Brandon DeVincenzi and Josh Shapland won the High School Teams division with a very impressive 30.49 Lbs.They also won Big Fish with an 8.95 Lb Giant backed up with a 7.87 Lb Toad. WOW! Ronnie Rivers and Roy Asi were in 2nd place with and impressive 22.74 Lb. bag including a 7.84 pound Toad. Third place was captured by Brandon Lum and Troy Pasalich with 18.37 lbs. Troy traveled from San Diego to fish this event.
In the Junior Angler Division, Michael Alaga finished in 1st Place with 4 fish for 10.29 lbs. and captured the Big Fish Trophy with a very nice 4.62 lb. Largemouth. Tyler Kenyon finished in 2nd Place with a 5 fish limit weighing 8.91 lbs and Natalya Garren finished in 3rd Place catching 3 fish for 5.91 lbs.
It was another beautiful day on the Delta blasting off from Sugar Barge Marina on Bethel Island with 23 boaters fishing 44 kids. 10 Anglers competed in the Junior Angler Division and 18 High School Teams competed on Delta waters muddied up by recent winds which made fishing conditions tough if you didn’t know where they were holding. Breezy conditions made it even tougher for less experienced anglers to hit their targets and fish likely spots. Fish positioning knowledge and casting mechanics were a big factor but nearly all anglers brought fish to the scales in what turned out to be a very exciting weigh in.
All in all it was a great practice tournament for young anglers on the Delta. Many of these anglers will be competing on this same water May 10th when FLW hosts the High School State Championships and on May 24th when California Bass Federation hosts the Junior Angler State Championships. Both Championship tournaments will be held at nearby Russo’s Marina also on Bethel Island.