• Deps Glide Bait gets two of these for Bobby Barrack

    Deps Glide Bait gets two of these for Bobby Barrack

    Thanx BUTCH BROWN for the Deps 250 glide...2 of these on it today!

  • 28.79 to win the Delta | Bobby Barrack Dan Fonte

    28.79 to win the Delta | Bobby Barrack Dan Fonte

    First and foremost, "BIG THANKS" to all 32 teams who supported today's event! The CDTT west Delta team made it's 3rd stop out of Russo's Marina on the California Delta saturday 4/1/17. The Delta has again proved it's reputation as being one of the top bass fisheries in the nation as solid limits of fish came to the scales.

  • Comprehensive Delta Update | June 17

    Comprehensive Delta Update | June 17

    Delta Report…Great Weather for #FishOakley as Male and Female teams Anglers from throughout California head to on Father’s Day at Big Break the 3rd Stop of the Dan’s Delta Tournament Series which will include Father’s Day BBQ  for participating anglers and their families .

  • Comprehensive Delta Update | May 21

    Comprehensive Delta Update | May 21

    Delta Report….  Great Month for #FishOakley as Anglers from Throughout the West start rolling in for the First Major Events of the Year! FLW Costa Pro-Am going now at Russo’s Marina  arrive at Big Break this weekend.

  • Westernbass Magazine, Spring 2016

    Westernbass Magazine, Spring 2016

    I am certainly ready for a new season of bassin’ and hope you are too. I’ve been excited to kick off the year with coverage of the International Sports Shows in Sacramento and Scottsdale as well as the Fred Hall show. Stay tuned for upcoming tank seminars on WesternBassTV, if you missed the shows. This year, WesternBass was excited to bring site users video clips from our western anglers at the Bassmaster Classic. I will be watching and cheering them on throughout the year. I would like to congratulate Lowrance pro Edwin Evers for his outstanding win at Grand Lake for the Classic championship – 29 pounds! Wow! I would to like remind anglers that WesternBass offers many features on the site to make tournament planning easy. Under the Interactive tab, we have the Tournament Calendar and Special Events with Digital Guides for all of the Wild West Bass Trail events. Under the Delta tab, you will find moon phases, weather, water temps and tide charts to help plan a fun and productive day on the tidal water. Lastly, I want to thank all of you for your support of the site and the magazine. It is because of you and our sponsors that WesternBass is the place where fishermen talk. Wayne

  • Full Delta Report | March 18

    Full Delta Report | March 18

    Isleton  Striper Trolling and plug casting has slowed a bit with the dirty water.. Water temps raised a bit this week and a few more stripers in the Cache Slough area responded. Sturgeon remains the focus here. Diamondback anglers are heading to 41, Liberty and Cache Slough areas with roe and eel reporting success.

  • Successful Strategies for Fishing Behind a Boater

    Successful Strategies for Fishing Behind a Boater


    Making the most out of used water comes down to adaptation and a confidence in your ability to make a move from the back of the boat. Co-anglers continue to learn and adjust to not only fishing conditions, environmental patterns and all of the other known stressors in tournament bass fishing, but these men and women must also compete on the fly where many times, boaters can throw serious curve balls throughout the day. This article is meant to help drive the co-angler’s ability to adapt and overcome.

  • Slashbaiting for Winter Bass

    Slashbaiting for Winter Bass

    While many anglers focus on the cadence, the dominant slashbait artist pays attention to something a bit more hidden – the jerkbait’s available slack.#TBT

  • Boat Prep: Maintenance for Winter Weather

    Boat Prep: Maintenance for Winter Weather

    Fishing during the coldest season can bring huge results for those who brave freezing conditions and colder than normal environments. Many anglers slow their presentations to a sluggish crawl and often fish for very few bites, but in order to safely proceed with winter fishing there are a few basic steps to maintaining your boat.

  • The Blade Bait: A Notorious Smallmouth Lure #TBT

    The Blade Bait: A Notorious Smallmouth Lure #TBT

    Blade baits are notorious smallmouth lures. These baits are perfectly suited for cold, clear water, but they are often underutilized because of a lack of detailed information on how and where to get started.

  • Glide Baits in Northern Waters

    Glide Baits in Northern Waters


    While double digits are rare in the north, many fish over 5-pounds are caught on glide baits throughout the year. Fall is a prime season for exploiting fish feeding up for the winter. While some fish may be striking for a meal, others may hit or swipe from pure instinct. Recognizing the bait’s position after the catch can help indicate what the current mood is of those fish in your particular lake or river

  • Comprehensive Delta Update 10/9/15- Fall Bite Explosion

    Comprehensive Delta Update 10/9/15- Fall Bite Explosion

    68th Annual Rio Vista Striper Derby Runs now through Sunday. While this has become a huge event for the City of Rio Vista, the Derby itself has become over shadowed by the “Fair Like” atmosphere. If you really care about Striped Bass, join CSBA and get involved with saving our fisheries from idiots like Feinstein and Boxer.

  • Two Ways to Change Your Dropshot

    Two Ways to Change Your Dropshot


    In most cases, braided main line has taken the majority of credit for increased sensitivity, less line maintenance and an increase in fish catches. Beyond the most sensitive of rods and perfectly matched spinning reels, customizing baits and double-rigs seem to catch the majority of attention to those who are trying to separate themselves from the competition, but there are a couple of alterations that can actually increase your efficiency with a dropshot.

  • Why is Clear Lake measured in Rumsey?

    Why is Clear Lake measured in Rumsey?


    I cannot tell you how many times someone has asked this question. Or, how many times I’ve got a funny look when I’ve used it to describe the water level at Clear Lake. So… to help shed clarify the unique measurement, I thought I would give it an explanation. When I began, I believed it would be an easy task.

  • Advanced Spinnerbaits

    Advanced Spinnerbaits


    Spinnerbaits are the tried and true lures known for consistent performance and year round effectiveness. From being used as a successful tournament bait to sticking trophy fish around cover, spinnerbaits excel in most fishing conditions. With the induction of social media and online resources, custom baits have made their way to anglers across the country.

  • Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2015

    Westernbass Magazine, 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

  • Using a Beast for a Smallie on a Negotiator

    Using a Beast for a Smallie on a Negotiator

    Using an Abu Garcia Revo Beast for a smallie. First fish on the first trip with my newest swimbait, The Roman Made Negotiator.

  • Getting the Most out of a Glide Bait with Matt Allen

    Getting the Most out of a Glide Bait with Matt Allen


    There is a new trend among swimbait aficionados that lean towards the gliding version. When the River2Sea SWaver hit the market in 2007, many folks were skeptical that the "S-Action" glide was going to be effective. The SWaver was an adaptation off of a Japanese lure that was an adaptation off of a Jerry Rago Baits creation for Japan, but it certainly became a trendsetting lure in the U.S.

  • Fishing Moses Lake in Washington State

    Fishing Moses Lake in Washington State


    Moses Lake is a Washington State fishery known for a mix of dynamic smallmouth and trophy largemouth. With a semi-arid climate and very few fishing restrictions, this area of the region is nearly 6,800 acres of bass abundant water that many anglers utilize for early ice-out fishing. In spring, reaction baits are the most effective methods for catching quality fish that quickly advance through the stages of spawning.

  • Cut It Some Slack: Slashbaiting

    Cut It Some Slack: Slashbaiting


    In early spring, the rise and fall of a boat’s bow can alter the pause of your bait. One of my favorite baits for slashing is the Ima Flit 120 in Matte Bluegill