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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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Public Alert System Deployed for Sewage Releases into Vermont Lakes and Rivers Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has launched a new public alert system that enables subscribers to receive email or text message notifications when sewage and unpermitted discharges release into Vermont's lakes, rivers, and ponds. "We are pleased to launch this new system. It will allow Vermonters to have prompt notification of potential threats to public health and the environment, and to immediately adjust their recreation plans if necessary," states DEC Commissioner Alyssa Schuren. The subscription system was created as a result of Act 86, a bill signed this past May to strengthen the public's right to know when contaminants enter water bodies unexpectedly. Water system operators are now required to issue public notices promptly immediately upon a release, and issue a full incident report with details on the nature of the discharge or spill within 12 hours of discovery. Subscribers can choose to sign-up for three different types of notification options: public alerts of sewage discharges, full incident reports following a sewage release, and public alerts of unpermitted discharges (i.e. other substances, dumping or spills) to Vermont's surface waters. Users can opt to receive notifications for the entire State, or limit notifications to a specific water drainage basin where the user lives or frequently recreates. Subscribe to receive email or text notifications at: https://anrweb.vt.gov/DEC/WWInventory/Subscriptions.aspx Other mandatory statewide practices to keep the public informed of safe recreational water use include posting permanent signs at combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharge points, and posting temporary signs at public access areas when sewage or other releases pose a risk to human health in the area. For more information and to stay connected, visit: Website: http://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/wastewater/discharge-notifications Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cleanwatervermont Blog: https://vtwatershedblog.com

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Oroville Lake By Bite seems to be wide open now days. Launched a little early trying to beat the heat at 5:20am, completely off the water at 10am. First stop the bridge pilings at hwy 70, as now days fish are stacked from 5 feet to 70 feet on the graph and they were in the mood to bite today. Just no big fish. Think I fished close to an hour and picked up 12 fish, most decent fish, but no large ones this trip. Dropped baits against the concrete and watch your line, if line stops going down, a fish is sitting there holding your bait. Mostly taking baits on the fall but a few while cranking them up. Headed to north fork, going towards the river and finished my day. First stop and decent 15" fish, including a couple 13 1/2" fish. I always hold on a location after catching a fish, more times then not, more fish to be caught. Fish are schooling up, give it a chance by sticking to one location. Winds blowing as usual in the N. fork, but got to play the wind game if your fishing this area. I fished 5 locations today for 29 fish, see what I say give a location a chance before moving. Largest a 16". one 15", 4-5 14-14 1/2" with the rest 13-13 1/2", and only two dinks today under 12". My last location gave up 4 spots in the 14"-14 1/2" rage, one after the other. Mostly fished from 30 feet to 40 feet range, nothing shallower. This year bass spawn is all schooled up and busting water all over the place, looks like they are 4-5 inches or so from what I could see. If any indication, great spawn this year. Pictures in fishing forum.

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