Posted under Rich Reeser's Outdoor Column
This years class of 62 teens hit the Delta on a day when the conditions turned perfect overnight. For the past week under clear, high skies and cool mornings the Delta has been fishing tough and only giving up tons of short fish. During the Saturday evening check in, the wind began to blow and howled all night, leaving questions in many of our minds what our field would be up against on Game Day.
We were blessed Sunday morning with dead calm, overcast skies, and the Delta bass cooperated kindly with this year’s field of teens who enjoyed a summer day here with an exceptional top water bite! Although we didn’t see the giants this place is known for, the C.O. Pro-Teen anglers enjoyed some great fishing, with a lot of catching, an outstanding BBQ lunch, an amazing raffle and a day filled with partnerships with new friends! Complete results are in the Tournament section and we’ll have more updates on the event as the day and week roll on! Here are the top 10 teams. Dixon locals in the top 10 include Cliff Wentworth, Preston Henson, and Rich Reeser. Pictured are myself and my teen partner Joseph Teahan.
1 Joel Barrnett…Brandon Burress..5\17.28……5.07……3.79
2 Nathan Haley…..Tim Venkus…..5\16.69……5.20
3 Omar Gutierrez..Bobby Barrak…5\15.28……5.31
4 Andre Kouchekey.Bob Santora….5\13.73…..4.42……3.07
5 Tal Chamdi…..Cliff Wentworth..5\12.83…..4.40
6 Erik Dornback….Marc Young…..5\12.63…..3.81
7 Erich Coulter……Preston Henson…5\12.57
8 Frankie Robles…Dave Lee…….5\12.47……………..5.27
9 Adam Roberts….Dan Wells……5\12.25……………..3.64
10 Joseph Teahan…Rich Reeser…..5\12.11……………..3.16
August 2011 Department of Fish and Game (DFG) Calendar
DATE – EVENT
1 – Through the earlier of August 15 or a 1,000 Chinook quota, seven
days per week: commercial ocean salmon season is open from the Oregon
state line to Humboldt South Jetty (the California portion of Klamath
Management Zone). Possession and landing limit is 15 Chinook per day.
All salmon caught must be landed within the area and within 24 hours of
any closure. For more information please visit the Ocean Salmon webpage
at www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/oceansalmon.asp or call the Ocean Salmon
Regulations Hotline at (707) 576-3429.
1 – First day of commercial surfperch season (shiner perch excluded).
Additional information at www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/sfmp/surfperch-com.asp.
1 – First day of recreational surfperch season in San Francisco and San
Pablo bays (shiner perch excluded). More information at
1 – First day of commercial spot prawn trapping season north of Pt.
Arguello. Additional information at
1 – First day of recreational red abalone season (after July closure).
Additional information at
2 – Deadline (5 p.m.) to apply for Sept. 3 and 4 and Nov. 20 Game Bird
Heritage dove hunts at Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve in San Diego
County. For information about the hunts, please call Nicholas Bechtel at
(805) 965-3059. Applications are online at www.dfg.ca.gov/hunting. For
information on the application process, please call the DFG Upland Game
Bird Program at (916) 445-3418.
3, 4 – Fish and Game Commission meeting in the Resources Building
Auditorium, 1416 Ninth Street, first floor, Sacramento (95814). More
information at www.fgc.ca.gov. View or listen to California Fish and
Game Commission meetings in real time via Internet webcasting.
5, 12, 17, 26 and 31 – Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Bat Talk and Walk in
Davis. Starting times vary; please see details at
www.yolobasin.org/events.cfm. A 45-minute indoor presentation on bat
natural history followed by an opportunity to view live bats. The group
will carpool to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area to watch one of the
largest colonies of Mexican free-tailed bats in California as it emerges
to hunt insects at sunset. $12 per adult (children under 16 are free).
Advance online registration is required at
www.ticketturtle.com/index.php?ticketing=ybf. Scroll down to your
preferred Bat Talk and Walk date. For information please call (530)
5 – Belmont Pier Kids Fishing Rodeo (Fishing in the City program) in
Long Beach (90803). More information at
13 – Huck Finn Days at Huntington Beach Pier (Fishing in the City
program), 8 a.m. to noon, Huntington Beach (92648). More information at
13 – General bear and deer hunting seasons open in Zone A. Please see
the bear hunting regulations at
www.fgc.ca.gov/regulations/current/mammalregs.asp#365 and the deer
hunting regulations at
14 – Last day of archery deer hunting season in Zone B4.
15 – Last day of recreational groundfish season for all boat-based
anglers in the Mendocino Groundfish Management Area (Cape Mendocino,
Humboldt County to Point Arena, Mendocino County). For more information
please visit the Groundfish Central webpage at
20 – Kids’ Fishing Day at Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery, 3 North Old
Stage Road, Mt. Shasta (96067). For kids who are 15 and younger and able
to hold a rod and reel, three ponds will be stocked with trout and
people will be on hand to answer questions about fishing. Registration
is open from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fishing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For
more information please call Monty Currier at (530) 225-2368. Driving
directions are online at
20 – Archery bear hunting season opens. Please see the archery bear
hunting regulations at
20 – Archery deer hunting season opens in various B, C, D and X Zones.
Please see the archery deer hunting regulations at
25 – Wildlife Conservation Board meeting at the State Capitol, Room
112, Sacramento (95814). Room and dare are subject to change. Please
check the WCB website at www.wcb.ca.gov.
27 – Fishing in the City at Seal Beach Pier, Seal Beach (90740). More
information at www.dfg.ca.gov/fishinginthecity/la/events.html.
27 – General bear hunting season opens in Zone B4. General bear season
opens concurrently with general deer season in the A, B, C, D, X8, X9A,
X9B, X10 and X12 deer hunting zones. Please refer to the 2011 California
Mammal Hunting Regulations for opening dates. Bear hunting regulations
are on the web at www.fgc.ca.gov/regulations/current/mammalregs.asp#365.
29 – Last day of commercial ocean salmon season, from Horse Mountain to
the U.S./Mexico Border. All salmon must be landed within 24 hours of the
Aug. 29 closure. For more information please visit the Ocean Salmon
webpage at www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/oceansalmon.asp or call the Ocean
Salmon Regulations Hotline (707) 576-3429.