Tracy Kruzona of Suisun won the 58th Rio Vista Bass Derby over the weekend with a 38.5-pound striper he hooked on a split tail minnow in Montezuma Slough. More than 2,000 anglers weighed-in 32 quality-sized bass ranging from 19 pounds up during the three-day contest.
Ironically, the largest bass of the weekend -- a 44-pounder hooked by Aaron Strond of Lodi -- didn't qualify for the derby because the lucky angler didn't buy a ticket. Stroud used anchovies at Decker Island to fool his catch.
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