BassWestUSA - March/April, 2011, Page 91

Congratulations to the team of Dan Wells and Jack Goodby for taking the win with 12.43lbs. They took home $2,436 and the rst place Chuck Patterson Toyota/Scion/Dodge Trophies. In 2nd place was the team of John McClellan and Ryan Friend weighing in 12.07lbs and getting $1,329 for their days catch. Fidel and Joe Campos nished out our top 3 with 12lbs even; garnering a check for $1,015 and 3rd place plaques. The 4th place team of Dan Crone and Clay Kettell had the big sh of the day, a 4.83lb beauty giving them a total of 11.78lbs. They earned the Dobyn’s Rods BigFish trophy as well as the 4th place plaques and a check for $824. Fifth place was the team of James and John Avalos with 11.72lbs and $399 while sixth place was the always formidable team of Cody Meyer and Jr. Wright with 11.65lbs and $315. At the beginning of the year Chuck Patterson Toyota/Scion/ Dodge of Chico, California joined the USAC GoldCity Trail by of- fering to purchase the trophies for the season, because of their commitment Allison and I decided to nd a way to give back to the anglers as well. For the entire 2010/2011 season we have paid the rst team out of the money $175, calling it the Chuck Patterson Bonus. This month the team of Kelly Eagleton and Tony Holt was rst out with 11.15lbs, giving them the $175. This is our way of saying thank you to all of the Anglers that come out and support our trail. The GoldCity Trail has a Middleman option, that pays the middle of the eld. This option is a way to pay farther down the eld, just in case you don’t catch that kicker sh, as there is at times less than a 1/2lb difference between middle of the pack and the last place payout. This option has only grown since it’s inception and often times pays as much as the last place monies (last month it was $240 for each place). This month the 18th/19th place teams of Philip Garcia/Brad Marr and Shane Robertson/ Randy Hill took home $180 each. We would like to thank all of the other wonderful sponsors that support our trail, General Tire/Continental Tires have donated a set of tires valued at $500 that we will give away at the end of the year. Dobyn’s Rods, C&C Marine in Citrus Heights & Modesto, Bob’s Boat Wipe (aka purple stuff), Reds’ Swimmer Baits, Oroville Outdoors/BassTackleDepot.com and last but not least The Lake Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce for their loyal support. Without all of you, we would not be able to provide what we do for our anglers.

Brian Carpenter - 2nd place West Delta

WEST DELTA

PLACE BOATER 1 NICHOLAS KANEMOTO 2 BRIAN CARPENTER 3 BEAU JAUDREY 4 ARMANDO LUZURIAGA 5 BRYAN GRIER

NON-BOATER DAVID WINDMILLER MIKE BIRCH TED PERRY EDGAR LUZURIAGA STEVEN GRIER

FISH BIGBASS WEIGHT WINNINGS 5 7.08 21.79 $2,005 3 8.88 16.08 $1,355 5 0 13.51 $680 3 8.2 13.26 $445 4 0 12.65 $285

was a 7.08 pound sh that they reported catching on a crank bait. During the awards ceremony Nicholas said that they just put the trolling motor on high and went down the bank chunking and wind- ing with a crank bait. The team walked away with the rst place prize of $2005. The second place team of Brian Carpenter and Mike Birch only managed to weigh-in three sh for the day. In their bag was the second big sh of the tournament weighing 8.88 pounds. Brian

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After 3 days of torrential rains and high winds, 24 anxious teams met at Russo’s Mari- na on the California Delta to partake in the rst event of the season. The anglers were greeted with cold, chocolate colored water from the in- tense rains. To say the shing would be tough was an understatement as the water tempera- tures fell ve degrees in most places pushing the sh off the bank or tight to cover. Anglers reported getting few bites or even failing to get any bites during the day’s competition. Bringing in the only bag of sh over twenty pounds for the day was the team of Nicholas Kanemoto and David Windmiller. Their heavy sack of sh proved to be enough to hold off the competition this day as they weighed 21.79 pounds for their victory. Anchoring their bag

MILLER DOMINATE SEA- SON OPENER

Nicholas Kanemoto & David Windmiller show off thier West Delta Trail rst place trophies.

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