Sacramento State Wins College Fishing event

The Sacramento State team of Thomas Kanemoto, Elk Grove, Calif., and Robert Matsuura, Sacramento, Calif. won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Western Conference event on the California Delta Saturday with five bass weighing 26 pounds, 3 ounces. The victory earned the team $5,000. The win also helped them advance to the Western Conference Regional ...










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Sacramento State team of Thomas Kanemoto, Elk Grove, Calif., and Robert

Matsuura, Sacramento, Calif. won the National Guard FLW College Fishing

Western Conference event on the California Delta Saturday with five

bass weighing 26 pounds, 3 ounces. The victory earned the team $5,000.

The win also helped them advance to the Western Conference Regional

Championship.




 




“I’ve been fishing tournaments out here all spring and I hadn’t

been able to get a bag over 20 pounds,” said Kanemoto, a Recreation,

Parks and Tourism Administration major. “So it feels good to finally get

those fish that I know have been out here the whole time. Our weight

was more than we thought we had coming to weigh-in. I was guessing we

had around 21 pounds, so to have over 26 is great!.




 


“We were alternating crankbaits,” Kanemoto continued. “We threw a

Lucky Craft B.D.S. series, Mad Craw-colored, and a Tennessee Special

XCalibur XCS Square Bill crankbait. That B.D.S. is a Delta Killer.”




 


“We were fishing pretty shallow,” said Matsuura, a Geography

major. “We were targeting 2 to 4 feet of water. The day started out real

warm and sunny. We had our limit of fish by 8 a.m., and this allowed us

to hit a lot of spots. The rain started around 11 a.m., and it got

really cold and breezy. During our pre-fish, anytime there was rain we

still did pretty good, but today it got too cold and the bite really

slowed down. I’m happy though. We’ll be back at Clear Lake!”




 


Rounding out the top five teams and also advancing to the Western Conference Championship are:




 




      2nd: University of California-Davis – Philip Choy, Lafayette,

Calif., and Kousei Perales, Bakersfield, Calif. (five bass, 18-9,

$1,500)




      3rd:  California State University-Chico – Jeffrey Karnthong,

Chico, Calif., and Daniel Figueroa, Santa Maria, Calif. (five bass,

18-7, $1,000)




      4th:  Arizona State University – Jason Karseboom, Tempe, Ariz.,

and Bobby Fletcher, Gilbert, Ariz. (five bass, 17-6, $1,000)




      5th:  California Polytechnic State University – Kyle Greenlaw,

Magalia, Calif., and John Zeolla, Oak Park, Calif. (five bass, 17-5,

$1,000)




 




      Complete results can be found at CollegeFishing.com.

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