For Immediate Release
August 23, 2010
Vacaville, Ca – The California Bass Championship tournament organization would like to announce that Creston, California Pro Dale Ball, the 2010 State Champion, has landed 5 new sponsorships. Coming off his win of the inaugural California Bass Championship Dale was able to land pro staff deals with Dobyns Rods, MonsterFishingTackle.com, Minnkota, Humminbird and Bob's Marine.
“It just keeps getting better,” stated Ball. “I am proud to be associated with these fine companies. They all have some great products that are going to help me defend my title in 2011. The Minnkota Talon the entirely electric shallow water anchor system, the Humminbird side image finders are going to be welcome additions to my boat. Also, I've always loved Dobyns Rods and I am extremely excited to add more of them to my arsenal. Monster Fishing Tackle is one of the premier online tackle sites and I will be able to get the latest and hottest products in my boat fast. Finally, Bob's Marine has kept me on the water for years and being on pro staff with them will save me money and continue to keep me fishing!”
Dale won the California Bass Championship 2010 event by squeeking through the qualifyier by the narrowest of margins .06 lbs at Clear Lake with a limit of 18.42 which qualified him for the regional event on the Sacramento River. “The river was a totally new experience for me and I pre fished it a lot. One day I would get them and the next I would struggle,” Dale explained.
At the Sacramento River regional Dale was able to place 6 th with a weight of 6.24, which was 1.15 pounds of cushion to qualify Dale for the State Championship. As Dale put it, “Every fish counted in that event. If I lost or broke off just 1 of those keepers, I would have been watching the Championship online from home.”
At the Championship on Clear Lake August 13 th and 14 th Dale was able to bring in a day 1 limit of 18.66 and a day 2 limit of 16.70 for the win. His total weight of 35.36 was just under 2 pounds ahead of second place Richard Neal of Bakersfield California.
“For $118 I won the title of State Champion against many of the best anglers in the State of California. I also took home $15,000, a boat wrap, a beautiful hand carved trophy and now to land 5 sponsorships in less than 2 weeks is amazing. The CBC is definitely a tournament I suggest for any bass angler in the state,” Dale suggested.
About Dale Ball: Dale Ball, 53, spent four years in the United States Coast Guard. He then spent the next 24 years aboard an oceanographic survey boat traveling the worlds oceans. The past five years he has been a Captain on “Clean Ocean.” “Clean Ocean” is a 150 foot long oil spill cleanup vessel. Dale resides in Creston, California and has been bass fishing for 20 years. During that 20 years he has held the Lake Lopez lake record with a 10.1 pound bass that lasted 10 years, he has won many team tournaments throughout the state and he won the WON bass Pro/Am rookie of the year in the early 2000's.
About California Bass Championship: The CBC is a multi-tiered tournament event in the state of California started in order to define a true State Champion. All anglers of any age, sex, rank, previous fishing history and experience are welcome to participate in the event. More information on the CBC can be found at www.CalBassChamps.com .