It's become an annual event for a Big Bass Challenge to hit the Delta, but this year, for the first time ever, the Yamamoto Big Bass Open is coming to the California Delta June 4-5.
The event will give out over $16,000 in cash prizes. Only Yamamoto or Kinami baits can be used during the two-day competition. Entry fees are $150 for both days or $100 for one day. This year's format will be identical to the Big Bass Challenges hosted over the past three years, matching angling skill against weigh-in strategy in bass fishing's version of Texas "hold em" poker. During each hour of the six-hour competition, anglers catching a big fish quickly become faced with making the decision to either cash in their big fish for a chance at that hour's big-fish money, or hold 'em and opt to bring their big fish to the scales during the following hour, with the hopes of grabbing a piece of that hour's big fish cash bounty.