Potholes Open

The 2015 Potholes Open Bass Tournament was a complete success. The volunteers from the Moses Lake based bass club did an excellent job presenting this bass tourney for the 36th year in a row. This tournament is always the 3rd weekend in April and some years the weather has been very unforgiving. But this year we had a beautiful, calm and sunny weekend. The excellent quality and size of both the largemouth and smallmouth bass weighed was unbelievable. Tom Tweed weight 1086 bass that totaling 2905.68, this is a catch and release tournament. The weight master and club president, Tom Tweed and other volunteers, put on a great show for all the spectators. This was the 1st year Gary and Opal Lamar let the younger generation take over the tournament completely and I am sure they were very proud of how this event was put on. The Potholes Bass Open Tournament is a great event and the most popular bass tournament in the Pacific Northwest year after year.

The tournament anglers brought 179 smallmouth and 907 largemouth bass to the scale and. ironically, the average weight for each species was two pounds and 11 ounces.

Held each year during the third weekend in April, the Potholes Open took advantage of good weather to produce a large turnout and some great catches.

Held each year during the third weekend in April, the Potholes Open took advantage of good weather to produce a large turnout and some great catches.

Many of the bass caught were genuine lunkers with smallmouths weighing more than five pounds and largemouths weighing more than 7.5 pounds being weighed in. Some teams weighed in 20+ pound strings on both days.

Many of the bass caught were genuine lunkers with smallmouths weighing more than five pounds and largemouths weighing more than 7.5 pounds being weighed in. Some teams weighed in 20+ pound strings on both days.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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