Clear Lake Winners: 3rd Place Britt and Moe, 1st place Rob and Nelson, 2nd place Dean and Glenn
Lakeport CA- The Bass Busters final night tournament of the year took place at Clear lake August 16th leaving 15 teams of Bass Busters in the dark. Almost every boat in the club headed south from the 6:00PM blast-off out of Konocti Vista. The boat of Team Nelson headed north. This paid off for the Nelsons who brought 19.11lbs to the scales at 8:00AM the next morning. The Dynamic Duo used every trick in the book and a few that can't be printed to wrastle their quarry into the livewell. One of the scientifically proven tactics involved Nelson (Hilger) luring fish near the boat with a big Carolina rigged Power Worm where (Rob) Nelson would dive in and net them with his teeth. Tactics also included the time honored tradition of throwing a pricey rod and reel into the lake as an offering to the fishing gods.
Though Moe Martinez and Britt Brittain headed south they took third with 17.20 lbs of fish. As with all the teams in the top 3 they used a Carolina rig with a crankbait thrown in for variety.
A Fate Worse Than Death
Woe is me, your editor made humble by a lowly trophy. The Low Cash trophy has sought me out and stripped me of my dignity. My partner Ed and I missed a few fish that we couldn't pry out of the mats and brought a good size bullfrog to the boat, But fate left us in last place by a mere 0.03lbs. As always I remind you that this travesty of fishing justice cannot be avoided by hiding or blaming someone else. Perhaps cash might work? Redemption awaits at New Melones where Low Cash will ruin someone else's day.
TLC, taking the fun out of fishing since 2008
Northern California Club Classic
Informational meeting Tuesday September 16th at Harry's Hoffbrau. Everyone who has qualified should plan on attending. If you can't make the meeting contact Spiro.
Our next meeting is Thursday, October 2nd at the IHOP at 5403 Stevens Creek Blvd (map) in Santa Clara. Start time is 7:30pm. Don't miss out on the fun.
New Melones, September 20th. It's a individual draw tournament. 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. We are launching from TuttleTown Ramp at safe light.
Dean Ziemer and Glenn Hayashimoto also bucked the southern flow of anglers and found fish in the north end. Using big Carolina rigged worms and a Chatter-bait to bring in 17.73 lbs including the big fish of the tournament a 7.54 lb bruiser. (at left)