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San Diego Region

Lake El Capitan 2/3/2018

Tournament Article 

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This was the 2nd event of the 2018 season for the San Diego region! This event was held on 2/3/2018 at Lake El Capitan / Main Ramp. This was the first event for the new Region Director – Lee Hale, and Jason Sutherland was there to assist. Everyone was excited to get on the water. Along with the daily payback at each event, these tournaments earn teams points to qualify for the 2018 American Bass/Ranger Boats Team Classics! There are three American Bass/Ranger Boats team championships held each year by American Bass. The South Team Classic will be held at Lake Havasu, AZ on 9/21/18-9/22/18, the Northwest Team Classic will be on Lake Roosevelt, WA on 10/19/18-10/20/18 and the North Team Classic will be held on Shasta on 11/2/18-11/3/18.

Each exciting American Bass/Ranger Boats Team Classic’s awards a new Ranger/Mercury/Lowrance boat package to the winning team. These events are invitation only events. Teams earn an invitation by qualifying in one of the many American Bass team regions. First place at each of the Team Classic’s will receive a Ranger/Mercury boat package no matter the number of boats competing! The Team Classics feature a $200 basic entry fee (plus mandatory event fees) with a 100% payback of the entry fee to second place through the 20% of field. Examples; if there are 100 boats in the Team Classic, there would be $20,000 cash awarded to 2nd-20th places. If there are 80 boats in the Team Classic, there would be $16,000 cash awarded to 2nd16th places. The $200 entry is required, teams may also choose to enter additional options for a chance to win even more cash! If you have never qualified, you need to make this your year!

The Co-Sponsor of this Lake El Capitan / Main Ramp qualifier was Valley Farm and Elusive Bass Fishing Apparel. A huge thank-you to Valley Farm and Elusive Bass Fishing Apparel for their awesome support! Please remember Valley Farm and Elusive Bass Fishing Apparel when making your purchasing decisions.
1st place at the El Capitan / Main Ramp event went to Dong Vilaysne of San Diego, CA and to Noy Vilaysne of San Diego, CA. They had 5 Bass that weighed 18.8lbs! They received $965.00 CASH and two great plaques! Congratulations on a great victory! 

2nd place at El Capitan / Main Ramp went to the team of Scott McIntosh & Randy Lewis. They had 5 Bass weighing 18.3lbs. They received $475.00 CASH and a pair of 2nd place plaques! Great job!

Coming in 3rd place we had the team of Dan Price & Joseph Menegos. They weighed 5 Bass going 18.21lbs! They collected $360.00 CASH for their day of fishing! Nice going guys!

The team that took home the 4th place plaques at El Capitan / Main Ramp was Chuck Miller & Geoffrey Pierce. They weighed in 5 Bass for a total weight of 16.21lbs and collected $150.00 CASH! Chuck is a member of the Robo Worms, Optimum Swim Bait, Reins Baits, and Depps teams. A strong 4th place Finish!

Rounding out the top 5 was the team of Cory Stenovick & Derek Marso. They had 5 Bass weighing 14.46lbs. Great job, a top 5 finish!
The biggest Bass of the day was weighed in by the team of Chuck Miller & Geoffrey Pierce. Their big fish weighed 4.75 pounds!

To see the full results and photos from this event, please visit the San Diego Region page on the AmericanBass.com website. Click on the “TOURNAMENT DATES & RESULTS” menu and work your way to the San Diego Region page. The results of every American Bass event since 1998 are found on our main website, AmericanBass.com! There are full results of more than 4,000 events available for you to see. There are also more than 40,000 unique photos! There are also lots of articles and videos to read and watch.

The San Diego Region offers American Bass angler's some of the best fishing in the West! To qualify from any region, you need to compete in a minimum of 5 events. Jump in at the next tournament if you missed this event. All of you Traveler's players should take a look at some of the events in this region, it will be a lot of fun! The next team event in the San Diego region will be on 2/24/2018 at Otay / Main Ramp. For additional information please call Lee Hale at (619) 742-5424 or call the American Bass office at (714) 423-4532.


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