In conversations on Friday night, many anglers were hoping for rain, which would keep the fish shallow. Unfortunately, most of the weekend was sunny, other than a few scattered showers on Saturday morning. Reports during weigh in on Saturday had fishing as fair with 40 of the 75 teams bringing 7 fish limits to the scales that weighed between 9 and 14 pounds. There were 6 teams with in 2 pounds of the lead and this made for a good storyline at the Anglers of the Year BBQ Saturday Night.
Sunday brought us very clear skies and the fish went very deep. Many anglers reported keeping their lures in 40 – 70 feet deep to catch fish on a consistent basis. While more fish were caught on Sunday, the size was a little smaller overall, with one major exception, the team at the top.
The Winners this year went wire to wire with two days of impressive fishing.
Joe Alberdi of Dixon, Ca. and Alan Miller of San Mateo, Ca from the Wine Region Division obviously had them figured out. On Saturday they weighed in 7 fish for 14.64 Lbs. that included a 3.23 pound kicker and then followed that up with 7 more fish on Sunday that tipped the scales at 14.56 Lbs giving them a 2 day total of 29.20 Lbs. Sunday’s limit also included the second big fish of the weekend, a beautiful 3.99 Lb. Spotted bass. Showing their versatility, Alberti told us they caught most of there fish on the first day using Rattle Traps and Spinnerbaits, whiles Sunday’s fish were caught Drop Shoting shad colored MF Custom Hand Poured Worms in 10 – 40 feet of water. He also said they fished all weekend in the Morman Creek Area of the lake concentrating on main point with rapid drop offs. About all that is left is to give Congratulation to Joe and Alan for a great weekend and hope they enjoy their new Stratos/Evinrude.
Second place went to the Mother Lode division’s Curtis and Lyle Voigt of Ceres, Ca. On Saturday they weighed in 7 fish for 10.08 Lbs. which had them in 22nd place, however Sunday’s 13.09 lb pound limit gave them a huge comeback for a total of 23.17 lbs. Curtis told everyone at the awards they fished all weekend in 50 – 70 feet of water Drop Shoting Crawdad colored 6” worms. While they didn’t win a boat, the $4970 was a pretty good reward for their efforts. Good job, Curtis and Lyle.
Finishing in Third by just .01 pounds was Kelseyville’s Jerry Tilton and Wayne Breazeale, another pair of Wine Region guys. Their first day weight was 10.93 Lbs. for 7 fish and they followed that up on Sunday with 7 more that came in at 12.53 lbs, giving them a two day total of 23.16 pounds. Jerry and Wayne have been tuff all year and there versatility sure showed up this weekend. Drop shoting is not something that is done a lot on Clear Lake, where they both live, but it sure paid off this weekend, as it brought them $2575.
100% BASS would like to thank the fine sponsors that make the difference between fishing and the quality events we are able to provide as a result of their support. Stratos Boats, Evinrude Outboards, Bob’s Marine in Modesto, MinnKota Trolling Motors, Abu Garcia, SpiderWire & SpiderLine, Mister Twister, Persuader Bass Baits, Solar Bat Eye Protection, Thermo Batteries, DelTaco of Oakdale/Manteca, Walton’s Pond in San Leandro, Hook, Line&Sinker in Oakley, Out door Sportsman in Stockton, Longs Drugs of Paso Robles, Paradise Sporting Goods, FishingWorld.Com, MF Finesse Worms, Vessel Assist Inc, and Kistler Rod.
We would also like to say a special thanks to Melanie and Dan Lewis at Glory Hole Sports. Their hard work and support made this one of the best Team Championship we have ever had.
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Bob Kornhauser – Owner 100% BASS 530-274-1397