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Reese wins Stren Series event on California Delta

BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. – Pro Jimmy Reese of Witter Springs, Calif., caught a final-round total of 10 bass weighing 39 pounds, 1 ounce to win the Stren Series Western Division event present by Yamaha on the California Delta Saturday. Reese won $63,000, including a Ranger 519VX powered by a Yamaha outboard and equipped with a Minn Kota trolling motor, Lowrance electronics and EverStart batteries. READ MORE »

Stren Western: Reese rules the West

Stren Western: Reese rules the West

BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. – During the heat of a winning streak in 2000, bass-fishing legend Rick Clunn once said: “What you've seen Tiger Woods do in golf is ultimately possible in this sport. It's just a matter of fulfilling potential.” Well, Jimmy Reese ought to know something about that because he’s a former golf pro, and he also just won two out of the last three Stren Series Western Division tournaments of the year. READ MORE »

Stren Western: Desmangles dismantles co-angler field at Cal Delta

Stren Western: Desmangles dismantles co-angler field at Cal Delta

BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. – After leading all but one day of the tournament, Roy Desmangles Jr. of Lincoln, Calif., took home the Co-angler Division trophy, $5,000 and a new Ranger boat after posting a winning weight of 31 pounds, 4 ounces in the final round of Stren Series Western Division competition at the California Delta. READ MORE »

Stren Western: Winding up the West

Stren Western: Winding up the West

BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. – Since the rain shut off in Northern California, about the only thing that Stren Series anglers have to worry about as they head out for Saturday’s final round of Western Division competition at the California Delta is the increase in weekend boat traffic. Day-to-day weather conditions couldn’t have been more consistently agreeable all week. READ MORE »

Stren Western: Reese reaching for Western domination

Stren Western: Reese reaching for Western domination

BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. – While nobody caught any 14-pound toads in Friday’s episode of the Stren Series Western Division show at the California Delta, another compelling storyline has developed that should keep fans and fellow anglers glued to the screen. Jimmy Reese dug into a Pro Division-leading five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 5 ounces in the first half of the finals and is now poised to win his second tournament of the season. READ MORE »

Stren Western: Back for more

Stren Western: Back for more

BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. – Pro Steve Sapp and co-angler Tom Sawicki rightfully received the accolades of their peers and fans Thursday at the California Delta after they each broke the FLW Outdoors record for biggest bass. The two 14-pounders they caught yesterday will be talked about for a long time to come. READ MORE »

New records set during Stren Series event on California Delta

BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. – If records are truly meant to be broken, today was the day in sunny California. Stren Series Western Division pro Steve Sapp of Manteca, Calif., was the first to step up to the plate by breaking the FLW Outdoors all-time big-bass record with a largemouth bass that weighed a staggering 14 pounds, 1 ounce. READ MORE »

Stren Western: Delta sticks smash big-bass record – twice

Stren Western: Delta sticks smash big-bass record – twice

BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. – Pro Steve Sapp weighed in a 14-pound, 1-ounce largemouth bass in Stren Series Western Division competition Thursday. However, he was only able to celebrate for all of about 45 minutes, right up until the point co-angler, Tom Sawicki, weighed in a 14-5. READ MORE »

Stren Western: Dialing it in on the Delta

Stren Western: Dialing it in on the Delta

BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. – The hunt for big, shallow bass continues on the California Delta Thursday as Stren Series Western Division anglers fish to make the cut. READ MORE »

Stafford leads Stren Series event on California Delta

SHASTA LAKE, Calif. – Ranger pro Sean Stafford of Fairfield, Calif., caught the second-heaviest five-bass limit in Stren Series history Wednesday to lead the circuit’s Western Division tournament presented by Yamaha on the California Delta with an incredible 33 pounds, 9 ounces. The only limit heavier – weighing 34-4 – was caught by pro Ricky Scott of Van Buren, Ark., on Lake Amistad in Texas earlier this season. READ MORE »

Stren Western: Bay of pigs

Stren Western: Bay of pigs

BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. – As expected, the vaunted California Delta delivered big dividends for Stren Series anglers as they began the Western Division season closer Wednesday. Out of 267 total five-bass limits caught by the pros and co-anglers, 23 of them weighed more than 20 pounds. The day’s biggest, caught by pro Sean Stafford of Fairfield, Calif., weighed an astonishing 33 pounds, 9 ounces. READ MORE »

Stren Western: Digging the Delta

Stren Western: Digging the Delta

BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. – Last month, even as they brought in record numbers of limits at the last event at Lake Shasta, Stren Series Western Division anglers were dreaming about the upcoming tournament at the California Delta. All the talk was about how big they were going to catch them because this event is hitting one of the tour’s baddest tournament bass fisheries almost at the height of the spawn. READ MORE »