When the Nor-Cal Guides and Sportmens Association decided to host a striped bass derby on the Sacramento River in Colusa, they probably assumed a seasoned fisherman would take the top prize of $10,000. Much to their surprise, it was a teenager that beat out everyone to claim the big money.
The derby occurred on April 17 and 18 from the Colusa Ramp and spanning all the way up to Discovery Park in Sacramento. There were specific rules to win the derby, including only males could be caught and they needed to fit into a certain size slot. When all the bass were gathered at the end of Sunday, the teenage winner was crowned:
“Can you believe that a 14 year old teenager won the $10,000 first place prize by catching 2 perfect fish both days on the button,” wrote the Nor-Cal Guides and Sportmens Association on Facebook.
It goes to show that fishing is a game of luck as well as skill. Congrats to all the winners from this year’s derby. See photos from the event here.
The Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmenâ€™s Association (NCGASA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization representing the â€œSportsmenâ€™s Voiceâ€ of Northern California. The organization is comprised and operated by nine elected Board of Directors.