So Cal Region

Castaic Lake 2/24/2018

Tournament Article 

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We reached the 3rd event of the 2018 season for the So Cal region! This event was held on 2/24/2018 at Lake Castaic / West Ramp. Now we are into the meat of the season and the points race is really shaping up! Along with the daily payback at each event, these tournaments earn teams points to qualify for the 2018 American Bass/Ranger Boats Team Classics! There are three American Bass/Ranger Boats team championships held each year by American Bass. The South Team Classic will be held at Lake Havasu, AZ on 9/21/18-9/22/18, the Northwest Team Classic will be on Lake Roosevelt, WA on 10/19/18-10/20/18 and the North Team Classic will be held on Shasta on 11/2/18-11/3/18.

Each exciting American Bass/Ranger Boats Team Classic’s awards a new Ranger/Mercury/Lowrance boat package to the winning team. These events are invitation only events. Teams earn an invitation by qualifying in one of the many American Bass team regions. First place at each of the Team Classic’s will receive a Ranger/Mercury boat package no matter the number of boats competing! The Team Classics feature a $200 basic entry fee (plus mandatory event fees) with a 100% payback of the entry fee to second place through the 20% of field. Examples; if there are 100 boats in the Team Classic, there would be $20,000 cash awarded to 2nd-20th places. If there are 80 boats in the Team Classic, there would be $16,000 cash awarded to 2nd16th places. The $200 entry is required, teams may also choose to enter additional options for a chance to win even more cash! If you have never qualified, you need to make this your year!

The Co-Sponsor of this Lake Castaic / West Ramp qualifier was Performance Tackle. A huge thank-you to Performance Tackle for their awesome support! Please remember Performance Tackle when making your purchasing decisions.

The top team at Castaic / West Ramp was Rick Newton of San Diego, CA and to Mike Reese of Ventura, CA. They had 5 Bass that weighed 20.23lbs! They received $1,480.00 CASH and two great plaques! Congratulations on a great victory! Rick is a member of the Castaic Soft Baits and Berkley teams. Mike is a member of the Stanton Marine and Triton Boats teams.

Coming in 2nd at Castaic / West Ramp was Bill Siemantel & Ron Thompson. They had 5 Bass weighing 19.4lbs. They received $708.00 CASH and a pair of 2nd place plaques! Bill is a member of the, Maxima, Robo Worms, Bass Cat Boats, SPRO, Gamakatsu, Pro's Soft Bait Glue,, Mercury Outboards, Motor Guide, Lithium Pro Bait, Power Pole, Lowrance Electronics, and Team Davies teams. Great job!

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3rd place we had the team of Gil Valadez & Donna Patino. They weighed 5 Bass going 15.45lbs! They collected $250.00 CASH for their day of fishing! Nice going guys!

The team that took home the 4th place plaques at Castaic / West Ramp was Ed Uyema & Chris Stellar. They weighed in 5 Bass for a total weight of 14.88lbs and collected $222.00 CASH! A strong 4th place Finish!

Rounding out the top 5 was the team of Vito Rubino Sr. & Skyler Sage. They had 5 Bass weighing 14.41lbs. Vito is a member of the Vito's Backhoe teams. Great job, a top 5 finish!

The biggest Bass of the day was weighed in by the team of Mike Reese & Rick Newton. Their big fish weighed 6.17 pounds!

To see the full results and photos from this event, please visit the So Cal Region page on the website. Click on the “TOURNAMENT DATES & RESULTS” menu and work your way to the So Cal Region page. The results of every American Bass event since 1998 are found on our main website,! There are full results of more than 4,000 events available for you to see. There are also more than 40,000 unique photos! There are also lots of articles and videos to read and watch.

The So Cal Region offers American Bass angler's some of the best fishing in the West! To qualify from any region, you need to compete in a minimum of 5 events. Jump in at the next tournament if you missed this event. All of you Traveler's players should take a look at some of the events in this region, it will be a lot of fun! The next team event in the So Cal region will be on 3/17/2018 at Pyramid. For additional information please call Jason Sutherland at (562) 673-2396 or call the American Bass office at (714) 423-4532.


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