Spend a day with one of the most versatile anglers on the circuit, pro bass angler Mark Lassagne. A little more about Mark here
Learn something new! Chatterbait, Senkos, Crankbaits, Spinnerbait, Punching, Buzzbaits, Top Water, Flippin and Pitching.
Mark provides guided Black Bass and Smallmouth Trips on the California Delta along with other lakes (Oroville, Camanche, Berryessa, New Melones) that may be hot at the time.
Mark enjoys teaching – 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.
Delta launch sites: Russo’s or Sugar Barge in Bethel Island or Rivers End in Tracy.
Ride in the comfort of a 2017 250 Pro XS Mercury powered Triton TRX 21 Ft Bass boat using all quality Okuma gear and tackle.
Mark provides water, OKUMA rods and reels, tackle, life vests and we will provide digital photos of your catch.
Delta $400.00 one person or $450.00 for two, $500 for three, however with three it gets crowded and will limit fishing methods. Payments: checks or PayPal in advance and cash only 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.
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.
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.
Note: Mark is a competitive tournament angler and might be away at tournaments various times of the year, however there may be an open day here or there if you’re flexible.
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
Bass Angler Magazine office 925-362-3190 – feel free to leave a message here – I will receive a voice email
A deposit is required to hold the day. Deposit of $100 can be made via PayPal ([email protected]) or a check for $100 mailed to Mark Lassagne PO Box 2805 San Ramon, CA 94583
Note: Guide trips are not charters, we take one or two people, occasionally three but never more than that. We fish for freshwater bass only, no stripers, salmon or any other fish.
Miscellianeous Q & A
What type of payments do you accept? PayPal for deposits only, then cash at the lake before or after the trip.
What about lunch? You can either bring your own lunch, or we can stop for lunch on the water. Mark will have water on board, he may also pick up something if it is set up in advance.
Can I cancel a trip? Yes, you can cancel a trip but deposits are not refundable. Why? Mark schedules trips well in advance and will decline trips once he has booked two or more trips in a week, if one cancels that spot is now left open with no way to fill it. 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. Mark will evaluate your angling skills once on the water and then he will do his best to match your skills with an area 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 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.
Do you offer discounts? No, Mark has well over $100,000 rolling down the road in fishing equipment plus it costs $350 or more just to rent a fishing boat for the day, without rods, reels, tackle, gas or a person to show you where to go and what to do.
Does Mark fish during the trip? Yes and no… Mark generally fishes to see what’s going on during the day so we know what’s going on and way to catch more bass. 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 / reel.
Can we practice for a tournament? Mark is a tournament angler so he may be able to help you with future events but don’t expect to go to key tournament spots.
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.
What is the best time to fish the Delta? Generally, May is the best time for numbers of quality bass. During the summer the bite is usually good where we average 10 to 50 fish a day.
Below are few fish Mark’s clients have caught.