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  • SPO Friday Frog Flashback - Big Fish of 2014

    SPO Friday Frog Flashback - Big Fish of 2014

    Pro Big Bass of the 2014 Snag Proof Open was brought in by the team of Wilson/Pierson. The single fish weighed 9.53 and was caught on Day 1 by Austin Wilson. He reported catching it with a Bobby's Perfect Frog in Cicada.

  • Two Patterns to Win the Delta

    Two Patterns to Win the Delta

    This past month, we cheered him on as he returned to fish our famed big bass waters and raise his first B.A.S.S. Elite trophy above his head in victory. The feat was exactly what big bass dreams are made of. With the Sacramento Delta Series stop in his rearview mirror, Lucas joined WesternBass for a Q&A on the fishing patterns that earned him the championship.

  • Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2015

    Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2015

    Hi, First I Would Like To Thank You All For Supporting Westernbass and Our Sponsors. As You All Know, Our Sponsors Is What Makes This Magazine And All The Content FREE To You !!! The heat of the summer has finally hit us! We’ve already enjoyed some of the annual summer events with the Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge on the Delta and the WON Bass California Open at Clear Lake and we still have several more to look forward to including the frog events. The California Delta will welcome TWO frog events this year. For 2015, the Snag Proof Open and Angler’s Press will hold separate frog events. The ever-popular, longstanding, ORIGINAL frog only event - the Snag Proof Open will blast off for its 14th annual tournament on the first weekend of August (1st and 2nd) as it always has. There are some changes to the Snag Proof Open format for this year. NEW for the anglers: - The event will be run by Randy Pringle and the BBT staff, who will be donating their time, allowing for a 100% entry fee payback. - Boat order will not be by signups. There will be a lottery draw for boat release order. - All entries received by July 15 will receive a FREE breakfast on Day 1 AND a FREE BBQ at weigh-in of Day 1. In this issue of the WesternBass.com Magazine, you will be able to find several tips to get a jump on your frog fishing as well as other summertime tips, tricks, techniques and other fishing news. STAY tuned to the site in mid-July as WesternBass will travel to Florida for the 2015 ICAST show. We will be there to keep you up to date on the latest and greatest industry innovations. Until then, enjoy the summer issue! Wayneg

  • Winner's Interview: Delta Summertime Tournament Report BBT Champions

    Winner's Interview: Delta Summertime Tournament Report BBT Champions

    Winner's report with the 1st place team at the BBT's tournament on the California Delta June 20.

  • Winner's Interview: Delta Summertime Tournament Report BBT Champions

    Winner's Interview: Delta Summertime Tournament Report BBT Champions

    Winner's report with the 1st place team at the BBT's tournament on the California Delta June 20.

  • SPO Frog Flash: Theories on Color

    SPO Frog Flash: Theories on Color

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    For this week’s Frog Flash from Snag Proof, WesternBass checked in with several of the pros that fish have fished the Snag Proof Open on the California Delta for their top choice in frog colors.

  • SPO Friday Frog Flashback - More secrets from 2011

    SPO Friday Frog Flashback - More secrets from 2011

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    A Dixon duo was among the 175 boats that competed in the "frog only" tournament on the California this weekend. Tournament pro Brett Leber and Gone Fishin' Marine salesman Luke Peacock teamed up to hunt for big bass in the 2011 Snag Proof Open.

  • California Delta makes Top-5 in Bassmaster's 100 Best Bass Lakes List

    California Delta makes Top-5 in Bassmaster's 100 Best Bass Lakes List

    Bassmaster Magazine has released the 2015 rankings for the 100 Best Bass Lakes in America, and Toldeo Bend Reservoir has been named the No. 1 fishery in the country

  • Chatterbait Chowdown - Maximizing Your Vibe Jig

    Chatterbait Chowdown - Maximizing Your Vibe Jig

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    It’s a great way to tempt hungry bass and an even b etter way to irritate those who just want to be lef t alone. Either way, vibrating jigs can deliver some of the most aggressive bites you’ll get. One of bass fishing’s bolder, attention-craving bai ts, this is no doubt one of the more effective offe rings for waters with diminished clarity. Vibrating jigs are essentially swim jigs fitted with vibration-mak ing blades. You’ll often here the entire selection refe rred to by the commercial name “Chatterbait,”.

  • Tunnels Opponents Respond to Gov. Brown

    Tunnels Opponents Respond to Gov. Brown

    Sacramento, CA- Restore the Delta (RTD), the leading opponents of Gov. Brown’s rush to build massive underground water tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom sustainable farms, salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today responded to Gov. Brown’s continued advocacy of his tunnels.

  • SPO Frog Flash: Enticing a Negative Mood Bass with a Frog with Bobby Barrack

    SPO Frog Flash: Enticing a Negative Mood Bass with a Frog with Bobby Barrack

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    Snag Proof pro Bobby Barrack has a variety of tricks up his sleeve to get a negative mood bass to slurp down a froggy meal.

  • SPO Friday Frog Flashback - How it was won in 2011

    SPO Friday Frog Flashback - How it was won in 2011

    Ron Howe and Dan Wells explained day one of the 2011 Snag Proof Open as they ran away with the lead, holding a 17-bag of bass. "If I had one piece of advice, I would say protected areas, away from the wind were the best for us; also, all but one of ours came from mats, we didn't really focus on open water areas."

  • FLW Circuit Breaker Episode 2 Lewis Smith Lake - Mark Daniels Jr.

    FLW Circuit Breaker Episode 2 Lewis Smith Lake - Mark Daniels Jr.

    The third season of FLW Circuit Breaker continues the saga of chasing green fish as told from the perspective of Mark Daniels Jr. This sprawling second episode centers around the Lewis Smith Lake event while also exploring MDJ's family life in Alabama and his younger years growing up fishing the California Delta. Can MDJ ride the momentum of recent Tour and FLW Series success to bring in another strong finish?

  • SPO Frog Flash: Target Areas

    SPO Frog Flash: Target Areas

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    This week's Frog Flash comes straight from the Phat Frog designer himself, Snag Proof's Ish Monroe. Photo: YouTube

  • Snag Proof Lures 14th Annual Open On The California Delta

    Snag Proof Lures 14th Annual Open On The California Delta

    Registration has begun for the 14th Annual Snag Proof Open Bass Tournament on the California Delta. This is a Snag Proof Frogs Only event:  no other lures are allowed. With nearly 300 teams competing in 2014, the Snag Proof team expects continued support for this event by anglers competing for the #1 frog fishing crown held on the Delta.

  • Chris Zaldain's Top-3 Baits for the California Delta

    Chris Zaldain's Top-3 Baits for the California Delta

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    “It’s all about the change on the California Delta,” Zaldain said. “It’s constantly changing and every 24-hour period, we have four different tides." Here, Zaldain shares his top three lure choice for the tidal water fishery. “It keeps you on your toes; the fish are constantly repositioning and hiding out.”

  • SPO Frog Flash: Modifications to Match the Forage

    SPO Frog Flash: Modifications to Match the Forage

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    Topwater season is upon us and if the tracks through the Delta cheese are any indication, frogs are definitely on the menu. Mark Daniels Jr. shows how to modify a frog for the 14th annual Snag Proof Open on the California Delta on August 1 and 2, 2015.

  • Top Water Striped Bass fishing with Mustad treble hooks

    Top Water Striped Bass fishing with Mustad treble hooks

    Pro guides, Capt. Bobby Barrack and Capt. Nathan Chandler show which Mustad treble hooks to use for big top water plugs when chasing giant striped bass on the California delta. Instruction for all......

  • Top Water Striped Bass fishing with Mustad treble hooks

    Top Water Striped Bass fishing with Mustad treble hooks

    Pro guides, Capt. Bobby Barrack and Capt. Nathan Chandler show which Mustad treble hooks to use for big top water plugs when chasing giant striped bass on the California delta. Instruction for all

  • Action alert: Bad federal drought legislation is back

    Action alert: Bad federal drought legislation is back

    It's back! We've been keeping track on federal drought legislation that will have horrible impacts on the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary, the largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas. The latest news article here indicates we need to act fast.