Lake Berryessa’s event went off with 14 boats at launch and 30 anglers ready to test their skills and catch some fish after a miserly Lake Folsom left a lot of members fishless a month before. At the ramp, air temps started in the low 40’s and reached upper 50’s in the afternoon. Weather ranged from mostly cloudy with light breeze to increasing winds and showers later in the day. Water levels were around 20 feet below full pool and water clarity varied from 3’ visibility to muddy depending on location. Surface water temperatures were approximately 50-52 degrees. We hit Lake Berryessa as a front was moving in so many wondered, “would the fish cooperate today?”
First place went to Spiro Stamos (B) who dartheaded a 6” Morning Dawn Robos and ripping a LC Staycee in the Chartreuse Shad color for a 11.20 lbs limit. He found his success mainly in the Narrows targeting points and suspended fish. Mr. Stamos fished out in deep water where once he graphed the suspended fish, tossed out the ripbait finding the better fish. Congratulations!
Second place honors went to Francisco “Sego” Segoviano (B). Sego also found Big Fish of the Tournament with a healthy 2.90 lb spotted bass.
Our Third trophy went to Robert Nelson (B) who dartheaded 4” curly tail Roboworms in the Tequila Sunrise color for his limit weighing 10.30 lbs. He mentioned fishing the “Farm House”, “Rock Slide”, near the dam, and the large cove at the entrance to the Narrows. He found fish in the range between 10-30 feet. He noted that many of his bites were pressure bites and it helped tremendously to have the right setup to feel those fish.
On the way in, Rob’s boat encountered engine/battery troubles. Luckily Rene Duzac came to the rescue offering his livewell and tow services at the end of the day. I’m find comfort in the fact our club has members willing to help others out when it comes down to it. Kudos to Rene.