Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Blog

Western Regional Day 1 leaders

6:52 pm EDT, Apr 30, 2015

Laj Tripp and Kyle Sittman of Eastern Washington University take the Day 1 lead on Folsom Lake.



Going it alone on Day 1

12:23 pm EDT, Apr 30, 2015

Wyatt Whitten has one keeper, which is good considering the way his last 12 hours have gone.

His partner, Chase Cochran, did the pre-fishing for the team and attended the briefing. Wyatt got in last night -- and then had to take his partner to the ER for dehydration.

So this morning, Whitten launched solo, waiting for his friend to recover. Cochran is taking it easy today and wishing the best for his partner, who's unexpectedly going it alone.

Humboldt State plugging away

12:05 pm EDT, Apr 30, 2015

Alex Robbins and Rudy Directo of Humboldt State were the first ones out this morning, but yet they sit fishless.

It's not for lack of trying. There have been a few missed fish but lots of short ones. They're going to keep plugging away.

Barely big enough

11:48 am EDT, Apr 30, 2015

Katie Tanner and Daniel Marshal have three in the boat, but none of them are that big.

"One of them is a baby," said Tanner. "It barely measured."

University of Oregon hopeful

11:47 am EDT, Apr 30, 2015

Eric Lee and Dalton Taylor of University of Oregon don't have anything to show yet. But they're seeing lots of activity and getting lots of bites, so they're hopeful. They're thinking about making a move soon.


11:28 am EDT, Apr 30, 2015

Max Kitzmiller and Eric Landmark of Oregon State have only a small one in the boat. But at least they have the area to themselves. At current count, they've only seen four boats and three coyotes.

Yes, three coyotes have been hanging out on the bank right next to them. But they were in hiding when the camera boat pulled up.

A small limit

11:19 am EDT, Apr 30, 2015

Joey Fortina and Adam McAndrews have had a limit for a while, they say, but they don't have anything of any size.

Chico State going strong

11:07 am EDT, Apr 30, 2015

Kevin Chen and Koulton Westbrook of Chico State have had a limit since 7:30 and have culled twice.

Actually, make that three times. The pair just caught another.

Two in the boat

11:00 am EDT, Apr 30, 2015

Michael Woods and Chas Brannon have two in the boat right now, both spots, both around 2 pounds. They've been around this same area all morning but are about to make a move.

Day 1 is underway

9:06 am EDT, Apr 30, 2015

The college anglers take off from Granite Bay Activity Center on Folsom Reservoir.