NorCal Trout Angler’s Challenge Opens at San Pablo On Feb. 6

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The kick-off event for the 2016 NorCal Trout Angler’s Challenge is less than a month away, as San Pablo Dam will again be the site of this year’s season opener on Saturday, February 6.

Last year’s NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge Championship at Collins Lake, saw trout angler Gary McCune, take home the overall championship with a 7-plus pound rainbow, and angler Cory Harms winning making the top ten draw and winning the Klamath both motor, and trailer package.

But as the new season begins anew on Feb 6th at San Pablo Dam, all “stats” and “tales of glory” will be set to zero, as EVERYONE participating will have a chance at winning some great cash, prizes, and get a shot at participating in the year-end tournament of champions event.

And for those of you that have never fished an NTAC event, or don’t know with the NTAC is all about – here’s the scoop:

The NTAC is what we call the “every man’s” or “every families” trout fishing event. Each event offers up a bunch of cash prizes, gear and other goodies, and the entry fees are low. If you pre-register adults only pay $20 to participate, and kids under 15 are free. If you wait until game day to register, it will still only cost an adult $25 and a junior angler $5.

As if those prizes weren’t exciting enough, the NTAC season will end with a Tournament of Champions shootout where the overall winner will take home a new fishing boat complete with motor and trailer! The top 25 youth finishers and the top 50 adult finishers from each of the 5 regular season tournaments will be invited to participate in the end of season TOC for a shot at the boat and a bunch of other cash and prizes!

Because Angler’s Press recognizes the financial challenges that many anglers face these days, especially those raising families, this series has been structured in a manner that will keep entry fees low enough for anglers – on a budget, to still be able to enjoy the thrill of competition. Along these same lines, the dates and destinations for all NTAC tournaments were given special consideration to insure that the time of the year and venue set the stage for a level playing field for both boaters and bank anglers.

In other words, the tournaments are held at certain destinations at certain times of the year when bank bound dough slingers and float tube trollers have just as much chance of winning the tournament as a guy equipped with a 25 foot aluminum sled decked out with downriggers and the latest electronics.

So if you love trout fishing and love competition, come on out and enjoy one or more NTAC events – beginning with our kick-off event at San Pablo on Feb 6th. It won’t break the bank, you’ll have lots of fun, and you might just take home a cool prize or a big wad of cash!

For more information or to register for any of the events, go to or call (916) 768-0938.