Float Tube Bass Derbies


Thanks to Ben Green of Ben Green insurance for his support of our float tube bass derbies.



After a nearly year and a half absence, the Friends of Castaic Lake Float Tube Bass Derby series returned to the famed waters of Castaic’s Lower Lake. 23 Tubers and a great staff of lake employees and Friends of Castaic volunteers came together on this warm cloudless day to kick off our first major event in over a year. Fishing was good as 16 tubers weighed in fish as they competed for the numerous prizes provided by our great sponsors.

Following are the top five weights:

Vince C.-5 fish-12.66 lbs, third big fish of 4.12 lbs.

Bee C.-2 fish-8.21 lbs-2nd big fish of 4.91 lbs

Jeff B.-4 fish for 7.98 lbs

Pheng C.-2 fish for 7.46 lbs, 1st big fish of 5.37 lbs

Steve B.-3 fish for 6.82 lbs

We had some great prize packages for our top finishers. Our winner won a Phenix Rod, plus gift certificates of $50 each to Bass Pro and to Tackle Express. Also $10 gift card to Gallions, plus other merchandise…and $45 for catching the 3rd big bass. That’s at least $300 worth of $$ and prizes-not bad for a $50 investment!

The top three finishers all received gift cards to Tackle express and Bass Pro Shops, and the top five finishers all received gift cards to Gallions Corner Market. Thanks to our sponsors, absolutely nobody went home empty handed!

A huge thanks to those great sponsors, including Vince Borges of Phenix rods, Chad Curtis of Tackle Express, Thomas Bullis of Brandt Building Services, Steve and DeLynn Davies of Team Davies Tackle Company, Roger Larocque of Peregrine 250, Ben Green of Ben Green Insurance and Shasta Bass Baits (thanks Trevor Hagedon!), Mark Tolliver of Float Tube or Die, Rich Tauber of Rich Tauber Fishing, Richard Crow of Crows Custom Cookies, Bob Minor of Bass Pro Shops Rancho Cucamongo, Alex Ramirez of Outdoor Specialty Products, and our newest supporters, Rita at Gallions Corner Market, and Steve Montes of Tackle Shack USA.

Thanks to our great shore volunteers, including Thomas B., Marcia T., Scott S, Karl K., Dan T., Joe L., Duke B., and Joe D.. Thanks to our boaters who volunteered to weigh fish, including Mike and Justin A., Mike W., Brad V., Chuy G., Tony K., Tony F., Grant P. and Jim A., Mike M., and Hector V. and last but not least our Chairperson for the event, Terry K. A huge thank you to the entire Castaic Lake staff as well for making our event run smoothly. We’ll see you at our next event on September 25th!