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For this, the 20th anniversary of the California Top 40 Bass Anglers List, the task was almost impossible determining the best bass anglers in the Golden State. Whether by peer references, point standings or merely the “Eye Test,” our Bass Angler Assessment Team (BAAT) tried to find some separation between so many fishermen with worthy, but hardly lights out performances.
Today was moving day at Lake Mead for the anglers fishing the 32nd WON Bass US Open, day 2 was the first chance to establish consistency and whether they’re a contender or a pretender this year. Veteran tournament pro Gabe Bolivar of Ramona backed up a solid first day with an even better second.
The first day of the 2014 US Open concluded today with Payson Arizona’s Clifford Pirch (2007 and 2010 US Open Champion) posting an incredible 15.47 pound limit to take a commanding lead of almost 4 pounds on the frugal Lake Mead. Anglers were greeted with pleasant weather in the morning, but an afternoon thunderstorm shook things up, showing the anglers something they didn’t see in practice.
More than 20 anglers from San Diego County will compete next week in the WON Bass US Open at Lake Mead, fishing for a 1st place prize package worth more than $85,000 and one of the most prestigious titles in professional bass fishing.