The Bass Busters of Santa Clara County held the September tournament on the 13th out of Ladds in Stockton. There was a good turn out with 9 boats and 18 anglers. This was an individual format tournament and pairings were by draw. It was a beautiful warm day, but the bite was tough and it doesn't improve with all the water lice. Only 59 bass were weighed in with a total weight of 89.48 lbs, for a 1.52 lb average.
Congratulations to John Fernandez who captured first place with a 5 fish limit for 10.66 lbs. Not only did John win the tournament but he also had big fish of the tournament, a nice 6.18 lb'er. John was the non-boater and fished with Ed in Victoria Slough. John caught his fish on motor oil w/red fleck senkos's. Great job John!
With another 5 fish limit of 8.16 lbs, Rene Duzac captured second place. Rene used watermelon senkos and white spinner baits to land his fish. Good finish Rene!
Steve Irving used robo worms to capture third place with a total weight of 8.02 lbs. Nice job Steve.
John Neibel drop shot the Franks Track area for a fourth place finish with 6.92 lbs.
Jeff Hawkins managed fifth place with 4 fish of 6.78 lbs. Jeff fished the Turner Cut area of the Delta and had a total weight of 6.78 lbs. Jeff used pumpkin colored senko's to trick his fish. Good job Jeff!
John Fontana cranked his 5 fish for a 6th place weight of 6.68 lbs.
Henry Silva both cranked and drop shot his 4 fish. His 7th place finish weighed 6.26 lbs.
Rounding out the field:
8thTim (guest)6.04 lbs
9thJoe Haylen5.70 lbs
11thEd Hawkins4.96 lbs
12thDennis Pachucki4.38 lbs
13thDanny Dempsey4.22 lbs
14thKyle Mulhair2.48 lbs
15thBob Schmidt1.88 lbs
16thJoe Costa .90 lbs
The October 11th tournament will be at Lake Don Pedro. Format for this tournament is a pick your partner team tournament. You need to show up to the club meeting at the IHOP's in Cupertino on Steven's Creek Blvd near the 280 ramp if you're interested in joining the club. The meeting is held on the first Thursday of the month (October 2nd). See you all there! Safe boating and good hook sets to all.