Columbia River - Tri-Cities Bass Fishing

Tournament Details

  • CAMPING & LOCK INFORMATION BELOW
  • Date: September 22 & 23, 2018
  • Location: Columbia Point
  • Registration Deadline – September 21
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Tri-Cities Current Weather

Partly Cloudy
10%
High 51° / Low 32°
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 51F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph.
Chance of Rain
60%
High 46° / Low 35°
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 46F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
10%
High 51° / Low 32°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 51F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of Rain
30%
High 45° / Low 38°
Partly cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day. High around 45F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.

CAMPING INFORMATION

  • Overnight RV camping is permitted at Columbia Point Marina Park during the bass tournament only
  • The RV camping fee is $10.00 per night. Fee envelopes are available at the moorage drop box near the restrooms/boat launch
  • All campers shall fill out envelope, put the permit customer copy in RV window and pay the overnight camping fee at the moorage drop box
  •  All campers shall be in their respective RV’s by 11:00pm which is the time of official park closing

LOCK INFORMATION – ICE HARBOR DAM

  • NW Bass has arranged a lock time at Ice Harbor Dam for 7am going upstream and 1pm coming downstream
  • Lock times are subject to change because commercial traffic takes precedence
  • Anglers should use the locks at their own risk

LOCK INFORMATION – MCNARY DAM

  • NW Bass has arranged a lock time at McNary Dam for 7am going upstream and 1pm coming downstream
  • Lock times are subject to change because commercial traffic takes precedence
  • Anglers should use the locks at their own risk

The mighty Columbia River stretches 1243 miles from the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia to it’s mouth where it meets the Pacific Ocean. The Tri-Cities pool, known as Lake Wallula, is contained by two of the 14 dams located on the Columbia, Priest Rapids on the upper end and McNary Dam on the lower end.

Known as one of the finest Smallmouth fisheries in the United States, Lake Wallula is dominated by rocky structure, weed lines, and road beds that hold big fish – with typically good five-bass stringers averaging 4 lbs per fish.

Tri-Cities Lodging - Columbia River

TownePlace Suites by Marriot

591 Columbia Point Dr
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 943-9800

Right around the corner from the tournament headquarters, Columbia Point Marina.

  • Just minutes from the Marina
  • Cable TV
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Online Reservations

Courtyard Richland

480 Columbia Point Dr
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-9400

Contemporary-styled rooms offer free WiFi, desks and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas with sofabeds and whirlpool tubs.

Shilo Inn Richland

50 Comstock St
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 946-4661

Modest riverside lodging with a pool & meeting space, plus perks like breakfast & airport shuttle.

  • 1.3 miles from Columbia Point Marina
  • Cable TV
  • Wi-fi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Online Reservations