The Fairfield/Suisun Bass Reapers are holding their 37th Annual Open Team Tournament on Saturday, April 7, at Pleasure Cove on Lake Berryessa. The tournament is open to the public.
Last year, the Bass Reapers hosted 72 teams and paid back 14 places for total weight and eight places for big fish.
For the past 36 years, the Bass Reapers have been preforming conservation work at Lake Berryessa and assisting local agencies with their kids fishing programs with the tournament raffle proceeds. The club has worked with the Bureau of Reclamation and Department of Fish and Wildlife to plant over 30,000 Florida strain largemouth bass and increased much needed bass habitat by sinking Christmas trees in the lake for structure. This has resulted in Lake Berryessa being one of the top 10 black bass fishing lakes in the nation.
In 2009, Bass Reapers installed a fish cleaning station at the Capell Cove launch ramp. The club continues to support Kids Day of Fishing and Cast for Kids thru donations to these organizations. Anyone who would like to donate much needed items for the raffle, with proceeds going to the club’s conservation efforts can contact any officer listed on the club’s website. These donations will be recognized at the event and will be greatly appreciated. The club gladly accepts all donations and they don’t need to be fishing related.
Visit bassreapers.com to see results and pictures from last year’s tournament, this year’s entry form, club outings and additional information. Follow the club on Facebook for latest club tournament results and pictures.