Opah had a blast this past weekend at the Sacramento ISE! Located in the Cal Expo (fun fact: also home of the CA State Fair), this show features 3 big pavilions, one devoted to hunting, one for kids’ interactives, and 1 devoted to fishing which was where our booth was located. This was our 3rd trip up to this show, and it’s fun to reminisce how far we’ve come since our 1st when people didn’t even know what a kill bag was! Since then, we’ve grown in popularity, and this year many returning customers came to say hi and grab a larger bag.
In terms of local fishing, there have definitely been some interesting trends. Salmon has typically been the main species at the fishery but due to California state conservation laws it has now been closed off. Recently, the bay area has seen a large increase in Bluefin Tuna. Dungeness Crab also have a notable presence in these colder Pacific waters. It might partially explain why in prior years local customers favorite bag was the Fathom 4, while nowadays customers seem to opt for bigger bags like the Opah 5 Deep and larger for those large tuna.
Not only was Matt from Opah manning the booth this past week, but he was also joined by some of our Pro Staff. Bay Area native Captain Steve Gutierrez (DeadliestKastFishing on YouTube) and his deckhand Trevor Powell (fish_forage_offroad on instagram) were helping represent and educate anglers on our products. It was a blast having them around!
Opah is still doing fishing shows throughout 2024! You can find us at Bart Hall Long Beach through January 25-28. If you’re attending this show, be sure to drop by and say hello! We will be supporting our dealers and handing out decals all weekend.