Snag Proof Open draws near

One thing is for sure. It takes a lot to excite California’s bass anglers. The large palette of Pro/Ams, team circuits - even national circuits with massive media crews poised to bring “showtime” to an area, seem to have a limit on the amount of excitement they are able to generate within the angling community.

There is one event scheduled on this year’s calendar however, that you can rest assured will excite even the most stoic of anglers. That event is the upcoming Snag Proof Open - presented by Angler’s Press - to be held on the California Delta, at Russo’s Marina Sunday, August 21st !

That’s right… the SnagProof Open, an event that has over the past few years, captivated the imaginations of those of us who fish for the fun of the sport as well as the cash and prizes, is back for another year to offer the ultimate frog fishing challenge on the California Delta during it’s hot August days!

Snag Proof Lures, makers of the original frog-bait that has proven it’s worth as a big-bass summertime bait all over the country, is ready to offer up another challenge to those of us who know what kind of excitement lurks just beneath that famous delta “cheese” so prevalent in the middle of summer. “We are happy to come back to the Delta and offer this challenge to the western anglers”, said Connie Fuller, vice president/co-owner of Snag Proof Lures. “The Delta is an unbelievable fishery and the amount of excitement this event has brought to the bay area is truly unbelievable”. We hope we can always continue with it”, she added further.

This year’s event is going back to an TOPWATER - FROGS ONLY affair and will feature many new associate sponsors, coming together the day before the event (Saturday, Aug 20th) to host pre-tournament festivities that include a huge product showcase, demo rides on just about every brand of fishing boat sold in the Sacramento and SF bay areas, free seminars by three of the best SnagProof frog anglers in the west (Ish Monroe, Robert Lee and Bobby Barrack), a huge raffle, a LIVE BAND, featuring Chico’s Own – “Bier Nutz”, and a delicious all-you-can eat BBQ! Talk about fun! You can also get in on the Hertz Equipment Rental “Mystery Weight” Option that will give some lucky team a chance to take home $25,000 cash!

Bringing back the “fun” of this great event is paramount for the good folks at SnagProof, and we want to encourage everyone – no matter what your angling level is, to join us. To this end, this year, we will feature two divisions – Pro Division, and Amateur division. You simply signup as a team in the division you want, and fish for that division’s share of the prize money!

Last year’s SnagProof event drew close to 200 teams, and again Gamakatsu representatives will be onsite with free EWG Frog hooks for the first 100 teams that signup. In addition to this, the first 100 teams will receive a commemorative customized “Frog Box” courtesy of Plano Tackle Systems!

Again, the event is scheduled for Sunday, August 21 with pre-registration, seminar activities beginning on Saturday, Aug 20th. All pre-registrations activities as well as the event launch, weigh-in and awards will be held at Russo’s Marina. Late registration will be available the morning of the event.

A basic outline of the tournament venue will be as follows:

· Team Event (No Membership Required)
· Only Snag Proof Lures can be used
· $150 Entry Fee (Includes Big Bass Option and raffle ticket)
· $20 Option, $5 “Mystery Weight” Option available
· $50 per pound Big Bass award

You can sign up for this event online, or simply fill out the entry form and send it in. Go to the official Snag Proof Open website for complete details, or visit on of the may tackle store that have entry forms. The host hotel for the event will be the Comfort Suites of Oakley, so you better reserve a room early.

See you all there….!

Angler’s Press