On DAY 2 of WON Bass U.S. OPEN, the weather has changed. It's got cloudy and a bit of rain because of thunderstorm. However, this weather change didn't affect fishing much as it was told by anglers. Some weight-inned more bass, but many stayed low. Yet John Kerr, Aaron Martens, and Rick Clunn made audience surprised.Continue reading "Martens, unstoppable!/ WON Bass U.S. OPEN Day 2"
The 22nd WON Bass U.S. OPEN just began at Nevada's Lake Mead. The lake's water level has got real low for years. Once it's rumored that U.S. OPEN of 2005 might be held at a different lake, but the water level got a bit higher. The tournament officials determind to do it at their usual OPEN fishery. On Day 1, it was really sunny with no wind. Fishing became very tough. The top weight brought in by John Kerr was only 10.35Lb.Continue reading "John Kerr leads WON Bass U.S. OPEN for 10.35Lb"
WBFA (Woman Bass Fishing Angler), the only American tournament organization that has ran the nation wide bass fishing trail of women for years, officially closed their business on 24th of August, 2005. There has been rumors that WBT (BASS's Women's Bassmaster Tour) will kick off from the very next season, and our source reported that both WBFA and BASS had a discussion at Bassmaster Classic 2005 in PA. Although nothing real details have been passed to basswave.jp yet, we try to update this news when the sources report us further information.
MAYPORT, Fla. - Scott Guthrie of Jacksonville and Rick Murphy of Homestead caught a two-day total of four redfish weighing 26 pounds, 4 ounces to win $37,500 in the Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series Eastern Division event powered by Tyson. The team earned $25,000 plus an additional $12,500 for the Powered by Yamaha award. Guthrie and Murphy were competing in Mayport against a field of 143 teams.
Mike Kennedy, former WON Bass tournament director, passed away on March 22nd. He had a motorcycle accident in late Feburary. He had to go through a few surgeries after hospitalized. Once he showed recovery, but he is going to be sorely missed throughout the world now. He was born on 17th of August, 1946 in Illinois. He put a lot of efforts toward the participation of Japanese anglers on U.S. OPEN for years. Also, he was the first person to display of Japan's national flag on bass fishing tournament held in the U.S. He led the JB's US Challenge event held in 2000 as its director of the American side, and he is one of the important people who has contributed the growth of Japanese bass fishing scene. His memorial service will be at Skyline Church of La Mesa, California, on March 31st.
We are thinking of you and praying for you in this time of loss.
The WBFA Spring Fling was not without excitement, a dramatic come from behind win topped an exciting weigh in on the final day of the WBFA Spring Fling Pro/Am Invitational at the Apalachicola River in Florida.
According to message boards on internet, Mike Kennedy who was the former tournament director on WON Bass was involved in a serious motorcycle accident while he was riding his brand new Harley Davidson afternoon of Feburary 28th. He was in extremely critical condition and on respirator. He is now out of coma and preparing for surgeries. Updated news can be found at Western Bass's forum section.
Aaron Martens of Castaic powered out in front on day one and then held off the charging Brent Ehrler of Redlands to win the 2004 U.S. Open at Lake Mead. In weighing a total of 34.27 pounds, Martens took a home a top prize of better than $124,000.
The standings remained the same for the top three anglers in pro division of the U.S. Open, but leader Aaron Martens of Castaic put even more distance between himself and his nearest competitor after weighing in 11.98 pounds on the second day of the contest.
LAS VEGAS--Although he hadn't been to Lake Mead in five years, Aaron Martens of Castaic kicked in the door and stepped on the field as he posted a five fish limit weighing 15.31 pounds to lead the 2004 U.S. Open. Leading out in the sixth flight, Martens anchored his sack with a 3.99 pounder, reportedly taken on "soft baits."
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Aug. 6, 2004) The U.S. Department of Commerce(DOC) announced today it has issued a preliminary determination of "dumping" by Japanese outboard engine manufacturers, and has ordered a 22.52 percent import bond be posted for each Japanese engine brought into the United States. The DOC's ruling follows an investigation launched earlier this year after U.S.-based Mercury Marine filed a petition with the DOC and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).Continue reading "U.S. Commerce Department imposes 22.52 percent duty on Japanese engine"
2004 CMA Music Festival/Fan Fair
GENERAL INFORMATION: The BASS Anglers and Artists Tournament is a single-day event that will feature BASS pros Roland Martin, Gary Klein, Gerald Swindle, Randy Howell, Marty Stone, Jay Yelas, Zell Rowland, Brent Chapman, Dean Rojas, and Ish Monroe, who will be paired with Country artists including Rodney Atkins, Chad Brock, Chris Cagle, Billy Currington, Billy Dean, Doni Harris of Rushlow, Craig Morgan, Monty Powell, Tim Rushlow of Rushlow and Chely Wright, The competitors will form 10 angler/artist teams.Continue reading "FACT SHEET BASS Anglers and Artists Tournament"
WON BASS Miller High Life Tour Southern Division 3rd event of 2004 was opened on May 15th through 16th at Lake Mead of Nevada. You can't think of Mead without thinking of good ol' U.S. OPEN of WON BASS, and they have held this big open tournament on Mead for years. One needs to show opponents his/her level of fishing for the big title planned to be held in September on this tournament so that they'll know who's better at this point of period.
And mighty Art Berry, the 2nd points leader of Everstart Western 2004, weighted 25.47Lb and won his 3rd WON BASS event. 2nd place: Bill Lanier, 3nd: Todd Woods, 4th: Don Payne, 5th: Al Robinson.