FIRST EVENT: Spring Fling
May 9, 2020

What's the Better Half Tour?

Established for couples and mixed team bass anglers, the Better Half Tour is a competitive, friendly bass fishing tournament circuit.

Our 2020 season introduces new features; SIX tournaments, increased payouts, 2020 Points Championship. Highest Total Weight Bonus for New York events only, plus a separate bonus for all three Ohio events. Great sponsor prizes at every tournament.

55 teams fished the Better Half Tour in 2018. 74 teams joined us in 2019. The Accurate Auto Glass “Record Breaker Bonus” bar was also set higher in 2019 at Chautauqua Lake.

Join us in 2020 and see why our fishing teams smile in anticipation for these events. Check schedules & click around our site for more info.

2020 Better Half Tour SCHEDULE

Weekend Getaway ~ July 25, 2020
Chautauqua Lake, NY @ Long Point State Park

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Smallie Social ~ September 12, 2020
Chautauqua Lake, NY @ Long Point
State Park

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Fall Classic ~ October 3, 2020
Portage Lakes, OH @ Old State Park Ramp

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2nd Place BIG Bass GUARANTEED $100 Payout
for ALL SIX Better Half Tour 2020 Events!

THANK to our awesome friends and fellow anglers at M-Tech Lithium, who have stepped up for the 2020 Better Half Tour teams and GUARANTEED a Second Place BIG Bass Award of – at a minimum – $100 per tournament for ALL SIX 2020 events.

THANKS, M-Tech Lithium!  To see their incredible battery technology and how you can put these long-lasting, lightweight powerhouses in your boat, click here >>>

boat show

Its Boat Show & Fishing Expo Season!

I love shows and expos! All of your favorite things about fishing under one giant roof. Its truly an adult toy store. Boat shows and fishing expos all come at the right time of year for us northerners. If we can’t get out on the water and fish, let’s go SHOPPING! There are always TONS of great deals, discounts and packages at every booth. Plus, if you are like me, there is only SO MUCH Major League Fishing you can watch before you start chomping at the bit.  This year kicked off the season with the Cleveland Boat Show and Fishing Expo. It was great to see BHT sponsors Vic’s Sports

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Please Support these FANTASTIC Better Half Tour Sponsors!

Here are the boat ramp locations that we are launching from...

Lake Milton, OH – State Park Ramp
1400 Jersey St., Lake Milton OH
EVENT #1

Chautauqua Lake, NY @
Long Point State Park Ramp
EVENTS #2, #3, #5

Mosquito Lake – State Park Ramp
10
EVENT #4

Portage Lakes, OH – Old State Park
Ramp, New Franklin, OH
EVENT #6

2020 Tournament Rosters

All Better Half Tour event permits received and dates finalized on October 30, 2019. We look forward to a very special 2020 fishing season with the following teams…

All Ohio Events

Entry for ALL Ohio Events

Event entry for Lake Milton, Mosquito Creek Lake, & Portage Lakes events.

ALL OHIO EVENTS

Enter ALL THREE(3) OHIO 2020 BHT Events

This option does NOT include Big Bass Award entry.

Includes Lake Milton Spring Fling, The Mosquito Bite, & Annual Fall Classic at Portage Lakes.
$7.00 online fee = $217 Total

MILTON SPRING FLING ROSTER:

  1. B. Wilson ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. B. Schlarb ~ E. Schlarb *
  4. T. McKibbon ~ T. McKibbon *
  5. J. Young ~ C. Young *
  6. P. Zavracky ~ S. Zavracky
  7. M. Maruna ~ L. Maruna
  8. R. Zide ~ J. Zide

Crew Boats:
A. S. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

2020 MOSQUITO BITE
August 22, 2020

8:00am- 3:00p

TOURNAMENT ENTRY HERE

MOSQUITO BITE ROSTER:

  1. B. Wilson ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. J. Young ~ C. Young *

Crew Boats:
A. S. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

2020 FALL CLASSIC
October 3, 2020
8:00am- 3:00p

TOURNAMENT ENTRY HERE

FALL CLASSIC ROSTER:

  1. B. Wilson ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. B. Schlarb ~ E. Schlarb *
  4. T. McKibbon ~ T. McKibbon *
  5. J. Young ~ C. Young *
  6. P. Zavracky ~ S. Zavracky

Crew Boats:
A. S. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

ALL New York Events

NY Bass Fishing - Better Half Tour

Entry for
ALL NY Events

Event entry for the Chautauqua Clash,
Weekend Getaway & Smallie Social

ALL EVENTS @ Chautauqua Lake, NY

Enter ALL THREE(3) N.Y. 2020 BHT Events

This option does NOT include Big Bass Award entry.

Chautauqua Clash, Weekend Getaway, Smallie Social Entry.
$7.00 online fee = $217 Total

CHAUTAUQUA CLASH ROSTER:

  1. B. Wilson ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. L. Kunkle ~ TBA
  4. P. Zavracky – S. Zavracky
  5. J. Young ~ C. Young

Crew Boats:
A. S. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

WEEKEND GETAWAY ROSTER:

  1. B. Wilson ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)
  3. T. McKibbon ~ T. McKibbon
  4. L. Kunkle ~ TBA

Crew Boats:
A. S. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

2020 SMALLIE SOCIAL
September 12, 2020
8:00am- 3:00p

TOURNAMENT ENTRY HERE

SMALLIE SOCIAL ROSTER:

  1. B. Wilson ~ J. Reed (L)
  2. M. Schlarb ~ L. Schlarb (L)

Crew Boats:
A. S. Westfall ~ W. Westfall
B. M. Licht ~ E. Licht

Better Half Tour ~ Tournament Payout 2020 ~~~ 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
* Big Bass 2 = $100

(* based on a 30-boat field will all teams entered in Big Bass)

The average 2019 tournament
field was 30 teams/boats.

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 = $350
Big Bass 2 = $150

(* based on a 40-boat field will all teams entered in Big Bass)
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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 = $420
*Big Bass 2 = $200

(* based on a 52-boat field will all teams entered in Big Bass)

2020 Membership Sign Up

Fishing with the SAME PARTNER ALL YEAR?

Team Membership $40

Individual Membership

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

Single Membership $20

What Better Half Tour Anglers Say...

  • "I wanna personally thank Maria & Erich for putting on another great tournament today!! BRAVO!! Everyone was having a good time despite the weather & were still some decent bags considering the other tourneys going on. I've learned a lot fishing these past 2 years & made some great friends as well, thanks again E & M!" ~ Scott P. 9/2018

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