UPDATED–Maybe you heard. It was raining in Hemet today. (And everywhere else.) But that didn’t stop anglers from competing and supporting the cause of Valley Wide Recreation.
The National Best West crew performed admirably, working with 53 bass fishing teams, 19 striper boats and a pair of trout entries representing all categories in the contest. (NBW will have the final count and official stats.)
No, I don’t have the weights. I really didn’t want to poach NBW and I expect they will have full results and images on their site (click here) at sometime. But I can tell you, the fishermen raised a total of $5,470 for the cause and the benefit tournament paid out over $9500 in cash–a pretty nice combination.
From my time on-site I can tell you there seemed to be a number of limits from 14 to 19 pounds, and when I headed back out on the wet roads (was checking some flows in Salt Creek) Mike Nemec had the largest fish going 7.48 pounds, that fell for a 6-inch BBZ. (more…)