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 2021 Northwest Bass Circuit schedule has now been confirmed.

2020 Format

There are (4) qualifying tournaments in 2021. Teams need to fish or buy-in to all 4 tournaments in order to qualify for the 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 will be charged for teams who choose to register at the tournament site. Please download and review the 2018 rules, prior to registration.

Closed Waters

Tournament waters are off-limits Monday-Thursday the week of the tournament. Tournament waters are open to pre-fishing 12:00am-5:00pm the Friday prior to the tournament that Saturday.

Driver's Meetings

Driver’s meetings for qualifiers will be held tournament mornings approximately 30 minutes prior to sunrise. The Championship driver’s meeting will be held Friday evening before the Championship. (time TBA)

2021 Championship Qualifiers

Banks Lake
April 24

Moses Lake
June 5

Potholes (Open)
June 26 & 27

August 14

2021 Northwest Bass Championship

Banks Lake
September 18 & 19

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.

B.A.S.S. Qualification

Tournament waters are off-limits the Monday prior to the tournament until the start of the tournament on Saturday. Championship waters are off limits Monday through Thursday the week prior to the tournament and after 5:00 pm on the Friday before the tournament.

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.