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  • California Delta makes Top-5 in Bassmaster's 100 Best Bass Lakes List

    California Delta makes Top-5 in Bassmaster's 100 Best Bass Lakes List

    Bassmaster Magazine has released the 2015 rankings for the 100 Best Bass Lakes in America, and Toldeo Bend Reservoir has been named the No. 1 fishery in the country

  • Chatterbait Chowdown - Maximizing Your Vibe Jig

    Chatterbait Chowdown - Maximizing Your Vibe Jig

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    It’s a great way to tempt hungry bass and an even b etter way to irritate those who just want to be lef t alone. Either way, vibrating jigs can deliver some of the most aggressive bites you’ll get. One of bass fishing’s bolder, attention-craving bai ts, this is no doubt one of the more effective offe rings for waters with diminished clarity. Vibrating jigs are essentially swim jigs fitted with vibration-mak ing blades. You’ll often here the entire selection refe rred to by the commercial name “Chatterbait,”.

  • Tunnels Opponents Respond to Gov. Brown

    Tunnels Opponents Respond to Gov. Brown

    Sacramento, CA- Restore the Delta (RTD), the leading opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build massive underground water tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom sustainable farms, salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today responded to Gov. Brown’s continued advocacy of his tunnels.

  • SPO Frog Flash: Enticing a Negative Mood Bass with a Frog with Bobby Barrack

    SPO Frog Flash: Enticing a Negative Mood Bass with a Frog with Bobby Barrack

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    Snag Proof pro Bobby Barrack has a variety of tricks up his sleeve to get a negative mood bass to slurp down a froggy meal.

  • SPO Friday Frog Flashback - How it was won in 2011

    SPO Friday Frog Flashback - How it was won in 2011

    Ron Howe and Dan Wells explained day one of the 2011 Snag Proof Open as they ran away with the lead, holding a 17-bag of bass. "If I had one piece of advice, I would say protected areas, away from the wind were the best for us; also, all but one of ours came from mats, we didn't really focus on open water areas."

  • FLW Circuit Breaker Episode 2 Lewis Smith Lake - Mark Daniels Jr.

    FLW Circuit Breaker Episode 2 Lewis Smith Lake - Mark Daniels Jr.

    The third season of FLW Circuit Breaker continues the saga of chasing green fish as told from the perspective of Mark Daniels Jr. This sprawling second episode centers around the Lewis Smith Lake event while also exploring MDJ's family life in Alabama and his younger years growing up fishing the California Delta. Can MDJ ride the momentum of recent Tour and FLW Series success to bring in another strong finish?

  • SPO Frog Flash: Target Areas

    SPO Frog Flash: Target Areas

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    This week's Frog Flash comes straight from the Phat Frog designer himself, Snag Proof's Ish Monroe. Photo: YouTube

  • Snag Proof Lures 14th Annual Open On The California Delta

    Snag Proof Lures 14th Annual Open On The California Delta

    Registration has begun for the 14th Annual Snag Proof Open Bass Tournament on the California Delta. This is a Snag Proof Frogs Only event:  no other lures are allowed. With nearly 300 teams competing in 2014, the Snag Proof team expects continued support for this event by anglers competing for the #1 frog fishing crown held on the Delta.

  • Chris Zaldain's Top-3 Baits for the California Delta

    Chris Zaldain's Top-3 Baits for the California Delta

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    “It’s all about the change on the California Delta,” Zaldain said. “It’s constantly changing and every 24-hour period, we have four different tides." Here, Zaldain shares his top three lure choice for the tidal water fishery. “It keeps you on your toes; the fish are constantly repositioning and hiding out.”

  • SPO Frog Flash: Modifications to Match the Forage

    SPO Frog Flash: Modifications to Match the Forage

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    Topwater season is upon us and if the tracks through the Delta cheese are any indication, frogs are definitely on the menu. Mark Daniels Jr. shows how to modify a frog for the 14th annual Snag Proof Open on the California Delta on August 1 and 2, 2015.

  • Top Water Striped Bass fishing with Mustad treble hooks

    Top Water Striped Bass fishing with Mustad treble hooks

    Pro guides, Capt. Bobby Barrack and Capt. Nathan Chandler show which Mustad treble hooks to use for big top water plugs when chasing giant striped bass on the California delta. Instruction for all......

  • Top Water Striped Bass fishing with Mustad treble hooks

    Top Water Striped Bass fishing with Mustad treble hooks

    Pro guides, Capt. Bobby Barrack and Capt. Nathan Chandler show which Mustad treble hooks to use for big top water plugs when chasing giant striped bass on the California delta. Instruction for all

  • Action alert: Bad federal drought legislation is back

    Action alert: Bad federal drought legislation is back

    It's back! We've been keeping track on federal drought legislation that will have horrible impacts on the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary, the largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas. The latest news article here indicates we need to act fast.

  • Off The Bank: A Trip with Bobby Barrack

    Off The Bank: A Trip with Bobby Barrack

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    The world renowned California Delta is, without question, one of the best fisheries in the world. It has excellent striped bass, sturgeon, and catfish, and when the times are right, it can be a fun salmon fishery. I was first introduced to the Delta by Bobby Barrack several years ago and I have been intrigued by this waterway ever since. Since my introduction to the Delta, I have fished it several times and never enough times.

  • Angler’s of the Year dominate extremely tough field to take Coors Light Championship title

    Angler’s of the Year dominate extremely tough field to take Coors Light Championship title

    Proving that the Angler of the Year titles they earned from participating in last year’s Future Pro Tour competition was not just a “fluke”, Matt Frazier and Anthony Souza, came into last weekend’s Coors Light Delta Open Teams Championship event with guns-a-blazing and a “take no prisoners” attitude, as they dominated an extremely tough field of competitors with a total 2-day weight of 50.91 to win the 2nd annual invitational championship event presented by Cabral RAM of Manteca.

  • Rat-L-Trap Rundown with Mark Daniels Jr. - Color Selection

    Rat-L-Trap Rundown with Mark Daniels Jr. - Color Selection

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    The final installment in the Rat-L-Trap Rundown with Mark Daniels Jr. has the FLW Tour pro weighing in on the color selection that he would use for mid-April on the California Delt

  • Rat-L-Trap Rundown with Mark Daniels Jr. - Braid Vs. Fluoro

    Rat-L-Trap Rundown with Mark Daniels Jr. - Braid Vs. Fluoro

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    A lot of guys like to throw 'Traps on braided line and that works great for poppin' 'em free from the grass, because braid has no stretch.

  • The 36 lb Bag: A Delta Tradition Continues On

    The 36 lb Bag: A Delta Tradition Continues On

    For 2015, the 36 lb feat was accomplished on April 12, by Ken Mah and Jason Austin competing in this year's U.S. Angler's Choice circuit. Mah and Austin boated their best five for

  • Rat-L-Trap Rundown with Mark Daniels Jr. | Size Does Matter

    Rat-L-Trap Rundown with Mark Daniels Jr. | Size Does Matter

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    When the tide is out or falling, you're obviously not going to have as much water, so the 1/2 oz will be better to keep the lure higher in the water column and ticking the weeds. Y

  • Rat-L-Trap Rundown with Mark Daniels Jr. - 4-Wheel Drive

    Rat-L-Trap Rundown with Mark Daniels Jr. - 4-Wheel Drive

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    I would use Echo to concentrate on some of the flooded islands - to list a few Big Break, Frank's Tract, Little Frank's Tract, Mildred and Mandeville. Fish will be in varying stage