his year, the Wild West Bass Trail
(WWBT) took the west coast
bass fishing scene by storm,
offering the first exclusive west coast tournament series to be televised in
its entirety and 100 percent paybacks to
the western anglers.
The WWBT wrapped up its freshman
year with record turnouts in California,
boasting an average of 100 boats for Pro/
Ams and an average of 96 boats for team
events – an unheard of feat in current
As the circuit prepared for its second
season, they did what they do best – gave
the anglers what they want, preparing an
angler questionnaire (in the spirit of
a “comment card”)
to hear the thoughts of all anglers that participated during 2016.
The Wild West took the angler’s suggestions to heart and have developed some angler-initiated changes for 2017.
WesternBass sat down with Gary Dobyns to get the lowdown on what’s new for the new year.
WB: Issuing the angler questionnaire offered the WWBT a chance for a lot of feedback. What are the changes that came out of that?
DOBYNS: We learned with overwhelming popularity, the anglers wanted
Wayne Breazeale and Gary Barrett