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Bass Battles

Bass Battles Information

Bass Battles Pro West Coast Events

  • $70 TBF/FLW Membership  +$30 Bass Battles Membership +$200 Entry per Series
  • TBF National Semi-Final Qualifiers from each state
  • 2018 Paid out almost $20,000 in cash and prizes
  • 2019 Pay Out Goal $50,000

2018 Season Two

The 2018 return of Bass Battles for Season Two expanded on a successful Oregon Coast Series with the addition of “The River” Series, Men’s Non-Boater Series, and Ladies Non-Boater Series.

The battle for the Oregon Coast came down the reigning champion, Jeremy McKay, against a tough local stick, Clint Messner. With constant location and format changes keeping the anglers guessing, anglers were pushed out of their comfort zones each round. The championship round was a two lake battle that ended with Jeremy McKay producing two solid limits of bass and locking down Bass Battles first Two Time Champion.

Bass Battles The River showcased a mix of anglers familiar with our format and some anglers we hadn’t seen yet. As anticipated, The River was full of challenges that anglers and the crew met head on. Through the head to head rounds, three anglers moved on into the championship round, David Mays, Louis Smith, and Jeff Reid. On-Boat Coverage was made possible by volunteers Bryan Chapman and Logan Degree spending time on the water covering video interviews. At the end of the day, the bottom seeded Jeff Reid perfectly executed his come from behind victory to become the second person to be crowned Champion of Bass Battles.

The Non-Boater Divisions Piloted a new format with volunteer boat captains allowing our anglers to fish  in this head to head format. The Ladies Division would come down between Mona Dunlap, Blossom Langston, and Whitney KaDell. All three ladies fished hard in a variety of locations to test their skills and when the final weigh-in was over, Whitney KaDell walked away with the first non-boater championship. Whitney and Blossom also became the first ladies to qualify through Bass Battles for the TBF National Semifinal.

The Men’s Non-Boater Division provided plenty of entertainment and a great group of anglers across the board. As always, Bass Battles created some different twists in this event including some rounds with specific baits having to be used for 30 minutes and the addition of an Online Championship partnering with ConnectScale. Our Championship anglers Todd Dunlap and Joel Berukoff were given two Bluetooth ConnectScale’s and two weeks to accumulate the largest 5 fish limit in any Oregon public body of water. After the event, both anglers gave feedback to help with future Online event possibilities and Joel Berukoff was announced as the Non-Boater Champion.

 

Bass Battles remained its TBF affiliation allowing 10 total anglers to travel to Washington and fish for a spot at a National Championship.

Jeremy McKay, Clint Messner, Jay Culver, Joe Potter, Jeff Reid, Louis Smith, Blossom Langston, Whitney KaDell, Joel Berukoff, and David Soliz all made it to Tri-Cities in 2018 to close out a great year.

2019 Season

2019 Bass Battles Season Three will continue to build on the head to head format expansion with some exciting adjustments.

The Oregon Lakes Series will kick the season off with March Madness and crown a champion in April.

The Oregon River Series will follow up with a Seeding Event in May and a Championship in June.

Seeding Events in July for Washington Bass Battles and November for Northern California are still pending approval but will not be the only expansion in 2019.

Bass Battles Online will expand Nationally with the help of ConnectScale to host monthly head to head online bracket tournaments. Standard online tournament rules will be applied and tweaked as needed to fit the head to head style. This pilot will start with a few states in January and is limited to iOS users but full expansion will be expected to happen in the first quarter of 2019. Bass Battles Online will have a separate membership package and include all of the equipment needed to get started competing.

For more information on 2019, stay up with All Star Bass Fishing updates on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or the Bass Battles Facebook Page itself.

Angler Registration forms are also available online to make sure you are on the email list! You do not want to miss out on another exciting year for Bass Battles.

More info

2019 Memberships can be purchased online REGISTRATION FORM

Tournament entry will be $200 for the March 23 Coastal Lake Seeding event and pay out Day 1 Top 6 anglers with approximately $2500 based on a 50 boat field.

The single elimination bracket event starts March 24 with the top 24 anglers from the Seeding event facing off head to head. Championship weekend for this bracket will take place April 6-7 starting with the remaining 12, Strong 6, and ending with the Final 3 anglers facing off to determine the Champion. 1st place will pay out an estimated $4000 based on a 50 boat field and identify a TBF National Semifinal Boater. 2nd place will pay $1500 and identify the TBF National Semifinal Non-Boater.

A similar event will take place May 25th-26th on the Columbia River with another $200 entry fee and similar payout structure based on the number of anglers. Championships for this event will be held in June and again determine a TBF National Semifinal boater and non-boater.

Washington Series Opening currently set for June and NorCal in November.

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