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Summer 2015 Hi, First I Would Like To Thank You All For Supporting Westernbass and Our Sponsors. As You All Know, Our Sponsors Is What Makes This Magazine And All The Content FREE To You !!! The heat of the summer has finally hit us! We’ve already enjoyed some of the annual summer events with the Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge on the Delta and the WON Bass California Open at Clear Lake and we still have several more to look forward to including the frog events. The California Delta will welcome TWO frog events this year. For 2015, the Snag Proof Open and Angler’s Press will hold separate frog events. The ever-popular, longstanding, ORIGINAL frog only event - the Snag Proof Open will blast off for its 14th annual tournament on the first weekend of August (1st and 2nd) as it always has. There are some changes to the Snag Proof Open format for this year. NEW for the anglers: - The event will be run by Randy Pringle and the BBT staff, who will be donating their time, allowing for a 100% entry fee payback. - Boat order will not be by signups. There will be a lottery draw for boat release order. - All entries received by July 15 will receive a FREE breakfast on Day 1 AND a FREE BBQ at weigh-in of Day 1. In this issue of the WesternBass.com Magazine, you will be able to find several tips to get a jump on your frog fishing as well as other summertime tips, tricks, techniques and other fishing news. STAY tuned to the site in mid-July as WesternBass will travel to Florida for the 2015 ICAST show. We will be there to keep you up to date on the latest and greatest industry innovations. Until then, enjoy the summer issue! Wayneg
Spring 2015 Magazine Hi All, With the spawning season upon us, it is an exciting time in the bass fishing world. We wait for big limits, double-digit fish and the spring issue of WesternBass.com, which is now here for your enjoyment. We have many events ahead to look forward to including the long-awaited, much-anticipated western swing of the Bassmaster Elite Series, the 2nd stop of the FLW Rayovac Western Division on the California Delta, California, the 3rd annual WON Bass California Open on the famed big bass fishery of Clear Lake and one of the biggest draws on our tidal waters - the Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge. Stay tuned to WesternBass as we bring updates from these and other events. Our site is made possible by many great sponsors, please consider them when making your fishing related purchases. See you on the water, Wayne
Winter 2015 We’ve just wrapped up another successful year at Angler’s Marine Bass-A-Thon and are about to launch into the 2015 International Sportsmen’s Expo (ISE) in Sacramento.  Show season can only mean one thing ... the start of another new fishing season is upon us.  To help fill your year with more bass catching opportunities, WesternBass will again offer exclusive seminar coverage of both sports shows in the VIDEO section as wells as the new year’s manufacturer catalogs in our INTERACTIVE PRODUCT section For 2015, you can continue to look forward to the free magazine, weekly front page features, video clips, pro tips, tournament announcements, lake info and more. WesternBass has several new sponsors on board for the magazine and the website. We ask that readers support those that help us bring the site to you and express our deepest appreciate for your continued support of WesternBass.com. Wishing everyone a year of new personal bests, Wayne

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Industry Press Releases

Ranger Pro Scott Martin WIns FLW Tour Angler of the Year Florida angler uses Top-10 Potomac finish to propel him to first AOY title FLIPPIN, ARK -- Ranger Pro Scott Martin had been so close to an Angler of the Year award so many times throughout his acclaimed 15-year professional career.
BoatUS Sea Scout National Flagship Award Goes to Sea Scout Ship 1000 "Enterprise" from Rockwall, TX ROCKWALL, TX – If you wanted to know where in America today are the most skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic group of young mariners, look no further than a suburb of Dallas to the home of Sea Scout Ship 1000, the SSS Enterprise, on Lake Ray Hubbard. In a recent ceremony the "Ship" and their adult leaders Skipper Don Henry and Boatswain Aaron Parks-Young were awarded the prestigious 13th Annual Sea Scout National Flagship Award. Recognizing of excellence in program quality, youth achievement and adult commitment, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) created the award in 2002 to mark the 90th anniversary of Sea Scouting.
A IS FOR ALPHA Plano, IL  – Plano revolutionized the tackle storage business over 60 years ago with the creation of the first molded plastic tackle box. Since then, the pioneers of practicality at Plano have innovated one new tackle storage solution after another
ACA Announces 2016 Dates for Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash The Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley Announces 2016 Date San Antonio, Texas (June 26, 2015) -- The Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series is proud to announce that the Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash Presented by Berkley will be held on March 11-13, 2016 on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee.
New SwimSation from Mister Twister In mid-2014, Mister Twister® introduced the super-versatile Magnum SinSation. Bass, and bass fishermen like FLW Pro Clent Davis, loved it immediately.

Recent Lake Reports

Oroville Lake By The parking has been fixed at Lime Saddle for us old disabled fisherman. Wrote the state and complained and they moved the signs down, but short one post as it's been in the past. Walks up and a fraction better now for the early arriving fisherman. Launched early, 5:30 am trying to beat the heat. Got a couple in the ramp area, set of towards north fork. Opened the boat up at the bridge, got to the second point and the boat motor died, dead in the water. Of all days, no boats anywhere around, headed back with trolling motor, and a slight kick from the motor, as it would idle for a few minutes and then die. Did this all the way back to the ramp for the next couple hours. Fished the ramp area from about 8:30 am to 10 am and managed 17 fish, largest a 14" with most 12-13". Also got one 3-4 pound catfish. Damn hot day on the lake for those who really got to fish. Away till the motor gets looked at and fixed, then back fishing. Guessing 2 more weeks before the ramp closes due to low water.
Clear Lake By I had another nice guide trip on Wed - out of the Oaks. I hadn't been in that area for awhile, so I pick a ledge to start on at 6:45 am. My client made a few casts with his rod but I saw that it was just too light. I gave him one of my G Loomis rods to use and within a cast or two, he hooks and lands a 5 lb 2 oz bass. We had been on the water for about 10 minutes! Why doesn't that happen on every trip??? Talk about taking the pressure off the guide! I had him using my hot Berryessa bait - a 6" MMIII Robo worm. We fished all the way from the Oaks to Henderson Point, where we found aa floatilla of boats - that means a LOT of boats for a summer Wednesday! We got bites and landed bass up until the time we quit at 2:30 pm. Our best 5 was about 17 lbs.
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