Tri-Cities Tournament Recap

With pre-tournament high water conditions and a cast of extremely talented anglers, one would have thought largemouth might be king in our Early Summer CBBC qualifier. Weight guesses ranged all the way up to 24lbs, many fully expecting someone to put the beat-down on the green fish. However,

CDA Tournament Recap

Although it felt like the dollars spent were many, Coeur d’Alene Lake was absolutely beautiful, and Harrison was an extremely hospitable little town. I give a thumbs-up to the Lakeview Lodge and the Osprey Inn, both were awesome places to stay. Jordan still can’t get over how everyone

Prez Says Irrigon Recap

Our first tournament of the year is in the books! Initial weather reports indicated a very blustery afternoon, resulting in a debate on whether or not the tournament should be cancelled, postponed, or at the very least delayed. Thankfully, the morning greeted us with calm waters and pleasant

B.A.S.S. Nation Sign-Up Meeting

If you are interested in participating in the Washington state B.A.S.S. Nation qualifiers and would like to be a part of the CBBC team, there will be a meeting on Friday, February 24th, 6:00pm, at Pizza Hut on Deschutes and Columbia Center Blvd. Mel Williams will hold a

2017 Tournament Schedule

The 2017 tournament schedule is set Phil & Barb Moore Memorial - Irrigon,OR - April 1st John Lawson Memorial - Lake Coeur d'Alene - May 20th & 21st (UPDATED More details to come) Early Summer - Local Columbia River - June 17th Summer Family Team Derby - Potholes- July 15th August Dog Days-

Prez Says 2016 Club Championship Recap

Our first annual Columbia Basin Bass Club Championship is in the books, and thankfully, it was a success. Congratulations to our club champions: Robert Reid (Boater), Jordan Warren (Non Boater), and Jordan Gregory (Junior)…There were a ton of cool prizes given away. I want to thank personally all of the

Prez Says Dog Days Recap

Our 2016 Dog Days event is definitely one that I personally am glad to have in the books, with everyone safe! I would not be exaggerating in saying weather-wise, it was our most difficult tournament of the year. The wind was blowing heavily in the morning around the

Prez Says Potholes Recap

I would say our Summer Family/Team/Couples event was a success overall! It was great camping weather, and the CBBC members getting together at Mike’s Place was a fun and relaxing time! As for the fishing, for some, it was a fishing feast, and for others, it was famine.

Prez Says Hatrock Recap

Well, tournament number three is in the books! What a day! I think our club made a great decision in starting early. All in all, it didn’t seem to get too hot until the afternoon, and thankfully we had a little breeze to cool things down, and

Prez Says June 2016

  This June we put another successful club meeting in the books! We raised several hundred dollars for the club account, and were able to welcome two brand new members, Jimmy Taylor and Matthew Snowden! It’s always good to see new faces, and it’s even looking like they will

Prez Says May 2016 Moses Lake Recap

As expected, this past weekend Moses Lake kicked out some giant bags! We will be lucky to see bags that size any more this year, but I’m thinkin’ the River in October might come close! Thank you to all who came out on Saturday, and survived the heat!

Prez Says 1st Tournament Recap

What a tournament! Thank you to all who came out on Saturday, and battled the morning waves! We made some difficult decisions as a club for this tournament, but in the end I’m glad we made the ones we did. Everyone made it in safe, as the day wore on

Prez Says March 2016

The March meeting was packed! We may have to find a new venue if the club keeps growing. There were over 40 in attendance, and that's even without several members currently traveling to fish Lake Mead. The club raised over $1,200 last night in membership and tournament dues. The 50/50 Raffle raised

Pouring Soft Plastics

Tim Demmon gave us a great presentation on everything you need to know about making soft plastic baits.  Tim has really invested some green and a lot of time learning the process and he shared a lot of things he has learned through trial and error.  This is list of

Prez Says February 2016

To All, Our first official club meeting in 2016 was a big success! It was good to see quite a few people at the meeting, and a lot of interaction and learning occurring. There were at least 30 people in attendance, and the club raised $246 in revenue, $40 of which

Drop-Shot Jigging

Drop-Shot Jigging by Ben Hanes Here in the northwest, things are different. Unlike many of the articles we read that talk of bass migrating to the backs of creek channels and such, these rules do not necessarily apply on our waters. Up north, fall and winter occur slightly earlier,

Spring Lure Selection

Spring Lure Selection by Ben Hanes It’s getting to be that time of year again when the big mama’s from the deep are sniffing the shallows. In Eastern Washington, the migration of both small and largemouth occurs around the end of February, where we’ll see our first biters in

Winter Fishing Tips

Winter doesn't have to be dull when it comes to smallmouth bass fishing here in the Columbia Basin. Thanks to some knowledge passed on to me from a former member (Wayne Heinz), I have learned how to have some success over the years out on the bluffs and deep underwater