Save the date and mark you calendars for the weekend of June 11th and 12th. That's right fishing fans, the Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge is back and better than ever. One of the most fun and exciting tournaments of the year returns to the California Delta for two days of big bass and big prizes. Once again, Russo's Marina on Bethel Island will serve as tournament headquarters.
The tournament format of the Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge is bass fishing's version of “Texas Hold Em” Poker. Anglers must balance their fish catching skills with a carefully planned weigh-in strategy. Each competition day is comprised of six official one hour periods during which anglers can weigh in their single largest bass. Competitors with a big bass must decide when to bring their potential prize winner to the scales. Anglers can only weigh in one fish per official hour, however may continue to fish in their quest to win hourly awards.
Over the course of the six official one hour daily weigh in periods, anglers will compete for 5 big fish prizes each hour. The competitor with the largest bass weighed in during each of the hourly periods will win $500*. The twelve lucky anglers weighing in the biggest bass during each period of the event will be eligible to participate in the “Super 12”grand prize drawing for a chance to win $10,000*. In addition, $3,000* will be awarded for the overall big fish of the event.
Anglers have the option to fish both days or just one. The entry fee is $150 per angler for both days or $100 for the single day option. No membership fee is required and anglers of all ages and skill levels are eligible to compete. In addition a special Kid's division is open to all anglers 15 years of age and younger.
Competitors may use only Yamamoto or Kinami baits. GYCB is known for its full line of renowned soft plastics. From the legendary Senko, which has dominated the winner's circle, to the Flappin' Hog, to the Hula Grub all have made their mark on the leader board.
If you are a fan of hardbaits, Yamamoto has that covered too. Topwaters like the Tate Pencil or Shibuki Popper, crankbaits like the lipless Midasu or Chikara are all highly effective on California Delta. And don't forget the lineup of Yamamoto Spinnerbaits and Buzzbaits.
To help anglers formulate a winning strategy, Yamamoto Pro Staffer, Andy “Cooch” Cuccia will be conducting a pre-tournament seminar on Thursday, June 2 at 6pm at the Fisherman's Warehouse in Sacramento, California.
For a fun filled weekend of big bass action and a chance to win great prizes, make your plans to attend the 6th Annual Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge.
For more information on the 6rh Annual Yamamoto Big Bass Challenge and complete contest rules please visit www.Anglerspress.com
* All cash prizes are based on the number of paid entries - visit www.Anglerspress.com for complete details.