10/21/06 Lake Havasu
This weekend we had our first of many вЂњGuaranteed PaybackвЂќ events starting with our Colorado River Region out at Lake Havasu. With 38 teams that fished, the total cash payout was an amazingвЂ¦..$11,281 which include $2,000 Skeeter Reel Money for the first place team Mike Rooke/Shaun Bailey!!!……thus making it better than a 100% payback to the anglers.
The weather was absolutely beautiful although there were 10-15 mph winds that blew over making for a rough ride.
Mike Rooke and Shaun Bailey came in with 18.82# and big bass of the tournament weighing 4.33# taking home $3,732 in prize money. They caught all of their fish on top water and spinner baits. Second place went to Ed Shaver and Jud Howard with 14.45# and $1,748 in winnings catching their limit in the main lake using drop shot. Third place went to our 2005/2006 Anglers of the Year for this region, John Turner and Jim Waits with 11.93# and $1,331 in winnings. Complete results are posted below.
A special thank you to Kelly Leigh new owner of River Marine in Yuma. River Marine is sponsoring the Colorado Region including the barbecue following the event and the trophies. Also thank you to our additional sponsors, Skeeter Boats and Yamaha, Powell Rods, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Toyota, White Cap and Okuma. It is because of the generosity of our sponsors that we are able to guarantee all of our regions and thus make National Bass West the best payback in the west.
Thanks to John Galbraith, owner of AnglerвЂ™s Pro Shop here in Havasu, for letting us hold our sign-ups on friday night.
Our next tournament is on November 4th out at FisherвЂ™s Landing and then on November 11th we kick off the San Diego and Southwest region and on November 12th the Diamond Valley region, all featuring the Guaranteed Payback. We hope to see you there.
Please remember that there is pre-fishing вЂњOff LimitsвЂќ for the Diamond Valley, San Diego and Southwest region. No pre-fishing Monday-Friday prior to the event. You CAN fish Diamond Valley on Saturday prior to the event. Any questions, please call me at (760) 497-8238.
10/21/2006 Lake Havasu / Windsor Beach