Moriarty Wins on Lake Perris - ABA Kayak Series 4/17/21

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Moriarty Wins on Lake Perris - ABA Kayak Series 4/17/21

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American Bass Anglers (ABA) Kayak Series held their second regular season event on Lake Perris (11 miles southeast of Riverside, CA) on 4/17/21 with a full field of 50 anglers.

Anglers were met with a heavy marine layer of dense fog in the AM that eventually burned off to make for some beautiful So Cal weather. Daytime highs were in the low 80s. Light winds were reported most of the day with a peak of 10 mph around 1:00 PM. The water temp was 60 to 65 with visibility at 4 to 5 feet.

Anglers were catching them from the bank out to 20 to 25 feet. Fish were found on beds, guarding fry and out in deeper water. Senkos were reported to be a popular choice.

Ryan Moriarity of Escondido, CA was fishing a Senko in deeper water for a 91.25 inch five fish limit anchored by a 21.25-inch tank (that was ultimately the big fish of the tournament) to secure the win.

Alex Cox (co-host of the Bass Thumbs Fishing Podcast) of Seal Beach, CA was only .5 inches behind the leader with a 90.75-inch five fish limit that he caught on a big swimbait shallow.

Here’s your top ten:
1. Ryan Moriarty – 91.25 inches
2. Alex Cox – 90.75 inches
3. John Toscano – 86.50 inches
4. Daryl Bagaoisan – 84.50 inches
5. Kirk Gossett – 83.50 inches
6. Anthony Garcia – 82.75 inches
7. Albert Anaya – 80.50 inches
8. Bradley Kuhlin – 80.50 inches
9. Shane LemMon – 80.25 inches
10. Rachel Uribe – 77.25 inches

Next up for the ABA Kayak Series is Lake Piru on 5/15/21.

The Angler of the Year race is starting to shape up, here’s your top five:
1. Albert Anaya – 314 points
2. Brian Leppke – 299 points
3. Jay Scarcella – 298 points
4. Jonathan Demonet – 293 points
5. Ryan Moriarity – 287 points
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