Morgan Hill CA- Although the inspections for invasive Quagga Muscles complicated the process the first Bass Buster event of the year, staged at our local Anderson Reservoir, was a great success. Thirty anglers came out to play, a huge turnout for the January tournament. They braved the chilly morning and were rewarded with a beautiful, warm afternoon. The fishing was relatively tough with lots of reports of small fish.
Jon Hagan flexed his fishing muscle over the muscle free field to claim the first tournament of the year. The new president picked up where he left off, securing the top spot in this team event with his 3.86lb big fish of the day. Along with his partner, Jason Cardone, the team managed to weigh in 11.57lbs. Though the big fish came late in the day on a Basstrix paddle-tail the rest of the team's fish were caught on shakey-heads and jigs.
..Jonathan Hagan shows off his dad's big fish which by all .......appearances seems to be some sort of Largemouth Eel.
Taking second place with 9.04 lbs was the team of Brian Vieau and Tyler Linscott. They headed south and found success early with a drop-shot. They relied on purple and shad colored baits to capture their wiley prey. Their sack was anchored by Tyler's 2.24lb second big fish of the day.
Rounding out the top three was the dynamic duo of Michael Chen and Britt Brittain. They also found early success in the southern reaches of Anderson Reservoir. Working shakey-heads, split-shots and the always reliable drop-shot they managed to bring in 8.74lb. Click here for complete results and standings.
...Dennis McMaster and potential member Robert Paris Sr. . ....teach them fish a thing or two.
.....Tyler Linscott practices for his new job as a supermodel.
Busters Celebrate 2008
This past Saturday the Bass Busters of Santa Clara County met at the Bold Knight Bistro to celebrate the achievements of 2008. Our current president Jon Hagan received the Angler of the Year and the Rookie of the year awards for his consistant performance throughout the past season. John Fernandez was rewarded for his fish catching abilities from the back seat as the Non-boater of the Year, placing third in the over-all standings. Mike Chen walked away with the annual Big Bass award for the 8.87lb beastie he caught at the Amador night tournament this past July. Mike also received the Sportsman of the Year award while Spiro Stamos was recognized with the Mr. Bass Plaque for his contributions to the sport both in and outside the club. As always good fun was had by all and the raffle was outstanding with great prizes for both anglers and their womens. Glenn put together a fun challenge as we competed to see who could flip a lure into a cup with an ice-fishing pole. Only two people managed to succeed, Britt Brittain and Irma Leyva, great job folks! Thanks goes out to the organizers and especially Glenn Hayashimoto and the people at Mel Cotton's.
Our next meeting is Thursday, February 5th at the IHOP at 5403 Stevens Creek Blvd (map) in Santa Clara. Start time is 7:30pm.
Lake Berryessa, February 7th. It's an individual draw tournament. We are launching from the Capell Cove ramp.