Winters, CA (March 27, 2004) — California BASS Federation Sacramento Region 3 got underway and Tony Franceschi topped the field with a solid five fish limit weighing 9.89 pounds.

The day got off to a start as the field of 14 anglers gathered at Berryessa Sporting Goods for check in and for the boater – nonboater draw. The field launched and blasted off at safe light to what looked like awesome fishing catching weather.

Back at Markley Cove the boats weighed in a total of 65 bass that weighed 101.45 pounds. Tony Franceschi took first place with a five fish limit weighing 9.89 pounds with a 2.15 big fish.

Second place went to the last Angler of the Year in the region, Bruce Carpenter, who weighed in a solid five fish limit of 9.63 pounds. Bruce won the Big Fish award for the event with a 2.45 spotted bass.

Third place was taken by James Yoo weighing in a 9.36 pound limit with a 2.33 big fish.

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.

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