SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Before the start of the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at Sacramento River, Chris Zaldain predicted that a few anglers would bring in single-day catches of 30-plus pounds during the four-day event. On Day 1, only one angler reached that elusive mark – and it was Zaldain himself.
Needless to say, I’m pretty pumped about this western adventure over the next couple of weeks.
Western bass fishing is really a lot different from fishing in the East or in the middle of the country.
Huge success in small windows key for success in the Delta
The Elites break down the Sacramento River and reveal their favorites to win.
Choose a blend of high-momentum anglers and those with good previous finishes on the Delta.
The Colorado River impoundment on the Arizona-California border was considered a dead fishery before a huge habitat project turned it around.
The California Delta bears a striking resemblance to the Sabine River with tons of fishable water.
I’ve only been to California three times, but during those trips I absolutely fell in love with the place.
I dreamed of California, before I even knew there was one.