While everyone else was trying to figure out the tuff bite on this beautiful Saturday in March, Our winners were proving that some of the early spring largemouth have already started their move to the shallows. It was the first 70 degree day of the year and it sure was long overdue. All any has talked about for weeks, is “when will the warm weather show up”. Well it did. 20 teams arrived at Brannon Island State Park to start the new season for a new concept in local fishing. The Series 90, where you pay no membership, get a great payback and can qualify for a Tournament of Champions in several different ways.

When weigh in came at 3:00 PM, it was plain to see that while the weather was getting better, fishing was still pretty hard. But everyone knows that “someone always gets on them” and today was no exception. Jim Machado and Art Roland of Brentwood found them BIG TIME. With a 6.91 pound kicker fish and a 7 fish limit that tipped the scales at 28.42, these guys ran away with the event. Roland told everyone they concentrated on the central part of the Delta fishing Spinnerbaits in the tulles. When asked, he said “due to the color of the water, we used a White/Chartreuse combinations with double Willowleaf blades”. For their efforts they a received a pair of nice plaques from sponsor Eric Johnson of the Outdoor Sportsman in Stockton and a check in the amount of $1470. Congratulations to Art and Jim for a great day of fishing.

Second place went to the other half of this fishing family, son Bryan Roland of Brentwood and partner Mike Bryant of Oakley. While these guys had no big fish, they had the best average size of the day, bringing in 7 fish that topped out at 20.19 pounds. Bryan said they flipped most of the fish on Black Jigs, but did catch a few latter in the day on spinnerbaits. And just in case you were wondering, yes they were of the White/Chartreuse variety. They also received a pair of those nice plaques from Outdoor Sportsman and check for $840. Good job Bryan and Mike.

Finishing in Third were Legendary Angler Dave Gliebe of Stockton and partner Gary Mullins of Brentwood. As usual, Dave did it the unconventional

way. He only came in with 3 fish, including one that was about 8 pounds and the other that was Big Bass of the day, a very nice 9.33 Lb. Largemouth. Their total weight was 20.07 pounds and brought them $760. When asked how he caught these two monsters, Dave replied, “ Jigs, plain Black Rodstrainer Jigs with Super Pork Trailers”. We fished shallow all day and focused on tulle areas in the east Delta that the fish have started to move into.

Forth place went to Bill Donaleski, Sponsor from Bobs Marine in Modesto, and Pro Staff angler Jason Horton. With 2nd big fish of the day, a 7.13 lb largemouth, Bill and Jason totaled out at 18.82 pounds for their 5 fish and were rewarded with $390.

Rounding out the top 5 were Brentwood’s Todd Siegfried and San Ramon’s Stephen Henson. They weighed 7 fish that totaled 18.78 and took home a pair of nice plaques from Outdoor Sportsman.

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 Rods,, Comfort Suites of Oakley and Day’s Inn of Sonora.

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