Berryessa Fishing Report by Nick Lynch

I got out with the man himself Ron Howe on Berryessa last Sunday, here’s how it went.

Water temps stayed between 50-52. Air temp was a low of 36 and a high of 64. The water was stained but not too muddy. Markley cove is now using their main ramp.

When we got on the water there was way too much fog to safely run to the main body, it didn’t lift until about 9:30. I got a decent spot draggin a jig from the back of the boat, with it being winter I was using a 3/4 ounce jig trailed with a Berkley Havoc Pit Boss. The Pit Boss makes an excellent trailer this time of year because it is bulky but also subtle. We caught a few other spots early in the narrows on finesse rigs like a dropshot and a dart head. The fish were all on ledges in 30ft of water.

At about 10am the bite had really slowed down so we decided to make our way out to the main body. We noticed tons of fish sitting in the 30-40ft range but they wouldn’t touch a thing. We ran around near Goat Island for a little while with no luck. At 2ish we tried to run up north but the further we got the water started to become filled with debris and dirty. We turned around and made our way back to the narrows.

By this time is was about 3pm and the bite was absolute trash. We looked for shallow fish warming up in the sun but didn’t find any. We eventually started fishing in the 5mph zone by Markley and caught a few more fish but we had to downsize. I got most my fish either slowly dragging the jig or dropshotting a 3inch worm. Ron caught his on the dart head.

In conclusion it was a pretty tough bite. The water is still cold and no fish had moved up yet. Hope this helps and tight lines- Nick Lynch.

 

RB BASS Anglers @ ISE Show Sacramento

Several RB BASS Tournament Anglers will be at this years ISE Show in Sacramento Ca, working at many of the Vendors booths or locations. Stop bye say hello we look forward to seeing you!

Charlie King @ Anglers Press Thursday

Preston Henson @ Phenix Rods Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Steve Wilson @ C&C Marine Thursday, Friday ,Saturday, Sunday

Ron Howe @ Pure Fishing/Berkley/Abu Garcia Friday and Saturday

Tamara Rustin @ BASS Angler Magazine Saturday and Sunday

Alex Sanchez @ Phenix Rods Friday and Saturday

Michael Coleman @ Bass Angler Magazine Thursday, Friday ,Saturday, Sunday

Mark Lassagne @ Bass Angler Magazine Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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2016 BBT T.O.C recap by Ron Howe

In 2016 I fished the Delta Wine Region of the Best Bass Tournament Trail. It was a up and down season, My Partner Bob Miller and I just didn’t really have any great finishes, but we did manage to finish 3rd in the points for the AOY Race. The Delta has been so up and down for me over the years. I win a lot of practices and I get teased about that plenty, But in 2016 at the Championship I got the last laugh! I was able to put 2 solid days together and it was good enough to win the 2016 BBT T.O.C we had 21.80 on day 1 with a 8.55lb Kicker fish the biggest Bass of the Event and we had 21.28 on day 2 with 4 Solid fish and a 2lber. I really didn’t think it was enough to win, I felt like we needed 23-24 Lbs on day 2 to win. The BBT and its Staff did a great job keeping us in suspense right to the end.

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I spent as much time on the Delta as I could , from May thru summer into Fall. I was determined to win a Championship , its a bucket list thing! Right? So every chance I got on the weekends to hit the Delta I did. I fished Wild West Pro-Am ,BBT, UFC, Snag Proof Open, Tracy Bass, and The River2Sea Open.  It was a odd year for me, I was catching more quality Bass in the 3 lb range than I had in a long time, but the 7,8 Lbers were non existent for me. I was able to find key areas punching that had Bites. They sometimes would be 2 Lbers and other times they were 3’s with some 4’s , but no Big ones. As I kept at this , These areas always put a solid fish in the boat, and then I finally got a few Big Bites, but I could not get the fish out of the Heavy Cover and would go home Scratching My head. Finally in the Championships the River2Sea Trash Bomb and Various Craw baits with a new Faster Tipped 7-11 ABU Garcia Villian Rod made the difference! The Big Bites came, and they all went in the live well. My Partner Bob Miller and I had been chasing a Championship for years and we came close once in Second Place, we never forgot that Feeling. Finally The Monkey is off my Back and We won a Championship and $20,000.00 Dollars!  Thanks to the BBT for Hosting a great event. Thanks to all of my Sponsors for your Support! Thanks to my Partner Bob Miller. Most of all Thank my Mom for getting me into fishing as a kid!

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My Sponsors are:

Christophers Construction , Greater Bay Protective Services, Monsterfishingtackle.com, Ima, Optimum Baits, Persuader Baits, River2Sea, TTi Blakemore, Daiichi Hooks, ABU Garcia, Berkley, Trilene, The Rod Glove, GB Galaxie Graphics

 

 

The Berkley Panic Box

 

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Elite Series Pro, Mike Iaconelli talks about his go to “panic” box when the bite gets tough.

Gear for fishing the Schooling rig

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 The Abu Garcia Revo Toro family of reels, C3, C4 and Revo Winch are the perfect match for the new Veritas Schooling Rig rod. So if you throw Berkley Schooling Rig baits or the Alabama Rig you’ll have the perfect outfit for optimal performance.

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