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Reese wins Stren Series event on Clear Lake

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Pro Jimmy Reese of Witter Springs, Calif., caught a final-round total of 10 bass weighing 40 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Stren Series Western Division event on Clear Lake Saturday. Reese won a 519VX Ranger powered by an Evinrude outboard and equipped with Minn Kota trolling motor, Lowrance electronics and EverStart batteries plus $10,000 cash. READ MORE »

Reese reigns supreme on Clear Lake

Reese reigns supreme on Clear Lake

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Heading into the finals of the Stren Series Western Division event on Clear Lake, Jimmy Reese of Witter Springs, Calif., didn’t want to make the same mistake he made a month earlier at Lake Havasu. After qualifying for the finals in second place, Reese could only muster a 1-pound, 13-ounce stringer on the last day of competition at Havasu – a result which dropped him all the way to fifth place in the final standings. This time, however, Reese was determined to write his own ending and ensure a storybook finish. READ MORE »

Scholz storms to co-angler title on Clear Lake

Scholz storms to co-angler title on Clear Lake

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Not only did Andy Scholz of Reno, Nev., get to enjoy the biggest bass-fishing tournament win of his career, but he got to do so with his entire family cheering him on. To be sure, Saturday’s victory will go down as one very special moment in young Scholz’s career. READ MORE »

Clear sailing ahead

Clear sailing ahead

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – As Saturday’s takeoff kicked off from Redbud Marina shortly after 7 a.m., Stren Series Western Division finalists saw something they haven’t seen in days – truly clear skies. While the air remained frigid – temps were once again straddling the 32-degree mark – the mere fact that there was no snow or freezing rain spilling from the heavens was a welcome site. In fact, in relative terms, it felt like it was time to break out the Bermuda shorts. READ MORE »

Reese shuns cold, reels in first place on Clear Lake

Reese shuns cold, reels in first place on Clear Lake

LAKEPORT, Calif. – While the snow, frosty temperatures, driving rain and significant wind chill bested many of the top 20 semifinalists in Friday’s competition, for Jimmy Reese of Witter Springs, Calif., fishing today seemed like nothing more than a stroll in the park. Using a solid catch of 19 pounds, 9 ounces, Reese took command of the Pro Division leaderboard heading into tomorrow’s all-important finals. <BR><BR><a href="http://stren.flwoutdoors.com/tournament.cfm?cid=3&t=news&tday=4&atype=4&tid=5558&tyear=2006&aid=143982">Plus: Saturday's preview</a></br></br> READ MORE »

Reese leads Stren Series event on Clear Lake

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Pro Jimmy Reese of Witter Springs, Calif., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 9 ounces to lead day three of the Stren Series Western Division event on Clear Lake. READ MORE »

It’s snow-time!

It’s snow-time!

LAKEPORT, Calif. – After battling bizarre weather conditions for the majority of the week, Stren Series anglers figured that things couldn’t get any nuttier. They had already dealt with hail, frost, high winds and intermittent showers interspersed with beautiful sunrises, partly cloudy skies and even a rainbow. But when anglers arose Friday morning to check on their boats and start preparing for today’s semifinals, they found something odd covering the landscape – snow. READ MORE »

Folkestad leads day two at Clear Lake

Folkestad leads day two at Clear Lake

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Pro Mike Folkestad of Yorba Linda, Calif., caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 45 pounds, 11 ounces to lead day two of the Stren Series Western Division event on Clear Lake. READ MORE »

Forty-five for Folkestad

Forty-five for Folkestad

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Thursday was an eventful day on Clear Lake, to say the least. For starters, a California co-angler came within 5 ounces of setting the all-time record for the largest fish ever caught in a Stren Series event. Then an excitable rookie from Idaho fishing the very first Stren tournament of his career grabbed the overall lead in the Co-angler Division. That was followed up by a runaway train posing as a pro bass angler in the form of Mike Folkestad. <BR><BR><a href="http://stren.flwoutdoors.com/tournament.cfm?cid=3&t=news&tday=3&atype=4&tid=5558&tyear=2006&aid=143971">Plus: Friday's preview</a></br></br> READ MORE »

Muddy waters

Muddy waters

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Apparently, Clear Lake isn’t so clear after all. After another night of torrential rains, Stren Series anglers faced some agonizing choices heading into Thursday’s crucial round of competition. With the steady rains and runoff from the California hills staining a healthy chunk of the north end of the lake, the availability of prime-fishing locations continues to decrease dramatically. As such, anglers are faced with two main choices in today’s competition – head south to clearer water and deal with significant boater congestion or head north, fish heavily stained water and hope for the best. READ MORE »

Folkestad unlocks tricky Clear Lake puzzle

Folkestad unlocks tricky Clear Lake puzzle

LAKEPORT, Calif. – With a determined cold front serving as a wet blanket for veteran and novice anglers alike, Clear Lake responded in kind, producing an uncharacteristically stingy bounty during the opening day of Stren Series Western Division competition. <BR><BR><A href="http://stren.flwoutdoors.com/tournament.cfm?cid=3&t=news&tday=2&atype=4&tid=5558&tyear=2006&aid=143960">Plus: Thursday's preview</a><BR><BR> READ MORE »

Folkestad leads Stren Series event on Clear Lake

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Pro Mike Folkestad of Yorba Linda, Calif., caught a five-bass limit weighing 26 pounds, 12 ounces to lead day one of the Stren Series Western Division event on Clear Lake. READ MORE »

Under the rainbow

Under the rainbow

LAKEPORT, Calif. – As the 400 boaters and co-anglers made their way onto the open waters of Clear Lake, they were bombarded with a seemingly incongruous series of weather conditions that combined near-freezing temps, intermittent light rain and a slight breeze with a gorgeous sunrise, an impressive mosaic of fast-moving cloud cover and, the piece de resistance, a giant rainbow that catapulted from the heavens while casting a giant multi-colored arc across today’s playing field. READ MORE »

Destination: Clear Lake

Destination: Clear Lake

Stren Series Western Division pros always look forward to their annual stop at Clear Lake. The fishery is loaded with heavyweight largemouths, and early spring is when they really like to chomp. READ MORE »