Ryan Hall joins RB BASS Group of anglers

RB BASS welcomes Ryan Hall to our group of anglers.

Ryan Hall

Hometown: Orangevale, CA

Date of Birth: May 18, 1992

Favorite Fishery: California Delta

Favorite Technique: Punching matted vegetation

Largest Bass: 11.97lbs

Favorite Fish to catch (other than bass): Redfish

Currently Ryan is fishing the BBT – Northern Region and other miscellaneous open tournaments in the area. When Ryan is not fishing a tournament, he is most commonly found fishing the California Delta. Although the shallow grass filled water is where he feels most comfortable he also enjoys catching the big spotted bass and smallmouth bass that Northern California hast to offer. In addition to a very busy fishing agenda Ryan is part of the management team for Capital City Loan & Jewelry as well as full time student at Sierra College and a youth baseball coach for Golden Spikes Baseball Academy.

Delta Fishing Report by Sean Wayman

Well after two consecutive days of fishing on the Delta I still have no clue. Friday the 21st was a bit chilly and breezy  with predicted highs around 78 degrees. It took a while but about 1pm it really warmed up. The bite was on, fish were moving shallow and eating. I caught them punching, frogs, flipping beaver style baits and chatter baits. The chatter fish were on rock walls with wind blowing into them. When they hit it there was no doubt. The frog fish were very aggressive and quick. Throwing the frog in the troughs produced quick bites for fish from 2 to 4 lbs. The punch fish were a little more fickle but the quality was much better with fish to 8 lbs for me on Friday. Flipping beaver baits into tule pockets in protected areas is an old standby and also produced fish to 8 lbs for me on Friday. I fished south to middle Delta and just bounced around trying to find some areas with numbers of fish. Water temps started out at 60 deg and got up to 67 in some protected areas by afternoon . 

 I headed home to prepare for our tournament the next morning. I arrived at Russo’s and launched the boat. Much to my surprise the water was almost 64 deg at launch time. Wow it really warmed up. I thought the bite was gonna be on. But way, mother nature had other ideas. Another front was coming through and it seemed to really push the fish back. We fished 4 hours trying what I had found on Friday to the tune of one keeper fish. We decided to run back to Franks and fish the tules on the incoming tide. We caught about 12 fish in the closing hours of the tournament and culled a few time by pitching a beaver bait in watermelon red to tule pockets. We had to keep the bait sitting in place to get bit. We ended up with 13.4 lbs or there about. Good enough for mid pack, and not what we were hoping for but a salvage none the less. Some of the guys caught them really well and it just goes to show that some one or somewhere there is a bite to be had. Congrats to Mike Birch and Lori on a great adjustment and getting the win. 
 Remember its spring and the fish change quickly. Sure they want to spawn but sometimes the weather, specially this year, has other plans. Keep looking and trying different approaches until you figure something out. 
 Clear Lake is next and I really look forward to those hard fighting monsters. 
Fish On and Tight Lines.
Sean Wayman

Lake Berryessa Fishing Report by Sean Wayman

Lake Berryessa 3/18/17

Mike Tremont and myself fished Lake Berryessa on Friday and did the BBT tournament on Saturday. What a great turn out on a beautiful weekend. Friday was greeted with beautiful and stable weather. Water temps have been on the rise and the big girls were moving to the shallows. While the bite wasn’t wide open for quality fish they could be found. Friday was calm and forced us to fish plastics. Senkos, Ned Rigs, jigs, and rip baits worked at times. We started in the main body and searched for quality fish moving up. Around noon I got a nice spawned out 7.02 largemouth on a Senko in 4 ft of water. We then probed the east banks with flipping presentations and Senkos in the flooded brush. We caught plenty of fish on Senkos fished wacky and Texas. We then moved into the narrows and got on some slow tapering points and caught em drop shooting, jigs, and rip baits. 
  Saturday was tournament day. We were about boat 109 out of 129 boats to blast off. We decided to run away from the masses due to the fact we knew the prime water on the east banks would be covered. Therefore we ran towards the dam and Markley cove. Nothing doing in Markley which was kinda baffling since it had been easy to get 15 lbs in there prior to tournament day. The weather change may have not agreed with the spots and small mouth on this over cast yet calm day. Water temps were still about 62. Mike suggested we move to the backs of coves and bays since the fish were not on points. BAM! I get bit on a Berkley Havoc Pit Boss flipped into the brush in 2 ft of water. A beautiful 7.60 largemouth that turned out to be the big bass of the tournament. We then probed bays and coves for flooded brush and threw the Pit boss and a senko for the rest of the day. We culled several times before running up lake to look for the 7lb bed fish from the day before. Water clarity did not permit sight fishing, just had to hope they were there. Well if she was she wasn’t falling for out presentations today. We moved over to the east bank and I flipped the pit boss in watermelon red while mike threw a S waver and a Senko. Bam a good bight, I set the hook and a 6 lb largemouth comes flying out of the water, waves with her tail and bam the hook comes out. 
  The bite was tougher but the fish are moving up. Id look for the bite to improve in the coming weeks as the fish get ready for the major spawn. Its that time of year to get out on the water for the fish of a life time. 
Id like to thank Monsterfishingtackle.Com for the continued support. Everything we fished with can be bought there and shipped direct to you for no charge on $50 or more purchases. Abu Garcia Revo Sx reels spooled with Berkley 100% Trilene in 17 lb did most of the flipping damage, and 15 lb for the senkos. 
Until next time tight lines.
Sean Wayman

Nate Boomhower joins RB BASS Group of Anglers

Age 35
Born Sacramento
Lives Citrus Heights

Fishing runs deep in my family from generations to Generations. As far as I can remember I always had a fishing pole in my hand every chance I had. From fishing small farm ponds when I was little to fishing bigger bodies of water As I Grew Older . I always just loved to fish. Bass fishing trumped all fishing for me though. It became a part of my life more then I could ever imagine. Through out the years I became a better angler, absorbing knowledge like a sponge. Now, I’m loving the sport even more. I started competitive bass tournaments in 2006 fishing several different local circuits in northern California. I currently am a Tournament Angler fishing the BBT northern region and FPT Northern Region. I’m also a writer for Westernbass. I write reports, online featured articles and articles for the magazine. I’m blessed to have the sport I love so much be such a big part of my life and to share and enjoy it with my 2 beautiful boys is amazing.

Lake Berryessa Fishing Report by Tamara Rustin

February 4th 2017

Water temp: 53
Weather: 56 degrees and overcast with a few showers.
Finally got to get out on the water after about 2 weeks. Kate Hall and I decided to hit Lake Berryessa to do a little pre-fishing for our upcoming tournament for BBT on February 25th. My first time ever fishing this lake.
We launched at Pleasure Cove around 8:30 am. Started fishing the narrows. Water was a little stained had about 2 feet of visibility. We tried throwing just about a little bit of everything from Top water, A-Rig, Crank baits, Swim baits they were just not biting. Kate decided to throw on a drop shot using a Keitech leach and BAM she landed one. We landed four of our five fish for the day on the drop shot.
We decided to move to the main lake water visibility was like chocolate milk. We fished it for a while and nothing. So we decided to make our way back to the narrows around 12. Bite was tough so I decided to throw a Gary Yamamoto 5″ pink senko wacky style and finally got a bite. When we got it in the boat I was stoked landed a 3lber. For me that’s my biggest of 2017 so far. We got our 5×3 and we have a start to where we will be headed on tournament day. All of our fish were caught in warmer water in the 20 feet range and before 1:00.
Thanks for taking the time to read my fishing report and hope to see you all on the water sometime. Sack em up…

Best Bass Tournaments 2017 Schedule




BBT-Releases 2017 Bass Tournament Schedule

BBT-Releases 2017 Bass Tournament Schedule

As the 2016 Bass Tournament Season winds down with the T.O.C on the Horizon. The Best Bass Tournament Trail announces their 2017 Season Schedule. With 6 Divisions to choose from The BBT has California covered from North to South with the newly added SoCal TST Region there will be 36 regular season events to Choose from, So weather your chasing that highly coveted AOY crown in a given region or fishing the Travelers division that fits your busy life style you can choose your path to the 2017 T.O.C with the Best Bass Tournaments Trail! For more information go to www.Bestbasstournaments.com





BBT upcoming Tournaments

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Tournament: Castaic Lake
Date: 6/11/2016
Body of Water: Castaic Lake
Launch Location: West launch ramp
Details: Sign ups for this event will be at 4:30 a.m the morning of the event, or online prior to event. We will be launching out of the west ramp for this event, they are scheduled to open the gate at 4:30 a.m for us to enter. Please remember to follow Best Bass Tournaments on instagram and facebook to get the latest news and updates. If you have any questions contact Chris Gilkison @ 661-703-7929 www.bestbasstournaments.com/EventDetail.aspx?e=165&r=6

Tournament: Delta
Date: 6/18/2016
Body of Water: CA Delta
Launch Location: Russo
Details: Sign ups will start at 4am in Russo’s office the morning of the event or online prior to the event.  For more information contact Randy Pringle at 209-543-6260

Pine Flat Fishing Report


Sat May 7 fished the BBT at Pine Flat. Lake has been coming up about a foot a day. The weather was cloudy with chance of rain. Water temp was in the mid 60’s. Half the lake was off limits due to a debris barrier just below trimmer. So the lake was going to fish small. We wanted to start at the dam but 6 boats headed that way so Mike and I decided to fish Zebe creek due to no boats at all. We figured it was a good thing let everyone fight over spots and we had the whole creek to our selves. First cast of the day on a Bluegill top water bait a 3.44lb largemouth smashed it. We fished around in Zebe creek rest of the morning with the big fish just slapping at it. With the water coming up the weeds and grass were in the water as deep as we fished always bringing up weeds so we decided to use weightless worms so they wouldn’t bury themselves in weeds ever cast. We moved around on main lake with only little fish eating. At noon we went to the dam and were the only boat there again. We caught a few fish and culled up then we saw the rain coming we saw it and heard it for over 5 min as it came across the lake. As soon as the rain hit the bite was on. In the 10 min it poured on us we caught fish ever cast culling each time when the rain stopped our bite stopped and that was it when it was all over we had 9.70lbs and won the tournament good luck out there.

Brian Orange

Brian Orange Pine Flat


BBT May events

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Tournament: Clear Lake
Date: 5/14/2016
Body of Water: Clear Lake
Launch Location: Konocti Vista Casino
Details: Konocti Vista Casino
Remember to receive the $10 Discount fee, you must sign-in by Thursday by 11:59 PM online or mail in your check with your entry form. All checks must arrive by Thursday prior to the tournament. This event will be going out of Konocti Vista Casino.  Quagga Mussel Inspections must be done before you launch your boat. Check -in will begin early Saturday morning at 3:30 AM at Konocti Vista Casino. If you have already checked in on Friday afternoon, you do not need to check in again as you will have your boat number to show the BBT men wearning chartreuse vests and have all your boat compartments open and ready for inspection then you can launch.  
   If you are boating over from another launch site and you have already checked in on Friday afternoon, have your boat compartments open at the dock to have your boat checked there. If you have not checked in, you will have to sign up and get your boat number. Open all your boat compartments for the inspection. Coffee and snacks will be available in the morning.

Tournament: Don Pedro
Date: 5/14/2016
Body of Water : Lake Don Pedro
Launch Location: Fleming Meadows
Sign-ups will be at the Trading Post in the upper part of the parking lot. We will be ready for everyone at 4am till blast off. Come early for the launching could be a problem due to low lake levels, any questions please call Kevin at 559-977-8420.

Tournament: Castaic Lake
Date: 5/14/2016
Body of Water: Castaic Lake
Launch Location: Main Ramp
Sign ups for this event will be at 4:45 a.m the morning of the event, or online prior to event. We will be set up in front of the auxillary gate which is located before the main entrance. You must go past the main entrance and turn around and have your vehicle facing downhill to enter into this gate. Also your boat must be tagged either from pyramid or Castaic to enter this gate. If you do not have a tag on your boat and need inspection you will have to wait to go in the main entrance with the general public and get a boat inspection. Please remember to follow Best Bass Tournaments on instagram and facebook to get the latest news and updates. If you have any questions contact Chris Gilkison @ 661-703-7929