A new BIG BASS Challenge comes to the California delta!
BETHEL ISLAND, Ca. – Even th
e most casual bass angler knows that the vaunted California delta is home to some the biggest largemouth bass in the country. And all of us know deep down that there is a world record fish cruising through one of its many sloughs, or hiding out in some thicket of isolated tulles, just waiting to pounce on the enormous amount of forage available in this world-famous river system.
But you don’t have to wait on a local, regional, or even a national event to visit the delta to be able to jump on big fish opportunities and win some money, as a new kind of challenge is coming to the California Delta.
The first-ever Yamamoto Big Bass Open is coming to the California Delta, June 4th and 5th, at Russo’s Marina, offering with it all the fun and excitement that you have come to expect in a big fish derby!
If anybody has to tell you what impact the Yamamoto product has had on western fisheries – especially the California delta, then you must be some sort of a Rip Van Winkle – a person that has been sleeping under a tree for the past 20 years, as Yamamoto’s flagship bait, the Senko, took the soft-pour/plastic bait market by storm and continues to be the single most successful bait in any delta fisherman’s tackle box, and is for sure the most effective.
Couple this with Yamamoto’s ever-effective twin/single tail grubs, lizards, and tubes, along with a dynamic assortment of buzz, spinner, crank and top water baits, and you have an arsenal of choices that is sure to ring the dinner bell of any big fish on the delta. And yes…they do make a SWIMBAIT you can use!
Early June will be a fantastic time of year to catch fish on the California delta as fish will be very active and in all stages of transition, so the challenge will be for the angler to decide on which bait, technique, and area of the delta they will need to key on, to be the most effective and have the best chance to capture either the huge cash Grand Prize, the Overall Big Fish cash prize, or be one of the event’s many Hourly Big Fish cash prize winners.
The format of this event will be unique in that it matches angling skill against weigh-in strategy and many anglers who have participated in this type of event, refer to it as bass fishing’s version of Texas “hold em” poker. That’s because during each hour – for six hours, anglers catching a big fish quickly become faced with making the decision to either “cash in” their hand (or big fish) for a chance at that hour’s big fish money, OR “hold em” and opt to bring their BIG Fish to the scales during the following hour, with the hopes of grabbing a piece of that hour’s BIG Fish cash bounty.
And the five cash awards paid out after each hour for six hours are lucrative indeed, as the angler with the biggest fish of that hour will receive $500 cash plus qualify at the end of the event, to be one of the “Super 12” finalists who will each receive an opportunity to draw for $10,000 in cold, hard, cash!
The challenge… ONLY Yamamoto or KINAMI baits can be used during this two-day competition.
You heard right…five checks per hour, for six hours, for two days straight, OVER $16,000* in CASH and prizes , with the top 12 hourly big fish winners going for a top prize of $10,000, PLUS there will be a $2,000* cash award for the event’s OVERALL big fish. All for only a $150 per person entry fee that covers you for both days.
And, if those “honey do’s” get you boxed in, where you simply can’t fish both days, you can still get in on all the fun, as you can sign up for the one-day entry fee of just $100 dollars.
How big the Grand prize award, hourly Big Fish cash awards, and Overall Big Fish cash prize will be is totally up to you, as the more people that participate, the bigger the cash prizes will be for this exciting event!
On Friday, the day before the event at the Hook, Line, and Sinker tackle store in Oakley, anglers will have the opportunity to get last minute tips on how to catch late spring bass on the California delta as informative seminars hosted by Yamamoto pro-staff anglers will be conducted. At that time you can pre-register for the event, dine on some delicious BBQ that will be available, and participate in a big FREE raffle for great prizes.
Western anglers…this is a great opportunity for all of you to participate in a fun, exciting venue that is close to home, very inexpensive to fish, and on a body of water well known across the country for producing BIG fish.
More information, on rules, and event particulars can be found on www.anglerspress.com, or you can email us at [email protected] Event fliers with entry forms can also be found at many of the tackle stores throughout the Sacramento and SF bay areas. If you need to speak with someone in person about the event, you can always call the Anglers Press offices at 916-768-0938, where we will be happy to get you registered for the event over the phone. The first 150 “early bird “signups will be entered into an exclusive raffle for great prizes such as a Humminbird fish finder, Cocoons Sunglasses and more, PLUS..don’t forget to save your empty Yamamoto/KINAMI bags for a chance to win other great prizes we will be announcing soon.
So what are you waiting for? Get it together..and get signed up TODAY!
See you all at the Yamamoto/KINAMI Baits Big Bass Open!