Sunday started the race for Anglers of the Year and those elusive spots to reach the Team Championship. 32 teams checked in at Bidwell Canyon on beautiful Lake Oroville, for what turned out to be a great day of fishing, catching, and of course renewing friendships. Only 5 teams failed to bring in 7 fish limits with most everyone talking about how good the jig bite was for quality fish. Seamed that all you had to do was have one partner catch 20 fish on worms and the other have the patience to catch the better fish on Brown Jigs and your formula for the day was success. Most fish were caught in less than 30 feet of water and from what we could tell, the main lake and south fork were the best area for numbers of fish.

First place honors went to Oroville’s own Don Reighley and Joe Hinkle. These guys were the only one on a Rip Bite and it paid off with the victory. The winning of weight 14.65 pounds was anchored by the 2nd big fish of the day, a real nice 2.70 Lb. Spotted Bass. Reighley said while they Ripped Lucky Craft Lures most of the day their other fish were caught in 20-25 feet of water of Tube baits and Drop shot rigs. He also said the secret was deep wall in the North Fork area where they spent all day. “We didn’t get as many bites as the other teams, but the better fish were up there” said Don. For their hard work the guys took home a pair of nice plaques and a check for $2015. Congratulation Don and Joe.

Second Place went to Jerry Chapman of Paradise and Gary Collins of Magalia. Their 7 fish limit tipped the scales at 13.76 Lbs. After winning another tournament the day before, these guys were pretty confident during morning check in and they were right. Chapman told us at the awards, they boated of 40 keepers during the day with Brown Jigs and a Yamamoto trailer the key bait. He also said they never left the main lake, concentrating of rocky flats to locate their fish. For their effort, they also received a pair if nice plaques cash in the amount of $1165.

Finishing in third was Yuba City’s Tony Rainey and Biggs’ Glen Lockhart. With a solid bag of fish for their limit that came in at 13.69, Lockhart said “we fish deep all day, from 30 – 50 feet deep”. The key was fishing slow, on main lake structure. “If you moved it to fast, they just wouldn’t eat”, he said. It obviously paid off as the Guys received plaques and $830.

Fourth place went Ed Grover of Oroville and Sam Bell of Discovery Bay. They had the big of the day in their bag, a nice 4.43 Lb fish that anchored their 13.31 limit. They also won the Seniors division netting them a total for the day of $940. Rounding out the top 5 was John Whiteley and Dave Carrick. They weighed in with 13.24 Lbs. and received a check for $415.

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, Berkley Trilene and Berkley Frenzy Hard Baits, 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, Outdoor Sportsman in Stockton, FishingWorld.Com, MF Finesse Worms, Vessel Assist Inc, Kistler Rod and TackleWarehouse.com.

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Bob Kornhauser – Owner 100% BASS