I’d planned to talk about plans for fishing in Florida in this weeks column, and how excited I am to be heading down later this month. Regretfully I have a report of a boating accident that occurred this past week at the FLW Costa Series Bass Tournament on Lake Okeechobee in southern Florida. The three day tournament was cancelled after one boat failed to return at the end of the first day of competition Thursday. One angler was found alive later that night and rescue efforts continue for the other angler.

Bill Kisiah of Slidell, La. remains hospitalized while the search continues for the missing fisherman, Nik Kayler of Apopka, Fla. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all involved in this situation and we hope the young man is found alive.

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