STOCKTON, Ca – “Crunch Time” is officially here, and you can best believe that Future Pro Tour anglers are preparing in earnest for the final event in the FPT’s “Delta Swing” series of events, dubbed “Rollin on the River” which is an event that also happens to be the second to last event of the Coors Light Future Pro Tour’s 2016 season.
This event scheduled for Saturday, September 24th on the California Delta at Morelli Park, will see those teams with even the slightest hopes of making it to the 2016/2017 Future Pro Tour Classic championship, (which will be held the second week in March on Lake Oroville and Bullard’s Bar), “runnin and gunnin” and pulling out all stops, in an effort to make it to the FPT Classic and the “big show”.
“We have to let it all go for this event”, noted an anxious Charlie King and Chase Elliott, who currently sit just outside of the FPT Classic qualifying bubble. The year has been up and down for us and we know we are better anglers than our current score reflects. We like the California Delta and are very comfortable with the waterway, so we think we have a good chance to bring our score up and making it to the big show in March”.
Ortiz and Malhotra ready to make a move
Tough competitors Rafael Ortiz and Vjay Malhotra are also concerned as they not only sit outside of the 50 berth Classic qualifying bubble, but, also outside the wildcard draw qualification. But considering the delta to be their “home waters” and the fact that Vjay is a former Yamamoto Big Bass Champion, NO ONE should even think about counting this team out of the running.
“The delta is home, and though we had a rough year – with many unexpected difficulties, we know we can fish better than we have been and will fish very aggressive for this event”, noted Rafael. “We feel that we can definitely go out and get a top ten in this event, which will help our cause in a big way”.
A Full-Day Event
“With weather conditions predicted to be warm and stable, and this event being a FULL DAY affair, anglers would be wise to go for some big bites early, trying to get the big fish that feed primarily in the early morning hours on top water, then switch to a “punching” technique later in the day”, noted Navionics/Humminbird pro Travis Huckaby who is a top pro-level competitior. Anglers need to remember that this is the “transitional” time of the year for delta bass, so timing and focus is critical”.
Been wanting to tryout the FPT?
If you have been wanting to just try out a FPT event, or know you can’t make all FPT events, “limited memberships” of just $5 per angler are always available. If you have not already pre-signed for this event, you can sign up the morning of the event at Morelli Park beginning at 4:00 am, where we will be providing fresh coffee, pastries, and snacks and for participants to enjoy coutesy of Elk Grove Ram.
Talon Rewards – PAYS BIG CASH
And if you own a Talon Shallow Water anchor, you can register for the Talon Rewards Program that pays a cash bonus of $500 to the winner or $250 for being the highest finishing Talon owner in the field.
You must register for the Talon Award Program program before the event starts, and will be able to do so this Saturday morning when you arrive.
See you all there!