Castaic Bass Club Challenge
Manny Nunez Memorial Tournament Sunday September 15, 2013
Castaic, CA: O Dark thirty only the bar flies on their way home, stray dogs and cats were roaming the streets of Castaic along with 160 plus anglers getting ready to go to battle at the upper lake. The streets of Castaic were loaded with bass boats from one end to the other as ten bass clubs in Southern California all came together this day to compete for bragging rights at the 2013 Manny Nunez Memorial Castaic Bass Club Challenge hosted by the Castaic Bass Club.
The California Bass Contenders were in the house ready to do battle for the dual tournament within a tournament. With seventy nine (79) boats competing it was amazing how effortless the check-in and launch procedures went as three flights of boats blasted off in many different directions only five to ten seconds apart. It was a beutifull summer morning as 160 anglers awaited the call of their boat number.
You tube video feed from club challenge event: https://youtu.be/NAoMp1ylo1Q
More video feed from morning launch: https://youtu.be/TiPePnwudD4
The drive through weighin went very well as three separate flights of boats came in without any major delays. This tournament could not have been any better organized. After the weighin the Castaic Bass Club hosted a free barbecue and raffle in the patio behind the lifeguard tower.
The Bass Contenders all hung out and broke bread as they exchanged stories from the days event. It was a great time had by all who attended we found a shady spot and relaxed over lunch. The raffle was phenomenal with many of our own members scoring on great items. Gabby Hayes won the prize donated by the Bass Contenders a rod and reel combo and gift certificate he was sound asleep when they called his ticket number. The reel and gift card were generously donated by our club secretary Frank Castro. Mike Holden walked away with one of the grand prizes a Hummingbird HD Graph from the Trolling Motor Doctor.
True to the name of the event, “the challenge”, was just that… very challenging. At the club meeting prior to the event the club opted to waive the usual prefish off limits so that everybody could prefish all the way up to the day of the event. It paid off for some and not for others as the fifteen Bass Contender teams came in with only three teams catching their four fish limits and a couple others with near limits. Its summer fishing Southern California style.
Congratulations to the winning team of Big Ed Cazares and Albert medina in team Champion with the winning weight of 8.52lbs claiming 1st place and Big Boat. The winning weight of the Bass Club Challenge and $800.00 sidepot went to Conejo Valley Bass Club anglers weighing in 8.53lbs only one one hundreth of a pound more than Big Ed and Albert. In second place and Big Fish of the CBC tournament the team of Gil Bowman and Mike Holden weighed in a respectable 6.81lbs. The team of Danny Caldwell and Matt Martin weighed in a solid 5.78lbs to claim 3rd place.
The tale of the tape:
|Date:||Sun Sept 15th 2013, 6:30AM-1:00PM|
|Water Clearity:||10′-15′ clear|
|Conditions:||Flat calm at launch clear skies|
|Slight breeze throuout day 5-10mph|
|Place||Team||No Fish||Weight||Big Fish||Big Boat|
|1||Big Ed Cazares & Albert Medina||4||8.52||2.50||BB 8.52|
|2||Gil Bowman & Mike Holden||4||6.81||2.73||BF 2.73|
|3||Danny Caldwell & Matt Martin||4||5.78||1.49|
|4||Randy Estrada & AlfredVasquez||3||5.27||2.33|
|5||Kenny Isago & Eddie Obrien||3||4.81||1.79|
|6||Greg Springman & Mike Martin||2||3.54||2.12|
|7||Mark Bowman & Mike Rupp||2||2.77||1.49|
|8||Bill Layne & Alex Pisarski||1||2.37||2.37|
|9||Dave Pisarski & Joe Nava||1||1.84||1.84|
|10||Tim Irwin & Tom Creasey||1||1.83||1.83|
|11||Derek Yoshinaga & Adam Day||1||1.61||1.61|
|12||Gabby Hayes & John Savko||1||1.02||1.02|
|13||Joe Vermilyer & Paul Herber||1||0.98||0.97|
|14||Ted Romero & Brian Reaves||0||0.00||0.00|
|15||Pops Colgan & Frank Castro||0||0.00||0.00|
What a great event and a fantastic way to get out and network with other clubs in Southern California who share the same passion as we do. This is the second year we have competed in the bass club challenge and making a noteworthy presence as the California Bass Contenders finished a respectable second place in the event beating the local boys from Castaic.
Tale of the tape Southern California Bass clubs:
|Place||Bass Club||Total Weight|
|1||Conejo Valley Bass Club||23.49|
|2||California Bass Contenders Club||21.11|
|3||Castaic Bass Club||19.37|
|4||Ventura County Bass Club||18.24|
|5||Zero Limit Bass Club||17.59|
|6||Sun Country Bassmasters||16.13|
|7||911 Bass Fishing Club||13.19|
|8||Bassin Buddies Club||11.48|
|9||Antelope Valley Bass Club||10.07|
Overall standings for entire event: https://blog.castaicbassclub.com/
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Tight lines: Big Ed!