OAKLEY, CA (June 28, 2005) — WesternBass.Com announced today the signing of WON BASS as the newest addition to it’s sponsor group.

WON BASS is an acronym for “Western Outdoor News Bass” and is the bass fishing tournament arm of the nations largest weekly outdoor newspaper. Members of WON BASS are entitled to fish the Pro or AAA division of the WON BASS Open circuit as well as team tournament events, the famed U.S. Open, and have the opportunity to fish for nearly $1 million dollars in cash and prizes as a part of these exciting WON BASS events.

WON BASS is the host of the prestigious U.S. OPEN, an annual event that brings one of the largest fields yearly to Lake Mead for three days of competition. This year’s event, including practice and competition days, is scheduled for September 15 – 21. The event headquarters is the Sunset Station in Henderson, NV. The first place pro angler will win a prize valued at $115,000 including $50,000 cash and a fully rigged Ranger Bass Boat & trailer with Mercury Outboard. The first place AAA Angler also wins a Ranger Bass Boat and trailer with Mercury Outboard.

The WON BASS circuit consists of four open tournaments – two in the Northern California region and two in the Southern California region.

Each WON BASS Pro/AAA event has a two-day official practice period prior to the event and a two-day tournament. All tournament entrants must officially check-in at the tournament headquarters either on Thursday from 6-8 PM or Friday from 3-5 PM with the official partner pairings starting at 6 PM on that Friday evening. There are no off limit periods on the WON BASS Pro/AAA circuit.

First Place in the pro division receives a fully rigged boat courtesy of an event sponsor. The boat is equipped with a Mercury 175 hp Optimax motor, Lowrance electronics, MotorGuide trolling motor, and Trojan batteries. Approximate retail value of this prize is $36,000*.

For more information on WON BASS check out their website at http://www.wonbass.com/ or call 949-366-0030.

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, video and book rentals and special ‘Nutcase’ events. Also featured is video programming on WesternBass.TV and audio on radio.westernbass.com. Striped Bass are a highlight on stripers.westernbass.com.

Sponsors of WesternBass.Com include Skeeter Boats, Yamaha Outboards, G3 Boats, Northlake Ford, Bass West / AC Pro Shop, Yamamoto Bait Co., 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, Bass Weekly Radio, C&C Marine, National Bass West Inc., Sawyer Cook & Co. Bass Boat Insurance, Dave's Bass Shack, Tackle Warehouse, 1-800-BASS BOAT, International Sportsman's Expositions, Fred Hall and Associates, Extreme Angler, American Bass, Suction Coolie Cup, Pro’s Soft Bait Glue, Beauty and the Bass Calendar, Nor-Cal Fishing, AIM Marine, Anglers Marine, Save Phace, Gone Fishin’ Marine, Sacramento Pro Tackle, Snag Proof Mfg Inc. and WON BASS.

Affiliated guides include Cooch's Fishing, 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, Bob Thein Guide Service, Dave Mckenzie’s Bay Area Backwaters Guide Service, Donnie Vachon Gudie Service, Paganelli’s Bass Fishing Experience, Dean Sault Guide Service, A day on the Water Bassin’ with Jerry Fournier Bobby Barrack Back To Class Guide Service.

For more information, contact WesternBass.Com at (925) 679-9575 or visit http://www.westernbass.com/.