Photos by Matt Lisiewski
» WEBSTER & MOKUAHI
The second installment of the USAC Nevada Trail saw beauti- ful weather greeting a smaller than usual angling eld. However, despite the recent warm front, the bite at Lake Mead remained tough for USAC anglers this past Saturday. Limits were few and far on this bluebird day as no one was able to bag 5 sh. The top weight of the day went to the team of Gerald Webster and Moses Mokuahi, with four sh for a total of 9.32 pounds. Although the team did not break the double digit mark, this is considered a very respectable bag for Lake Mead this time of year and it earned the team a just over $500. Runners up Deejay Evans and Stephan Camden continue to sh consistently and currently are atop the Anglers of the Year standings after two events. At the end of the day the team brought 3 sh to the scales for a total weight of 6.40 lbs. Along with their second place nish they managed to claim ‘2nd Big Bass’ of the tournament with an impressive 3.12 lb. largemouth. Third place went to the team of Larry Crim and Dennis Cuif , who only managed to weigh on 1 sh for the day. This sh was a chunk though, pushing the scale down to the 3.74 pound mark. Not bad for a Lake Mead Smallmouth! This bronzeback also was good for the big sh of the tournament and $112 in cash. Larry’s boat has now been of cially deemed the ‘Donkey Wagon’ after securing the big sh honors for the second month in a row!
TOP FEBRUARY MEAD OUTING
Larry Crim took big sh honors with a chunky 3.74 pound smallmouth and pocketed $112 in cash.
PLACE BOATER 1 GERALD WEBSTER 2 DEEJAY EVANS 3 LARRY CRIM 4 ERIC OCAMPO 6 JEFF HUDSON
NON-BOATER MOSES MOKUAHI STEPHAN CAMDEN DENNIS CUIFFI DAVE NAUGLE JIM HUDSON
FISH BIGBASS WEIGHT WINNINGS 4 2.75 9.32 $525 3 3.12 6.4 $288 1 3.74 3.74 $112 2 2.12 3.12 $0 0 0 0 $0
USAC would like to thank Rockstar Energy for sponsoring the trail this year. Rockstar Energy Drinks were handed out to all participants in the morning and three cases were raf ed off at the awards ceremony.
» FRUGE & THOMPSON WIN A COLD
The third tournament of the USAC Southern California Region was held at Pyramid Lake on Sunday, February 13. We had a great turnout with 35 teams showing up to win money and earn qualify- ing points for the TOC held at Lake Havasu in September 2011. Locals know that Pyramid Lake is one of the coldest lakes we sh in this trail due to its location at the 4,000-foot level on the I-5 Grapevine. Temperatures had plummeted into the twenties at blast off and the 5-10 mph breeze didn’t help matters as it seemed to cut right through to the bone! Fortunately for the anglers, tem- peratures had warmed signi cantly during the day and hovered around 60 degrees and were pleasant come weigh-in time. Running a shallow water pattern, the team of Ron Thompson and Bob Fruge were able to bring in a limit to the scales that weighed 15.64 as well as the largest sh of the tournament at 5.16 lbs. Their rst place nish earned them $2,980. These guys are always one of the toughest to beat every time we come to Pyramid Lake. Second place went to Dan Villanueva and Gary Jubilado. Gary won a tournament the day before with over 14 lbs and they were able to weigh 14.03 lbs when it counted on Sunday. They won $1,060 for their efforts and will be a tough team to overcome if they decide to sh the rest of this trail’s events.
ONE AT PYRAMID
Gerald Webster & Moses Mokuahi with thier rst place plaques courtesy of Blue Ribbon Trophies