(The Dalles, Oregon) May 16, 2022 – Wild West Bass Trail’s APEX Pro Tour will host the world’s most grueling and rigorous bass fishing battle in Professional Bass Fishing history. This event will be 3 phases and will end with a process of elimination. The Spartan 580 is presented by RomanMade and A-1 Tactical & Safety. The Spartan 580 is in reference to the 580 days Aaron Martens went to battle with cancer. As this event brings the APEX Pro Tour Anglers closer together, a courageous and hard-fought battle is anticipated to unfold with twists, turns, and pure raw emotion.
May 13-21, 2022, 9 FULL DAYS OF BATTLE!
The battle began in the City of Arlington, Oregon May 13, 2022. Family activities start Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 11:00 am at The Dalles Dam Visitors Center in The Dalles, Oregon.
Saturday, May 21, 2022, APEX Pro Tour Pros will display their boats (located at The Dalles Dam Visitors Center). The Blast Off of the TOP Pros will take place on the upper Dalles Pool and after the day of fishing, the Anglers will drive their fish down to The Dalles Dam Visitors Center to reveal the title of being number one. Anglers will be out on the water from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. Weigh-ins will take place at The Dalles Marina at 3:00 pm.
Pro anglers will be at several fishing stations for kids of all ages including a life jacket safety instruction intro. A knot tying table, lure rigging table, flipping and pitching course, distance casting course, and the casting wall (wall with a sheet that the little ones can cast over to get a prize) for ages 2 to 4 years old. Enjoy food from Lucille Begay Food Stand, face painting, and music by Mr. Elive Productions. At the end of community day, there will be a casting contest between the pros and kids selected to compete against the pros.
The opportunity to partner with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Port of The Dalles, Tonkin of the Gorge, Center Market, The Dalles Chamber, and the City of The Dalles is something APEX Professional Tour views as a tremendous honor and opportunity. It sets in motion a collaboration to bring the city and its youth together to learn about the wonderful resources and recreation available. The Dalles and the Columbia River are considered one of America’s wonders, with a rich waterway and landscape to die for. APEX Pro Tour will unlock the jewels of fishing, but the people of Oregon and its visitors will be able to enjoy its resources for a lifetime.