COVID-19 update Most states are encouraging fishermen to spend time on the water, as long as they are being safe and following local regulations and guidelines. If you are sick or running a fever you will not be allowed to participate, also if Mark is sick or running a fever you will be notified and your deposit will be moved to a different day or refunded.
Bass Angler Guide Service covers guided fishing trips on Lake Berryessa and California Delta
You’re guide Mark Lassagne is an experienced bass professional with many years experience
Learn something new! Chatterbait, Senkos, Crankbaits, Spinnerbait, Swim Jigs, Punching, Buzzbaits, Top Water, Flippin and Pitching. Beginner fisherman are welcome.
Mark provides guided bass trips on Lake Berryessa and the California Delta along with other lakes (Clear Lake, Oroville, Camanche, New Melones) that may be hot at the time.
Mark enjoys teaching – helping you learn how the current affects these tidal fish and how they relate to structure during the different tides and times of the year. See how to navigate this complex water way. Gain confidence in a new technique or just go catch some fish – it’s your day.
Get the straight scoop, Mark is a tell like it is guy with no hype so you’ll know what it’s like before you book a trip. If it’s tough or good you’ll know what to expect before you leave the dock.
Ride in the comfort in the best bass boat on the market a 2020 Ranger 520L 20 Ft Bass boat equipped with state of the art Garmin electronics with LiveScope and the Aqua-Vu underwater camera system from Gone Fishin’ Marine.
Mark provides high quality Okuma rods and reels, necessary tackle, average size adult life vests and drinking water. Mark also enjoys taking pictures of your fish and will have them available for download via DropBox.
Delta / Berryessa $450.00 one person or $500.00 for two and $550 for three, however with three it gets crowded and will limit fishing methods. Payment: checks or PayPal in advance and cash the day of the trip. * Mark will provide a free one year’s subscription to Bass Angler Magazine for every client, but might need a reminder. Before heading to the lake please fill out and sign the Release Waiver and Agreement
Typical day lasts from first light to about 3:00pm, no discounts for starting late or coming in early. Times do vary depending on the time of year and the mood of the fish.
Be sure to have a valid California fishing license. Wear sunscreen and adequate clothing for the day and be sure to bring your camera.
Trips are rain or shine, unless conditions are unsafe.
Reserving a trip email or call Mark to schedule your time.
Cell – 925 area code 787 – 3474 – due to spam calls I may not answer so please leave a message
A $100 deposit is required to hold the day. Deposit can be made via PayPal (email@example.com) or a check mailed to Mark Lassagne 1285 Stratford Ave Ste G-299 Dixon, CA 95620
Note: Guide trips are not charters, we take one or two people, occasionally three but never more than that. We fish for freshwater bass, occasionally we catch stripers, salmon or other fish.
Miscellaneous Q & A
Beginners Lake Berryessa is the best place for beginners because it’s open and easy to cast to areas where the fish will bite. The Delta on the other hand is a target rich environment that calls for better casting skills. No matter which body of water you choose Mark will review your experience and work hard to make it the best trip possible.
What type of payments do you accept? PayPal for deposits only, then the balance paid by check prior to the trip or cash at the ramp the day of the trip.
What about lunch? You can either bring your own lunch, or on the Delta we may be able to stop for lunch on the water. Mark will have water on board, he may also pick up something to eat if it is set up in advance.
Cancellation Policy: 7 days notice for re-booking your date. If date cannot be re-booked your deposit will be forfeited. Why? Mark schedules trips well in advance and will decline trips once he has booked two or more trips in a week. However, he will do his best to find a replacement and if so will refund your deposit. If conditions are unsafe the morning of the trip you can reschedule or receive your deposit back.
Do I need to be an experienced angler? No but it helps if you have some casting skills. Mark will evaluate your angling skills once on the water and then he will do his best to match your skills with an area and a technique where the fishing is the best for your skill set. Some techniques take practice and skilled anglers generally catch more bass on the Delta.
Do you guarantee we catch fish? No, unfortunately it’s fishing. You can be assured Mark does his homework and will do his best to make sure your day is as productive as possible. In short he cares and wants you to have a good day.
Does Mark fish during the trip? Yes and no… Mark generally fishes to see if there’s other things going on and to help you catch more fish. Mark is not trying to catch fish in front of his clients only working to provide the best experience.
What happens if I break a rod or lose a lure? Things happen and you are not expected to pay for a broken rod or losing a lure, however, if you drop a rod / reel over board and it’s not recovered you will be expected to pay the cost of that rod and reel.
Can we practice for a tournament? Mark is a tournament angler so he may be able to help you with future events.
Can we catch a Double Digit bass? Most likely not, Mark’s strengths lie in catching bass and deciphering the bite, he is not a big bait angler or trophy hunter.
Do you do winter trips? Yes but not in the Delta, Dec to March most major tournament organizations avoid the Delta targeting spotted bass lakes like Berryessa, Oroville or Shasta because the the bite on the Delta is very tough.
What is the best time to fish the Delta? Generally, June to October is usually the best time for numbers of quality bass on the Delta. During the summer the bite is usually good where we average 10 to 50 fish a day but the fish tend to run small. On Berryessa the bite can be good all year with some slow times in the winter and mid summer.
Below are few fish Mark’s clients have caught. DropBox Folder with more Guide trip Images