Team Circuit Information

The Nixon’s Marine Northwest Bass Team Circuit is dedicated to providing you with the best tournament format and payout in the Northwest. Our goal is to provide a quality and challenging tournament circuit. The Northwest Bass Circuit schedule has now been confirmed.

2023 Format

There are (3) qualifying tournaments in Washington and (3) qualifying tournaments in Oregon. Teams need to fish or buy-in to all 3 state tournaments in order to qualify for the combined Circuit Championship in September.


Registration prior to the event is highly encouraged and must be received by the Thursday prior to the tournament. Registration and release of liability forms should be mailed to Northwest Bass, 3025 Travel Plaza Way, Pasco, WA 99301. You may also register online via PayPal. An on-site registration fee of $20 (Friday) and $20 (Saturday) will be charged for teams who choose to register at the tournament site. Please download and review the 2023 rules, prior to registration.

Closed Waters

Tournament and Championship waters are off-limits the Monday prior to the tournament until the start of the tournament on Saturday.

Driver's Meetings

Driver’s meetings for all qualifiers and the Championship will be held tournament mornings approximately 30 minutes prior to sunrise.

2023 Championship Qualifiers

Tenmile (Open)
April 15

Moses Lake
April 22

Potholes (Open)
June 10

June 24

Tri-Cities (Clover Island)
July 15

The Dalles
August 19

2023 Northwest Bass Championship

Tri-Cities (Columbia Point)
September 23 & 24

Aquatic Invasive Species

All boaters participating in Washington based tournaments must sign the Aquatic Invasive Species Decontamination Statement at the tournament registration desk. If a boat, trailer, engine or any water containers that you will use during this tournament have been in physical contact with any waters outside of Washington State in the last 30 days you must also fill out an Aquatic Invasive Species Decontamination Report.

Polygraph Testing

To ensure sportsmanship and angler confidence tournament top-finishers will be subject to a post-tournament polygraph test. All contestants, winners and non-winners, are subject to a polygraph. Failure to submit to or pass a polygraph test will result in immediate disqualification. Challenge Circuit Champions will be tested. Random tests may be conducted at tournaments without prior notice.