Jim Moulton weighed a 14-07 sack on Saturday to win the California Delta Western EverStart with a 3-day total of 59-13.
“This was so much fun!” Moulton exclaimed about his first FLW win. “I just had a great week and can’t express how happy I am.
“I had a great pre-practice, found a lot of fish and had marked a lot of places. But then on the first day, everywhere I went there was a boat. I was scratching my head, because every spot I had marked was taken, so I had to figure something else out.
He opted to move away from the bank and fish to the rear of the other boats.
" I moved about 25 to 30 feet off the bank, targeting grass. It was a grind, though. I only had one or two fish by noon each day. As the tide went out in the afternoon it started to push the fish off the banks and that’s when I started getting steady bites."
His primary baits were a Revenge Viberator bladed jig and a Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver. Full details of his winning pattern will be published soon.
Below are the totals for the Top-10 finishers:
1. Jim Moulton: 59-13
2. Toshitada Suzuki: 57-02
3. Benjamin Boyd: 56-07
4. Stephen Tosh Jr.: 55-13
5. Miles Howe: 54-05
6. Timothy Venkus: 54-01
7. Jeff Michels: 50-15
8. Vu Au: 50-08
9. Sean Stafford: 48-01
10. Aaron Lesieur: 45-02