The NTAC is what I’d call the “every man’s” or “every family’s” trout fishing event. Sure, each event offers up a bunch of cash prizes, gear and other goodies, but the entry fees are low.
The cost to participate is $25 for adults on the day of the derby and only $20 if you sign up prior to derby day. Kids under 15 that sign up on the day of the derby fish for $5, but kids that sign up prior to derby day fish for free.
The folks at the NTAC recognize the financial challenges that many anglers face these days, especially those raising families, so they’ve worked hard to keep entry fees low enough such that anglers on a budget can still 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.
This is a big fish derby, so each participant will weigh one trout. If anglers tie with fish of identical weights, the longest fish will be considered the winner. If they are the same length a coin toss will decide placement.
If you love trout fishing and love competition, come on out and enjoy the April tournament at Lake Camanche. It won’t break the bank, you’ll have lots of fun and you might just take home a cool prize or a cool wad of cash!
For more information about the tour, go to www.anglerspress.com or call (916) 768-0938.
Tour Sponsors Flood NTAC Events With Gear And More!
If you’ve ever attended a NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge event, you know that a lot of tackle and bait is given away. Without the tour’s robust sponsor list these special giveaways wouldn’t be possible.
Fisherman’s Warehouse is on board and will undoubtedly push a bunch baits, lures and gear down the line to NTAC participants.
Berkley has come on board with PowerBait, rods, reels and fishing line, while Thomas Lures, Sep’s Pro Fishing, Magic Products, Acme Tackle, Silver Horde and Dick Nite Spoons have provided an array of lures, dodgers and more.
Yakima Bait has stepped forward and is providing all manner of baits including tried and true Flatfish that have been killing trout for decades. They are also giving away $100 at each tournament to the biggest fish caught on a RoosterTail Spinner.
Atlas-Mike’s is providing an array of Zeke’s Floating Bait, scented salmon eggs and deadly scents.
Pro-Cure Bait Scents is also a part of the NTAC team in 2016, so you’ll be seeing Super Gel and other products at events this season.
When it’s time to purchase gear, please remember these manufacturers that have stepped forward to promote the great sport of trout fishing across northern and central California.