Male & Female Bass Fishing Tournaments ~ Join Us in our 11th Season!

What's the Better Half Tour?

Established for male/female bass angling teams, the Better Half Tour is a competitive, family-friendly bass fishing tournament circuit. We have fathers & daughters, husbands & wives, best friends, neighbors, and even brothers and sisters fishing! Join us in 2022 and see why teams love fishing these events. Check schedules & click around our site for more info.

Our 2022 season includes four(4) events at four different NE Ohio fisheries, plus the traditional Better Half Tour Weekend Getaway at BassMaster Top 100 fishing lake Chautauqua Lake, NY.

More ways to win! NEW in 2022 year is the Vic’s $200 Bass Cash which will be paid at all five(5) qualifying events (must be registered). Total Weight Championship for ALL Ohio events. Fish your favorite four events or fish all five to qualify for the 2022 Points Championship (PLUS entry fees PAID to 2023 tournaments). Big Bass Award at each event. As always, last place to cash is $100.

Great sponsor prizes at every tournament. Good payout, 1 in 4 teams finish in the money. West Branch Reservoir introduces the Better Half Tour Blind Draw Doubles!

Please Support these FANTASTIC Better Half Tour Sponsors!

2022 Tournament Rosters

West Branch Reservoir, OH @ Rock Springs Road/ West Ramp
6940 Cable Line Road, Ravenna, OH 44266
August 13, 2022 ~~~ 8:00a- 3:00p

2022 SHOWDOWN ROSTER:

  1. J. Reed ~ B. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. M. Derrickson ~ D. Bencina
  4. S. Planty ~ T. Planty
  5. L. Maruna ~ M. Maruna
  6. D. Mansky ~ A. Mansky
  7. M. Williams ~ M. Williams
  8. B. Schlarb ~ E. Bunce
  9. M. Bennett ~ K. Bennett
  10. M. Zimmerman ~ G. Zimmerman

Crew Boats:
A. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

Portage Lakes, OH – Old State Park Ramp
Turkeyfoot N. Shore Park, New Franklin, OH
October 1, 2022 ~~~ 8:00a- 3:00p

FALL CLASSIC XI ROSTER:

  1. J. Reed ~ B. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. G. Bowser ~ S. Fulton
  4. M. Derrickson ~ D. Bencina

Crew Boats:
A. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

Lake Milton, OH – Robinson’s Point Ramp
1400 Jersey Street ~ Lake Milton OH
May 7, 2022 ~~~ 8:00a- 3:00p

SPRING FLING ROSTER:

  1. J. Reed ~ B. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. M. Baker ~ K. Baker
  4. G. Bowser ~ S. Fulton
  5. B. Good ~ A. Good
  6. M. Derrickson ~ D. Bencina
  7. L. Maruna ~ M. Maruna
  8. M. Williams ~ M. Williams
  9. M. Zimmerman ~ G. Zimmerman
  10. C. Furr ~ A. Furr
  11. A. Stefan ~ A. Johnson
  12. T. Bury ~ K. Bury
  13. H. Prohaska ~ C. Cremeans
  14. D. Witherup ~ L. Witherup
  15. S. Planty ~ T. Planty

Crew Boats:
A. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

Mosquito Lake, OH @ State Park Ramp
1439 S.R. 305 ~ Cortland, OH 44410
June 4, 2022 ~ 8:00a- 3:00p

MOSQUITO BITE ROSTER:

  1. J. Reed ~ B. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. M. Baker ~ K. Baker
  4. G. Bowser ~ S. Fulton
  5. M. Derrickson ~ D. Bencina
  6. B. Good ~ A. Good
  7. S. Planty ~ T. Planty
  8. M. Williams ~ M. Williams
  9. T. Bury ~ K. Bury
  10. D. Mansky ~ A. Mansky
  11. J. Lipo ~ S. Lipo
  12. D. Neumore ~ S. Neumore
  13. J. Feathers ~ J. Feathers
  14. B. Boyle ~ A. Miller
  15. M. Weidman ~ A. Weidman
  16. S. Pettry ~ T. Wagner
  17. B. Schlarb ~ E. Bunce
  18. M. Zimmerman ~ G. Zimmerman
  19. N. Digiacobbe ~ R. Harnichar
  20. C. Cremeans ~ H. Prohaska
  21. K. Polosky ~ J. Polosky
  22. C. Jones ~ K. Jones
  23. F. Reno ~ A. Lawson
  24. D. Monter ~ J. Monter
  25. R. Sherretz ~ C. Sherretz
  26. J. White ~ P. White

Crew Boats:
A. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

Chautauqua Lake, New York @
Long Point State Park Ramp
July 23, 2022 ~~~ 8:00a- 3:00p

WEEKEND GETAWAY ROSTER:

  1. J. Reed ~ B. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. S. Planty ~ T. Planty
  4. A. Johnson ~ A. Johnson
  5. M. Zimmerman ~ G. Zimmerman
  6. L. Palmer ~ M. Castelli
  7. J. Johnson ~ S. Lincoln
  8. B. Schlarb ~ E. Bunce
  9. A. McGrath ~ TBA
  10. T. Bury ~ K. Bury
  11. M. Williams ~ M. Williams
  12. J. Lipo ~ S. Lipo
  13. R. Allen ~ K. Card
  14. L. Maruna ~ M. Maruna
  15. S. Guenot ~ T. Guenot
  16. D. Neumore ~ S. Neumore
  17. S. Jenesky ~ K. Cyprowski
  18. C. Cremeans ~ H. Prohaska

Crew Boats:
A. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

Better Half Tour ~ Tournament Payout 2022 ~~~ Final Place to Cash ALWAYS $100!

Tournament Payout w/30*

  1. $670
  2. $370
  3. $250
  4. $210
  5. $160
  6. $130
  7. $100

* Big Bass 1 = $300

(*90% based on a 30-boat field with all teams entered in Big Bass. 100% Payout will differ)

Tournament Payout w/40*

  1. $700
  2. $380
  3. $310
  4. $250
  5. $210
  6. $180
  7.  $150
  8. $130
  9. $110
  10. $100

Big Bass 1 = $300
Big Bass 2 = $100

(*90%  based on a 40-boat field with all teams entered in Big Bass. 100% payout will differ)
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Tournament Payout w/52*

  1. $750
  2.  $430
  3. $360
  4. $320
  5. $280
  6. $240
  7. $205
  8. $180
  9. $155
  10. $135
  11. $120
  12. $100

*Big Bass 1 = $320
*Big Bass 2 = $200

(* 90% based on a 52-boat field with all teams entered in Big Bass. 100% payout will differ)

2022 Membership Sign Up

Fishing with the SAME PARTNER ALL YEAR?

Team Membership $40

$2 added for online fees ~ Total = $42.00

Individual Membership

Fishing with DIFFERENT PARTNERS?
(Different partners = two different points teams)
Each angler must be a member to participate

Single Membership $20

$1 added for online fees ~ Total = $21.00

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