Spiro Stamos shows his 8.69lb beast which secured 1st place for him and his partner Nelson Hilger .
Orwood CA - It didn't rain! But, the trees were shaking and flags looked like they were made of plywood. The Bass Busters knew it was gonna blow before stepping out of their trucks. The Delta in spring conjures images of giant females and huge sacks of fish and it did not disappoint. Spiro Stamos and Nelson Hilger powered their way past the 19 other Bass Buster teams to grab 1st place with a 23.21lb bag. Using the wind to their advantage they chucked spinnerbaits, flipped red and black jigs and red Senkos on wind-blown tules. They anchored their winning efforts with the big fish of the tournament, an 8.69lb hawg which was suckered into their livewell north of Franks Tract.
Capturing 2nd with 20.87lbs of fish was the team of Jim Fritz and Joe Heylen who slowly dissected their spots with a wacky rigged weighted Senko in smoke with purple flake. Less than two tenths of a pound behind in 3rd was TMC (Team Mel Cotton) consisting of Ron Shikashio and Marshal Smith who prowled the wind churned tules with spinnerbaits and crankbaits to nail 20.71lbs including a 8.49lb monster, the 3rd biggest fish of the day.
Potential member Dean Ziemer (pictured right) used a drop-shot to bring in the 2nd biggest fish, 8.53lbs, to secure a 20.55lb sack and 4th place with his partner with Glenn Hayashimoto.
Mike Chen and Spiro Stamos captured first place at the Future Pro Tournament at Lake Shasta with a 12.18 lb bag besting the other 115 boats by more than 1.5 lbs. Members Moe Martinez along with Tony Leyva and Tony's son Miguel also participated. Great job guys. Click here for more details
Lake Oroville-May 17, Launching from the spillway ramp. It is a team pick-your-partner tournament. If you haven't found a partner yet, get on it! Times a waistin'. If you can’t make the meeting and plan to fish the next tournament let someone who is attending the meeting know. The same goes for entry in the big-fish pool.
Potential member Dean Ziemer shows off 2nd biggest fish of the day, an 8.53lb pig caught on a drop-shot.