by Published on 01-10-2014 05:36 PM

    All members of MOBASS can receive 25% Off MSRP by direct order to Solar Bat.
    Members must use the following promotional code to receive the discount.

    All non-members can receive 20% Off MSRP by direct order to Solar Bat.
    Non-members will be able to get the following code off our website.

    Additionally, MOBASS will receive a quarterly commission on every pair of sunglasses sold by those using one of the 2 above mentioned codes.

    Please share this program with your members!

    Full details courtesy of Solar Bat
    by Published on 01-09-2014 08:12 PM

    Conservation Federation of Missouri
    Sent on behalf of
    National Wildlife Federation
    5th Annual Craig Tufts Scholarship Essay Contest
    In memory of long-standing employee and naturalist, Craig Tufts, the family of Craig Tufts, Family Summits Inc., and the National Wildlife Federation invite youth to enter the 5th
    Annual Craig Tufts Educational Essay Scholarship competition. This competition is open to any young person between the ages of 8 and 18 to submit an essay (guidelines and requirements). The selected entry will receive a once in a life-time experience to attend a week-long summer outdoor adventure camp with a parent or guardian in Pacific Grove, CA (transportation, registration, food and housing costs paid in full). Entries are due by March 28th.

    Application Deadline
    Applications must be received by 5 p.m. E.S.T. on Friday, March 28, 2014, for consideration.
    Who May Apply:
    Anyone between the ages of 8 and 18

    NWF's mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future
    by Published on 01-05-2014 08:08 PM

    Jon Stewart from BASS writes...

    B.A.S.S. Nation and Life members, make your plans now to attend the 2014 Bassmaster Classic in Birmingham, Ala. You can pre-register for your official Bassmaster Classic Credentials today and receive preferred seating for you and your guests.

    Spread the word and register at this link.
    by Published on 12-16-2013 07:31 PM

    State President Jim Zieger writes...

    The Missouri B.A.S.S. Nation will be holding it's annual "Spring Fling" Open Buddy Bass tournament benefiting the Conservation Federation of Missouri again in 2014. Last year we had 65 boats entered and raised $2,340.00 for the CFM. The tournament has been growing every year and I would like to see 100 boats this year compete. Thank you to all that have fished in the past and I hope that everyone brings a friend and fishes with us this upcoming year.

    Sunday April 6, 2014

    Pomme De Terre Lake

    The Harbor Lighthouse Ramp

    Details and entry forms will be available in January
    Published on 12-04-2013 12:53 PM


    The 2014 Oakley Big Bass Tour schedule is out and registration for all 2014 events is now open!

    All information @ www.oakleybigbass.com

    Nationwide Insurance® has stepped into the line to support one of B.A.S.S.'s most important causes - the B.A.S.S. Conservation Fund.
    Get a free online auto quote from Nationwide Insurance and for each quote Nationwide will donate $10 for the Conservation Fund (up to a total of $5,000). And as B.A.S.S. members, you'll receive exclusive discounts on your auto insurance with Nationwide. By getting a quote today, you can support your cause and see how you could save money at the same time!

    Get all the details here
    Published on 10-24-2013 10:32 PM

    Full article and pictures to follow, but here are the

    Club Results

    Individual Results
    Published on 10-21-2013 10:46 AM

    Reported by Bassmaster.com

    JACKSON, Miss. — James “Jimmy” Johnson, a 56-year-old B.A.S.S. angler competing in the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open tournament on Ross Barnett Reservoir this week, was shot to death Sunday night at a motel in Jackson, police confirmed.
    Jackson Police Department spokesperson Colendula Green said Johnson of Ganado, Texas, was fatally shot at the Motel 6 at 7145 Interstate Hwy. 55 North in Jackson, where he and his wife were staying during the tournament. Police received the call at 7:48 p.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Full Details

    To help the family, friends of Jimmy Johnson have set up a contribution site.
    Please share with your angling friends. https://squareup.com/market/anglers-for-access

    The MOBASS Officers and the entire Membership extend condolences to friends and family of Jimmy Johnson and the Texas B.A.S.S. Nation

    On Saturday, September 21st, members of the Joplin Backlashers Bass Club assisted with the "Hooked on Scouting" event which took place at Kellogg Lake, in Carthage, Missouri. Nearly a hundred scouts attended the event from various troops covering the counties of Jasper, Barry, Newton, Lawrence, and McDonald Counties.

    Newly recruited Cub Scouts and their families were in attendance. The boys ranged from six to nine years old. "It is important that the parents be involved as well," said Bryon Haverchik, the leader of the event. "Many of the parents will have limited fishing experience, and it is important that they understand the material because they will be the ones who take the Scouts fishing next time."

    Scouts were suppose to visit six different stations. These stations included: knot tying, safety, casting, tackle, bobber presentation, and how to handle and release a fish. Once the scouts completed the stations, they were to put into practice what they had learned and go fishing. At the conclusion of the morning, Scouts that had completed all of the requirements received their "fishing belt loop".

    "A good time was had by all", said Joplin Backlasher's Vice-President, Braden McBride. "It was great seeing the Scouts catch fish. That sight never gets old, and we enjoy sharing our knowledge and passion for the sport of fishing."

    Events such as this have been taking place all over the region in hopes to boost membership in the Boy Scouts. One lucky participant of these events will win the opportunity to spend a weekend with professional bass fisherman, Tom Redington, at his home in Lake Fork, Texas. Redington currently volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America in his son's troop.

    Statement to B.A.S.S. Nation Presidents, Conservation Directors and Youth Directors:

    August 21, 2013

    Sent on Behalf of Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO

    Dear B.A.S.S. Nation Leader:

    I am pleased to share with you some good news for B.A.S.S. and bass fishing: Gene Gilliland of Oklahoma, a longtime advocate for bass conservation, the
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    Published on 08-23-2013 01:41 PM

    For your reference, the following have been posted under Tournament Central

    Introduction Letter
    Tournament Rules
    Club and Individual Entry forms.

    The Club and Individual Entry forms are in PDF (easy viewing) and Microsoft Word (type your info, save, and print)

    Congratulations to the winners of this years MO BASS Raffle

    Motorguide TR82 Trolling Motor
    Aaron Fogelsong-KC Area and Pleasant Hill Bassmasters

    Mercury Prop
    Brian Wilson-Wapello County Bassmasters

    2 Cases Mercury Oil
    George Bennett-Wapello County Bassmasters

    Ticker sales totaled $3820.00 and proceeds will be used to purchase attendance prizes for the 2013 Missouri BASS Nation State Championship this coming October.