By Jody Only
Each year as the colder temperatures give way to the spring, I begin to anticipate the “36 lb bag”.
Some scoff at my expectations, some say I am spoiled by the Delta fishery that I call my backyard; but at this point – to me – it has just become a tradition.
A few years ago, I began to write about the 36 lb day.
On April 7, 2012 Mark Daniels Jr. and Jamond Andrews weighed 36.56 in an U.S. Angler’s Choice tournament.
On March 9, 2013, the same team brought 37.44 to the scale in a WON Bass Delta Teams event.
On March 8, 2014 Jamond Andrews and Harvey Pulliam returned to the dock for an Angler’s Choice weigh-in with 35.99.
For 2015, the 36 lb feat was accomplished on April 12 by Ken Mah and Jason Austin, competing in this year’s U.S. Angler’s Choice circuit. Mah and Austin boated their best five for 36.19 with a kicker that came in at 10.94.