2018 Ultimate Frog Challenge

Ultimate Frog Challenge July 28th - 29th 2018

Feelin froggy? Then leap into what has become THE FROG TOURNAMENT, as competitors get to compete on the world-famous California delta USING ANY BRAND OF TOP WATER FROG THEY CHOOSE!


The 3rd annual UFC “Battle of the Frogs” event lived up to the hype as 150 teams converged on the California Delta at Russo’s Marina to test their skills in a unique competition that allowed them to use ANY top water frog bait on the market to help coax the California delta’s monster largemouth into biting.


And despite temperatures and tides that were very favorable for the event, most teams found an extremely tough bite during both days of competition, finding either very few bites, or just a few quick “blow ups” followed by long periods of dead space.

But tough challenges fall right into the hands of delta veterans like Lamaj Plaza and Lorenzo Rossetti, who’s modest first day weight of just 9 pounds (for 3 fish) quickly morphed into a 6-fish limit weighing nearly 30 pounds, allowing them to crush the field and capture their first Ultimate Frog Challenge title.

Their limit was anchored by a 9.08 largemouth caught on a River2Sea Bully WA frog, which helped them also collect $1,000 in River2Sea bounty money, and deliver – for the 3rd consecutive year, the Top Frog “Royal Rumble” Award trophy to the River2Sea home office.


The team of Aaron Cervelli and Mike Spencer took the amateur division’s top spot scoring big on the first day weighing in a 17-pound 3-fish limit, followed by small limit on day 2, that was just enough to allow them to hang on to the lead and capture the UFC3’s amateur division title.


To the various top water frog companies that participated in the separate “Royal Rumble” competition, the vendors that setup booth displays at the event, and especially to the anglers that came out to compete, we at Angler’s Press Outdoors would like to extend our sincere thanks for your support, as we strive to continue to provide for you the most exciting venues possible, and the best value for your time.

(See event wrap-up video below to see all the excitement)


Next up…

R2SeaOpenlogoThe 6th annual River2Sea Open – aka “The BIG PARTY is coming to Clearlake Sept 16th and 17th going out of Konocti Casino resort!

We don’t have to tell you that this event is going to be BIG, with more cash and prizes than ever before presented to our participants, including an UNBELIEVABLE “Golden Ticket” give-away prize that all entrants will be able to win – just for participating.

Hope to see you all there!

Angler’s Press Outdoors



UFCLogoFrogBlkBgrdBETHEL ISLAND, Ca. – If you’re someone that loves to throw top water frogs on the California Delta - in the heat of fierce competition and want to use any brand of top water frog YOU choose, then you certainly don’t want to miss out on an event that has captured the imagination of all top water frog aficionados throughout the west!