BERKLEY BIG BASS Challenge event

Any sjbers going, any one need a backseater(im alwaysl ooking)

from westernbass.
BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. – That old saying: “It ain't over till it’s over” was never illustrated more clearly than in last year’s inaugural BERKLEY BIG BASS Challenge event, where amateur level bass fisherman Pete Moore shocked the crowd and himself and captured the first ever Berkley BIG BASS Challenge title, a single “Big Fish” event held on the California delta last October, which captured the minds and imaginations of both novice and pro level anglers.

“Last year, was a pretty tough year for me, as I had been going through a string of personal circumstances”, Pete shared with those in attendance at the awards presentations. I decided to fish the BERKLEY BIG BASS Challenge because it was an inexpensive way for me to have fun PLUS have a good chance at winning some cash for catching a fish. And although I’m just an amateur, I figured I had just as good a chance as anybody of catching a big fish on the California delta…and boy was I right!”

That event was the 2008 BERKLEY BIG BASS Challenge and for 2009, it’s coming back to the California delta on June 6-7, out of Russo’s Marina, bringing with it more fun and bigger payouts than ever before!

Its format is truly unique in that it matches angling skill with a weigh-in strategy. Each competition day consists of a six-hour period, where anglers can weigh-in their single largest fish. Some anglers who participated in last year’s event called it bass fishing’s version of “Texas hold em”. Each hour anglers bring one fish to the scales to try to stay in the running for a chance to receive one of the seven hourly cash awards (over $1,300 given out each hour), with $500.00 being given for the biggest fish of the hour. The angler with the biggest fish each hour will also qualify as a "Top 12" finalist, and at the end of the event, will have a chance to win the keys to a new Toyota Tundra, valued at $28,000!

The catch is that ONLY Berkley baits can be used during the Challenge.

You heard right…seven checks per hour, for two days straight, OVER $16,000 IN CASH , with the top 12 hourly big fish winners having a chance to win a brand new Toyota Tundra truck, all for a $150 per person entry fee that covers you for both days. And, if those “honey do’s” get you boxed in, where you simply can’t fish both days, you can still get in on the fun, as you can signup for the one-day entry fee of just $100 dollars.

And that’s not the best part. The new Toyota Tundra, along with the seven per hour/per day checks, are GUARANTEED to be given away…regardless of the size of the field!

Anglers arriving Friday, the day before the event at Russo’s Marina, will have the opportunity to attend seminars hosted by Berkley pro-staff. The Berkley Experience trailer, a 70 foot plus rolling event center, will be on site from Friday until the final weigh-in and awards on Sunday. The trailer features Interactive presentation screens, Wii video games, a knot tying station and competition, bait demonstration tanks, PLUS Russo’s will be under the big tent ready to supply all of your Berkley bait needs so that you will be prepared for the next day’s competition. And save your empty BERKLEY GULP! and POWERBAIT bags as we will host a big raffle at the end of event where you can trade your bags for raffle tickets!

So don’t miss out on this chance to fish another fun and exciting event that is close to home, inexpensive, being held on a body of water well-known for BIG fish, and carries an unbelievable payback!

More information, rules, and event particulars can be found on, or you can email us at If you need to speak with someone in person about the event, you can always call us at 916-768-0938, and we will be happy to get you registered over the phone.

Stay tuned…as more details will be forthcoming as the event draws near.

See you all at the BERKLEY BIG BASS Challenge!

Angler’s Press
Tempting offer hummmm! Sounds interesting, Delta? If you need a back seater you can twist my arm to fish with ya lol.
yeah in my float tube!!! lol lol lol dude i dont have a boat ;( ;( (ex took it long ago) (8-| (8-| (8-| (i did keep the apelco fish finder though)
i was looking for a back seat [8|] [8|] [8|]
Man now this is tempting!!
I might just want to do this one....
I saw something like this on the National Geographic "Hooked on Bass"..
They did something like this down on Lake Sam Ryburn in Texas.. Except you didnt have to use Berkley products only..
Which is no big deal to me though.. All the makers out there have simliar type of products anyways... And the best part to me is that you can fish just one day if thats all you can do ...
Now thats awesome...!!!
Gonna have to think about this one and see if I can come up with money to do it... And if I do , I will have a back seat too..

Gonna think about this one... Very throughly...
Ha Ha LOL maybe I should go out and purchase a toon to match yours and we can tie them together and trade off front and back. Make a makeshift live well with a plastic ice again. If I had a bassboat I'd invite you, but until then guess we're out of luck.
yeah dueling toons !!!!!,

Below are the results of the 2008 Berkley BIG BASS Challenge!

Angler Weight Award

Overall Big Bass - 1st Place - Pete Moore 8.3 $4,000
Overall Big Bass - 2nd Place - Kevin Looper 7.68 $750
Overall Big Bass - 3rd Place - Rob Riehl 7.58 $300

Day 1 Big Fish - Kevin Looper 7.68 Trophy
Youth Big Fish winner - Alex Sanchez 2.85 Trophy
"Fishing with Skeet Reese" winner - Jason Barofka

Day 1 - Hour 1
Richard Desmangles 7.19 $250
Taner Spohn 6.72 $200
Victor Fong 5.44 $150
Mark Sanders 5.37 $100
Jim Conlow 4.88 $100
Day 1 - Hour 2
Brandon Berlin 4.32 $250
Chris Osheroff 4 $200
Richard Desmangles 3.42 $150
Alex Sanchez 2.42 $100
Randy Canales 1.92 $100
Day 1 - Hour 3
Tanner Spohn 6.65 $250
Zack Thompson 5 $200
Jason Barofka 4.2 $150
Steve Yee 4.1 $100
Mark Sanders 2.4 $100
Day 1 - Hour 4
Kevin Looper 7.68 $250
Shawn Stafford 5.04 $200
Terry Davis 4.8 $150
Tanner Spohn 4.6 $100
Steve Yee 4.18 $100
Day 1 - Hour 5
Charlie Almassey 7.35 $250
Mo Martinez 3.28 $200
Alex Sanchez - Youth 2.85 $150
Bobby Dedner 2.42 $100
David Sanchez 1.76 $100
Day 1 - Hour 6
Randy Walker 7.03 $250
Jesse Roach Sr 5.2 $200
Zack Thompson 4.67 $150
Lemaj Plaza 4.19 $100
George Lu 4.03 $100

Day 2 - Hour 1
Rob Riehl 7.58 $250
Shawn Stafford 7.18 $200
Jay Fragonelli 4.96 $150
Moe Martinez 3.84 $100
Mike Goodwin 2.82 $100
Day 2 - Hour 2
Tony Peterson 4.64 $250
Moe Martinez 4.21 $200
Jim Grabel 4.02 $150
Victor Fong 2.97 $100
Zack Thompson 2.55 $100
Day 2 - Hour 3
Joe Reeser 5.49 $250
Jerry Rouse 5.36 $200
Steve Yee 3.75 $150
Randy Walker 3.54 $100
Roy Desmangles 3.49 $100
Day 2 - Hour 4
Pete Moore 8.3 $250
Charlie Bean 7.17 $200
Cesar Chavez 6.23 $150
Guyle Sternat 4.39 $100
Chris Osteroff 4.22 $100
Day 2 - Hour 5
Damion Robinson 6.08 $250
Kevin Looper 5.66 $200
Chris Osteroff 3.75 $150
Mark Nelson 3.41 $100
Don Payne 2.54 $100
Day 2 - Hour 6
Pat Leeser 5.81 $250
Jason Barofka 4.5 $200
Zack Thompson 4.29 $150
Gary Scott 4.2 $100
Tanner Spohn 4.18 $100

that would more like "Looney Toons"...

Thats alot of kicking !!
that would more like "Looney Toons"...

Thats alot of kicking !!
lol lol lol lol lol