WON BASS is proud to announce that we have again partnered with the Laughlin Tourism Commission and LVCVA to bring our anglers the 2nd annual Laughlin Open. The Laughlin Open at Katherine Landing on Lake Mohave is scheduled for April 26th – 28th, 2023. It is sure to be one heck of a slugfest, as fish will be in both pre and post spawn conditions. Lake Mohave has the potential to produce “Clear Lake” like bag limits during the spring months, as the small mouth and large mouth bass that call Lake Mohave their home are known for their shoulders and size.
Bass Cat Bobcat with Mercury 150 Pro XS
*BCB Boat includes mounted Mercury 150 Pro XS, 2 electronic units, complete hull and trailer package, with trolling motor and starting battery.
WON BASS LAUGHLIN OPEN AT LAKE MOHAVE
Katherine Landing, Bullhead City, AZ
Entry Deadline – April 21
Pro Entry – $1000 – AAA Entry – $400
Balance Due – April 21
All Times PST
Monday April 24, 2023
Katherine Landing Cafe
Early Bird Check-In/Registration – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday April 25, 2023
Check-In/Registration – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Mandatory In-Person Meeting – 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Partner Pairing Via Text – 6:30 p.m.
Wed-Thu-Fri April 26, 27, 28, 2023 (Possibly 4/25)
Katherine Landing Marina
Boat Inspection/Partner Pick-Up begins at 4:00 a.m.
National Anthem – Morning Prayer – 6:15 a.m.
Single File Boat Launch – 6:30 a.m.
Live Weigh-In 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Daily
Awards Presentation Friday April 28 – 7:00 p.m. Location Harrah’s Casino
Complete Your Event Waiver
Laughlin Open Host Hotel Information
The condition of the registration for competing in the Laughlin Open at Katherine Landing, is that the anglers must stay in a LTC Member Hotel. The 8 properties that are approved are listed below. Please make sure to pay attention to the Boater and Non-Boater discount codes for each hotel. The hotels need to keep track of the number of boaters registering for each location, to prepare for the charging expectations of the boaters. Hotels will provide secured area for parking with spider boxes laid out for charging needs. If you are a non-boater that is making a reservation to stay with a boater, then you must register with the boater code. If you are a AAA bringing your boat as a possible “Bacon Saver” please use the boater code for your hotel of choice.
2023 Laughlin Open Discount Partners
Reservations need to be placed by April 10th for discount!
Harrah’s – Use Code S04LLM3 if you are a boater, Use Code S04LL23 if you are a non-boaterM-TH $30 / Fri $80 plus tax/fees. USE LINK ONLY – Boat parking on upper garage lot.
Boater Reservation Weblink: https://www.caesars.com/book/?propCode=LAU&action=FindRooms&groupcode=S04LLM3
Non-Boater Reservation Weblink: https://www.caesars.com/book/?propCode=LAU&action=FindRooms&groupcode=S04LL23
Tropicana – Use Code S04LTC3 if you are a boater, Use Code S04LT23 if you are a non-boater M-TH $30 / Fri $80 plus tax/fees. Call 1-800-343-4533 Boat parking in back lot.
Aquarius – Use Code GRWON23 to receive discounter rate M-TH $52 / Fri $116 plus tax/fees. Boat parking at Edgewater. 1-800-662-5825
Edgewater – Use Code GRWON23 to receive discounter rate M-TH $42 / Fri $96 plus tax/fees. Boat parking in old Colorado Bell lot. Call 1-800-662-5825
Riverside Resort & RV – Use Code C/WBOAT of you are a boater, Use Code C/NOWON if you are a non-boater. M-TH $39 / Fri-Sat $139 plus tax/fees. Call 1-800-227-3849 Boat parking in RV Area.
New Pioneer – Use Code 10WON23 if you are a boater, Use Code 10NON23 if you are a non-boater. Call 1-702-298-2442 Boat parking in front of hotel.
Golden Nugget – Use Code BASS23 to receive 10% Discount on stay! Call 1-800-950-7700
For more information go to the WONBASS.com or visit us on our WON BASS FB page or call Billy Egan at 949-366-0248
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between a Pro and a AAA?
A Pro is an angler who owns his/her own boat, trailer, and truck. A Pro pays for the boat’s fuel and always drives the boat. A Pro pays the Pro entry fee to fish the event at the Pro level. A AAA angler, also known as a Co-Angler, and Amateur are typically anglers who do not own a boat. They may indeed be boaters but choose to enter as a AAA to learn and compete at a lower entry level.
Who can enter the WON BASS Open events?
Anyone above the age of 16 can enter WON BASS Open events if that angler has paid their membership for that season. Pro anglers (boaters) are encouraged to have safe and adequate tournament boats and carry sufficient insurance for both the boat and passengers. The AAA level allows novice anglers/boaters a chance to learn from their Pro’s each day, and eventually upgrade to the Pro level.
What does “Shared Weight” mean?
WON BASS is the only tournament circuit in the West, if not the nation, that runs “shared weight” events. Since our events are Pro/Am style Opens, we randomly pair a Pro and AAA each day in the event. No Pro and AAA will fish together twice in one event. The best 5 fish boated between the Pro and AAA each day will count toward their combined total weight, regardless of who catches the fish. Big fish are weighed in separately and must be identified as Pro or AAA big fish at the bump tank before approaching the weigh station.
Once I’ve registered online and paid my balance, do I still need to register at the lake prior to the event start date?
Yes! There are usually 2 registration days prior to each Open event. Our Arizona Open, Laughlin Open and California Open events run Wednesday through Friday. Registration will be available the Monday and Tuesday prior to each of those events. All anglers MUST attend at least 1 of the 2 registration opportunities to complete paperwork and acknowledge data needed for our tournament systems. The U.S. Open always runs Monday through Wednesday, and registration will be available on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the start date of the U.S. Open. If for some reason you cannot attend either registration opportunities, then you must communicate with staff prior to the event registration dates for that event.
Are there any “Official Practice” or “Off Limits” rules before the Opens in 2023?There are no longer any “Official Practice” days prior to any WON BASS Open events. The “Official Tournament Rules” will start the first morning of that event. All DFW and State laws are still in effect prior to any event and must be followed. The Arizona Open, Laughlin Open and California Open will be “Off Limits” after 3:00 p.m. prior to the first day of competition. The U.S. Open will have “Off Limits” on Lake Mohave from sunup September 25 until safe light October 7, 2023. Sunday October 15 will also be off limits as well for U.S. Open registration, Sponsors Expo, and partner pairing meeting.
Jonathan Schuyler and Gunner Stanton 11/6/21 Lake Mahave 23#’s