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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 Magazine 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
Fall 2014 Magazine Hi, The weather is turning cooler as we move into fall and with that comes TOC season. We are excited for all of the upcoming events here in the West. We will do our best to bring you all of the tournament announcements, updates and results that are available. I would like to thank all of the participants in the first annual Don Lee Memorial Tournament for their support in an event to honor a man that was instrumental in the sport. I would also like to congratulate Clifford Pirch for joining the ranks of Mike Folkestad and Aaron Martens with three U.S. Open championships following his win at Mead this month. Lastly, I want to thank all of the site users that are growing our FB site by leaps and bounds and hope that you enjoy our new feature that allows quick and easy photo uploading to the site. It is something that we implemented due to your suggestions. Thank you for being part of WesternBass. always, good fishing! Wayne

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Industry Press Releases

Bass Pro Shops Drift Anchor Controls Boat Speed One of the most important factors for consistently catching fish is boat control. When you're at the mercy of the wind, presenting a lure at the right speed and depth can be a challenge whether you're trolling, casting or drifting the hot bite. An affordable solution for controlling boat speed so you can stay on fish is Bass Pro Shops Extreme Drift Anchor. The idea of a drift anchor is pretty straight forward. As your boat is pushed across the water by the wind, deploying a drift anchor slows you down; much like a parachute keeps someone from gaining too much speed when they jump from an airplane. Place the drift anchor in the right position on the boat, and you can achieve a completely horizontal drift. That way everyone onboard gets an equal shot.
McMurdo Personal Locator Devices Here's a brief look at two of the most popular personal technology devices for safer summer boating, courtesy of McMurdo, a leading manufacturer of boating safety electronics and official safety beacon provider of the hit Discovery Channel reality television series Deadliest Catch.Personal Automated Identification System Man Overboard Devices (AIS MOB) McMurdo introduced the world's first personal AIS Man Overboard (AIS MOB) Device 3 years ago and was the life-saving device in the high-profile rescue of Andrew Taylor in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Wiley X Reminds Americans to Honor True Meaning of Memorial Day On Monday, May 25, Americans coast to coast will celebrate Memorial Day with picnics, parades and perhaps a family trip to the lake or seashore. These are all wonderful family activities, and engaging in them is a big part of what makes Memorial Day such a unique American holiday. The real significance, however, runs much deeper. As a veteran-founded company with a nearly 30 year history working with America's military, Wiley X® has never lost sight of the real meaning behind this significant day of remembrance.
Family-Friendly Fun Is In Store At BASSfest In Northwest Tennessee PARIS, Tenn. — When the second annual BASSfest celebration gets underway June 3, 124 of America's best bass anglers will be focused on one goal — winning the lion's share of the $850,000 prize purse. Fans attending the event June 3-7 will have a multitude of options to keep them entertained for days, however. The Zippo Bassmaster BASSfest at Kentucky Lake presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps will feature an outdoors expo, a carnival for kids, an arts and crafts show and more. On Friday, June 5, Bassmaster University will offer must-attend seminars taught by Bassmaster Elite Series pros and B.A.S.S. staff.
Ranger Pro Bryan Thrift Wins FLW Tour Event on Lake Eufaula FLIPPIN, ARK. - Ranger Pro Bryan Thrift came into the FLW Tour event on Lake Eufaula as one of the tournament's clear favorites. His resume, beyond being one of the most feared anglers on Tour, included two second place finishes in his last two major events held on the lake. His final day's total of five bass weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces was enough to propel him to the fourth FLW Tour victory of his career and a $125,000 payday.

Recent Lake Reports

California Delta By Launched out of Paradise and fished mainly near and around the launch. Threw a frog most of the day and only caught one small one. Switched to a senko on incoming tide and caught many small ones and three fish right at 3lbs each. Tough day due to pleasure boaters but they have the right just as us anglers. I learned my lesson though and will wait till the weekdays to fish during holiday weekends.
Folsom Lake By I cast along the shoreline at dike8 (oh excuse me, "folsom point") while I let my dog hang out, swim, and mark everything he can piss on.... managed a stray smallie around 13" and a spot about a lb throwin' a 5" morning dawn stik-o from bass pro. I connected about 2 weeks ago practicing a swim jig at brown's ravine but a security guy told me I couldn't cast from the launch dock. it was a weekday and aboluly NO ONE AROUND and I told him I would be happy to get off the dock if someone wanted to launch. he referred to some u.s. boater regulation about not fishing 50 ft from the dock. then started saying "if I let you, then I have to let everyone else" at which point I just told him he didn't have to explain and I would just get off the dock. however I did point out to him that there were no signs stating "no fishin from the dock" but there was a sign saying "no parking on the boat ramp" ... go figure. I later asked a state park officer and he said the security guys get a little "over-zealous". oh well, they're doing their job. I just wonder how u.s. boater regulation applies to a shore fisherman. anyways, I'm a folsom resident and I'm not gonna let this guy stop me from fishing my resident lake. i'll just stay off the launch ramp like I always do IF THERE'S A BOAT LAUNCHING. maybe they should post a sign. delta is my preferred fishing area anyway...give folsom lake to the rude wake boarders and skiers.