Ken MahInuagural Western Bass Shootout Champion
This unified championship event showcased 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
MLF Toyota Series
Wild West Bass Trail
|PLACE||ANGLER||BIG FISH DAY 1||WEIGHT DAY 1||BIG FISH DAY 2||WEIGHT DAY 2||WEIGHT DAY 3||WEIGHT TOTAL||PLACE WINNINGS||BIG FISH $||NEXT GEN||TOTAL PAYOUT|
|1||Ken Mah||27.58||20.59||13.37||61.54||2023 Bass Cat Cougar FTD Mercury, Garmin, Power-Pole Package, Next Gen Lithium Battery Packge $20,000 Cash||$1,000||2023 Bass Cat Cougar FTD Mercury, Garmin, Power-Pole Package, Next Gen Lithium Battery Packge $20,000 Cash $20,000 Cash $127,500|
|8||Earl Dalton III||14.13||18.26||12.8||45.19||$3,200.00||$3,200.00|
|10||Joe Uribe Jr||12.02||20.83||10.3||43.15||$2,800.00||$2,800.00|
By David A. Brown Turning in a wire-to-wire performance, Ken Mah caught a 3-day winning...
By David A. Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. — He made it look easy, but Ken Mah was quick to clarify that...
By David A. Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Ken Mah carried three goals into Day 2 of the...
By David A. Brown Various interactions with anglers on the water told a mixed tale of...
By David A. Brown SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Prior to Day 1 of the inaugural...
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Scenes from the Western Bass Shootout
Safe credit union convention center
World Class Venue
The field of anglers include the highest performing 50 anglers who qualified through the 2022 season angler of the year points race.
- Sacremento 2023
$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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”