Better Half Tour - 2018 Schedule
Couples & Mixed Team Bass Fishing Tournaments - Ohio & New York
BHT Entry - Season Entry Fees

  • Better Half Tour Fall Classic - 2017
  • Chautauqua Lake NY Weekend Getaway - 2017

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Couples/ Mixed Doubles Bass Fishing Teams Wanted

2017 Fall Classic CHAMPS - Better Half Tour

Rocco & Rochelle Metzger

Fall Classic @ Portage Lakes, OH

Great Payout ~ 1 in 4 Cash

Cool Sponsor Prizes!


See you on the water in 2018

A great tournament for every level of angler, the Better Half Tour gives guys & gals a chance to team up for a fun day of fishing on scenic Portage Lakes. We welcome and invite all college team mates, couples, father/ daughters – ANY mixed team combination to join us!

Remember: The main rule is that there must be one male and one female per boat/team. You may not fish alone (that kinda defeats the whole idea, doesn’t it?). Enjoy your day and some quality time with your fishing partner!

The Better Half Tour is designed with the ladies in mind: nice bathrooms, later start times and shorter hours make this a great way to introduce bass fishing tournaments to ALL ladies – a mother, friend, daughter, sister, or neighbor – but she MUST be in the boat to fish this tournament!

We practice Catch and Release!How about it, Ladies? If your guy loves bass fishing, why not surprise him by signing up for the tournament with him? It’s a great way to bond and The Better Half Tour is the perfect setting – Portage Lakes are idle only, so no high speeds. We also chose a later start time, shorter overall time, and the park with nice bathrooms with flush toilets, electricity and sinks.

Whether you just want to see what this ‘bass fishing tournament” thing is all about, or you’re a seasoned tournament angler, we want you to come along for a fun day that’s full of boating, bonding, and (of course), BASS fishing.

THANK YOU to EVERYONE who participated in 2017. Maria and I sincerely appreciate your continued support of The Better Half Tour, and we look forward to seeing you at a 2018 fishing event!

THANK to these incredible sponsors: Mojo SportsWear, Vic’s Sports Center, Kames Sports, Kieffer Marine Inc., Verbinator Baits, Ohio Pro Lure, & FutuRealm.

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Many thanks to these great sponsors. Several have been with us since our very first launch, and it is both a pleasure to use their products and a privilege to know the business people who contribute and make the Better Half Tour all memorable experience for everyone.

A BIG THANKS to these Sponsors

Vics Sports Center

For fishing boats, start at Vic’s. The #1 Ranger Boat Dealer in the USA for 2015-2016, plus Starcraft, StarWeld & Ranger Aluminum boats. Authorized Mercury, Yamaha, Evinrude Dealer. Humminbird & Lowrance electronics. Minn Kota & MotorGuide.

Kames Sports

Kames Sports features a variety of outdoor sports. Firearms of all kinds, ammunition, hunting gear including bows & blinds, and a stocked fishing department. Plus, one of the most fully equipped motocross stores in NE Ohio!

Ohio Pro Lure

Tournament performance bass fishing lures, including spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, football & flipping jigs, tube jigs, shaky head jigs, free swing jigs and more.

Mojo Sportswear

Mojo Sportswear features cool, stylish, easy to apply UPF 50 protection for your outdoors! Mojo Sportswear is the world’s hottest and fastest growing performance fishing gear and watersports apparel line. Find out how it’s unlike anything else out there…

Verbinator Baits

Whether the day is a finesse bite or a full-out hawg-fest, if you aren’t fishing Verbinator, you’re not catching your share of bass. Find out more…


The premier Ohio fishing website. Over 70 lake maps, fishing reports, Ohio DNR news and updates, lake and ramp photos, videos, Fish Ohio Awards and MORE!

Kieffer Marine

A full service marina in the Portage Lakes on East Reservoir. Marine fuel, pontoon boat sales, plus a great nautical gift shop. Stop in and visit!

FutuRealm, LLC

FutuRealm & EZ Web Center is a small group of anglers who have been blessed to serve the outdoor recreation industry for over 20 years, and the founders of the Better Half Tour.