28 pounds - for 6-fish wins UFC8

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28 pounds - for 6-fish wins UFC8

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BETHEL ISLAND CA. – This year's Ultimate Frog Challenge (aka UFC8), was truly an event that raised the bar, and far exceeded the expectations of even the Angler's Press Outdoors organization and its many partnering sponsors.

Nearly 200 teams (400 anglers) converged on California Delta - at Russo's Marina, to test their skills in this "Top-water Frogs Only" extravaganza, and though a stiff wind blew occasionally, many teams were able to "embrace the grind" and find quality fish, using a wide variety of top-water frog brands.

IIIIIT"S TIME!...UFC8 blast-off gets underway at Russo's Marina!
IIIIIT"S TIME!...UFC8 blast-off gets underway at Russo's Marina!

Coming out on top of the pack in the star-studded pro division, was the team of James Avalos and Justin Evans, who secured their very first UFC title on the strength of a 2-day, 6-fish limit that weighed 28.16 pounds!

They expressed to the large crowd present at the awards ceremony, that they covered a lot of water, and with windy conditions in effect, were required to focus on precise bait placement to catch the bigger fish. For their efforts and victory, they garnered $6,300 in cash, two custom frog trophies, and a coveted place on Gone Fishin' Marine's UFC Hall Fame plaque prominently located on the wall of their Dixon California store.

Congratulations James and Justin on a well-deserved victory!
James and Justin will take their rightful places in the Gone Fishin' Marines' UFC Wall of Fame
James and Justin will take their rightful places in the Gone Fishin' Marines' UFC Wall of Fame

Chao brothers take UFC8's Am division

New comers to the UFC, Chai and Kao Chao made their mark within the delta fraternity by winning the event's Am division on the strength of a 20.63 pound 6-fish limit that included a 7.59 big fish!

"Winning this event - as partners, was very special”, they noted during the awards ceremony that was attended by a large crowd. “We kinda like this top-water frog thing, so until we really get a handle on this kind of fishing, we aren’t telling what we were using, or where we were”, they added playfully.

For the win they received $3,600 dollars, two custom trophies, and a taste of what it’s like to find success on the California delta!

Congratulations boyz!

Liberty High School takes Dr. Pepper Youth competition award

Young guns Jack Farage and Jacob Boem representing Liberty High School, came out "swinging" in the UFC’s Dr. Pepper Youth competition as they brought in the single heaviest fish (over 2 days), a 3.50 pounder, that garnered them the Dr. Pepper Youth award that paid $200 in cash, two custom frog Rods, custom trophies, and tons of Dr. Pepper “swag” gifts.

It took TWO HANDS for Greg Bunting to handle these whoppers!
It took TWO HANDS for Greg Bunting to handle these whoppers!

G-Ratt frog bait takes UFC8’s Manufactuer’s Cup Award

The 2022 Manufacturer's’ Cup Award for the "Top Frog" of the UFC8 competition went to G-Ratt baits on the strength of their designated team anglers Nick Cloutier and Mark Blanton. Nick and Mark indicated that that they got all of their fish on this dynamic frog bait, which generated tons of blow-ups for them throughout the competition.

G-Ratt baits will receive the UFC8 Manufacturer's Cup award along with 1-year of advertising with Angler’s Press Outdoors.

Get ready G-Ratt...now that you are the “Top Frog” for 2022..EVERY FROG on the market will be gunnin' for you at UFC9!

A big thanks to all anglers that helped make UFC8 a very fun and special event.

The presenting sponsor of the event - Gone Fishin’ Marine of Dixon California, went above and beyond the call of duty to provide for all anglers, a delicious Tri-Tip lunch, and helped to create a festive atmosphere with a wonderful display of Ranger and Nitro boats, a Ride On Power sports quad ATV, and a supporting staff that was truly on point!

And as always, a special thanks to the many Angler’s Press Outdoors partners whose un-wavering support, helps us continue to deliver fun and affordable events that give you the best value for your time.

Next up?...

An event that is tailor-made for the true Delta Rat!

It’s the Ram Trucks Delta Invitational -presented by Lasher Elk Grove Ram, coming to the California delta Sept 24 and 25th !

This team event will be open to ALL anglers, will be limited to only 75 teams, and will provide a $10,000 cash payout for 1st place!

See you there!

Angler's Press Outdoors
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