Duel in the Delta: California Delta

 

California Delta • Stockton, Calif.

 

March 11-14, 2010

 

The massive California Delta was the site of the biggest catch in BASS tournament history. It's where Mark Tyler hauled in a 14-pound, 9-ounce largemouth in April 1999 during a Western Invitational, and it's where most of the competitors expect the winner to bag more than 100 pounds of largemouth bass.

 

The Delta is also an important historical site for bass anglers. It's where Dee Thomas invented the flippin' technique and where Robert Lee won four consecutive BASS events between 1997 and 2003.

 

Early March should be a great time to fish the Delta. The biggest weights have traditionally come at this time of year. Expect swimbaits and sight fishing to play major roles for the top finishers.