Twenty one Basscontender anglers including two guests made their way to the Arizona dessert to be met with excellent weather and with fishin conditions about as good as it gets. These brave anglers camped out and launched out of Havasu Springs Casino on the California side where they braved air temperatures in the 90’s that caused beachgoers of many sizes and shapes everywhere it was everywhere you looked… the beachgoers were everywhere… oh I think I said that already? Well that’s what everybody is reporting… I stayed home and worked! ?
Congratulations to Alfred Vasquez for once again clinching the Angler Of the Year Award for this season. Alfred kicked ass and came out on top once again. Great job Alfred!
Special Basscontender shout out to new prospective member Shaun Macki fishing his second consecutive tournament and finished fourth place in pounds weighed behind angler Danny Caldwell. Also fishing on team Tracker was guest Jered Deweese pictured below with a huge smile. Jered finished a respectable eighth in pounds weighed behind his boater Adam Day. Hope to see both of you guys back at the next April meeting and tournament.
Congratulations to the Havasu Two Day Tournament Champion Tim Irwin. Tim had combined weights of 16.31 and 16.46 for a total of 32.77 pounds of Black Bass including Day Two Big Fish Honors of 4.23lbs. Tim along with his partner Shaun Macki stayed down in the main lake where they did most of their damage cranking early and settling in to a jig and worm bite as the day moved on. Tim and Shaun said the key to their success was firing super long casts in the gin clear water, staying way back out of site of the dish was crucial.
Air temp 80-92 degrees.
Lake water temp 60-63 degrees.
River water temp 59-60 degrees.
Water clarity 3′-15′ gin clear.
Wide open bikinis everywhere.
Place/ Name/ Day1/ Day2/ Total
1 Tim Irwin 16.31/ 16.46/ 32.77
2 Paul Herber 16.51/ 14.80/ 31.33
3 Alfred Vasquez 13.79/ 15.50/ 29.29
4 Danny Caldwell 14.21/ 11.97/ 26.18
Shaun Macki 14.40/ 10.07/ 24.47 (guest)
5 Randy Estrada 12.05/ 11.97/ 24.02
6 Mark Bowman 9.74/ 13.50/ 23.24
7 Adam Day 10.79/ 12.78/ 23.07
Jared D 10.85/ 12.16/ 23.01 (guest)
8 Alex Pisarski 13.55/ 9.37/ 22.92
9 Andrew Serar 9.47/ 12.74/ 22.21
10 Derek Yoshinaga 22.13
11 Gary Boyd 14.62/ 12.71/ 21.82
12 Branden Hoffman 10.27/ 10.01/ 20.28
13 Kenny Isago 13.24/ 4.26/ 17.44
14 Mark Pavlinac 5.79/ 12.01/ 15.88
15 Mike Rupp 6.56/ 7.14/ 13.70
16 Joe Serar 2.57/ 5.96/ 8.53
17 Manny Guillen 5.62/ 2.36/ 7.97
18 Pops Colgan 0.00/ 7.15/ 7.15
19 Brian Reeves 6.41/ 0.00/ 6.41
Big Fish#1 Kenny Isago 4.46
Big Fish#2 Tim Irwin 4.23
Big Boat#1 Paul Herber/Danny Caldwell 30.72
Big Boat#2 Paul Herber/Danny Caldwell 26.77
What a great event I would loved to been there. It would be helpful if you Havasu Anglers would sound off below and tell us how you caught them? tell us your struggles and what worked or didn’t? Simply fill out the box and post your comments so we can look back next year and compare notes.
See you on the water; Big Ed!