Pasote Tequila & Berryessa Bass Tournaments Circuit

by Duke Kalani

Thanks to the 32 Teams that fished the Seventh event of the Pasote Tequila & Berryessa Bass Tournaments Circuit for the 2017-2018 Season that was on May 6, 2018 and hosted out of Markley Cove.

AOY race is getting real interesting, and it is definitely going down to the TOC! We had a warm, clear & safe blast off with 3 flights, including 5 youth teams! Felt like a real Spring day. There was no wind at the lake at blast off and a little breeze at weigh-in. The lake is still fishing really well, just no big females at the scales?

The fish are still suspended like last tournament and chasing bait. Teams did report of catching lots of bucks up shallow. Not a lot of bed fish weighed in being in the middle of the moon phase. Water temps are into the 60’s plus degree range with the water murky in most places, but you can find clear water!

In the Youth Division, First Place with 15.10lbs went to Bob Dettling and Matt Dettling. In Second Place, Mike Lucchesi and Ben Lucchesi weighed a sack of 14.50lbs. In Third Place, JP Gano and Mark Gano weighed in 12.86lbs. Teams reported catching their fish on Rip baits, Tubes, Keitech’s, Drop Shot, and Top Water. Most teams are fishing all over main body of the lake in spawning areas! Kicking Bass on the field was our Young Guns Youth Team. First Place went to Joe Mariani and Jack Mariani with a nice sack that weighed 19.28lbs and was anchored with a 4.63lb kicker. Second Place went to Steve Skaggs and Jared Clark who brought in a sack that weighed 17.62lbs. Third Place went to Gary Okusaku and Dave Symmons with a sack that weighed 17.34lbs. With a Fourth Place finish, Ed Zinda and Brian Conder weighed in 16.83lbs., with a 5.16lb kicker. In Fifth Place, a sack of 16.23lbs was weighed in by Brandon Jones and Matt Moreno, they also had a 6.13lb kicker for 1st Place Big Fish! Sixth Place went to Frank Ono and Billy Hines with a sack of 16.01lbs and a 5.35lb kicker for 2nd Place Big Fish. Seventh Place went to Mark Peters & Steve Alvarado with 16.00lbs with the 4.37lb big fish tiebreaker! Ron and Lesa Tobey weighed in a kicker of 4.02lbs and a sack that weighed 16.00lbs for Eighth Place. This is the sixth tournament in a row that one of our youth teams has been in the money! Young Guns actually kicked BASS on the field! Keep it up Youths – You are our FUTURE!

Thanks to all the teams for supporting the 2017-2018 Pasote Tequila & Berryessa Bass Tournaments Circuit on that beautiful Sunday! Thanks to our Sponsor’s: Pasote Tequila, P-Line, Ficelle’s Bistro, Tomat’s Restaurant, Kasoku Teriyaki & More, Koloa Bass/Zipline/ATV, Dobyns Rods, Fisherman’s Warehouse, Battery Systems, Pisani’s Automotive, Trigger Grips,, Markley Cove, and CE Ranch, Buckhorn Restaurant, Todd’s Custom Rod Art, Hisui, A-Rig-Wrap, Round Table Pizza, Buckhorn Grill, Pro Cure, Bay Tackle, LEBCO, Berryessa Boat Repair and Gone Fishing Marine! If you bring a currently dated receipt from Gone Fishing Marine or any other sponsor, I will give you free raffle tix! You can also get 10% off purchases if you’re a Berryessa Bass Tournament member! See you all in two weeks on June 10, 2018 (Sunday! Email or call office phone if you have any questions (530)794-6085 Thanks for the Support!!! Website should be updated shortly!

Winners collage                       © Peter Kilkus 2018