The California Junior Angler State Championship tournament was held on 28 May, 2017 at Russo’s Marina. Although the bite was tough, every angler brought at least one keeper to the scales and other anglers were able to boat some very impressive large mouth bass. Five junior angler teams qualified 4 anglers each from San Diego to Yuba/Sutter to compete in this Championship on the California Delta.
Jared DeFremery representing Delta Teen Team in Oakley, CA, caught a giant 9.08 lb. Largemouth and brought in a total of 5 bass for 14.43 lbs. for the win. Second Place Angler Manual Nevarez from Yuba Sutter Youth Fishing Club also caught a very impressive 7.26 lb. kicker fish and had two other keepers for a total of 11.90 lbs. Miles Kaneko, also of local Delta Teen Team failed to boat a kicker fish and brought in a very impressive 5 fish limit for 11.42 lbs. Jackson Paluczak form San Diego also bested 10 lbs with 5 fish for 10.54 lbs.to land in 4th place. Michael Alaga from Watsonville, CA captured 5th place with 9.44 lbs for 5 solid keepers.
Thanks out to the junior anglers team administrators, parents, and other family members for traveling as needed to allow these kids to compete. Also a shout out to volunteer boaters and vendors who volunteered their time and/or product so each competitor received a nice tackle pack at the conclusion of the awards ceremony.