Mark Lassagne offers fishing instruction at various locations across Northern California on or off the water. Bass Clubs, Tackle Shops, Sports Shows, Lake Berryessa, California Delta, Clear Lake, Lake Camanche, Lake Shasta, New Melones or Lake Oroville.
Mark Lassagne, is an experienced bass professional with many years’ experience.
Interested in learning how to use an Aqua-Vu underwater camera, Garmin electronics, Chatterbait, Senkos, Crankbaits, Spinnerbait, Shakeyhead, SwimJig, Punching, Buzzbaits, Topwater, Flippin and Punching.
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.
Mark is a professional with top of the line equipment, driving a custom 2022 Toyota Tundra towing a 2023 Bass Cat Puma STS 20 Ft Bass boat equipped with state-of-the-art Garmin electronics and the Aqua-Vu underwater camera system.
It’s recommended you bring your rods, reels and necessary tackle, average size adult life vests and whatever you’d like to eat or drink.
Daily rate is $750 with a $100 deposit is required via: checks or Venmo to @Mark_Lassagne in advance and the $650 balance in cash or Venmo the day of the trip.
Typical day lasts from first light to about 3:00pm, no discounts for starting late or coming in early. Times vary depending on the time of year and the mood of the fish.
On the water education, be sure to have a valid California fishing license. Wear sunscreen and adequate clothing for the day, bring whatever you like to eat or drink besides water.
email or call Mark to schedule your time. Cell – 925 area code 787 – 3474 – because of spam calls I may not answer, so please leave a message.
Deposits can be made via Venmo or Zelle.
Note: This is not a guided trip or charter.
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 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 on the day of the trip.
What about lunch? You can either bring your own lunch, or on the Delta we may stop for lunch on the water. Mark will have water on board. He may also pick up something to eat if we set it up in advance.
Cancellation Policy: Instructional trips are limited and booked about one week in advance. Once scheduled, the deposit is not refundable.
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 catch more bass on the Delta.
Do you guarantee we catch fish? No, unfortunately it’s fishing. 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 fishes to see if there’s other things going on and to help you with a technique. 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 we do not expect you to pay for a broken rod or losing a lure, however, if you drop a rod / reel over board and it’s not recovered, we will expect you to pay the cost of that rod and reel.
Can we practice for a tournament? Mark is a tournament angler, so he may 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 fishing? 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.
What is the best time to fish the Delta? 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 run small. On Berryessa the bite can be good all year with some slow times in the winter and midsummer.