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U.S. Open October 16th-18th, 2023

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U.S. OPEN 2023

The 2022 field consisted of 189 Pro anglers and their AAA partners and typically features some of the premier names in bass fishing. The WON BASS Bass Cat Boats / Mercury Motors U.S. Open gathers the best anglers from the Western United States, as well as some of the legendary names in bass fishing history.

Bass Cat Boats along with Mercury Motors, have joined forces to offer the 2023 U.S. Open Champion a brand-new 2024 Bass Cat Cougar with a Mercury 250 ProSX package worth $84,000, plus the first place payout earnings based on our official 2023 boat count. The 2022 U.S. Open paid out a cool $75,000 plus a $84,000 Bass Cat Cougar to U.S. Open champion Pro Josh Bertrand.

2022 U.S. Open Champion Josh Bertrand

 

Pro Grand Prize

BCB Cougar with Mercury 250 Pro XS

*BCB Boat includes mounted Mercury 250 Pro XS, 2 electronic units, complete hull and trailer package, with trolling motor and starting battery.

 

2023 U.S. Open at Lake Mohave

 

When… October 16 – 18, 2023

Where… Katherine Landing Marina, Lake Mohave

Entry Deadline – October 6  

Pro Entry – $1600  AAA Entry – $600

Balance Due – September 8  

All Times PST

 

Friday October 13, 2023

 

Early Bird Check-In/Registration – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location

Katherine Landing Cafe

Saturday October 14, 2023

Early Bird Check-In/Registration – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location

Katherine Landing Cafe

 

Sunday October 15, 2023

Lake Mohave is “Off Limits” entire day

Check-In/Registration – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sponsors EXPO – 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hall of Fame Induction – 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Mandatory Meeting – 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Partner Pairing Via Text – 6:00 p.m.

Location

TBD

 

Mon -Tue -Wed October 16, 17, 18, 2023

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

Location

Katherine Landing Marina Lot

Awards Presentation Wednesday October 18 – 7:30 p.m.

Location

TBD

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What’s the difference between a Pro and a AAA?

Answer: 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?

Answer:  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?

Answer: 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?

Answer: 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?

Answer:  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.

 

US Open Host Hotels

The 7 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.

 

Book your stay at these event partner hotels for exclusive deals:

TropicanaTBD

Harrah’s – TBD

Golden Nugget – TBD

The Aquarius – TBD

The Edgewater – TBD

Riverside Resort – TBD

 The New Pioneer – TBD

US Open Host Marina – Katherine Landing

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

Additional information

U.S. Open Entry Options

Membership, US Open AAA Deposit, US Open AAA Full Payment, US Open Pro Deposit, US Open Pro Full Payment, US Open AAA Balance, US Open Pro Balance, US Open Pro Back-Up List, US Open Pro 1/2 Balance

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