Live now : PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE 2020 Smith Mountain

Moulton wins Everstart Series Western Division on California Delta

Moulton wins Everstart Series Western Division on California Delta
EverStart Series

BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. - Jim Moulton of Merced, Calif., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the EverStart Series Western Division event on the California Delta with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 59 pounds, 13 ounces. For his victory Moulton earned $34,636 plus a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinurde or Mercury outboard motor.

"This was so much fun!" Moulton exclaimed about his first FLW win. "I just had a great week and can't express how happy I am.

"I had a great pre-practice, found a lot of fish and had marked a lot of places," Moulton went on to say. "But then on the first day, everywhere I went there was a boat. I was scratching my head, because every spot I had marked was taken, so I had to figure something else out.

"I decided to move away from the bank and started fishing behind the rest of the boats. I moved about 25 to 30 feet off the bank targeting grass. It was a grind, though. I only had one or two fish by noon each day. As the tide went out in the afternoon it started to push the fish off the banks and that's when I started getting steady bites.

"Today the tide was horrible and everybody struggled," Moulton continued. "But I got 14 pounds, and that was all I needed. Normally there is a four-foot swell, but today there was only a two-foot change, and with no movement in the water, the fish weren't moving either."

Moulton said that unlike most of the anglers in the tournament, he was not flipping or drop-shotting. He said that he was throwing Revenge Viberator baits, a Chatterbait-style bait, in brown and orange and Reaction Innovation Sweet Beavers in the Big Texan color. He was using 70-pound-test braided line and indicated that the line was key, as it would rip the baits through the grass.

The top 10 pros on the California Delta were:

1st: Jim Moulton, Merced, Calif., 15 bass, 59-13, $34,636 plus a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor
2nd: Toshitada Suzuki, Katusikaku, Japan, 15 bass, 57-2, $12,988
3rd: Benjamin Byrd, Moab, Utah, 15 bass, 56-7, $8,659
4th: Stephen Tosh Jr., Turlock, Calif., 14 bass, 55-13, $7,793
5th: Miles Howe, San Clemente, Calif., 15 bass, 54-5, $6,927
6th: Timothy Venkus, Wilton, Calif., 15 bass, 54-1, $6,061
7th: Jeff Michels, Lakehead, Calif., 15 bass, 50-15, $5,195
8th: Vu Au, Tucson, Ariz., 15 bass, 50-8, $4,329
9th: Sean Stafford, Fairfield, Calif., 15 bass, 48-1, $3,464
10th: Aaron Lesieur, Rancho Murieta, Calif., 15 bass, 45-2, $2,598

Nick Welton of Galt, Calif., caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division on Friday - an 11-pound, 9-ounce bass - that earned him the day's EverStart Series Big Bass award of $248.

John Browning of Payson, Ariz., won the co-angler division and a Ranger Z117 with a 90-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 42 pounds, 2 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers on the California Delta were:

1st: John Browning, Payson, Ariz., 15 bass, 42-2, Ranger Z117 with 90-horsepower outboard
2nd: Dante Ray, Sparks, Nev., 15 bass, 40-9, $4,477
3rd: Kurt Chase, Petaluma, Calif., 12 bass, 36-7, $3,582
4th: Martino Adra, Discovery Bay, Calif., 14 bass, 36-2, $3,134
5th: Neil Sterud II, Antioch, Calif., 15 bass, 35-14, $2,686
6th: Charles Peak, San Jose, Calif., 15 bass, 34-15, $2,239
7th: Barry McCoy, Castro Valley, Calif., 14 bass, 32-14, $1,791
8th: Roy Desmangles, Lincoln, Calif., 12 bass, 32-13, $1,343
9th: Jack Farage, Discovery Bay, Calif., 12 bass, 31-3, $895
10th: Kenneth Mueller, Lodi, Calif., 13 bass, 30-13, $716

Browning caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division Friday - an 8-pound, 14-ounce bass - that earned him the day's EverStart Series Big Bass award of $165.

The EverStart Series consists of five divisions - Central, Northern, Southeast, Texas and Western. Each division consists of four tournaments where competitors are vying for valuable points in each division that could earn them the Strike King Angler of the Year title, which allows them to fish the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup.

The next EverStart Series Western Division event is scheduled for Oct. 10-12 on Clear Lake in Lakeport, Calif. Konocti Vista Casino Resort and Marina will be sponsoring the event.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWOutdoors.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the EverStart Series on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.

Tags: press-release  2013-05-16-california-delta 

Toyota Series to Host Event on Clear Lake

Toyota Series to Host Event on Clear Lake

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – The 2020 Toyota Series Western Division will finish out their season with a tournament next week in Clearlake, California, Sept. 24-26, with the Toyota Series at Clear Lake. The three-day tournament will feature the region’s best bass-fishing pros and co-anglers casting for a top prize of up to $65,000, plus a $35,000 bonus if the winner is a... READ MORE »

Andalusia’s Smith Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League event at Lake Eufaula

Andalusia’s Smith Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League event at Lake Eufaula

EUFAULA, Ala. - Boater Michael M. Smith of Andalusia, Alabama brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 40 pounds, 4 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Bama Division Super-Tournament at Lake Eufaula. For his victory, Smith earned $6,329... READ MORE »

Murray State University Wins Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI Tournament on Lake Guntersville

Murray State University Wins Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI Tournament on Lake Guntersville

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – The Murray State University team of Adam Puckett of Murray, Kentucky, and Nathaniel Lear of Greenville, Kentucky, won the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Lake Guntersville event Friday with a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce. The victory earned the Murray State bass club $2,000 and qualified them to compete in the... READ MORE »

Morgan Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Norman

Morgan Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Norman

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Boater Brian Morgan of Mooresville, North Carolina, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale this weekend weighing 24 pounds, 10 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine North Carolina Division Super-Tournament at Lake Norman. Morgan earned a total of $5,831 for his victory – his third win of the year in... READ MORE »

Freeburg’s Dickneite Earns Victory at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake of the Ozarks

Freeburg’s Dickneite Earns Victory at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake of the Ozarks

WARSAW, Mo. – Boater Andre Dickneite of Freeburg, Missouri, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event on Lake of the Ozarks in Warsaw, Missouri. For his victory, Dickneite earned a total of $3,794... READ MORE »

Bethel Springs’ Amerson Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes

Bethel Springs’ Amerson Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes

BUCHANAN, Tenn. - Boater Keith Amerson of Bethel Springs, Tennessee, brought a two-day total of six bass to the scale weighing 22 pounds, 7 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine LBL Division Super-Tournament at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. For his victory, Amerson earned $5,376... READ MORE »

Hallsville’s Wallis Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Truman

Hallsville’s Wallis Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Truman

WARSAW, Mo. – Boater Mike Wallis of Hallsville, Missouri, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 14 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event on Lake Truman in Warsaw, Missouri. For his victory, Wallis earned a total of $5,009... READ MORE »

Honnerlaw Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Lake Okeechobee

Honnerlaw Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. - Boater Bryan Honnerlaw of Moore Haven, Florida, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 22 pounds, 9 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Gator Division Super-Tournament at Lake Okeechobee. For his victory, Honnerlaw earned $6,817... READ MORE »

Mabelvale Boater Houchin Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Lake Hamilton

Mabelvale Boater Houchin Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Lake Hamilton

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. Boater Quincy Houchin of Mabelvale, Arkansas, brought a two-day total of nine bass to the scale weighing 23 pounds, 5 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Arkie Division Super-Tournament at Lake Hamilton. For his victory, Houchin earned $13,460, which includes the lucrative FLW PHOENIX... READ MORE »

Shelbyville’s Martha Layne Collins High School Wins FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Ohio River Open

Shelbyville’s Martha Layne Collins High School Wins FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Ohio River Open

PADUCAH, Ky. – Shelbyville’s Martha Layne Collins High School duo of Johnathan Brian and Evan Hellman brought three bass to the scale Saturday weighing 7 pounds even to win the FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing... READ MORE »

Maupin Wins Toyota Series Event on Potomac River

Maupin Wins Toyota Series Event on Potomac River

MARBURY, Md. – Toyota Series angler James Maupin of Stanardsville, Virginia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces to win the three-day Toyota Series at the Potomac River tournament in Marbury, Maryland. Maupin’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 40-11 earned him the win by a 7-ounce lead over second-place angler Todd Walters... READ MORE »

Lake Dardanelle to Host Toyota Series Event

Lake Dardanelle to Host Toyota Series Event

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The 2020 Toyota Series Plains Division will open their season with a tournament next week in Russellville, Arkansas, Sept. 17-19, with the Toyota Series at Lake Dardanelle presented by Fish-Intel. Hosted by Russellville Advertising & Promotions, the three-day tournament will feature the region’s best bass-fishing pros and co-anglers casting for a top... READ MORE »

Toyota Series to Host Event on Detroit River

Toyota Series to Host Event on Detroit River

TRENTON, Mich. – The 2020 Toyota Series Northern Division will continue with a tournament next week in Trenton, Michigan, Sept. 17-19, with the Toyota Series at Detroit River. Hosted by the Detroit Sports Commission, the three-day tournament will feature the region’s best bass-fishing pros and co-anglers casting for a top prize of up to $65,000, plus a $35,000 bonus... READ MORE »

Major League Fishing, FLW Announce 2021 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Schedule

Major League Fishing, FLW Announce 2021 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Schedule

BENTON, Ky. – Major League Fishing (MLF) and FLW announced today the 2021 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit schedule, kicking off February 11 at Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida, and wrapping up August 1 at the St. Lawrence River in Massena, New York... READ MORE »

Murray State University Wins Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI Tournament on Lake Guntersville

Murray State University Wins Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI Tournament on Lake Guntersville

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – The Murray State University team of Adam Puckett of Murray, Kentucky, and Nathaniel Lear of Greenville, Kentucky, won the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Lake Guntersville event Friday with a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce. The victory earned... READ MORE »

Red Hill High School Wins FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Guntersville Open

Red Hill High School Wins FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Guntersville Open

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Alabama’s Red Hill High School duo of Jesse Franklin and Ally Huey brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 20 pounds, 9 ounces to win the FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Guntersville Open in Guntersville, Alabama... READ MORE »

Wagoner’s Foster Wins Toyota Series Event on Fort Gibson Lake

Wagoner’s Foster Wins Toyota Series Event on Fort Gibson Lake

WAGONER, Okla. – Local angler Cameron Foster of Wagoner, Oklahoma, crossed the stage with five bass Friday weighing 15 pounds, 11 ounces to win the three-day Toyota Series at Fort Gibson Lake in Wagoner, Oklahoma. Foster’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 56-11 earned him the win by a commanding... READ MORE »

Oxford’s McCaig Wins Toyota Series Southeastern Division Finale on Neely Henry Lake

Oxford’s McCaig Wins Toyota Series Southeastern Division Finale on Neely Henry Lake

GADSDEN, Ala. – Boater Mark McCaig of Oxford, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 10 pounds, 3 ounces, to win the three-day Toyota Series at Neely Henry Lake in Gadsden, Alabama. McCaig’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 33-12 earned him the win by a 14-ounce... READ MORE »

Potomac River Readies for Toyota Series Event

Potomac River Readies for Toyota Series Event

MARBURY, Md. – Marbury, Maryland is set to host an FLW bass-fishing tournament next week, Sept. 10-12, with the Toyota Series at the Potomac River event. Hosted by the Charles County Board of Commissioners, the three-day tournament will feature the region’s best bass-fishing pros and co-anglers casting... READ MORE »

Major League Fishing, FLW Announce 2021 Toyota Series Schedule

Major League Fishing, FLW Announce 2021 Toyota Series Schedule

BENTON, Ky. – Major League Fishing (MLF) and FLW announced today the 2021 Toyota Series schedule, highlighted by a smaller Championship field while continuing to offer a $200,000 first-place payout and $10,000 bonuses to the highest-finishing pro from each division... READ MORE »