Better Half Tour - Bass Fishing Events
Couples & Mixed Team Bass Fishing Tournaments held in Ohio & Western New York
  • 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

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.

THANK YOU to EVERYONE who participated on a beautiful May day! Maria and I sincerely appreciate your continued support of The Better Half Tour, and we look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Weekend Getaway at Chautauqua Lake, NY or at the 2017 Fall Classic for another friendly and fun 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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80% Payout! 1 in 4 Cash plus Great Sponsor Prizes!

2017 Spring Fling


Tournament Results HERE

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Portage Lakes Old State Park Ramp
$60 Entry Fee per team
$10 Big Bass (optional)

Team Reed-Wilson - 2017 Spring Fling CHAMPS!


Entry fee is $75.00 per team.

Online Entry Deadline CLOSED

NO cash will be exchanged at the weigh-in.


2017 Better Half Tour ~ Chautauqua CHAMPS!

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Tournament Results HERE

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Portage Lakes Old State Park Ramp
$60 Entry Fee per team
$10 Big Bass (optional)
2017 Fall Classic CHAMPS - Better Half Tour


Should we adjust the number of fish that completes a limit? This is one of the important things that has been discussed in the past, and it’s time to bring it up for a vote from YOU, our anglers.

Taking care of your fish plus catch and release is absolutely necessary for the Better Half Tour tournaments. If it weren’t for these fun green fish we call bass, we’d all have to get together at a candle party or something. Nothing against candles, mind you.

Among the concerns for the well-being of these sport fish include livewell water temperatures during warm weather events, plus creating an excessive concentration of fish in the release area.

Please select your poll choice for the 2018 BHT limit. Three(3) fish (i.e. two good ones and a kicker fish); Four(4) fish(i.e. two for her and two for him); or Five(5) fish – the current limit.

Catch all you can (because that’s FUN) – just bring your best to the scales! THANK YOU!

Change the 2018 Limit?

Should the 2018 limit be changed?

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Better Half Tour 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.

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