Huge congrats to Mario Jorge for not only winning the December Lake Berryessa tournament, but also taking home the AOY!! Mario has been extremely consistent all year long and knew going into this last tournament that he needed a good bag and he did just that. Mario came in with a 17.12 lbs bag, nearly 2 1/2 lbs more than 2nd place Jason Dotterer with 14.59lbs. Mark Pineda finished 3rd with 12.11 lbs. Here's what Mario said about his day:
"Arrived at lake with the rain and wind, temp about 58 degrees. Blast off we ran to main lake, COLD and the rain stung as we ran to our first spot. First cast I hooked 4 1/2 lb largemouth. Had limit by 9:30 am for about 13lbs. Ran into canyon about noon and finished the day fishing deep walls and points and was able to upgrade two fish in the canyon. All fish caught on club worm and I had no luck on any type of reaction. Threw cranks, A-rig, and spoons with no luck. Caught fish all day and bite was picking up towards end of the day. Clouds most of the day and rain on and off all day. Wind did lay down about noon.