|Sorry for the delayed report about Bass-N-Fly.|
Here's the skinny:
Over 30 boats registered and 19 sponsors participated in making the 8th Costa Bass-N-Fly Delta Challenge another stellar event run out of Sugar Barge RV Resort & Marina on May 23rd and 24th, 2018.
After a hard fought battle with two windy days, the weights were all added up and we crowned the winners.
Twenty -seven teams weighed in fish for a 2-day total of 196 bass or 347 lbs. The big fish award went to David Merin who caught a 7.12 lb bass that helped Team Merin/Merin top the leader board after Day 1.
In the end, Team Sherman/Rudgers made up over 5 lbs by the end of Day 2 to take the Costa Bass-N-Fly Championship for the 2nd year in a row.
Team Merin/Merin took 2nd place and Team Hooper/Robinson took third. Awards were also presented to 4th place Team Iaccarino/Iaccarino, 5th place Team Sanchez/Borges and 6th place Team Sergent/Cady.
15-yo Raymond Galvan took the award for youngest contestant. Mike Patten toughed out the conditions solo in his River Dory and Team Sergent/Cady travelled from San Diego to join us.
For all results go to:
Special thanks go to our event sponsors:
Costa Sunglasses, Yeti, Galvan Fly Reels, Bank of Stockton, Michael David Winery, Simms, Sage, Humminbird, Fly Fishing Specialties, Buff, Scientific Anglers, Tie-Fast, Trout Unlimited -El Dorado, Pacifico (Constellation Brands), RIO, Umpqua, RL Winston Rod Co., Kirubs Screenprinting and Fly Fisher Magazine.
Most all of these companies also contribute to our www.danblanton.com Striperfest, so please pay special attention to them when time comes to purchase equipment or the like.
Maury Hatch and I really enjoy throwing the event and look forward to the next iteration!
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