Inaugural Season

Zack Thompson By Weight; Ish Monroe by Scorables: First Day Leaders of BAM Pro Tour at Lake Almanor

Jun 1, 2024Almanor, News, Pro Tour0 comments

WESTWOOD, Calif. – Reminiscent of the first BAM Tournament Trail Pro Tour event on Lake Martinez that wrapped Day One with Zack Thompson of Alameda, Calif. in the top spot, the second BAM Pro Tour tournament at Lake Almanor closes the Day One scales with Thompson in the lead. Thompson’s position was earned with a five-fish total of 16.47.

“It was a grind all day,” said Thompson. “But I do think that I can make it work again for Day Two.”

Once again, Thompson put his St. Croix Rods and Seviin Reels to the test, landing eight scorable bass. “The Spearpoint Hooks tied to my P-Line really kept the fish buttoned up and that can make all the difference,” he added. “On a day like today, my Costa sunglasses were a key to catching ’em.”

Ish Monroe Leads Keeper Count

In the alternating Five Biggest / Keeper Count leaderboard, Ish Monroe of Oakdale, Calif. sits in second by leading the quantity side with a dozen scorable bass for the first day of Almanor fishing.

Ish Monroe Day One Keeper Count Leader at the BAM Pro Tour event at Lake Almanor

“I’m using lures that aren’t even in existence anymore,” revealed Monroe. “And I lost one of them today.”

At this point, he was tight-lipped on what particular bass temptations he was throwing with his Daiwa rods and reels. Monroe’s five biggest weighed 16.09. By weight he was one of only three to lock in at the 16-pound range, leaving him a contender to make the top-five by scales or by numbers for the final field cut to 10 anglers at end of Day Two.

Luke Johns of Folsom, Calif. joins Monroe with 12 scorables; however, Monroe’s five heaviest came in over Johns’ 15.11 in the tiebreaker.

Top-10 BAM Pro Tour Lake Almanor Day One

Place/Angler/Hometown/Day 1 Weight/Day 1 Big Bass (if weighed)/Scorable Bass

Zack Thompson           Alameda, CA                 *16.47 8

Ish Monroe                 Oakdale, CA                   16.09   *12

Mark Pilgrim               Chester, CA                    *16.3    11

Luke Johns                 Folsom, CA                    15.11   *12

Billy Hines                  Vacaville, CA                 *15.94 7

Colby Pearson            Central Point, OR             15.55   *11

Conrad Demecs          Peoria, AZ                      *15.91 10

Nicholas Cloutier        Oakley, CA                       15.40   *9

Nick Wood                 Yreka, CA                       *14.95 7

Jake Boomer              Spokane Valley, WA   4.68     14.68   *8

BAM Pro Tour Lake Almanor Day One Full Results

Note: BAM Pro Tour anglers are ranked in the Pro Tour events by both biggest five fish limit and numbers of scorable bass caught. First place is held by the angler with five biggest bass and second place is the highest keeper count. The standings then continue to alternate by weight/numbers. Anglers ranked by weight are denoted with an asterisk. Field will be cut at end of Day Two.

2024 BAM Pro Tour Next Stop

The third BAM Pro Tour event will be held at the Columbia River. More info is available here.

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About BAM Tournament Trail

The Bass Angler Magazine Tournament Trail (BAM TT) offers an unparalleled media platform for anglers and sponsors alike combining vast exposure opportunities that celebrate the skills of western bass anglers. The circuit garners extensive coverage across television, print magazines, websites, video, digital magazine, and multiple social media channels.

Anglers blast off at 5:45 a.m. and scales open at 3 p.m. Join your favorite angler at Rec 1 Lake Almanor, 1100 Peninsula Drive, in Westwood, Calif. or watch the tournament weigh-in live as top western pros weigh in live at Rec starting Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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About BAM Tournament Trail

The Bass Angler Magazine Pro Tour, offers an unparalleled platform for anglers and sponsors, alike combining vast exposure opportunities that celebrate the skills of the top western bass anglers. The circuit garners extensive coverage across print and online magazines, websites, videos, television, and multiple social media channels.

Lake Almanor Event Sponsors

The  tournament proudly welcomes the  a diverse array of sponsors including Bass Boat Technologies, Tackle WarehouseStorquest, and our dedicated conservation sponsor, Fisherman’s Warehouse.

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BAM Pro Tour is honored to be associated with its title sponsor, Bass Boat Technologies, and presenting sponsor, Tackle Warehouse. The trail is also supported by Storquest, Garmin, Bass Cat Boats, Ford Fairfield, Dish – Accel Marketing, Power Pole, Mercury Outboards, Bob’s Machine, Wood Bros, Sticky Graphics, Jean Deleonardi Real Estate, Valley Outdoors, Eternal Lithium, Alpha Angler Rods, and Fisherman’s Warehouse.

BAM’s Esteemed Tourism Sponsors

The BAM Pro Tour is grateful for the support of its tourism sponsors: the Lake Almanor Chamber, and the Feather River Tourism Association.

The BAM Tournament Trail features the BAM Pro Tour, Pro-Am, and Kayak events, each designed to test the determination of western anglers in a competitive and environmentally conscious format.

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