First Weekend Of Fall: Perfect Time For The Lauritzen Yacht Harbor 3rd Annual Rat-L-Trap Derby
It's that time of year again on the California Delta when the striped bass bass fishing is expected to heat up big time. Not only will you be able to catch a lot of stripers in the fall, but this is the time of year where you have a chance of catching a beautiful trophy fish.
One of the reasons the striped bass is such a sought after game fish is because you can target them in multiple ways. For example you can use a variety of cut baits like anchovies, shad, sardines. You can also troll for stripers in both shallow and deep water; and of course, you can throw an array of lures like rip baits, crankbaits, swimbaits and an array of topwater baits.
On Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, you’ll have an opportunity to use just one of those many baits I’ve mentioned. Lauritzen Yacht Harbor is hosting its 3rd annual Rat-L-Trap derby.
This isn’t just any striper derby though. You won’t need to dig into your bait and start looking for your favorite color lure so you can sharpen the hooks, because you will not be able to use it. Yes, that is right you can not use your own lure.
Upon paying your registration fee, $50.00 for both Saturday and Sunday and only $35.00 for just one of the days, you will be handed two specific Rat-L-Trap lures to use in the derby.
I know many of you are most likely thinking, “What happens if I lose both lures?” Good question; I would recommend that you go to Lauritzen Yacht Harbor’s website, at http://www.lauritzens.com to read all the rules for this tournament.
Here are just some of the details for this derby; this is a catch and release derby with a target length striper within the 24 to 27 inch slot range. Once a striper is caught in this range, the fish must be measured on a measuring board provided to each angler by Lauritzen Yacht Harbor.
The measurement slot on the board will be well marked and easy to see. Once the angler catches a fish, within the specified slot, they will take a picture of the fish on the board, showing the size, then release it.
Instead of a traditional weigh in, the angler will bring their pictures to the officials at the end of each fishing day to determine if it was an eligible fish. There is a new Big Fish Option for this years derby.
Not only will this derby be competitive and challenging, but it is also a great family event.
This derby was a huge success last year and is expected to be even more successful this year. Check out http://www.lauritzens.com to read the official rules and get registered today!Back To Reports