The trip to this week’s Sacramento River Elite event serves as a reminder of what fellow Elite Anglers who live out here must endure.
The local pros know where the big ones go, as evidenced by the heavy local presence at the top of the leaderboard at the Sacramento River.
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.