Local fishing pros Earl Dalton III of Jackson and John Morla of Ione each placed in the top half of the field at the Wild West Bass Trail’s 2020 Lucas Oil Western Classic Pro/Am Championship last weekend at Clear Lake.

Dalton III placed 28th among 77 professionals at the two-day event with a total weight of 22.74 pounds, while Morla placed 33rd with a total weight of 21.75 pounds.

Dalton III and Morla are both sponsored by Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. Dalton III is also sponsored by Bella Donna Wax Salon of Jackson and Hook’d of Ione.