Float Tube Derby Recap - September 28, 2013
The 3rd event of the 2013 Friends of Castaic Lake Float tube Bass Derby series got underway on September 28th, 2013. The day started out cool and clear as most tubers expected a tought bite, which is exactly what they found. All went well for us, though, as our event went off without a hitch. 18 tuber braved the tough conditions to compete on this day.
Here are top finishers:
1. Chad Emery-3 fish for 7.66lbs, 3rd big fish of 2.97 lbs
2. Johnathan Behl-2 fish for 6.49lbs, 2nd big fish of 3.52lbs
3. Shawn Norfolk-1 fish-also event big fish-3.70lbs
4. Dave Baltes-1 fish-2.71lbs
5. Phillip Emery-1 fish-2.53lbs
6. Mike Iljin-1 fish-2.22lbs
7. Bryan Howell-1 fish-2.11lbs
Needless to say, it was tough!
Angler of the year:
1. Chad Emery-34.22lbs
2. Doug Mathias-20.05
3. Vince Amparan-19.34
4. Mongenchi Xiong-18.77
5. Daniel Palmer-17.71
Participants reported catching their fish on a variety of baits, everything from Spinnerbaits to worms.
I want to thank all of our great sponsors, here is a complete list:
Shawn Norfolk of Ironclad Performance Gloves, Jeri Toner of Zipper Worm Company and Case Plastics, Roger Larocque of Peregrine 250, Gary Dobyns of Dobyns Rods, Steve and DeLynn Davies of Team Davies Drop Shot weights, Chad Curtis of Tackle Express, John from Sport Chalet Stevenson Ranch, Bob Bernosky of Power Team Lures, Mike Nyugen of Turner's Outdoorsman, Troy Linder, Rich Tauber of WON BASS, Bruce Tracy of Basstaic Bait company, Gary Shiebler, and Doug Beard of Hot Spot float fins. I also want to thank the great lake staff for their assistance with all of our events.
I also want to thanks Staff members Mike and Melissa Alvarado, Karl Kratzer, Bruce Tracy, Roger Larocque, George Garcia, Kevin Miner, Bill Tiefuhr, Dan Ahern, Tony Franks, John Ritchie, Marcia Thompson, Nancy Reynolds, Steven Castillo, Ken Boyce, Marty Laurentzon, and Mike Waters. All in all, it was a great season, we will have 3 events again next year as well, See ya then!