BASS FEDERATION PREPARES FOR STATE CLASSIC

New Melones proves stingy with bigger fish

Angles Camp, CA (October 27, 2005) — The main event for California BASS Federation is about to get under way as anglers gather at New Melones Reservoir for a two day battle to determine which anglers will represent their state in the BASS Federation regionals.

114 anglers are stalking bass in this beautiful mother lode lake with their eye on the prize of qualifying to move onward and potentially end up at the BASSMASTER Classic.

The pre-fish has been tough for most on this predominantly northern strain bass lake. Some anglers are on record stating the between 12 and 16 pounds a day should get an angler on the state team.

Sponsors of California BASS Federation include Ranger Boats, Mercury Motors, MotorGuide Trolling Motors, Maritech Industries, Lucky Craft Lures, Berkeley Trilene Fishing Line, Flowmaster, Lowrance Electronics, AFT Pro Pak, Plano Molding Company, Mojo Lures, BassWax Fish Attractant,, All Pro Rods, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Keeper Custom Worms, Pure Fishing, Quantum, Cul-m-Rite, Mustad Hooks, StrikePro USA 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, CAST Wireless Lanyard, Fish Hedz and Diamond Cut Jeans.

For more information visit http://www.californiabass.org/ .