Austin Wilson Wins Apex Cup at Lake Almanor
The Inaugural Apex Cup King has been crowned. RB BASS Angler Austin Wilson takes home the Win and the Trophy after 3 days on Lake Almanor. The Apex Cup is a new Circuit ran bye the Wild West Bass Trail. Its a new format for Top finishing Anglers in the Wild West Bass Trail Pro-AM Circuit and special invited Anglers. This new trail has a no practice period, its show up and fish for 2 days and the top ten make it to day 3.
Austin was able to finish in 4th place after day 1. On Day 2 he moved into second place securing his top ten finish and earning a spot on day 3. Austin reported fishing was tough he was just catching a limit each day with a cull or two to up grade his bag. Each day the weather was changing and he had to adjust each day. The weather started with a high near 70 warm and sunny, but incoming weather was in the forecast and bye day 3 it was Snowing!
Austin Wilson with a few of his day 1 Smallmouth Bass. Austin reported stick baits and sight fishing were the key to his day 1 bag.
Blast off with Austin Wilson at Lake Almanor
Austin just got his boat ready to go prior to this event, he doesn’t even have any Fish Finders on the boat yet! Austin Wilson trusted his instincts each day and made key adjustments to catch a limit each day. With no electronics on his boat he just goes fishing! Swimbaits and the Alabama rig came into play as the Snow Flurries made things interesting. These key changes in his game plan sent him to the podium on the final day with the win and is the Apex Cup Lake Almanor Champion!
Austin has been winning Big events for years now, Hes a soft Spoken y0ung Gun but his rods have plenty of gun powder in them as he’s been quietly building up a impressive career at a young age. In 2020 Austin was the Wild West Bass Trail Pro-Am Angler of the Year! This is a big accomplishment against the guys out West. The Pro AM season starts with over 150 Pros and events were held on Multiple Bodies of water in California including the California Delta, Clear Lake and Lake Shasta with the final event on the Columbia River where Austin Wilson sealed the deal for his AOY title!
Austin Wilson shown celebrating his Buck Knifes AOY title with his RB BASS Brothers!
Not only did he win the 2020 Angler of the Year Title he also made the top 10 Cut at the Championship on Clearlake, a impressive way to finish one heck of a season!
In 2018 Austin Wilson won the living the dream package thru the TBF and fished the FLW Tour in a Ranger Boat he won!
Austin won the FLW TBF National Championship in 2018 on Bull Shoals!
This qualified Austin for the Forrest Wood Cup!
Austin and his Girl friend Heather at the Forrest Wood Cup!
All along the way his Father was there to support him, as well as his Sister! and having fun living the dream!
Austin made many calls to keep his fishing buddies and friends with him in spirit while he was across the country!
Some Big Bass Austin caught on his FLW Living the dream Tour!
Austin doesn’t shy away from Specialty events as he has a Snag Proof Open Championship under his belt too! This is a highly coveted event out west , winning this event on the California Delta is a Big Deal!
Catching giant Bass is in this mans Blood these 2 Giant Spotted Bass helped him win a Future Pro Tour Championship and win a Ranger Boat!
Big Bass are the Norm for Austin Wilson ! Heres a few from Lake Berryessa!
Austin proposed in 2021 to his long time Love Heather who supports him and his fishing dreams!
Hes not just a Bass Fisherman! Austin loves to catch King Salmon as they migrate thru the Sacramento Tributaries!
Another passion of his is Stripped Bass fishing! Austin loves to break away from the Tournaments and just go catch fish and have fun! Salmon, Stripers, Steelhead and more ! Austin is now filming many of his adventures in the Outdoors and you can follow him on his growing You Tube Channel. Austin has videos filming his tournament success live! worth the Subscribe and follow for sure! In Addition you can follow him on Facebook and Instagram look for Austin Wilson Fishing!
Austins Sponsors are
Babes Boat Care , Wicked Weights Tungsten , Pline , kuptupcustoms , RBBASS Outdoors , Cal coast Fishing , D&M Custom Baits , Dobyns Rods, Keitech Usa
Here is the live interview with RB BASS Angler James Everhart and Bass Angler Magazine