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shing solo, reported that the big sh was also caught on a crank bait. Having only three sh in his sack for a total of 16.08 pounds was still enough to hold down the second place spot. Brian took home a respectable $1355 for his solo efforts. Third place went to the team of Beau Jaudry and Ted Perry. They weighed in a ve sh limit that tipped the scales at 13.51 pounds. A relatively light weight by Delta standards but still good enough to earn the duo $680 for their efforts. Ted and Beau re- ported catching their sh on various baits throughout the day. The team of Armando and Edgar Luzuriaga place fourth. This team also brought three sh to the scales including a healthy 8.20 pound largemouth that Armando reported catching on a drop-shot rig. This big sh anchored their total weight of 13.26 pounds and earned them $445 for the day. The fth position was held down by the team of Bryan and Steven Grier. Team Grier carried 12.65 pounds of sh to the scales and pocketed $285 for the fth place nish. They also reported catching their sh on different baits but relied on hanging out in a marina all day to catch their sh.

SHASTA

PLACE 1 2 3 4 5

BOATER MIKE MENNE K.C. HARRIS JOHN NIEBEL BOB BENSON DAVE NELSON

NON-BOATER CHRIS FANCELLI WILLIE CHURCH EDWARD LYNCH JIM RILEY STEVE JENKINS

FISH BIGBASS WEIGHT WINNINGS 5 2.62 9.28 $669 5 3.47 9.08 $371 5 1.85 8.22 $93 5 2.13 7.31 $0 4 2.75 6.37 $0

» MENNE AND FANCELLI

It has been a tough winter across most of the country and not even the trails on the West Coast have been able to escape the wrath of Mother Nature. The Shasta Cascade Trail’s second event was no exception as most stayed warm at home as a late winter storm blasted the Sierra Cascade Mountains. 8 teams however did brave snow from the time of lanch to weight-in and the ensuing tough bite as they participated in the February 19th tournament and garnered points leading to the year end sh off. At the end of the day, Mike Menne & Chris Fancelli took top honors with a 9.28 pound bag of sh. The team reported sh-

CHILL THE SHASTA FIELD

ing the main body of Shasta Lake and employed Mudpie colored tube baits as they targeted spotted bass in the 15-25 foot range. Fishing around rocky points and cuts in the shoreline, this team earned $629 for their efforts. At the awards ceremony, the team thanked their sponsors Phil’s Propellers, Mother’s Finest Worms, and Yamaha of Redding. Second place went to the always dominant team of KC Harris and Willie Church, KC who ended up shing this event solo, caught a limit that tipped the scales at 9.08 pounds and had big sh of the tournament with a 3.47lb. spotted bass. KC stated that he shed the McCloud using tubes and worms in 15-35 feet of water. KC’s limit earned him a payday of $391. K.C. thanked his spon- sors including Great Outdoors, St. Croix Rods, Top Shelf Swimbaits, Cross Petroleum, and Strange & Sons. Third Place went to John Niebel and Edward Lynch with a weight of 8.22 lbs. This included the event’s #3 big sh of 2.80 lbs. The team was rewarded $93 for their efforts. They shed the Pit Arm, going after bass in the 15-25 foot range, using Watermelon Senkos. The team would like to thank their sponsors El Cajon Ford. The good news for Shasta Lake anglers is that this massive body of water is about 40 feet from full pool and with the antici- pated spring rains, it looks as thought the lake will be full by the end of April.

Shasta’s top 3 teams endured snow from start to nish. Ist Place (R) is Mike Menne & Chris Fancelli - 2nd Pl (L)is KC Harris - 3rd Pl (M) is John Neibel & Edward Lynch

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