Winter 2020Hi AnglersAnother full year of fishing is wrapping up and the excitement of the new season is already starting to hit us.WesternBass will again be the sponsor of the nationally renowned International Sportsmen’s Expo Aquarium tank in January. Be sure and stop by and check out the line-up of bass pros that will be available to share tips and tricks to catch more and bigger fish! Be sure to also stop by the Fisherman’s Warehouse Megastore booth.Last years show had many super specials and this years show should be even larger.We are ready to help kick off the new year of tournaments for our circuit sponsors, Angler’s Press, Best Bass Tournaments and Wild West Bass Trail and are looking forward to seeing what catches that 2020 bring for our fellow anglers.Lastly, I would like to wish all of you a happy and healthy holiday season and new personal bests on the end of all of your lines.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!Good FishingWayne
Fall 2019Hi AnglersAt WesternBass we had a great summer filled with lots of topwater and frogs and of course, the biggest annual event for the sport – ICAST. We hope you enjoyed our coverage with a former Delta favorite –Bobby Barrack.We are anxious to see many of the products that we saw first-hand at the show come to store shelves – especially the long-awaited Ghost Trolling Motor from Lowrance.As we look forward to the fall transition, we are excited to see the grand opening of our partners Fisherman’s Warehouse and their new Megastore in Fairfield.Watch for exclusive gear and colors offered only at their locations, such as the Dee Thomas Flippin’ Stick, the Duo Realis 120SP in Smokey Bone, the G-Ratt Sneaky Pete in Bone and the “Glow in the Dark” Brad’s Super Cut Plug and watch for more to come.Lastly as another summer passes and the fall feed up is on the horizon, we anticipate seeing many big bags and awesome catches. Thanks for sharing them with us, supporting the site and the sponsors that keep us here.Good Fishing!Wayne
Summer 2019Hi Anglers,Another season, another issue of WesternBass.com Magazine!I hope all the rain and weather has put some productive fishing in front of us all.I am especially looking forward to frog fishing season.It is always an explosive time of year!The whole WesternBass team is also anxious to head out to ICAST again to help bring you the best of what is to come for our industry.I also want to announce that even before ICAST, a new release that will hit the market with a must-have fishing rod.Designed by the Father of Flippin’ of himself, Dee Thomas, this new rod was created and tested to every specification of the legend himself.They will be available as a limited run, exclusively at Fisherman’s Warehouse, one of the WesternBass sponsors.With that being said, I would like remind everyone that the support of our sponsors is what keeps WesternBass available for us all. Please support our sponsors as they support us and the sport that we love.Good Fishing!Wayne
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Clear LakeByWB Staffby Dave Brabec ? Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:54 amI was out yesterday, More bait equals more birds.The Redbud arm is filled with Grebes . Some winters more than others. The lake has so many big shad right now even the coots are coming up with them.Fish are really fat . Catching fish that look like 3 pounders that weigh 5. Water was 49 degrees at noon . Only caught fish on the Arig.
Camanche LakeByWB Staffy StanL ? Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:47 pmFishing Camanche Report 1-1-2020I want to start off by saying how challenging the fishing has been at Camanche lately. I attibute that to 297 CFS of inflow and 327 CFS of outflow. Other factors that are effecting the bite is that the surface temperature has been hanging around 55°, the lake not turning over and the water being extremely clear.The most consistent bite has been in the 30’ to 50’ range on points and steep breaks.The best baits have been jigs, dropshots and dartheads.My partner Jerry and I fished the New Year’s Day tournament. We landed 12 keepers with most of them beingcaught In the first 2 hours of the morning.There were 27 teams total.The winners were Jerry and Dan with a winning weight of 12.46 lbs. My partner Jerry and I finished second with 11.76 and Shawn and Chris took third with 11.20I know I don’t speak for myself when I say how much we appreciate Steve Dollard for taking time to put this New Year's Day event on. It’s always a great tournament with a great bunch of guys.With that being said I would like to share a picture of my partner Jerry and I taking second place at Camanche almost exactly 30 Years ago in January of 1990. The second picture is of Jerry and I last year fishing the same event, but unfortunately, I didn't get a photo from this year.Thanks to my partner Jerry for all the good times.As always I hope this helps and good luck fishing!!Stan L.