CHARLIE DELIGHT WINS R3 FINALE AT LAKE SONOMA
TONY FRANCESCHI WINS R3 ANGLER OF THE YEAR
Lake Sonoma, CA (August 14, 2004) - The California BASS Federation Sacramento Region 3 finale was won by veteran Northern California angler Charlie Delight, who topped the field on Lake Sonoma with a solid five fish limit weighing 16.30 pounds, with a 5.43 Big Bass.
Tony Franceschi claimed Angler of the Year honors for the region.
The day got off to a start as the field of 15 anglers gathered at the public launch ramp at for check in and for the boater - non boater draw. The field launched and blasted off at safe light on a cool, chilly for August type of morning.
Back at the public ramp the boats weighed in a total of 44 bass that weighed 106.04 pounds.
Second place went to Mike Rheuby who weighed in a solid five fish limit of 14.76 pounds. Mike won the Big Fish award for the event with a largemouth bass weighing 5.49 pounds, Big Bass for the tournament.
Third place was taken by Gary Bradford weighing in a 12.09 pound limit
Ten anglers from region three qualified for the B.A.S.S. State Federation Final at Lake Shasta November 6th and 7th. Angler of the Year for Region Three Tony Franceschi, Bruce Carpenter, Mike Rheuby, Todd Ornburg, Charlie Delight, Tom Atkeson, Frank Souza, Tony Stoltz, Steve Pagliughi, and Mark Seaters.
Sponsors of California BASS Federation include Ranger Boats, Mercury Motors, MotorGuide Trolling Motors, Lucky Craft Lures, Berkeley Trilene Fishing Line, Flowmaster, Lowrance Electronics, AFT Pro Pak, Plano Molding Company, Mojo Lures, BassWax Fish Attractant, Strike Pro USA Lures, All Star Rods, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Keeper Custom Worms, Pure Fishing, Quantum, Cul-m-Rite, Mustad Hooks and Diamond Cut Jeans.
Sponsors of the National BASS Federation include Citgo Gasoline, Armstrong Hand Tools, Bass Pro Shops, Chevy Trucks, First USA Platinum Visa, Flowmaster, Berkeley Trilene, Mercury Motors, MotorGuide Trolling Motors, Skeeter Boat Company, Quantum, Triton Boat Company, Yamaha Outboards, Kumho Tires, Lowrance Electronics Berkeley PowerBait, Long John Silver Restuarants and Diamond Cut Jeans.
For more information visit http://www.californiabass.org/ .
Source: californiabass.org (2004-08-14)