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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

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Industry Press Releases

James Elam - Featured on Bass Edge Radio WILDWOOD, Mo. - Bass Edge Radio, presented by MegaWare KeelGuard features BASS Elite Angler James Elam in their latest iTunes podcast. Bass Edge Radio hosts Aaron Martin and Kurt Dove discuss with James his exciting comeback at the Chesapeake Bay event and summer/fall transition of bass behavior. "James is becoming very consistent on the BASS Elite Series and this interview will introduce him to many who don't know who he is." says Dove. "I enjoyed chatting with James and listening to his thoughts and fishing process of targeting bass in a tough transitioning time of year." The Lucas Oil Angler Spotlight features the Top anglers from around the country offering their advice on how to become a better angler. Flanked by the O'Reilly Auto Parts listener question, listeners can take home $100 gift-card if their question is chosen and answered on-air. "James takes an analytical approach to bass fishing in which I associate with." states Martin. "He has a great attitude and I would bet on him continuing his success at the Elite level! Bass Edge podcast is available free on iTunes and www.BassEdge.com. Bass Edge is presented by Megaware KeelGuard, developer of the industry's first do-it-yourself keel protector, providing boat owners protection from grinding sand, abrasive rocks and concrete ramps. Along with Lucas Oil, ProtectTheHarvest.com, Legend Boats and O'Reilly Auto Parts the show is also sponsored by Lowrance Electronics, Power-Pole, Mercury Outboards and WrapAholic.com. Media Contact

Lake Reports

California Delta By Delta Report Stripers and Salmon are starting to show in better numbers. This Weekend- Free Fishing Day Saturday No License required! Free bait with 20 dollar purchase at Dan’s Delta Outdoors Dan’s Delta Outdoors Fall bite kick-off Sale… Waft Rods buy 1 get one 50% off Isleton More Salmon Anglers are seeing success, a few fishing finally started getting an occasional report of success from Salmon searching anglers. Water temperatures have dropped with the cooler evenings. Many anglers to the west are seeing more salmon daily… getting close. . Silvertron’s are the best bet for those who want to try. Catfish are the best target species this time of year that can help you beat the summer doldrums . Anchovies, Mackeral and Sardinescs are good choices here for the whiskerfish. Walnut Grove Salmon are increasing in numbers Silvertrons and K-14 getting mentioned Bank anglers Pile worms and cut baits prevail. Catfish action is getting the most praise, Few Stripes are in the area as anglers recover still around as temperatures return more seasonable in the Walnut Grove area as the trolling bite is OK mostly small fish. Best area has been Courtland to Walnut grove. The Sacramento Turning Basin continues to be decent with stripes caught there by lure tossers. Red Eye Shad and small shad patterned plastics are the top choices here as well. Discovery Bay Cooler evenings have the bite changing combined with the wind have Spinnerbaits and crankbaits doing better daily. Stay near main river current with Crankbaits Strike King XD 6 and 2.5 square bills. Top water stripes are showing in the deep water side. Topwater scoring bass on the main river topwater look for birds. Jig bite on points is also good, the all new TNT Booby Trap is a great replica of Delta Craws come by and check them out! West Delta More Anglers in search of stripers are finding a few keepers on occasion from both boat and bank. Most of the nice stripers coming soaking Shad. Antioch Pier scored stripers to 30 inches this week. The West as in Honker Bay to the Broad Slough plug casting is getting fish when wind cooperates. A few more Salmon success stories have come on the incoming tide with Mepp’s Flying C’s in Pittsburgh and Humphries areas. Bass Bite stays solid in the Break and surrounding cuts. Cranking and spinnerbaits is starting to improve daily. Punching get’s the bites the key is staying square to your target and setting hard. Provided by Dan’s Delta Outdoors, 1625 Main St Oakley CA 925/234-4694

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