Britt Leads BAM Kayak Tournament Trail Oroville Open

March 16, 2024
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Oroville, Calif.– The second stop of the BAM Tournament Trail (BAM TT) Pro/Am blasted off on Lake Oroville for the first day of competition under sunny skies that brought the highest air temps the area has seen in some time at just under 80 degrees.

With a 4.35 big bass boosting his five-fish limit to 14.44, Yuba City pro angler Aaron “Legit” Britt holds the top spot after the first weigh-in of the three-day BAM TT Pro/Am on Lake Oroville presented by Bass Boat Technologies. “Fishing was great,” exclaimed Britt when he was asked about his day. 

Britt’s morning unexpectedly started out well and it only got better by the end of the day. “It wasn’t very windy, and I thought that would play to my disadvantage; but they (the fish) seemed to bite better with no wind in the morning,” he explained. 

By mid-day a northwesterly wind was steady at about 16 mph and around that time,Britt made a change. “I made the call to go out in the main body and start fishing some windblown banks,” he revealed. “I caught a 4 ½ pounder; so, it was a good decision and I feel good going into it tomorrow.” 

As the only other fisherman  to break the 14-pound benchmark, BAM Pro Tour angler Zack Thompson of Alameda, Calif. is right on Britt’s heels, trailing by only .05 with his own five-fish limit of 14.39. 

Shasta local,Scott Stanfield of Anderson, Calif, rounds out the first day top-three anglers with 13.95. Stanfield is coming off a top-five finish in the inaugural BAM TT event on Lake Shasta, after leading the Day One field in the event.

Antonio Gold ofCameron Park, Calif. caught the big bass of the day with a 4.96 to anchor his 4th place position with 13.79 and the most recent and first-ever BAM TT Pro/Am champion Greg “Double G” Gutierrez of Red Bluff, Calif. claimed his seat in the day’s top-five with 13.33. With just over a pound of separation between the top group, Day Two is setting up to be quite the bass battle for placement in the final field cut to 10.

Lake local, from Oroville, co-angler Jason Bubier will start his second day on the water as the co-leader. There is only a pound and a half separating the top-five on the co-side as well. Once again highlighting that ounces matter at this fishery. 

Anglers will checkin for tournament launch at Loafer Creek Ramp on Saturday, March 16 for their second day of fishing with a looming top-10 elimination by scales close. After a 30-degree nighttime drop from Friday’s high, blast-off air temps are expected to be in the high-40s.  The day is forecasted with a sunny sky, and temperature drop in the high of roughly 10 degrees. The morning’s east wind is expected to evolve with a west/south westerly direction change by mid-morning. Saturday’s weigh-in will kick off by 3:30 p.m. at Loafer Creek Ramp. Tune in to watch LIVE.

Complete BAM TT Lake Oroville Day One Results AreAvailable



Top-10 Pros:

Place/Angler/Day1 Big Bass/ Day 1 Weight

1Aaron Britt 04.35 14.44 00.00 14.44
2 Zack Thompson 14.39 00.00 14.39
3 Scott Stanfield 04.56 13.95 00.00 13.95
4 Antonio Gold 04.96 13.79 00.00 13.79
5 Greg Gutierrez 03.78 13.33 00.00 13.33
6 Asher Haynes 04.72 13.27 00.00 13.27
7 Joseph Orozco 03.27 12.96 00.00 12.96
8 Ryan Hall 02.90 12.83 00.00 12.83
9 JR Wright 12.25 00.00 12.25
10 Gregory Troughton 03.35 12.22 00.00 12.22


Top-10 Co-Anglers:

Place/Angler/Day1 Big Bass/ Day 1 Weight

1Jason Bubier 12.27 00.00 12.27
2 Gasper Busalacchi 04.79 12.07 00.00 12.07
3 Roy Desmangles JR 11.80 00.00 11.80
4 Rodney Brown 11.71 00.00 11.71
5 Dante Ray 03.36 10.74 00.00 10.74
6 Kong Moua 02.41 10.61 00.00 10.61
7 Craig Main 10.28 00.00 10.28
8 Andrew Richter 10.11 00.00 10.11
9 Daniel Martinez 03.42 10.05 00.00 10.05
10 James Rodgers 09.95 00.00 09.95