Click here for 2020 WMB Classic Info

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 partner with:

Member submissions (Submit yours here! )

2020 HOTD Early Draw Event

Hair of the Dog Early Draw - 2020 !!! Due to the mandated closure of event from the COVID-19 outbreak, the sport show has been postponed. !!!

WMB will be available at The Outdoorsmen Pro Shop in Jenison on Saturday, MAR 21st, Al & Bob's Sports Sunday Mar 22nd and D&R Sports Center in Kalamazoo on April 10th & 11th (pending).

You will be able to register for HOTD andD&R trails as well as take care of your membership for 2020. 

We are currently planning on doing the early draw itself live on youtube/facebook Mid april after the D&R Event.Thank you for your patience and understanding.-Justin

  • Online Registration is open and can be started Here for HOTD
  • Online Registration is open and can be started Here for D&R

WMB will be hosting an early draw event for the 2K Jigs Hair of the Dog series on Sunday March 22nd at The Grand Rapids Ultimate Sports Show!  The drawing will held in one of the rooms off of the Grand Gallery (actual room TDB) at approximately 2:00 PM.   You will be able to sign up for the early draw at any time during the Ultimate Sport Show or you can sign up before the event, here on the site or contact WMB directly.  Early draw requires that both team members have purchased memberships and pay a $20 deposit for each tournment.

Come down to the Ultimate Sports Show and sign up before Sunday and you will recevie a Free Entry to return on Sunday for the drawing!

2020 Memorial Day Open

Muskegon Lake - Fisherman's Landing - 6a-2p - Registration will be from 4:30a-5:30a. Boat numbers will be first come first serve. Lake Michigan is open to run (weather permitting). $120 Team entry using the HOTD Payout Schedule. Standard HOTD rules apply (with exception to Great Lakes Off Limits).We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled due to the Governors current stay home orders.

BASSMASTER Team Championship

Bassmasters Team Trail

West Michigan Bass is proud to announce that in 2019, 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?

The number of spots allocated to WMB is driven by the number of members we have. We intend to fill 10 spots in 2019.

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 2019 we will be granting the 2 top points teams from HOTD each a spot. The remaining spots will be awarded to the top finishing teams at the 2019 classic.

What does it cost me?

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