OBT will be heading to California this weekend to face off the West in Shasta Lake again. The bite is heavily dependent on the weather, if rain and storms come we will be expecting a better reaction bite. If we have a flat lake and consistent sunlight we will be looking at a day full of "Fairy Wanding" (term coined by alumni Reed Frazier). Looks like a five fish limit will be the key to be in the top five, or a legendary behemoth Shasta bass could win it all. Tight lines
Civil War Fishing Tournament on the Willamette River in Newberg This was the first Civil War Tournament held this year and it took place on the Willamette River in Newberg Oregon. We planned on catching fish with Red and Green colored plastics. Most fish were caught early in morning on drop shots or tubes. At the end of the day the Beavers weighed in 76 pounds with 7 boat limits. The Ducks weighed in 42 pounds with 2 boat limits. Oregon State seemed to find luck throwing crank baits to gravel beds for Largemouth while Oregon fished more finesse fishing for small mouth. The next civil war tournament will be at a time and place T.B.A later this year. Tight Lines
FLW College Fishing Western Regionals - UO takes 4th place.
From the college fishing website:
Ross Richards and Reed Frazier of the University of Oregon fished boat docks in Discovery Bay andFishing dropshots under docks was the productive pattern for University of Oregon's Ross Richards and Reed Frazier. caught their six-fish limit. With a day-three weight of 10 pounds, 3 ounces added to their 11-14 from day one and 9-3 from day two, the Big O teammates moved up one notch to fourth with 31-4.
Fishing drop-shots with Roboworms, the anglers targeted the shade pockets at the backs of docks and secured their limits by 9 a.m. Twelve-pound fluorocarbon line helped them handle fish around the abrasive dock environment.
"We lost some yesterday, but not today, we got them all in," Richards said.
As Frazier explained, the day's tide schedule benefited his team's performance. "The tide was high around 9 a.m., and then it started going out. Those fish were way back in behind the docks in 3 to 5 feet of water when the tide is high, so we knew exactly where they were all morning. When the tide went out, they moved out to about 10 feet of water."
FLW Tournament - Lake Roosevelt-
Troughton Brothers place 2nd, win school and club $5000. Carter and Ryan Troughton used Snag Proof frogs, senkos, and chatter baits to catch 5 fish for 10lbs 14ozs, placing 2nd out of the 30 team field. Rounding out the other Oregon teams were Ross and Reed for 8th place, Chris and Marcus for 18th, and new members Derek and Taylor for 22nd. We would also like to send a big thanks Black Bear Diner and the Loftesness Family for their donations to the team and providing us with free meals during our long travels.
NEW SPONSOR - Snag Proof
We'd like to thank our new sponsor Snag Proof for hooking us up with some frogs and apparel.
FLW Tournament - Clear Lake -
The Oregon Bass Team sent 4 teams down to California to compete in the FLW College Fishing tournament. The tournament consisted of 27 teams ranging from Pac 10 Schools such as Washington State and Arizona to smaller schools such as Chico and Sacramento State. At blast off, the conditions on the lake were very cold and foggy. By 10am the fog had burned off and the lake and it began to warm up.
Joe Cote and Josh Marthaller had much of their success using Senkos. The duo finished in 20th place, pulling in 5 lbs 12oz on three fish.
Carter and Ryan Troughton fished behind Rattle Snake Island for the majority of their day. They spent most of their time fishing a 200-yard stretch of rock piles, catching their fish on finesse worms. The two caught 4 fish for 9 lbs 6oz, putting them into 16th place.
Reed Fraizer and Ross Richards spent most of their day fishing banks on the southern section of Clear Lake. With only 45 minutes left to fish, the two had only caught 1 fish. While fishing the tules on the backside of Rattle Snake Island, the two caught four more fish before heading to weigh in. This brought their total up to 13 lbs 1 oz, putting them into 9th.
Marcus Johnson and Chris Stam started the day off well, fishing in 20 feet of water just south take off. Both spent the majority of their day throwing a purple RoboWorm over rocks. Chris pulled in one nice fish weighing in at over 5lbs. The two caught 5 fish for 15 lbs 4oz, putting them ahead of Arizona State into 4th place. With this bag, the two earned an automatic berth into the Western Regional Championship along with $3000 in prize money for the University and Club.
The next FLW tournament that the team will be attending is at Lake Roosevelt on April 18th.