“Top anglers from four of the premier tournament circuits in the west, will shoot it out on the California Delta for a chance at the inaugural WBS CROWN!”



This unified championship event invites the top-performing anglers from the four major professional tours in the Western United States. APEX Pro Tour, Major League Fishing Toyota Series, Wild West Bass Trail, and WON BASS.

APEX Pro Tour

Top 20 Anglers

WON Bass

Top 10 Anglers

MLF Toyota Series

Top 10 Anglers

Wild West Bass Trail

Top 10 Pro Anglers

discovery park

Downtown Sacramento

The inaugural Western Bass Shootout will be on the Famed California/Sacramento River Delta.

Daily takeoffs will occur from Discovery Park, located at the river’s edge of Downtown Sacramento.

In mid-April, the California/Sacramento Delta will show the world why it is a world-class fishery. Daily weights exceeding 20 pounds will be commonplace, and some anglers will have opportunities to top the 30-pound mark daily.


The field of anglers include the highest performing 50 anglers who qualified through the 2022 season angler of the year points race.


    • Scott Hellesen
    • Joe Uribe Jr
    • Thomas Kanemoto
    • Nick Cloutier
    • Colby Pearson
    • Randy Mcabee
    • Austin Bonjour
    • Matthew Nadeau
    • Nick Salvucci
    • Ken Mah
    • Nick Wood
    • Hayden Lee
    • John Pearl
    • Christian Ostrander
    • Luke Johns
    • Bill O’Shinn
    • Tony Franceschi
    • Jason Austin
    • Austin Wilson
    • David Swendseid
    • Marty Lawrence
    • Earl Dalton III

WON Bass

    • Bill Brown
    • Kevin Wiggins
    • Daylon Smith
    • Max Hernandez

Major League Fishing

    • David Valdivia
    • Patrick Touey
    • Kyle Grover
    • Brett Leber
    • Randy Pierson
    • Scott Mackenzie
    • Sean Minderman

Wild West Bass Trail

    • John Branch
    • Beau Joudrey
    • Alex Klein
    • Karl Okerman
    • Mark Lassagne
    • Jake Boomer
    • Timothy Venkus
    • Harvey Pulliam
    • Mark Mello
    • Jason Bradshaw
    • Mason Mcabee
    • Daniel Shelton

$200K Total Purse

Competitors will all be vying for a 100% payback and a total purse of over $200,000.00, including a top-of-the-line Bass Cat boat and Mercury outboard prize package for the Champion.

Rick Pierce

“We are pleased to see this mission come together. Offering western anglers a true championship has been the goal, gathering all the major higher entry and higher participation organizations. We welcome those high-profile fishing companies and enthusiasts to embrace this. All together, we can continue the growth of fishing on the west coast.”

Billy Egan

“WON BASS is very proud of our top 10 Pro anglers of the year and is excited to see how they stand up against the other Pros that have also qualified through other platforms. It is awesome to see this type of format come to fruition again. We wish all the anglers and sponsors luck in the coming months.”

Jeremy DeHart

“It is only fitting that our first Western Bass Shootout is anchored in Sacramento. We plan to produce record-breaking fan attendance and look forward to bringing a family friendly environment to the region. WBS is designed to be the Super Bowl of Professional Bass Fishing in our entire region. It is not just a great competition; it is a true celebration of the competitors, the fans, and the sport as a whole.”

Randy Pringle

“I’ve been fishing this Delta for over 50 years you could not ask for a better playing field for this group of Anglers, from drop shot spinner bait to punching Topwater, It has it all. The California Delta will bring nothing but excitement for this outstanding event.”


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