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Summer 2016
Summer 2016 I can’t believe spring has already passed. WesternBass was happy to help cover many of our springtime events including the hourly weigh-in excitement of the Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge on the California Delta and the Wild West Bass Trail’s California Teams championship on Clear Lake. We hope you enjoyed the live video coverage that we were able to bring to you from the water and the scales. It’s that time of the year again and ICAST is on in just a few weeks! Frog Master, Bobby Barrack and I will be returning to the show and running live video shots from the floor. I have already made several appointments with manufacturers and their pros to review the latest products they have to offer. We are both excited to see all the new items and share them with you! Next month will be the 15th annual Snag Proof Open -the Original Frog Tournament. You may recall that last years event had over 200 boats with a 100% payback of over $40,000. This year, Nate Chandler owner of Snag Proof is hoping to have over 300 boats and make this the biggest event out west, along with the biggest, two-day specialty tournament payout... Go Snag Proof! In September, there are many events that we are looking forward to. For all the Delta rats, we will have the kick off of the 2016-2017 season of the Hook tournaments, Dan’s Delta Outdoors will host their only Pro/Am of the season and Randy Pringle and the Best Bass Tournaments will bring us the return of BassFest. The 34th annual WON Bass U.S. Open will hit Lake Mead and early bird registration is already underway for this one! We also have the WWBT Lucas Oil Pro/Am western championship also at Lake Mead. All and all, the WWBT took off and never looked back. Great turnouts along with 100% payouts really attracted many of our best anglers and great competitor numbers. Next year’s events should only get better! This quarter, WesternBass has welcomed three new sponsors. Ben Green Insurance specializing in insurance for outdoor enthusiasts, Mystery Tackle Box featuring a fun and affordable way to discover new fishing products every month and Crossed Industries offering automotive accessories for anglers and angler sponsorship programs. Finally, I would like to thank all of you and all of our sponsors for supporting WesternBass!


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Clear Lake By by DanIsaac » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:43 pm Clear Lake this week 10/26/2016 Wow, what a weekend and what a storm, raising the lake level to 1.45 Rumsey. Water conditions around the lake vary as does the bite. However, don’t let the ugly water scare you away. Trust me; fish are biting despite hat really weird looking water as witnessed by the photo below. John Pearl of John Pearl Guide Service displays three fish of his 46 lb. bag caught this past Tuesday in and around that ugly brown water, and I have it on good sources that other guides are wackin’ them as well. While secrets are hard to come by, good solid instruction can really shorten the learning curve, so anyone looking to learn or just looking to catch a good one, reach out and contact a guide and have at em’ yourself. Below is a list of just some of the local big fish specialists. Those who want to get after em’ alone, LV500s, Jackal TN70s, Strike King Redeye Shad, 1.5-3.0 square bills, Hudds, and deep diving cranks are all producing more than a few DDs, as is the good ole jig. With the surface temperatures finally beginning to become normal for this time of year, the bait is beginning to group up and the fish are on the bait, and now is the time of year when big fish can be found in all four reaches of the lake. Lakeport, Redbud, Mid-lake, and Rattlesnake are all kicking out some really good fish this week, and with the forecast stormy weather, it should only get better. Just beware the wind. Don’t challenge it, launch where you can fish and get after them safely.

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