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Fall 2017 Fall 2017 Fall is once again upon us and that marks the last season and issue of WesternBass Magazine for the year. As the year is quickly coming to a close, many of us find ourselves looking at year-end invitationals, our Tournament of Champions (TOC) or the last of big event of our season. Through September, we will watch as the Wild West Bass Trail (WWBT) Lucas Oil Championship and the WON Bass U.S. Open both launch on Lake Mead. To help our readers ready for their bass search on this desert lake, we checked for some tips from the 2009 U.S. Open champ Gary Dobyns. For some fall info for anglers fishing the River2Sea Open, Best Bass Tournaments (BBT) Tournament of Champions (TOC) or the final stop of the FLW Costa Series Western Division on Clear Lake, we went to the unprecedented winner of back-to-back WON Bass California Opens (2016, 2017) as well as the reigning WWBT Pro/AM champ Wayne Breazeale for a few words of advice. There are several California Delta events, that we are also looking forward to – the Don Lee Memorial Tournament on the California Delta, offering 50 percent of the entry to the Don Lee College Scholarship Fund for Youth and The BassFest, a two-day bass fishing event like no other with one day of vendors and pro tips and a second day of tournament competition. Looking back at the summer, WesternBass wants to congratulate several of the western anglers for their accomplishments away from home – out for his rookie season on the FLW Tour, Aaron Britt (Yuba City, Calif.) qualified for the Forrest Wood Cup and fished his way to a top-10 in the event, Gary Haraguchi (Redding, Calif.) not only earned the FLW Tour co-angler Angler of the Year (AOY) title for 2017, he then traveled across the country to 1000 Islands in July and claimed another victory, putting himself in the lead for the FLW Northern Division Co AOY by 25 points, Chico State teammates Tyler Firebaugh and Chad Sweitzer for their 3rd place finish in the B.A.S.S. College Championship on the Mississippi River, Mark Daniels Jr. (formerly of the California Delta) with a 4th place finish as in the Rookie of the Year (ROY) standings on the Bassmaster Elite Series and the always consistent Cody Meyer (Grass Valley, Calif.) for his 6th place in the FLW AOY standings for the year. Whether it is a year-end championship, personal best or simply more time on the water, there is still time to accomplish your fishing goal for the season; so, get out there on the water and give a try! Whether it is a year-end championship, personal best or simply more time on the water, there is still time to accomplishyour fishing goal for the season; so, get out there on the water and give a try! See you there....


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California Delta By Pro Teen Event This Sunday @Russo’s Marina. For Year’s The Pro Teen event has provided youth anglers with an opportunity to fish tournament with some of the West’s best Pro’s. It’s with Great Sadness the gentleman that started this event Andy “Cooch” Cuccia passed away this past week and the angling community is stepping up to pull off this event in his honor. Personally devastated as Andy was one of the best men I have had the pleasure of knowing in this business I urge all the men and women to come out and make this a special event for his family in this tough time. Isleton Fishing Report Cool weather and some rain has moved the Salmon fishing right along. Capt. Stan Spinners continue to lead the charge for the trolling anglers. Wow! It’s great to here first time anglers giving credit to our salmon set-ups! The cooler evening temps have helped the bite tremendously. Also Cranking Bandit 200 hundred cranks smacking the Smallies Walnut Grove Fishing Report Solid Salmon reports in the area with temperatures return more fall like. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. Bank anglers using liver’s and cut baits prevail for those searching for Stripers. The Sacramento Turning Basin is still decent here as there continues to be stripes caught there by lure tossers. Hair jigs and small shad patterns are the top choices here as well.. Discovery Bay Fishing Report Bass pushing the 3 to 4 pounds mark are showing on occasion Prank Poppers and swim jigs are the best for numbers . Plenty of juvenile stripers are in the area as well. Stck with the Reaction baits tied on as Crankbaits and Chatterbaits are scoring bass on the main runway rock walls. Franks Tract Fishing Report Striped bass and plenty of bait building in the area. Spooks And swim baits are key for lure tossing anglers. Drifting Bluegill and Minnows are the key for Stripers. Black Bass Anglers spinnerbaits and swim jigs also work well. Panfish are plentiful Red Worms leading the charge, Plenty of 2 to 4 pound Catfish on various cut baits are keeping the bells a ringing. West Delta Fishing Report Antioch pier persistent bait dunkers with Anchovies and Sardines are finding fun action. Anglers in search of stripers are finding the bite to be decent but still those who stick with it are getting keepers to 12 pounds on occasion from both boat and bank. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Salmon? They’re still Here! Cooler water temps have exploded the salmon bite for those tossing Red Eye Shad and Spinners 10 plus a day from Humphries this week! Honker Bay to the Broad Slough provide anglers more and more better Stripes each day! South Delta Fishing Report Bandit 200 series and spinnerbaits are key for Bass. Bait Anglers are catching catfish and panfish throughout the area, While cutbaits and livers are tops for the catfish, the panfish respond to worms under bobbers. Those fishing the forebay are seeing stripes on lures and bluegill. Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694 Follow us on Facebook

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