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Diamond Valley Region

DVL 5/26/2018

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The final event of the 2018 Diamond Valley region was held on 5/26/2018. The Anglers of the Year for the Diamond Valley region in 2018 are Mike Phua & Michael Lillibridge! Check out the points standings to see the full Anglers of the Year Standings. The Anglers of the Year title is decided by the best 5 events of the year.

Each exciting American Bass/Ranger Boats Team Classic's awards a new Ranger/Mercury/Lowrance boat package to the winning team. These events are invitation only events. Teams earn an invitation by qualifying in one of the many American Bass team regions. First place at each of the Team Classic's will receive a Ranger/Mercury boat package no matter the number of boats competing! The Team Classics feature a $200 basic entry fee (plus mandatory event fees) with a 100% payback of the entry fee to second place through the 20% of field. Examples; if there are 100 boats in the Team Classic, there would be $20,000 cash awarded to 2nd-20th places. If there are 80 boats in the Team Classic, there would be $16,000 cash awarded to 2nd16th places. The $200 entry is required, teams may also choose to enter additional options for a chance to win even more cash! 

The Co-Sponsor of this Lake Diamond Valley qualifier was Anglers Marine. A huge thank-you to Anglers Marine for their awesome support! Please remember Anglers Marine when making your boat and tackle purchasing decisions. Anglers Marine is consistently one of the top Ranger Boats dealer in the country, head to their Anaheim Super-Store to see why!

Taking First Place at the final event of the season at Diamond Valley was Brett Posladek of Valley Center, CA and Randy Lewis of Ramona, CA. They had a great day on the water weighing in 5 Bass that weighed 22.20lbs! Along with their 1st Place trophies they received $1,150.00 CASH! Congratulations on your victory!

Taking 2nd place at Diamond Valley was the team of Rick Grover and Nolan Cromwell. They took second place by bringing 4 Bass to the scales that weighed 20.34lbs. They received $645.00 CASH and a pair of 2nd place plaques! Rick is a member of the Anglers Marine, Mercury Outboards, Motor Guide, Ranger Boats, and Sunline teams. Congrats on the runner-up spot at Diamond Valley!

The 3rd place team at the 5/26/2018 Diamond Valley tournament was Mike Phua and Michael Lillibridge. They weighed 5 Bass going 18.04lbs! They collected $240.00 CASH for their day of fishing! Mike is a member of the Suicide Jigs, Life Like Plastics, Maxima, Edge Products, and Wade Fishing Rods teams. Nice Going Mike and Michael!

In 4th place we had James Fenney Jr. & James Fenney III. They weighed in 5 Bass for a total weight of 14.69lbs and collected $140.00 CASH! James is a member of the Bass Pro Shops, Bass Brigade, LA Sliders, and Team Viper teams. James is a member of the Bass Brigade, LA Sliders, and Team Viper teams. Great job at Diamond Valley!

Rounding out the top 5 at Diamond Valley on 5/26/2018 was the team of Ian Fisher and Evan Roorda. They're 4 Bass weighing 13.90lbs. earned them this top 5 finish! They received the 5th Place Plaques and $100.00 CASH!

The biggest Bass of the day was weighed in by the team of Shane Rott & Micheal Fortie. Their big fish weighed 7.58 pounds!

This region offers American Bass angler's some of the best fishing in the West! To qualify from any region, you need to compete in a minimum of 5 events. If you fish at least 6 events in one season you are qualified to fish all three American Bass/Ranger Boats Team Classics! Jump in next season if you missed out this season. All of you Traveler's players should take a look at some of the events in this region, it will be a lot of fun! Next year's schedule will be posted on americanbass.com as soon as permits are secured. For additional information please call Jason Sutherland at (562) 673-2396 or call the American Bass office at (714) 423-4532.


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