File photo by John Crotty

Fishing tournament will bring anglers, film crew to Lake Almanor

The Feather River Tourism Marketing District, the Lake Almanor Area Chamber and the Almanor Fishing Association collaborated this winter to bring the Wild West Bass Trail’s APEX Tournament to Lake Almanor for the first time this April 23-25.

The marketing district received a call from Wild West Bass Trail in December and reached out to John Crotty, president of the Almanor Fishing Association and owner of Quail Lodge for assistance. Crotty and wife Deb hosted the Wild West Bass Trail exploratory team in early January to view the lake and facilities. Wild West loved Lake Almanor and the people and went to work with local fishermen to find a date for the addition of a new tournament to their line-up.

Wild West Bass Trail brings a film crew and staff to each event to create a great experience both for tournament goers and the community as well. Take a look at one of their 2019 films of the Wild West Bass Trail Pro/Am series on Lake Shasta.

Tournament attendees will fill approximately 25 rooms at local area lodging. The Feather River Tourism Association worked with local providers to obtain rates, availability information and promotional discounts for the anglers. The Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce located lodging for the 15 tournament staff and film crew.


Accommodations for tournament staff are being provided by Quail Lodge, Plumas Pines Resort and Coldwell Banker Property Management. In addition, local restaurant owner, Carol Franchetti of Carols Prattville Cafe will be providing the crew with breakfast and lunch during their stay.

“We look forward to the success of the tournament and the exposure of new anglers to our fabulous lake”, said Todd Geer, a director for the marketing district and owner of Plumas Pines Resort.