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
Regards

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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

 

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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
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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.
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Tournament: Don Pedro
Date: 5/14/2016
Body of Water : Lake Don Pedro
Launch Location: Fleming Meadows
Details:
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.
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Tournament: Castaic Lake
Date: 5/14/2016
Body of Water: Castaic Lake
Launch Location: Main Ramp
Details:
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
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BBT Lake Berryessa

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Tournament:Berryessa
Date:3/12/2016
Body of Water:Lake Berryessa
Launch Location:Pleasure Cove

Details:
Convenient Check – This will take place on Friday afternoon beween 4 PM and 6 PM at the BBT trailer. 

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 Pleasure Cove. Quagga Mussel Inspections must be done before you launch your boat.

Check -in will begin early Saturday morning at 4:00 AM at the BBT Trailer. 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 wearing 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. ( It is an easy walk up the ramp to the BBT trailer for Check in ) then open your boat compartments for the inspection.

Coffee and snacks will de available in the morning Fishing Tournament

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BBT Updates

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Tournament:Don Pedro
Date:3/12/2016
Body of Water:Lake Don Pedro
Launch Location:Fleming Meadows
Details:
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.
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Tournament:Nacimiento
Date:3/12/2016
Body of Water:Lake Nacimiento
Launch Location:Main Ramp
Details:
Sign ups for this event will be held at 5a.m the morning of the event in front of the fish cleaning station in the main parking lot of the lake. For any other questions please contact Chris Gilkison @661-703-7929
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BBT Upcoming Events

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Mother Lode Region
Tournament: Don Pedro
Date: 2/20/2016
Body of Water: Don Pedro
Launch Location: Fleming Meadow
Details: 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.Can’t wait to see all of you at this event. 
www.bestbasstournaments.com/EventDetail.aspx?e=160&r=3

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SoCal TST Region
Tournament: Castaic Lake
Date: 2/20/2016
Body of Water: Castaic Lake
Launch Location: Main Ramp
Details: 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 and remember to check d boat 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 
www.bestbasstournaments.com/EventDetail.aspx?e=168&r=6

The SoCal TST Region is  the inaugural tournament in our newest region.

BBT-Events Saturday Feb 13th

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Tournament: Pine Flat
Date: 2/13/2016
Body of Water: Pine Flat Res.
Launch Location: Deer Creek
Details: Check-ins for this event will start around 4am with blast off at safe light. Coffee and goodies will be available at sign ups and plenty of staff there to help you out.
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Tournament: Nacimiento
Date: 2/13/2016
Body of Water: Lake Nacimiento
Launch Location: Main Ramp
Details: Sign ups for this event will be held at 5am the morning of the event in front of the fish cleaning station in the main parking lot of the lake. 
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BBT Motherlode Region Hits Lake Don Pedro this Saturday

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Date:1/23/2016
Body of Water:Lake Don Perdo
Launch Location:Fleming Meadows
Details: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. Can’t wait to see all of you at this event.

Register for this event
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Mother Lode Region


Don Pedro January 23
New Melones February 20
Don Pedro March 19
Delta April 23
Don Pedro May 14
Delta June 25

Kevin Cheek
(559) 977-8420

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