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U.S. Open at Lake Mead (3 day) October 16th - 18th, 2017


2017 U.S. Open dates have been changed back to October 16th, 17th, 18th (no longer 17th, 18th, 19th) due to host hotel scheduling conflicts.


In its 35th year, the U.S. Open promises to be an event that anyone has the potential to win because of the fact that Lake Mead presents anglers with the opportunity to catch fish in a variety of ways.  Lake Mead is also the kind of fishery that gives few anglers a true home field advantage. 

The desert conditions also present challenges to the anglers and their equipment.  Past events have featured days eclipsing 100 degrees and afternoon monsoons that drop temperatures dramatically, bringing high winds and torrential downpours to the event.

Winning the event is no easy task, and being the last angler perched atop the Costa See What's Out There Hot Seat on the final day will be an angler who has earned his trophy and one year reign as the U.S. Open Champion.

The field consists of more than 150 Pro anglers and their AAA partners and typically features some of the premier names in bass fishing.  The 2016 U.S. open had a record setting 186 boats, and we hope to get 200 in 2017.  The WON Bass Bass Cat Boats / Mercury Motors U.S. Open gathers the best anglers from the Western United States, as well as some of the legendary names in bass fishing history.

Included in the field each year are past U.S. Open champions; FLW Tour and Bassmaster Elite Series winners, Bassmaster Anglers of the Year and Bassmaster Classic Champions.  The 35th WON Bass Triton Boats / Mercury U.S. Open and the Costa See What's Out There Live Coverage is sure to provide competitors and viewers plenty of fireworks throughout the three day event.

WON BASS announced our NEW Boat title sponsors back in January of 2017.  Bass Cat Boats along with Mercury Motors, have joined forces to offer the 2017 U.S. Open Champion a brand-new, ready-to-drive-away Bass Cat PUMA FTD with a Mercury 250 ProSX OptiMax package worth $53,000, plus the first place payout earnings based on our official 2017 boat count. Based on 150 boats entering this year’s event, we plan on dolling out over $180,000 in cash to the Pro side, with $50,000 on the AAA side.

The U.S. Open is a shared-weight format, and the amateurs are encouraged and coached by the Pros during the three-day event. The U.S. Open will once again be hosted at the Boulder Station Casino and Hotel, and they are once again offering a discounted rate for our anglers during the event. Make sure to get signed up and involved, as this could be your time to make history.


US Open Dates - October 16th-17th-18th, 2017


US Open Entry Fee: Pro $1600 ALL IN - AAA $600 ALL IN ( Required Deposit - Pro - $600 / AAA - $200 )

U.S. Open Options are included in your Entry Fee: (based on full field)

Both Pro and AAA Top 5 Big Fish Each Day earn $1000 = 3 Days $30,000

Both Pro and AAA Biggest Sack each day earn $2,000 = 3 days $12,000


More sponsor Items to come.....

US Open Host Hotel – Boulder Station Casino & Hotel

US Open Host Marina – Callville Bay Marina - http://callvillebay.com


Early Bird Registration Deadline - Aug 25th, 2017 -
Significant prizes will be drawn for entries received prior to the early bird entry date for both Pro's and AAA's. More details will be announced once sponsorship is secured for the "Early Bird" program.

For more information go to the WONBASS.com website or call Billy Egan at 949-366-0248








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