Inaugural Season

BAM Pro Tour heads to Lake Almanor May 31- June 2

May 29, 2024Almanor, News, Pro Tour0 comments

BAM Pro Tour – Bass Boat Technologies Invitational Event at Lake Almanor presented by Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce and Plumas County.

Gear up for an exciting fishing event at Lake Almanor! The BAM Tournament Trail is bringing the top western anglers to renowned waters known for exceptional smallmouth fishing.

Fishing Lake Almanor Now

Lake Almanor known for its robust smallmouth population.  Anglers can expect a good number of fish in the 2.5 to 3lb class where it could be a very tight race to the top ten.

The fish should be all three stages of the spawn where drop shotting, small swimbaits, jerkbaits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and maybe some topwater will come into play.

Local Pro Tour angler Mark Pilgrim said areas where cold water is entering the lake like the North end – Feather River and the Hamilton Brach on the East side may have pre-spawn bass.  The swamp and west shore usually see the first spawn where anglers may find post spawn fish.

Look for large flats or islands with gravel and stumps – smallies spawn around stumps.  Note: Smallmouth generally shy away for rip-rap during the spawn.

Mark predicts it will take between 32 and 34 pounds to make the top ten and if the stars align an angler might catch 19 lbs on championship Sunday to win.

Event Schedule and Location: Dates: May 31st – June 2nd

Thursday May 30th Meet and greet downtown Chester with the BAM Tour anglers starting at 3PM.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday blast off at 5:45 am and weigh-in starting at 3 pm at Rec 1 Lake Almanor, at 1100 Peninsula Dr – Westwood

Saturday afternoon we cut to the top-ten

Sunday the top ten blast off at 5:45 am and weigh-in starting at 3 pm at Rec 1 Lake Almanor, at 1100 Peninsula Dr – Westwood

Sunday afternoon we crown a champion about 4:30 pm

Watch live as top western pros weigh in live at Rec starting at 3 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Can’t make it in person? No problem! Live weigh-in links can be found at  www.bamtrail.com  YouTube https://www.youtube.com/bassanglermag and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BassAnglerMagazine

Follow along each day with live updates and track the progress of your favorite anglers on TourneyX https://tourneyx.com/ . Get real-time insights and stay in the loop with all the tournament action!

Media is welcome to attend. Filming is allowed, angler interviews are allowed and encouraged, interviews with the BAM staff are also encouraged.

About BAM Tournament Trail

The Bass Angler Magazine Tournament Trail (BAM TT) is an exclusive west coast pro level tournament circuit. BAM TT delivers multiple opportunities to showcase the talents of western anglers on several professional platforms.

As BAM TT continues to provide and refine a platform of elite events for competitive anglers, it simultaneously creates a logical avenue for sponsors to have direct contact with our west coast customers. BAM TT is dedicated to creating a complete package of advertising opportunities including on-site activation, internet/social media, and a YouTube series that reaches a large number of viewers each day.

Tournament events include BAM Pro Tour, Pro-Am and a Kayak Tour with a no entry Championship can be viewed on YouTube.  Learn more here: BAM TRAIL, FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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