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U.S. Open at Lake Mead (3 day) October 15-17, 2018


In its 36th 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 200 Pro anglers and their AAA partners and typically features some of the premier names in bass fishing.  The 2017 U.S. open had a record setting 208 boats, and we hope to get 225 in 2018.  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.

WON BASS announced our NEW 2 year BASS CAT/MERCURY sponsor package at this year U.S. Open partner pairing meeting.  Bass Cat Boats along with Mercury Motors, have joined forces to offer the 2018 U.S. Open Champion a brand-new, ready-to-drive-away Bass Cat PUMA FTD with a Mercury 250 ProSX OptiMax package worth $63,000, plus the first place payout earnings based on our official 2018 boat count. Based on 200 boats entering this year’s event, we plan on dolling out over $300,000 in cash to the Pro side, with over $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.


2018 US Open Dates - October 15-17, 2018

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 
https://rooms.sclv.com/cgi-bin/lansaweb?PROCFUN+RN+RESNET+BOU+funcparms+UP%28A2560%29:;BCIBASS;;;;;;?/


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

Early Bird Registration Deadline - TBD -
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

If you do not see your balance amount option you must call the office by October 10th at 949-366-0248 to pay!








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