FLW Series CA Delta
Practice: 2 1/2 days of practice which went pretty bad. I fished a lot of my normal delta water and couldn't get any big fish. My best day was only 10.5 lbs. I tried throwing a frog and punching and couldn't really get any good ones. I could only catch 2-2.5lb fish and everyone knows thats not good enough on the Delta. I divided my practice up and went way north one day, way south another day, and then middle delta the rest of the time.
Tournament day 1: I was a late boat out so I knew I had all day to fish. I decided to make a long run up past tower park and started off with some topwater and a dropshot. I caught a quick limit for 9 or 10 lbs. The bite was awful but i knew big ones were there so I picked up a Phoenix chatterbait and caught an 8lber. After I caught that fish I decided I would only throw the chatterbait all tournament. I culled out a few fish and ended up with 19-4 and it put me in 4th place.
Day 2: Same routine, but I also flipped a jig. I never did get a big bite but I caught a ton of 2lbers which kept me in the top 10. I weighed in 12-12 and was optimistic for the next day.
Day 3: I have never seen winds as high as we had that 3rd day. I started to run up north to my water but the waves were too insane so I abandoned that plan and went south. I got down there and tossed the chatterbait for a few fish but I caught my most fish flipping the 4" sasuteki craw in green candy and caught a ton of fish. My limit was 12-10 and it dropped me to 11th place, but overall I was very happy.
After this tournament I am now in 2nd place in the standings and only a few points behind the leader. My goal is to win AOY this year and with one tournament left I am in a good position to do it. Next up is Roosevelt where I got 3rd when the stren was there last year.
Thanks to all my great sponsors for making this possible. Jackall baits, Powell, Eye Surrender, Monster Fishing Tackle, Berkeley and Abu Garcia.