San Dimas (Aug. 13, 2004) - NATIONAL BASS WEST, Inc. will unveil their new fishing publication, NBW NEWS. The publication will published each month starting in mid-September. It will feature pro columns, tournament tactics and results, and tips on using the newest products on the market.

Along with the announcement of the magazine came the official word that Cal Tatum would be taking the position of Managing Editor for the publication. Bass anglers know Cal for his work for years on other popular bass fishing magazines. For the past two years he has been writing freelance articles for and other publications and has worked as the managing editor for the Sierra Star newspaper and is currently working with the Madera Tribune.

John Barron, NATIONAL BASS WEST, INC. stated, "I've known Cal for a while now and I am truly happy to not only call him my friend but also a business associate. Cal brings knowledge and a professionalism that will help National Bass West make our future goals easier to attain. He will help us make NATIONAL BASS WEST one of the best tournament circuits on the west coast."

Asked about his role with the NBW, Inc. Cal said, "National Bass West has proven to be a tournament circuit that cares about the anglers and has the vision to be a force in the West. By providing anglers with an innovative circuit that can provide them with not only fair paybacks, but also information and promotion, National Bass West will be one of the leading circuits. For me, National Bass West is providing me the opportunity to continue working with Western bass anglers, to work diligently to build this sport and provide the greatest marketing opportunities for anglers and our sponsors."

For tournament information contact John Barron 909-263-7185 Or Mike Peterson 760-801-4281

NATIONAL BASS WEST, INC. is dedicated to bringing back a fun, competitive environment to tournament bass fishing, along with the best payout anywhere. "We are dedicated to getting our sponsor's products in our fishermen's hands. If they don't have them, they can't try them, so let's give them some of our sponsor's product," says Barron, "What a better way to get them to try the products?"

NATIONAL BASS WEST, INC. holds team tournaments in California and Arizona. Currently serving dedicated anglers with the following regions: Diamond Valley, Southwest, San Diego and Delta as well as Open events on Diamond Valley Lake, Silverwood Lake and Lake Perris with plans of expanding into the Central Coast as well as Northern California, Arizona and Nevada. Also be watching for announcements for the Pro/Am circuit.

The NATIONAL BASS WEST, INC. Havasu Classic will be held on September 25 and 26, 2004 at Windsor Beach in Lake Havasu City.

Sponsors of the NATIONAL BASS WEST, INC. Tournament Trail include AIM Marine, Skeeter Boats, White Cap, Bass World West, Phenix Rods, Taylor Tackle, Graphite-USA, White Cap Direct, Revenge Baits, SR Plastics, The Original Mojo Lure Company, Joor Brothers Metal Service, Pro's Soft-Bait Glue, 3:16 Lure Company, Boss Bait and Tackle, Finesse Tackle.

For more information, contact NATIONAL BASS WEST, INC. at (909) 263-7185 or visit