
- Team 1: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.– Drew Lane and
- Team 2: Concrete Products of the Palm Beaches, Inc.– Alain Monzon and Rick Ambers
- Team 3: U.S. Concrete
Products, Inc. – Curt Parcells
and Bill Parcells
- Team 4: U.S. Concrete
Products, Inc. – Greg Wolf
and Steve Bails
- Team 5: HD Supply Waterworks – Keith Hobbs and Gabe Jackson
- Team 6: Precision Pipe & Products, Inc. – Gilmer
Nelson and Bobby Wakefield
- Team 7: Precision Pipe & Products, Inc. – Bobby
- Team 8: W.F. Wilson & Sons, Inc. – Walt Gainer
and Poc Gainer
- Team 9: Johnson–Davis, Inc. – Chris Johnson and
- Team 10: Burkhardt Construction, Inc. – Leonard
Dennis and Tony Sabatino
- Team 11: Dickerson Florida, Inc. – Walter
Pfaffenberg and Chuck Cameron
- Team 12: HD Supply Waterworks – Don Webster
and Paul Hundley
- Team 13: Johnson–Davis, Inc. – Scott Johnson,
Bernie Vito and Steve Eakins
- Team 14: Basic Testing, Inc. – John Fernandez
We look forward to next year’s event. Once the date has been secured, we will post the date in the Calendar of Events section of the Ditchmen.