Rocklin resident Andrew Loberg nets Toyota Collection victory at Lake Havasu

Rocklin resident Andrew Loberg nets Toyota Collection victory at Lake Havasu

Incomes Second-Straight Western Division Win at MLF Toyota Collection Introduced by A.R.E. on Lake Havasu

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Toyota Collection professional Andrew Loberg of Rocklin, California, crossed the stage with a five-bass restrict Saturday totaling 21 kilos, 11 ounces – the biggest restrict weighed all through the three-day occasion – to win the Toyota Series Introduced by A.R.E. at Lake Havasu in Lake Havasu Metropolis, Arizona.

Loberg’s three-day complete of 15 bass weighing 59-14 earned him the win by a 3-pound, 7-ounce margin over second-place professional Mike Williams of Lake Havasu Metropolis and earned Loberg the highest payout of $24,119 within the third and last match of the 2021 Toyota Collection Western Division.

Almost two months after successful the Toyota Collection occasion earlier this season on the California Delta, the younger Californian bested a number of the prime skills on Lake Havasu to shut out his second win of the season in fashion.

“I’m nonetheless soaking within the win from the Delta. So, this one… I don’t even know.”

Andrew Loberg, Rocklin

Cranking n’ Ripping Deep Grass

One factor everybody is aware of now’s he’s one to look at in any match he enters going ahead. This occasion solidified that.

Whether or not it was the time of 12 months, fluctuating water, 100-degree warmth or no matter, Havasu’s bass had been stingy, no matter species or the place an angler tried to fish. So Loberg determined he wasn’t going to offer them the choice to chunk. Like most of the prime finishers, he was going to make them chunk.

That meant cranking and ripping deep grass.

Fishing a 1/4-mile stretch of the north finish of the basin, Loberg had a pair of candy spots on deeper factors loaded with grass. Nevertheless it wasn’t simply grass they had been loaded with, as he seen extra bait there than anyplace else he’d seen in observe, and much more importantly, extra bass exhibiting up on his forward-facing sonar.

“I discovered that space the primary day of observe,” stated Loberg. “I caught an enormous one and one different one, and I simply thought it’d be a spot in my rotation. It ended up being the successful space.”

But simply because the fish had been there didn’t imply they needed to chunk. In reality, Loberg stated it was usually irritating seeing so many fish down there merely unwilling to chunk.

“I simply needed to preserve winding that crankbait by means of the grass till I made one react,” says Loberg.

That always meant snapping his Rapala DT 16 when it hit the grass so laborious he snapped his line just a few instances and even broke the lip off one bait. Nevertheless it took that degree of aggression to shock a bass sufficient to open its mouth.

That labored out good the primary two days, as he stated he had the best situations of solar and little wind, and the bass had been choking his crankbait after they bit. That wasn’t the case Saturday, although. With intermittent rain and wind all through the morning, Loberg struggled to get bit early, and when he did they had been barely hooked. An ideal instance was a 5-pound kicker that sprung unfastened proper because it hit the online.

Nonetheless, he put eight keepers within the boat Saturday, and so they had been the appropriate ones to take residence the win.

The highest 10 execs on Lake Havasu completed

1st: Andrew Loberg, Rocklin, Calif., 15 bass, 59-14, $24,119
2nd: Mike Williams, Lake Havasu Metropolis, Ariz., 15 bass, 56-7, $9,346
third: Roy Hawk, Lake Havasu Metropolis, Ariz., 15 bass, 54-0, $8,736
4th: Mark Williams, Lake Havasu Metropolis, Ariz., 15 bass, 43-2, $6,030
fifth: Frankie Mueller, Kingman, Ariz., 15 bass, 41-8, $5,427
sixth: Phillip Dutra, Antioch, Calif., 15 bass, 39-12, $4,824
seventh: Chris Kinley, Lake Havasu Metropolis, Ariz., 15 bass, 39-3, $4,221
eighth: Kazuki Kodama, Torrance, Calif., 15 bass, 39-3, $3,618
ninth: Randy McAbee Jr., Bakersfield, Calif., 12 bass, 34-14, $3,015
tenth: Logan Huntze, Discovery Bay, Calif., 12 bass, 33-2, $2,412

An entire listing of outcomes could be discovered at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

Ty Faber of Pagosa Springs, Colorado received the Day One Berkley Large Bass award within the professional division Thursday with a bass weighing 6 kilos, 3 ounces. Robert Faaborg of Lake Havasu Metropolis received Friday’s Berkley Large Bass award, bringing a 5-pound, 1-ounce bass to the size.

Professional Roy Hawk took residence an additional $1,000 as the best ending Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus member. Boaters are eligible to win as much as an additional $35,000 per occasion in every Toyota Collection match if all necessities are met. Extra data on the Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus contingency program could be discovered at PhoenixBassBoats.com.

Kevin Gross of Redding, California, received the Strike King Co-angler Division Saturday with a three-day complete of 12 bass weighing 33 kilos, 5 ounces. Williams took residence the highest prize package deal of a brand new Phoenix 518 Professional bass boat with a 115-horsepower Mercury outboard motor.

The highest 10 Strike King co-anglers on Lake Havasu completed:

1st: Kevin Gross, Redding, Calif., 12 bass, 33-5, Phoenix 518 Professional boat w/115-hp Mercury outboard
2nd: Jason Akins, Apple Valley, Calif., 12 bass, 33-4, $3,155
third: Paul Buccola, Reno, Nev., 14 bass, 31-12, $2,524
4th: Blaine Christiansen, San Jose, Calif., 13 bass, 30-10, $2,208
fifth: Rachel Uribe, Lengthy Seaside, Calif., 12 bass, 22-2, $1,893
sixth: J.D. Blackamore, Yorba Linda, Calif., 10 bass, 21-12, $1,577
seventh: Terry Devincenzi, Brentwood, Calif., 9 bass, 20-11, $1,262
eighth: Jeff Stewart, Lakeport, Calif., eight bass, 19-9, $1,104
ninth: Mike Walsh, El Cajon, Calif., eight bass, 19-9, $1,071
tenth: Andrew Benedict, Fort Knox, Ky., six bass, 15-1, $789

Within the Strike King co-angler division, the Day One Berkley Large Bass award winner was Ralph Wells of Lake Havasu Metropolis, with a 5-pound even bass, whereas the Day Two award went to Steve Amata of Norco, California with a 6-pound even bass.

The Toyota Collection at Lake Havasu was hosted by Go Lake Havasu. It was the third and last regular-season match in 2021 for Western Division anglers and the final regular-season Toyota Collection occasion of the 12 months.

Coming Up

The following occasion for Toyota Collection anglers will happen on Oct. 28-30 – the 2021 Toyota Collection Championship Introduced by A.R.E on Pickwick Lake in Counce, Tennessee, hosted by the Hardin County Conference and Guests Bureau. For an entire schedule, go to MajorLeagueFishing.com.

The 2021 Toyota Collection offered by A.R.E. consists of six divisions – Central, Northern, Plains, Southern, Southwestern and Western – every holding three regular-season occasions, together with the Worldwide division. Anglers who fish all three qualifiers in any of the eight divisions and end within the prime 25 will qualify for the no-entry-fee Toyota Collection offered by A.R.E. Championship for a shot at successful $235,000 money, together with a $35,000 Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus for certified anglers. The successful Strike King co-angler on the championship earns a brand new Phoenix 518 Professional bass boat with a 115-horsepower Mercury outboard.