Multiple Divisions

West Michigan Bass has several divisions throughout the area. Find the right fit based on geography or your favorite lakes.  With our low memerbship fees, anglers can compete in a single division for a shot at the classic, or just fish their favorite lakes in any division. Check them out Here!

Great Payouts

Every cent of every entry fee for every tournament is paid back at the ramp or at the classic. Period. No gimmicks or hidden costs. No giveaways disguised as money - just a stack of good 'ol U.S. legal tender. You can find all the details on our payouts page.

The Most Fun

One thing you will find at any WMB event, is a great atomosphere. We strive to have fun and catch fish. We hope that everyone goes home with some good laughs, new friends and hopefully some extra cash. 

West Michigan Bass is proud to be sponsored by:

What you're missing out on:

2013 Classic - Ed & Rog

2013 Classic - Mike & John

2013 Classic - Andy & Randy

2013 Classic - Greg & Andy

2013 Classic - Justin & Cy

2013 Classic - Results

HOTD Early Draw Event

WMB will be hosting an early draw event for the Hair of the Dog series on April 9th at Al & Bob's Sports, drawing is at 3:00 pm.  We will be at Al & Bob's starting at 12:00 PM to get you signed up.  You can sign up before the event at Al & Bob's, here on the site or contact WMB directly.  Please be sure to let us know you are signing up for HOTD and wish to be in the early draw if you sign up beforehand.  Stop by, purchase your membership card and lock in take-off positions for all the HOTD events.


Al & Bob's is located at 3100 S. Division Ave in Grand Rapids.  There will be member discounts at Al & Bob's, refreshments, seminars and raffles.


12:00 PM (Noon) Registration Begins

1:00 PM Seminar: Bassmaster Team Trail Championship (Chris Risner & Tim Eaton)

2:00 PM Seminar: Fishing Data Management (Doug Maurer)

3:00 PM Drawing

3:15 PM Raffles (Kustom Kicker Jigs, West Michigan Bass, Al & Bob's, Wolverine) MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Please note, while you may sign up at any point, all other Events will not have drawn take-off positions, only HOTD.We are working out details for a swap meet as well as in years past. Stay Tuned!

Swap Meat Meet!

The swap meet will be held at the 5th St Hall, 701 5th St NW Grand Rapids, starting at 4:00 PM.

  • We will have tables and seating, bring any fishing or hunting related items you wish to sell or trade
  • If you are planning on using table space, please email us so we can make sure there is room
  • The hall will have a cash bar, sodas and snacks (very reasonable prices)
  • Kids, spouses and non-members welcome

Member Signup Form

Get your membership squared away the easy way! We do have a small surchage to cover the paypal fees. You can also find us at the GR Ultimate Fishing Show or come to the early draw and swap meet to sign up. You will need still need to sign a liability waiver and pick up your membership card.
New in 2016 is the inclusion of the Bassmaster Team Trail membership. $10 of each membership will be paid to BASS to qualify every member of WMB to make them eligible for a spot at the Bassmaster Team Trail tournament and even a shot at fishing the Bassmaster Classic. Each membership will also include a complimentary subscription the BASS Times magazine.

Single Member Signup - $33 (includes PP fees)

Team Signup - $66 (includes PP fees)

** If you are fishing the HOTD series and wish to be included in the early draw but will not present - you must email or contact us to let us know you will be fishing HOTD. If you do not notify us of this, you will not be included in the draw! **

Ultimate Sport Show 2016

West Michigan Bass will have a booth at the 2016 Ultimate Sports Show GR March 17 - 20.  We will be in booth number 1914, just east of Hawg Trough.  Please stop in and pay your membership, pick up a schedule or just say "hey".

BASSMASTER Team Championship

Bassmasters Team Trail

West Michigan Bass is proud to announce that in 2016, all members will be eligible to qualify for the Bassmaster Team Trail championship tournament late Nov / Early Dec - with a shot to compete for a spot at the Bassmaster Classic!

If you're not familiar with the Team trail, check out Bassmaster's website or follow along below...

What is the team trail?

It's a way for the every day angler to have a shot at the biggest tournament in the world - purely by competing in local team tournaments.

How do I become eligible?

All paid teams of West Michigan Bass will be eligible. A portion of our membership fee is paid on your behalf to BASS which makes you also a member of the team trail. You'll receive a 1 year subscription to BASS Times magazine along with this membership as well as the usual WMB perks and discounts. Per BASS:Participation in this tournament is by invitation only. This tournament is open only to current B.A.S.S. members who are also current B.A.S.S. Team members, recognized by a sanctioned B.A.S.S. Team partner. Teams must consist of two people. Team members are not interchangeable. Teams qualifying for the Bassmaster Team Championship must consist of the same two anglers that began the season as a team, exceptions in case of an emergency may be granted with permission from the B.A.S.S. tournament director or if a trail has an “alternate” program in which teams may use the same alternate they used all year. However, full time Bassmaster Elite Series or FLW Tour pros, employees, officers and directors of B.A.S.S. or its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies and members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, children and sibling, regardless of where they live) are ineligible. Any candidate for competition who, in the judgment of the Tournament Director, is disabled in such a manner as to endanger the safety and well-being of his/her partner or themselves shall not be eligible.

How many WMB teams get to go to Guntersville?

The number of spots allocated to WMB is driven by the number of members we have. In 2015 we had over 350 members. We anticipate 400+ in 2016. BASS will give us 1 spot per 50 members (25 teams) - so we expect to send 7 boats at minimum - realistically 8 or 9.

How will you choose which teams get a spot?

Per BASS rules, we must have a points system or cumlulative tournament to award the spots. In 2016 we will be granting the 2 top points teams from HOTD each a spot. The remaining 5+ spots will be awarded to the top finishing teams at the 2016 classic.

What's it cost me?

Other than your membership fee, there is no additional cost. Teams qualifying for the Team Tournament will be paying an entry fee for that tournament and require a BASS membership.