Tournament of Champions – Location Change

The Tournament of Champions is coming up June 13th & 14th. There has been a change of location. The new location is New Melones Lake launching out of Glory Hole ramp. TOC letters will be mailed out Thursday, May 16th.

Wilson and Gilstrap win California Junior State Championship on Lake McClure

The 2024 California TBF Junior State Championship was held on Lake McClure. The weather was beautiful and the fish were biting making for a fun tournament.  Relatively easy to get a limit but tough to get the big ones described the day.Junior Angler Team Drake Wilson and Wyatt Gilstrap Of Oakdale won the event with a 5 fish limit for 10.08 lbs. with a big fish of 3.35 lbs.

2nd Place were Chance Ravalin and Russel Whitehead of Oakdale with 9.19 lbs.

3rd Place were Brayden Merrill and Noah Warthan with 6.68 lbs.

Congratulations to our top 3 finishers

ATTENTION: Region 4 Tournament Date Change

The Motherlode Clear Lake Tournament has been rescheduled to April 27th. This will be a dual event with Region 1.

Walker and Cornell win Junior State Championship on the California Delta

The California Bass Federation Junior Angler State Championship was held on 30 April, 2023 at B&W Resort on the California Delta.  It was a beautiful day but it was breezy, if not windy which provided additional challenges to fishing.  However, 4 out of 5 Junior Angler teams brought limits to the scales.  Most of the fish were caught with Senko’s or drop shot.  The highest finishing teams were able to find quality fish while  the rest of the teams caught numbers but could not find the quality needed for the win.

Finishing in 1st Place, our California Bass Federation Junior Angler Team State Champions are Ryder Walker and Miles Cornell from Delta Teen Team in Oakley, California.  They had a big fish of 3.11 lbs and a 5 fish limit for a total of 11.16 lbs.  It was a narrow win over the 2nd Place team Tenzing Sherpa and Kolby Johnson from San Joaquin Junior Bass Club that had the Big Bass of 5.24 lbs for the tournament and a 5 fish limit of 11.06 lbs.  The 3rd Place team, Melinda Neumann and Niko Mirante, also from San Joaquin Junior Bass Club had 5 fish for 10.98 lbs proving a very close finish of less than 0.2 lbs from 1st Place to 3rd Place.

Congratulations to all the teams that competed in what has been a tough fishery for the Delta this year.  Attached are some photos taken at the weigh in.