Welcome Jeremy, I think you will find the bass fishing in the bay area much different than San Diego. There is good to excellent Bass fishing all over the bay area. The south bay reservoirs such as Calero, Anderson and Coyote all have great fishing and big fish too. The delta is close and is a world class bass fishery and Clear Lake is only a couple or three hours away. Close enough for a day trip and when it is on well worth the drive.
Any time you want to see what a Bass-n-Tubes tourney is about just show up at the appointed time. You don't need to join to fish with us for the first time. great bunch of guys and some good sticks too!