OAKLEY, CA (February 25, 2004) — WesternBass.Com introduced American Bass Association as a new sponsor on the suite of bass fishing web sites. The ABA mission statement is to provide the highest value to our sponsors, advertisers and members through quality run events, promotions and media while developing and instituting programs that will protect, enhance and improve our environmental and natural resources for future generations.

American Bass "Team Tournaments" are competitive bass fishing events that are open to all its members. The ABA hosts team events in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Fish any region or fish the "Travelers" region in any of 3 Divisions to qualify for the Year 2004 "American Bass Team Classic Fishoffs".

Special touches such as Bass Categories and fun options make the American Bass a unique experience. American Bass Categories are designed to promote family participation. At each event a special award and product prize will be presented to the highest finishing team in each category. ABA Options feature 100% Payback! American Bass Options give you a chance to win even more cash. There are some fun options also such as Dr. Plots Option, Big Bucks, Easy Money, and the Double Down Option. There are also special Options in some regions and not all options are offered in each region.

For more information on American Bass Tournaments Phone (310) 376-1026 or send e-mail to Also go to for expand information on all tournaments and other special activities.

WesternBass.Com is a suite of web sites for bass fishing enthusiasts of all types; shore anglers, tubers, competitive tournament anglers, club anglers and non-tournament anglers all use and share the sites along with industry professionals, manufacturers and Pro Anglers. The site was originally created in 1996.

WesternBass.Com features reports, forums, classifieds, chat rooms, lake specific information, an ever expanding library, BASS WEST USA archives, partner pairings and special ‘Nutcase’ events.

Sponsors of WesternBass.Com include Future Pro Tour Tournament Trails, Northlake Ford, Bass West / AC Pro Shop, Yamamoto Bait Co., Kistler Rods, Walton's Pond, The Hook, Line & Sinker, Phil's Props, Jay Liu's Service, Persuader Bass Baits, Glory Hole Sports, Galaxie Marine / BassCat – Triton, Tracy Oasis Marina-Resort, Reaction Innovations, Bob's Marine, Bass Weekly Radio, C&C Marine, National Bass Association, Sawyer Cook & Co. Bass Boat Insurance, Penetrator Soft Baits, Dave's Bass Shack, Tackle Warehouse, 1-800-BASS BOAT, Lakeside Boat Service, Olympic Funding, Beauty and the Bass Calendar, International Sportsman's Expositions, Big Break Marina, Strike Pro USA, Extreme Angler and American Bass.

Affiliated guides include Cooch's Fishing, Big George's Fishing Guide Service, Rich Thiel's Guide Service, Larry Hemphill - Instruction/Guide Service, Bass Fishin' with Richard Pounds, Randy Pringle: The Fishing Instructor, Don Levett Guide Service, The "Maine" Guide, Johnny Mac's Shasta Lake Guide Service, Golden State Guide Service & Instruction, Johnny C's Bassin1A Guide Service, Bob Myskey Guide Service, Dave Gliebe Guide Service.

For more information, contact WesternBass.Com at (925) 679-9575 or visit