New Melones Reservoir Pro/Am | WWBT Ep. 2 2019
New Melones Reservoir in northern California is a favorite by many anglers, and the monster bass are why. Warming weather will bring out the Best of the West.

The Wild West Bass Trail Pro/Am at New Melones presented by Kelly Moore Paints came down to a near “photo finish” on Championship Sunday with Jason Remmers of Valley Springs claiming final victory of the three-day event.

Fishing through a 123-boat pro angler field, the closing moments of the tournament played out with dramatic flair as Remmers took the trophy with a cumulative total of 55.93, just inching ahead of the 55.82 weighed in by runner-up Greg Gutierrez of Redding.

Remmers kicked off the Melones competition with a Day One weight of 17.66, landing his spot in the top-10; however, a Day Two sack of 22.40, bolstered by a double-digit 10-plus, rocketed him into top-spot at 39.90, with nearly a three-pound lead.

With Day Three rumors of a 20-sack being brought in by Gutierrez, Remmers was concerned he may come up short with the 15 that he carried to the scales. In the end, Remmers held just enough for the “W” and a $16,230 payday. His earnings included contingency dollars from Yamamoto, Lowrance, P-Line, Dobyns and a Big Fish payout.

He credits the win to lake knowledge and a willingness to stick to his “big bait” plan.

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