• Westernbass Magazine, Spring 2024

    Westernbass Magazine, Spring 2024

    Hi all, Spring is always a great time of year! New season, fresh start of AOY points, and the big bass of the spawn! At WesternBass we are excited to welcome new site advertisers and express our appreciation for those that return. They are, after all, the reason why we are able to bring you the magazine and the site. It was great to see the BAM Trail start their new start their new trail and a big CONGRATULATIONS to Greg and his Frenzy Baits Nail! Our WesternBass title sponsor, Fisherman’s Warehouse and FishermansWarehouse.com is the BAM Tournament Trail’s Conservation Sponsor and, speaking of Fisherman’s Warehouse, we want to thank everyone that aided in the law enforcement effort to catch the person(s) responsible for the thefts. The community support was amazing, and we would also like to thank all of you that checked out the new Rocklin location of Fisherman’s Warehouse! I am anxiously waiting to see all those big bass that will be ready to eat any day now. Be sure and share photos with us here on WesternBass. Tight Lines,Tight Lines! Wayne

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    Another tackle shop gone

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  • Westernbass Magazine, Winter 2024

    Westernbass Magazine, Winter 2024

    Hi All, Who is excited for the start of the new fishing season? I am and I am hoping our fisheries, our industry and our anglers have smooth sailing ahead. There have been a lot of upheavals in our sport this past year and it would be great if we could all just get back to fishing! WesternBass and Fisherman’s Warehouse will be at the ISE show coming up in January and we hope to see you there! Speaking of that, Fisherman’s Warehouse has expanded their retail location lineup and recently opened a store in Rocklin CA – 4200 Rocklin Rd. Grand Opening is planned for December 15th and 16th! Plan to attend two full days of seminars, great prices, and alot of Prizes! In closing, I would like to once again, thank all of the readers and site users of WesternBass and WesternBass.com for your continued support. And, all of the sponsors that make the site possible. Merry Christmas Happy New Year and good fishing! WayneTight Lines! Wayne



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  • Join us for the 2024 IGFA Light Tackle Open!

    Join us for the 2024 IGFA Light Tackle Open!

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  • Westernbass Magazine, Fall 2023

    Westernbass Magazine, Fall 2023

    Hi All, We bring you the last issue of 2023 on the heels of the Hawaii fire, Hurricane Hillary and the demise of one of the west’s biggest tournament organizations. We hope that the season’s end and new year brings much calmer waters to us all. We do have many things to look forward to, including the year-end championships, Angler of the Year announcements, the renowned U.S. Open, the big fall feed fish catches, the 2024 schedule, a look at what retirement brings to the GOAT, KVD as he walks away from tournament fishing, and other new ventures within our sport. On the horizon... · Fisherman’s Warehouse Megastore is amidst another expansion. adding a location in Rocklin Ca. · Roseville welcomes the only fall time sport expo as the NorCal Sportsmen’s Show comes to town the weekend of October 14 and 15. You can find a Fisherman’s Warehouse booth on site with a boatload of show specials. · Bass Angler Magazine’s own Mark Lassagne readies to launch the BAM Tournament Trail with Pro/ Am’s, Kayaks and a Pro Tour. As always, we thank you for your support of the site, the magazine and the WesternBass sponsors that make it all possible. Please consider supporting those that support us. Tight Lines! Wayne

  • Major League Fishing announces 2024 Tackle Warehouse Invitationals schedule

    Major League Fishing announces 2024 Tackle Warehouse Invitationals schedule

    Six regular-season stops, and showcase 150 of the best anglers in the world competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars across some of the top bass fisheries in the United States.

  • Unveiling the Ultimate Panic Box

    Unveiling the Ultimate Panic Box

    How This Tackle Box Saves My TOUGH Fishing Days!!!



    Store, organize, access – repeat. When you’re more organized, you have more time to catch more and  bigger fish. The key is putting your fingers on the right lure at the right time and knowing exactly where it is.



    It’s equipped with a water-resistant, rechargeable lithium-ion LED light, quick-access jig compartment, customizable storage, and more.

  • Tackle Selection for the Traveling Angler

    Tackle Selection for the Traveling Angler

    Tackle for Your Coastal Travels Essential baits for your summer saltwater vacation PART TWO By Maynard Lee

  • Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2023

    Westernbass Magazine, Summer 2023

    Hi All, Isn’t it ironic! The water levels have come up and the bass within the fisheries don’t seem to know how to act! The erratic bites, lack of giant pre-spawner photos, blanking boats and less than typical tournament weights for the season are leaving many of us scratching our heads. Many – but not all! Ken Mah for one seems to have figured something out and that something earned him over $125,000 in the inaugural Western Bass Shootout. Congratulations Ken! What an event that was and we can only expect it to improve! The Western Bass Shootout win earned Ken his third cover on WesternBass Magazine. A first for us! A well-deserved accomplishment for Ken. As we progress into summer, we are already near the six-hour tournament requirement of California, and the annual ICAST show – things we all know and expect, but what about something new? For 2023 there will be a new Outdoor Show on the block and it’s happening this fall. We will have more info soon. In the meantime, good luck with that summer topwater bite, the frog tournaments, and the final events of your tournament circuits. Fall TOC’s are just around the corner. Tight Lines! Wayne

  • Fishing Tackle Price Cut

    Fishing Tackle Price Cut

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  • Sportfishing Industry Supports Legislation Protecting the Use of Traditional Tackle

    Sportfishing Industry Supports Legislation Protecting the Use of Traditional Tackle

    On April 18, 2023, U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced the Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act (S. 1185).

  • NEW RapStack® Tackle Trays Breakdown

    NEW RapStack® Tackle Trays Breakdown

    Let’s get one thing straight — if you want to catch more fish, keeping your tackle organized is critical. In the following video, professional angler JP DeRose explains the features and benefits of Rapala’s RapStack Tackle Trays, a collection of seven different storage boxes available in standard 3600 and 3700 sizes, two different depth options and three internal configurations.

  • Westernbass Magazine, Spring 2023

    Westernbass Magazine, Spring 2023

    Hi All, As we kick off 2023, it is already the beginning of an exciting season! The big rains, while not perfect for all have resulted in water levels in our fisheries that we so desperately needed and should make for some awesome fishing this year. And, as we’ve seen there have already been some big, big bass, like the double-digit caught by our cover angler on this issue – Alex Niapas. Also making history was the APEX Pro Tour championship winner Luke Johns for his victory at Folsom Lake. Congratulations to both! Looking ahead on the national scene we are only days away from the REDCREST and the Bassmaster Classic events. I always look forward to seeing who comes out on top in the highest levels of fishing across the U.S. As for the best in the West, we are closing in on the debut of the Western Bass Shootout right here on the California Delta and what an event that will be! We can’t wait to see you there! Once again, on behalf of WesternBass, I want to thank all of the site’s advertisers and ask that all of you help support those that help support us and allow us to bring you the WesternBass site and magazine. Thank you! Wayne

  • Valley Tieless Fishing Tackle’s EZ Clasp

    Valley Tieless Fishing Tackle’s EZ Clasp

    a Simple Solution to Tying Lures and Terminal Tackle on Your Line

  • 2023 IGFA Light Tackle Open

    2023 IGFA Light Tackle Open

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  • France puts tackle suppliers on red alert over new ‘green’ obligations

    France puts tackle suppliers on red alert over new ‘green’ obligations

    Fishing tackle manufacturers in France and any businesses which export goods to the country face paying for the recycling of those products at the end of their life cycle.