Northwest Bass History

Northwest Bass was started by Jeff Priester, Bob Banta and Ron Terhark in 1996 with the sole purpose of providing a competitive circuit for Pacific Northwest bass anglers.  In 2003, Gary Stiles, a retired oil company operations and sales manager, and Lisa Stiles, a chemical engineer and practicing environmental, health and safety consultant purchased the circuit from Bob Banta and nurtured it until 2015, when Nixon’s Marine, the primary sponsor since 1996 purchased it from Gary and Lisa. Lisa continues to be our best substitute and Gary has moved on to fishing the circuit. Our thanks to both of them for helping to make the transition easy.