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San Diego Region

Otay Lake 2/24/2018

Tournament Article 

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We reached the 3rd event of the 2018 season for the San Diego region! This event was held on 2/24/2018 at Lake Otay. Now we are into the meat of the season and the points race is really shaping up! 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 Otay qualifier was Valley Farm Market and Elusive Fishing Apparel. A huge thank-you to Valley Farm Market and Elusive Fishing Apparel for their awesome support! Please remember Valley Farm Market and Elusive Fishing Apparel when making your purchasing decisions.

The top team at Otay / Main Ramp was Stuart Lee of Spring Valley, CA and to Todd Curry of El Cajon, CA. They had 5 Bass that weighed 20.28lbs! They received $1165.00 CASH and two great plaques! Congratulations on a great victory! Todd is a member of the, Mattress Source, Daiwa, Graphite USA, Minn Kota Trolling Motors, and Props of San Diego teams.
Coming in 2nd at Otay / Main Ramp was Chris Pennington & Aron Merrick. They had 5 Bass weighing 18.51lbs. They received $524.00 CASH and a pair of 2nd place plaques! Chris is a member of the SP Tools teams. Great job!

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3rd place we had the team of Josh Preman & Gary Preman. They weighed 5 Bass going 15.59lbs! They collected $200.00 CASH for their day of fishing! Nice going guys!

The team that took home the 4th place plaques at Otay / Main Ramp was Jon Strelic & Wade Strelic. They weighed in 5 Bass for a total weight of 15.3lbs and collected $100.00 CASH! Jon is a member of the, Advance Plumbing Co., Anglers Marine, Mercury Outboards, and Ranger Boats teams. A strong 4th place Finish!

Rounding out the top 5 was the team of Dan Price & Joseph Menegos. They had 5 Bass weighing 14.56lbs. Great job, a top 5 finish!

The biggest Bass of the day was weighed in by the team of Todd Curry & Stuart Lee. Their big fish weighed 5.45 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 3/24/2018 at San Vicente / 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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