It’s time for the 2017 Bonneville Bass Bonanza Tournament, a fundraiser for HOW

The 2017 Bonneville Bass Bonanza Tournament, a fundraiser for Heroes on the Water, is just around the corner! Now is the time to register for this great event that helps those who have given so much.

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 29th 2017
Event Date: June 3rd, 2017
Fishing Grounds: Bonneville Pool
Launch: First Light

Check-in Location: Waterfront Park, Near Lur Jensen Beach, Hood River  Weather dependent.

Check-in Deadline: 3:00 PM

We are excited to be using Tourney X this year, allowing those of you involved with Oregon Kayak Bass Fishing to add this event to your annual competition series. We look forward to it also benefiting HOW by increasing the number of participants!

If you are unfamiliar with Tourney X, you will need to register with them prior to the tournament. They will collect the registration funds and provide you with a code which will be used to record your winning fish. A photo of your fish and your registration code will be uploaded to Tourney X at check-in.

Log in / Register here for Tourney X and the BBB

The Bonneville Bass Bonanza will a single largest bass by length contest. Catch and release fishing ONLY!

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Qualifications for Fish Submissions:

  • – We will be using the rules standard set from Kayak Bass Fishing
  • – There will be no Captains Meeting for this event. Fishing commences in the Bonneville Pool when the tournament begins. “Weigh In” will be held at the Hood River Waterfront Park.

Anglers Must:

  • Fill out and sign a waiver before participating in the event!  If you haven’t signed a waiver, you cannot present photos to the “weigh-in” station. We will send you a waiver via email after registration closes and before the event you can email back to us.
  • River Level- We’ve had a crazy winter so the Columbia is high. We expect it to remain so for the next couple months. This shouldn’t effect most good Bass areas. It will make for a stronger current when you get in areas with a current. So please be mindful. We don’t want to have to come and get you in Cascade Locks:)
  • – Wear a PFD and appropriate immersion gear for the days temp and water temperatures – AKA dress appropriately.
  • – Fly a safety flag while on the water.
  • – Propel themselves to and from the fishing grounds.
  • – Carry a valid fishing license and follow ODFW/WDFW Regulations pertaining to the Bonneville Impoundment
  • – Release fish unharmed
  • – Actively seek to minimize impact on motorized vessels (at the launch and on the water)

We are excited about this event and raising funds for one of our favorite organizations, HOW!

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at:

Heroes On The Water

As we head into the 4th of July weekend, we thought we’d take a break from our usual broadcasting to thank those who have provided the independence we are so privileged to celebrate!

Heroes on the Water (HOW) is a great organization that helps veterans from all branches of the US military to unwind using the therapeutic nature of kayak fishing. Whether a warrior’s scars are visible or not, all can benefit from spending time on the water in a long term, supportive environment.

We have  been lucky enough to work with these fine folk, organizing a fund raising bass tournament here in our home town of Hood River, OR. We’re happy to say that the great fishermen and women that came out to support the tournament & other fundraising efforts allowed us to write a check to our local chapter of HOW for $2250. Just a very small thank you for lives dedicated to service and steep prices paid, but it was definitely heart felt from all involved!

HOW is free to the veterans it serves – every contribution goes to help a returning warrior get on the water and “calm the storm inside”. If you’re looking for a great organization to support, HOW is volunteer led and makes every dollar count!

Another way to help out that will take nothing more than a minute of your time, is to vote for HOW in the Canoe & Kayak Awards. Help these folks get the recognition they so richly deserve!

A big thank you to the local chapter of HOW for letting us get involved, a big thank you to the warriors served by HOW for the sacrifices they’ve made and many thanks to all veterans for giving us the independence we get to celebrate this weekend!

Kayak Shed . .