Finishing on top was Bub Tosh of Oakdale and Jeff Stewart of Ceres. Stewart told us how his partner called him the night before and said lets go fishing. Jeff said, ‘sure, why not’ and now here’s the story.
After only having 4 fish for 5 pounds in the boat at 11 am, the guys decided to try something different, TopWater. Yes, Topwater in January with 52 degree water. Well believe it or not, it worked. They ended up with 7 fish that tipped the scales at 17.61 Lbs. and won the tournament by 2/10. While telling the topwater story, Stewart said, we went for broke and starting throwing Buzzbaits and Spooks, and by gosh, it worked. I guess it worked, besides a pair of nice trophies; they took home cash in the amount of $3090. Not bad for 54 boats. The guys wanted to thank some sponsors and listed, Basscat, Mercury, Yamamoto, Reaction Lures, Innovation Lures, and Basstrix. Congratulation to Jeff and Bub for at great season kickoff.
Second Place went to Manteca’s Matt Hudson and Waterford’s Jason Remmers. These guys caught there fish in a more conventional way that also turned out pretty good. Their 7 fish limit tipped the scales at 17.40 Lbs. and was anchored by the 2nd big fish of the day, a real nice 3.33 Lb. Spotted Bass. Remmers told everyone at the awards they fished Brown Jigs and drop shotted Brown Worms all day long concentrating on deep structure at the south end of the main lake. As a reward they took home a nice pair of plaques and $2130.
Father and son Albert and AJ Azevedo of Turlock came in third with 15.43 Lbs. for 7 fish. They also had a nice kicker fish, that was .01 behind 2nd big fish, 3.32 Lbs. Albert tried to get AJ to talk at the awards and the teenager was a little shy until dad said, “you get the money if you talk”, then he told us everything. They caught their fish using clear worms with chartreuse tails on dart heads, in 20 – 40 feet of water. He also told us they spent all day in the river arm of the lake, focusing on deep points. They money they split was $1370.
Always tuff in the Mother Lode was another father and son, forth place finishers Glen and Randy Pierson of Oakdale. They weighed in 15.26 Lbs. and took home $885 while fifth place went to the Stilley boys Don and Andy. They were just .01 behind with 15.25 Lbs. They were rewarded with $665.
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 530-274-1397