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So-Cal Region Tournament Director- Rick Smith

Phone- Call/Text       (661) 212-5096

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About The So-Cal Region-

Tournament Director-
Rick Smith

Pyramid Lake Info-

The So-Cal Region consists of six tournaments at Pyramid Lake. This region has an Angler Of The Year points race where the winning team gets a custom silver belt buckle. All six tournaments qualify for the year end Tournament Of Champions!


Rick Smith has been bass fishing with co-owner Robert Lutes since the early 90's. After fishing many different tournaments over the years and being frustrated with the lack of organization, payouts and low entries, Rick and Robert decided to invest in a team trail of their own. Striving to be the most sought after team trail in the west, Rick, Robert and the entire National Bass West staff work very hard at doing things the right way. This starts with giving back to the anglers; large paybacks, sponsor raffle items at each event, unique trophies, and free lunch. Next we focus on organization- on time starts and weigh-ins, short wait times to receive awards, easy entries, smooth weight processing and fish conservation.

Your only as good as the team you are on! This is why we are so thankful to have our outstanding staff members. The staff for the So-Cal region include Dennis Stump (Weigh Master), Mike McMillan, and Richard Crow who is also the NBW Nights region director. 

Pyramid Lake, located in the Angeles and Los Padres National Forests, is a reservoir formed by Pyramid Dam on Piru Creek. 

The 386-foot-tall earth and rock dam was completed in 1973 and named after a pyramid-shaped rock carved out by engineers building the Old Highway 99. Pyramid Lake spans 1,360 acres with depths of 700 feet and 21 miles of shoreline.

Visitors can access the lake at Emigrant Landing by using the Smokey Bear Road off-ramp from I-5. Emigrant Landing is the largest recreation area in Pyramid Lake and has a marina with boat rentals, an eight-lane boat launching ramp, a beach, and several picnic areas.

For more Pyramid Lake recreation information, call 661-295-7155.

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