Be a part of History at he 30th anniversary WON Bass U.S. OPEN!
Entry deadline coming up soon, but still time to sign up.
Each year anglers from all over the world converge on what has become the world famous U.S Open of bass fishing at Lake Mead. Now celebrating it’s 30th anniversary, this years WON Bass Nitro/Mercury U.S. Open presented by Costa sunglasses is geared up to be one of the best in history.
The combination of big name anglers, past champions, reports of larger sized limits, and a field full of new breed anglers who swing for the fences, makes picking a winner for this years U.S. OPEN even more difficult than normal. Ask ten people who will win the U.S. Open and you tend to get a different answer from each one of them.
Great anglers do always seem to win the U.S. OPEN. When you look at the list of winners it’s a virtual who’s who of western bass fishing. Here is the complete list of U.S. OPEN Champions
Aaron Martens, Clifford Pirch, Gary Dobyns, Justin Kerr, Clifford Pirch, Scott Nielsen, Aaron Martens, John Kerr, Mike Folkstad, Mike Folkstad, David Gliebe, John Murray, Marcus Clouse, John Murray, Byron Velcick, Gary Yamamoto, Pat Donoho, Byron Velvick, Larry Ward, Gary Klein, Larrry Hopper, Rick Clunn, Mike Folkstad, Jeff Munson, Rick Clunn, Rich Tauber, and Greg Hines.
The U.S. OPEN is unlike any other bass tournament in the country. It’s like the Ironman is to triathalon’s, in that just getting to the end can become a huge challenge for most who enter it, To win the U.S. OPEN takes someone willing to not wilt under the presssure and who will not succumb to the heat, or wind that Lake Mead is famous for dishing out. It takes someone who dispite all the distractions of long days in the heat, where your day may start at 3AM, casinos and nightlife inviting you to stay up late and have fun, and every vice known to man, will perservere and fish hard for three very long days.
Preparation and dealing with the elemnets and then executing your plan all enter into it more than any other event we have in the west. But if you can pull it all off it’s an event that anyone who has is prepared for can win, as it’s more about execution and catching a good limit of bass for 3 straight days, and not so much secret baits and secret spots to fish. While that sounds simple enough it’s is incredible difficult to do.
Usuaully the guys at the top and the guys in the middle of the pack are only seperated by a pound or two, and often it’s that one missed, big bass, where a small mistake was made that makes the differnece between winning or losing the U.S. OPEN.
It’s long been said that anyone can win the U.S. OPEN and it’s the most fair and level playing field of any lake we fish in the west. And if anyone can win the U.S. OPEN it might as well be you ! It’s an unberliebvable experience just to fish the OPEN. There are 5 big bass fish awards each day for big fish in both the Pro and amatuer divisions, and also a big stringer award every day. So every cast, every day can literally make your day, and just a few pounds of bass can take you the middle to the top of the leaderboard. But you can’t win if you don’t enter, and you owe it to yourself this year to fish the U.S. OPEN.
So get sighed up and be a part of an experience you will not soon forget. You can sign up online or download an entry form to mail in by going to www.wonbass.com and then going to the U.S.OPEN pages, or you can call us at 949-366-0030 ext 38 and sign up over the phone. If you have any questions feel free to call me anytime, and hopefully I will see yousoon in Las Vegas for the U.S. OPEN.
U.S. OPEN Tournament Director