5/21/16 – Anglers continue their hot start to the NW Bass season as 40 of 78 teams each reeled in over 15 lbs of bass on day 1 at the Potholes Reservoir.

OTHELLO, WA – Over 1100 pounds of fish were brought to the scales on day one of the two day Northwest Bass qualifier at the Potholes.

78 boats hit the water early Saturday morning as the second tournament of the season got under way. As the day closed out at weigh-in time many big stringers were were delivered, as 40 boats weighed in at least 15 lbs of bass each. Justin Cox and Ben Schilling led the way with 21.02 lbs, followed by a close second, Jonathan Blank and Steven Potter who weighed five bass at 20.28 lbs.

Blake Lesher and Steve Lebsack rounded out the top 3 with a weight of 20.06 lbs.

Anglers will blast off at first light Sunday morning with the hopes of capturing a victory and coveted points toward the 2016 Angler of the Year standings. It’s sure to be an exciting day on the water, as much the field remains in solid contention to pick up a win at the Potholes Reservoir.

Northwest Bass is the premier tournament circuit in Washington and Oregon with four qualifying tournaments hosted on four different bodies of water and a championship event in 2016. We’d like to thank our many sponsors, anglers, and staff who make this Bass tournament circuit truly great!

Potholes 2016 – Day 1
Date: 5/21/16

Day 1 Leaders: Justin Cox – Ben Schilling
Fish: 5
Weight: 21.02 lbs

Big Fish: Larry Mawdsley – Luke Butler
Weight: 6.71

Potholes Big Fish Results