2017 Costa Bass-N-Fly Update Venue: If you haven't heard, we are running 2017 Costa Bass-N-Fly out of Sugar Barge RV Resort & Marina (Bethel Island,

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2017 Costa Bass-N-Fly Update

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Venue: If you haven't heard, we are running 2017 Costa Bass-N-Fly out of Sugar Barge RV Resort & Marina (Bethel Island, CA) May 18-19, 2017, and after having met with Sugar Barge we're more excited than ever!

Imagine shooting the shit at the end of the day breathing fresh air on Sugar Barge's roof top, sipping on a cold one, eating processed meat and enjoying the breathtaking view of prime fishing water in Franks Tract. On May 18th and 19th, that's exactly what we're going to do.

And, guess where we're conducting weigh-ins? Answer: We're conducting weigh-ins on the water at the end of Sugar Barge's Dock C. That's right, not only are we treating you, our tournament contestants, like royalty, but we're also treating the fish pretty great too. How cool is that?!

And, if that weren't the sweetest, you should know that Sugar Barge has wet berths so that you don't have to launch and land your boat every frickin' day. These wet berths are equipped with electricity so you can re-charge batteries with no hassles. If I were you, I'd put my boat in a wet berth during the tournament... just sayin'. And, a fueling dock is on site too, so hot damn, Sugar Barge is a veritable one stop shop.

Sponsors: We've also wrapped up our sponsor solicitation with a booming 22 sponsors agreeing to support our great event.

We've got Costa del Mar, of course, who is our faithful title sponsor and who will be kicking in a yeoman's share of goodies for swag bags and winner prizes.

This year, Yeti Coolers LLC and Galvan Fly Reels came in as Partners, the highest level of sponsorship this year. Who needs plastic bottles or paper cups when you can drink out of your very own stainless steel Yeti Rambler? And don't you just love Galvan Fly Reels? Merica baby!

Our 10 wt sponsors include Simms, Nature Boy Designs, Bank of Stockton and Redtruck Fly Fishing Co. Scientific Anglers claimed an 8 wt spot, and the following companies formed a scrum at 6 wt: Umpqua Feather Merchants, R.L. Winston Rod Co., Sage, RIO Products, Airflo, Michael David Winery, Buff USA, Fly Fishing Specialties, Loon Outdoors, Hardy, Kirbus Screen Printing, Pacifico and Humminbird.

We can't do what we do without our sponsors and they can't do what they do without you. So, let's be sure to tap their shoulder and give them the nod whenever we can.

We've invited our sponsors to put up a vendor booth, so, hopefully we'll have ourselves a mini-carnival.

Rules: We have massaged the rules, so please check em out. Tournament Rules.

-If you signed up, but haven't paid, then please submit your fees in order to receive a Day 1 blast off number.
-If you have paid, but haven't registered. We love you! And, please complete, sign and submit your form.
-If you haven't done either, then note we are 2-1/2 weeks out. We'd love to have you hang out with us, so what are you waiting for? Register now.
-If you're an out of towner or just want a nearby place to stay, check in with Sugar Barge (800)799-4100.
-If you'd rather stay in a bed, in a house on Piper Slough, let me know as there may be a few more beds available.
-If you're a boater interested in getting partnered with a ringer, then let us know since there are quite a few that have thrown their name in the hat.
Tournament Details

When: Thursday and Friday, May 18th -19th, 2017
6am Blast-off
2pm Weigh-in
Where: California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, Sugar Barge RV Resort & Marina 1440 Sugar Barge Road, Bethel Island, CA 94511, Tel. (800) 799-4100
What: Fly fishing only tournament for black bass (largemouth, smallmouth, spotted) and family fun filled afternoons.
Who: You! And, Costa del Mar, Co-directors Captain Noel de Guzman and Captain Maury Hatch.

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