Earl Dalton

Jackson CA

In his own words

My goal is to qualify for the year-end championship in whatever I fish. I like to know that I am able to be out there and compete with everyone. I am a fun-loving, good person out here to compete and have a good time with the people I fish with. I love the camaraderie and being around all the people I love. This is our family away from home. That is one of things that I love about the Rancheria team. It really unifies us as anglers. It makes everyone feel good, even when someone isn’t doing as good, the rest of the team gives that guy a little pick me up. That’s the camaraderie of fishing that I love.


  • 2004 Kentucky Lake FLW EverStart
  • 2022 Wild West PROAM Championship Qualifier
  • 2022-2023 APEX Pro Tour Qualifier
  • 2022 Apex Championship Qualifier
  • 2023 Western Bass Shoot Out Qualifier
  • Multiple Tournament Wins

Behind the Angler

Earl grew up fishing the rivers, streams, and ponds in Northern California. At 16, his uncle – Bo Marks, and friend Tony Fox – arranged a trip to lake Pardee to throw spinnerbaits for smallies. He has been hooked since.

In the Boat

Earl is deep structure fisherman when in lakes usually fishing a bass union jig on deep rock piles and ledges.In the delta it’s a different game he will usually be fishing a frog a vibrating jig or punching a mat.


  • Jackson Rancheria Casino and Resort
  • HOOK’D Ione
  • Bass Union
  • Glacier Outdoor
  • Ed’s Lead