The New Future Pro Tour
2015 FPT Classic Championship venue set - with $25,000 big fish bounty offered
SACRAMENTO, Ca. - From its inception, the Future Pro Tour has made a point of presenting its anglers with challenges designed specifically to help them develop their bass fishing skills in a fun yet competitive environment.
From the very first FPT Classic in 2003, which saw qualifiers compete in a “split venue” format on Folsom Lake on the first day, and the Cal Delta on the final day, FPT anglers have come to expect the unexpected, which for many, has done much to help prepare them for “next level” competition. And the 2015 Coors Light Future Pro Tour Classic surely will not disappoint, as it is pleased to announce what may be the most challenging and exciting Classic event ever.
Frank Ono and Mike Stodghill "CRUSH" 130 boat field in "Grapes Wrath" season opener at Berryessa!
SACRAMENTO, Ca. – Normally, for Frank Ono, and Mike Stodghill, a visit to a premier tackle store such as Guns, Fishing, and Other Stuff to acquire tackle needed for a tournament would mean only one thing: find their favorite Lucky Craft crankbaits – both lipless and billed, and keep it moving.
But this time, following both a hunch - as well as a bit of “dock talk” info, their shopping spree for pre-event bait choices had nothing to do WITH the “reaction” baits, they normally use, as they bought a variety of small soft plastics, and applied the “drop shot” technique to best a field of 130 teams and win the Coors Light Future Pro Tour’s season opening event at Lake Berryessa dubbed “The Grapes of Wrath”.
“Without a doubt, fishing with crankbaits is our mainstay”, noted Frank Ono, a resident of Roseville. But I had fished an event on Berryessa a week prior, and heard that
"CAPITOL CITY SHOWDOWN" - PRESENTED BY FOLSOM LAKE RAM
GRANITE BAY, Ca. – While it is true that the Coors Light Future Pro Tour kicked off this year's season opener on March 28th, at Lake Berryessa, it is without question that the 2nd event of the year traditionally held at Folsom Lake in April, is thought of by most Future Pro Tour anglers as the real “Opening Day” for the tour.
Why you may ask?
Easy…Ask any Folsom Lake guru such as pro angler Johnny Maes, Dean McDaniel, Russ Graves, or Corey Fenske, and they will quickly tell you that spring time fishing on Folsom Lake – especially in mid-April can produce some of the biggest bags of bass you will see all year, in ANY tournament, on ANY body of water.
Aidan Lesieur - The new kid in town...and on a mission
In today’s world it is not uncommon for kids to spend all day looking into some type of video screen of fast moving images, fixated, and seeming to be totally detached from the entire world around them.
After all, what could be better to fill a day than to watch the latest group of Avengers take on the latest group of super-villains, or reaching Level 17 in latest version of “Zombie Mania” via a Play Station monitor?
REDUCE EXPENSES - CLAIM YOUR SHARE OF BONUS CASH!
In addition to building your bass fishing skills in a fun yet competitive environment, participating in 2015 Future Pro Tour events can also help you take away so BIG CASH and bonus prizes.
Anchor Down with TALON
Anchor Down with Talon Rewards" guarantees a cash payout of $250 at each selected FPT event, to the highest placing angler among participants who own a Talon and pre-registered for the program - no matter where they finish!