After having competed in the NWB Championship and BASS the prior two weekends, I did not have much time at all to dissect Boardman. Thankfully I was able to get down there on Friday, right before the tournament, and spend some time on that body of water, which I
Brian Flores and I won our first tournament! How did that happen? I used to think it was whoever was luckiest, but I’ve watched enough really good fishermen to know luck most days won’t get you through. For this tournament we used what I learned from
Ben Hanes – 2nd Place
Based on map study during the time before the tournament, I was able to enter a few waypoints to try during pre-fish that were essentially highways to major spawning areas. When I went and actually tested those waypoints, I was pleasantly surprised, and from
The next Columbia Basin Bass Club meeting is Thursday, March 28th, at Ranch & Home in Kennewick. Meeting time is 6:30pm.
We are holding the meeting on this date so that it can double as a driver's meeting for our first tournament!
Come join us and help us plan a great
Loaded with prizes for everyone and nice paychecks for others, our 2017 CBBC Championship turned out to be a success. Thank you, Jordan Hanes, for all of the work you put into making the tournament itself go as smoothly as possible. You did a great job. Also, thank you to
With the coveted Angler of the Year title on the line, our last qualifier of the year turned out to be an interesting one, no doubt. Mark Westcott and Jake Anderson officially tied in points once it was all said and done. However, with the tie breaker being
Potholes in 2017 brought very different conditions as compared to 2016, even though the CBBC tournament date was almost exactly the same. Anglers who relied on locations from last year were probably surprised to find the water 2 feet lower this year as compared to last. Those who
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,
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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.
On June 28th we had a great club meeting. There was a solid turnout, with several new faces, and although the club didn’t bring in a lot of money, we raised solid funds for Blake Williams, a local contender in the TBF Junior World Championship, which will be taking place
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
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