Thursday, December 01, 2011

ESPN 2 - Bass Tech Belly Boat Upgrade!

Rich Caro Represents Scbbbc With Pro's Skeet Reese, Gerald Swindle And Others!

Back in 2005 ESPN 2 had a new show called Bass Tech and they flew Rich out to customize a buck bag kickboat on the show! and talk a bit about how the Club was founded....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Erich Louw Winner of the KBBC 2011 Series Leg 4

The South Africa Club (Bass Challenge) Just finished another kickboat and float tube event event

Leg 4 of the Kick Boat Bass Challenge (KBBC) 2011 Series was held at Murray Park and was won by Erich Louw with a 3.17kg bag. In second place was newcomer Rui Calsada with 3.14kg and in Third place was Garth Jones-Hockley with 2.99kg.

Full results of the KBBC 2011 Series can be found here...

Pink Fishing

Monday, November 21, 2011

Chris Lapoint's Record Breaking Championship Victory!

This year Tournament of Champions was held at Clear Lake and pitted the top 15 kickboater's in the club to a two day bass fishing extravaganza!

Fresh off a tournament win in the last club event it was red hot Chris Lapoint again with an impressive victory of epic proportion. Chris’s record breaking 2 day weight of 44.89 pounds with an 8 fish limit was a sight to behold. Breaking the old 2 day 10 fish limit record of 44.45 held by Rich Caro. Chris used his DD22 and LV500 to catch his fish. Congratulations Mr.Lapoint. Coming in 2nd was last years TOC winner Carson Riley with an 8 fish limit of 35.91 pounds working his trusty jig and LV500. 3rd place was this years Angler of the Year, Matt Nyiri with an 8 fish limit of 35.80, another impressive weight. 4th place was Jon Graves with a nice 8 fish limit of 32.84 pounds. Good job Ukiah Jon. 5th place goes to the clubs 2nd half leader in points Jordan Brendal with 7 for 27.76 pounds.

Day 1 and day 2 big fish award goes to not two anglers but one. Jered Brendal took both days’ big fish award with a 7.80 lb bass and a 7.06 lb bass. Now that’s sweet! All anglers were rewarded for fishing the championship with a medal and check just for making it. A special “thank you” goes out to Andy Mercado and Scott Beem for coming up and running everything for a super smooth event…..This has been a great year for Scbbbc and all it’s 50 plus anglers and we look forward to the 2012 season starting in February!.... Full Results and Pictures.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

9 Pound Bass From a Kickboat - Spring Lake Top Water!

Founder of the Sonoma County Belly Boat Bass Club and Legendary Kickboater Rich Caro captured this sweet video on Spring Lake hooking up on this 9 pound bass which hit his top water bait the JA quick...Heart pumping action!

Float Tubing Lake Sonoma - Big Bass Fishing

Great little video from Craig Huffman AKA Anglers Revenge. Craig hit Lake Sonoma in Northern California with his Dave Scadden float tube and was rewarded with some big fish.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Anthony Lunares Wins Bass-N-Tubes Championship!

The San Jose Ca, Bass-N-Tubes held it Tournament of Champions this last weekend at Lake Naciminto.

After leading day 1 Anthony came back with a strong day 2 to take the win with 13.52lbs. Taylor had big 2nd day to finish in 2nd with 13.42. Noah put together two solid days for 13.30 and 3rd place. Matt L. was on the bubble with 12.04. And Mr. Steve Williams took home the Big Fish trophy for a 2.21 Spot on day 1.

A big thank you to Robert Middleton for helping out for the sweatshirts! Also, Oscar came through with a $25 gift certificate from Delta outdoors which we gave to 4th place. He was also able to get donations from Chubby Chaser Bait co.(chatter baits etc.) & hand pours/ sick Jig trailers, check out the site ). Also Thanks to every body who donated baits and canned fod this year!

Congrats again to Anthony for his first win on the Professional Kick Boat Circuit  .

See you all on the water next season.


Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Kickboats, Float Tubes, and Belly Boats by Definition

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A float tube, also known as a belly boat or kick boat, is a flotation device which anglers use to fish from. They were originally doughnut-shaped boats with an underwater seat in the "hole", but modern designs include a V-shape with pontoons on either side and the seat raised above the water allowing the legs of the angler to be the only part of his body to be submerged. Float tubes are used for many aspects of fishing, such as flyfishing for trout or lure fishing for bass, and enable the angler to fish areas otherwise not fishable from the bank.

Float tubes are either "U" or "V"-shaped, or circular. A standard float tube consists of an inflated bladder inside a sewn cover providing the seat, reserve air compartments, and tackle storage pockets. Many float tube anglers customize their crafts with rod holders, lights, and electronic fish finders.

The angler generally wears stocking foot chest waders and scuba diving flippers, so his legs remain dry. Seated in the float tube, he paddles across the water with a gentle movement of the flippers, then remains still over the chosen fishing ground. An alternative to diving flippers is the "paddle-pusher", or "duck fins." These fins strap onto the angler's feet and have paddles situated on the outsides of the ankles. The paddles fold back when the leg moves forward and open when the leg moves back, allowing anglers to move forward in a somewhat less efficient but more natural walking-type motion.

The competitive side of float tubing for bass is growing in the US with the Sonoma County Belly Boat Bass Club which was the first of its kind and is by far the largest in the world and in South Africa with The Bass Challenge which offers a tournament trail called the Kickboat Bass Challenge for bass anglers who compete from float tubes.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Extreme Belly Boater - Gunther of Belgium!

A friend of the Scbbbc from Belgium. Gunther is what I would call a extreme belly boater. Gunther fishes from his U-Tube belly boat for fish bigger then his boat as you can see in some of his photos. He fishes lakes and rivers around the Netherlands. You can follow his blog here! cant wait to see what he brings up from the depths next!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kickboat Bass Challenge 2011 Series Leg 3 - Murray Park South Africa

Congratulations to the top 3 winners at Murray Park, South Africa. 29 anglers showed up for what looks like a great day on the water

1st  Tristan Wood 5.01 pounds
2nd  Brian Richards 4.9 pounds
3rd Danny Creigh-Smith 7.74 pounds

Complete Results Here!

Monday, October 24, 2011

From Kickboater to Bassmaster Elite - Chris Zaldain!

California's Chris Zaldain best pro of 2011 in Central Open
5 qualify for 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series

October 22, 2011

BRANSON, Mo. - Chris Zaldain of San Jose, Calif., led the list of five anglers who qualified Saturday to move up in 2012 into the top tier of competition, the Bassmaster Elite Series, through the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open circuit.

With 804 points over the circuit's three events of 2011, Zaldain wrapped up the season as the top angler.

The other Elite qualifiers were James Niggemeyer of Van, Texas, second with 743 points; Jared Miller of Norman, Okla., third with 742 points; Tommy Martin of Hemphill, Texas, fourth with 738; and Kevin Ledoux of Choctaw, Okla., fifth with 734.

Casey Scanlon of Lenexa, Kan., finished short of the top five, with 722 points. As the sixth-place angler, he would be the first one tapped for the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series if any of the top five decline the invitation.

Zaldain, 27, said he won't be able to help out Scanlon on that score.

"I'll definitely fish the Elites," he said. "That's why I joined the Opens this year."

The 27-year-old competed this season after a six-year hiatus since the 2005 Western Opens. He wasn't on hand at Saturday's final Central Open weigh-in in Branson, Mo., to hear the news in person. Because he didn't make the Saturday cut, he used the time to scout nearby Bull Shoals Lake, site of a 2012 Elite event, anticipating the need.

Miller, 27, who also said he'd accept the Elite invitation, headed home to get ready for the Nov. 3-5 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship presented by Yamaha and Skeeter Boats in Monroe, La., on the Ouachita River. Miller is hoping to qualify for the 2012 Bassmaster Classic through the Federation.

Niggemeyer's top-five points finish double-qualified him for the 2012 Elite season; he had finished 58th in Elite points when the 2011 season was over in June. His 2012 Elite seat will be taken through the Opens, not awarded to another pro.

2011 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Official Sponsors: Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, Evan Williams Bourbon, Mercury, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats, Yamaha

2011 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Supporting Sponsors: Humminbird, Luck "E" Strike, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats

Chris at the 2004 BnT Kickboat Open on Clear Lake

Thursday, October 20, 2011

F.B.I Kickboaters in Japan!

Our brother Kickboaters in Japan really take there tournaments as seriously as us! I love these guys....Watching them is like looking in the mirror of our club....Sure would like to fish a tournament with them some day! Check out one of many videos they have...This video is of their 2011 season...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rich Caro 2011 SCBBBC State Classic Winner!

48 anglers showed for this years Scbbbc State classic on Clear Lake and we couldn’t have asked for better weather this year! With sunny skies the battle was on! When it was all over and done it was Rich Caro taking the victory by only a few ounces. Rich had a 2 day total of 8 fish for 31.95 pounds beating our day one leader and 2nd place finisher overall Taylor Capilla! Rich reported catching his fish using his own Catchem Caro baits and Little Creeper Thrash Fish under docks. Congratulations Rich on your big win. 

Just coming up short on day two was Taylor Capilla with an 8 fish limit of 31.58 pounds for 2nd place. Coming in 3rd place with an 8 fish limit of 30.63 was Jered Brendal. 4th place goes to Dave Montero with the day 2 big fish of 6.78 and an 8 fish limit of 30.55 pounds. Topping out the top 5 was Jon Graves with an 8 fish limit of 30.27 pounds! Taking home the day 1 big fish award was Jordan Brendal with a nice 6.48 pound Clear Lake bass. Congratulations to all the top guys!

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Bass Challenge - South Africa Kickboaters!

Yet another one of our brother clubs in South Africa! These guys are fearless, fishing in waters with gators, hippos, and other creatures I don't want my legs in the water for......I believe Hugo Van Der Walt and Shawn Willment run this club and tournaments! Go get'em boys! Check out their web site here at They have photos, standings, and everything else a great club should have.

Bass Angling Tournaments in South Africa for Float Tubes, Pontoons, Inflatables, Kayaks and Small Bass Boats

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Back to Back For Carson Riley - Bass-N-Tubes Open

Carson Riley claims victory for the second year in a row at Clear Lake.
Carson weighed in the big bag of the tournament on day 1 with 24.66 pounds topped off with the tourney big fish at 6.97 pounds. Carson's two day total weight was 41.82 pounds. In second place was Matt Nyiri with 2 nice limits for 37.49 pounds of Clear Lake bass. Taylor Capilla took home the third place money with 32.27 pounds.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Global Kickboat Big Bass Challenge - Catchem Caro Baits!

Kickboaters from around the world will be competing for one big prize from Catchem Caro Bait for the guy that catches the biggest bass in there club tournament.

Qualifying clubs include: FBI, Japan, San Jose Bass-N-Tubes, IBBF, Italy, KBBC, South Africa, and Sonoma County Belly Boat Bass Club

Congradulations Mike Ayers!!!!
With a 11.60 monster delta bass, you are now the new leader of the CatchemCaro World Wide Baits Big Bass contest.

The leader board had changed once again thanks to the smallest bait used by most club members, the "Drop Shot" of all things. Mike Ayers from the SSCBBBC takes the lead while fishing with the Sanjo Bass-N-Tubes club. The event was on the Cal Delta at a location called White Slough.
19 anglers went at it and Mike won the event with a limit weighing 25.10 and breaking a new B-N-T 5 fish limit record. And now Mike leads the CatchemCaros World Wide Big Bass contest.
The big girl eat a drop shot rig as Mike navigated his Bucksbag Bronco Extreme. Mike is also one of the members on the CatchemCaro Prostaff. Congrats Mike on taking over the leaders board. Just when we all thought Big Dave had it nailed down, Mike came from behind and BINGO!!!
There's still a lot of chances for a bigger fish to come to the scales. So stay tuned as we all watch the out come of the clubs from around the globe.