Published on 06-08-2011 01:50 PM

    42 Boats Entered
    $1512 Raised from Entries
    $ 488 Donation by Missouri BASS Federation Nation
    $2000 Total Donation to Children's Miracle Network

    Full Results

    Big Bass 4.29lbs. Deon Hockensmith/Michael Powell $420.00

    1st Place - 14.32 lbs. - Chris Bridges/Steve Price - $910.00
    2nd Place - 14.02 lbs. - Rich Brantner - $568.00
    3rd Place - 13.82 lbs. - Marty Mitchell/Rich Michuta - $340.00
    4th Place - 13.10 lbs. - Aaron Fogelsong/Ben Redwing - $272.00
    5th Place - 12.08 lbs. - Dan Chickering/Gary Roberts - $178.00

    Thanks to all who entered. See everyone next year.

    Photo's of the event have been posted in the Flikr Photo Gallery - don't forget to check 'em out!
    Published on 06-02-2011 06:42 PM

    Please come and fish with us this weekend and help support the Childrens Miracle Network.

    There will be 10 boat numbers that will be drawn for a $100 Bass Pro Shops gift certificate.

    We will take off from Long Shoal Marina by the gas docks at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday June 5th.
    There is no pre-tournament meeting and the weigh in is at the pavilion at 3:00 p.m.

    The marina will be open at 5:00 a.m. You can sign up that morning with no late entry fee. Only $100 per boat to enter.

    See you Sunday Morning.

    Jim Zieger
    Published on 06-02-2011 06:18 AM

    Benton County Bass Anglers club team was able to raise over $3,000.00 in donations from cooking and serving food at Anglers Port Open House activity Saturday May 28. Additional donation $ funds are coming in from Ranger, Lowe, and other Marine Manufactures present at this activity.

    A longer article is currently being written, however, images from the event are available in the Photo Gallery

    Great work guys!
    Published on 05-31-2011 03:31 PM

    We're up to 17 boats - if you're not on the list - why aren't you!


    Just updated the Photo Gallery with photos from Eldon Bassmasters Casting Kids Easter Clinic and Junior Bassmasters - May 2011 Tournament

    Date of Event - April 16, 2011

    1st place for the fishing pole went to Erin Henrbach from Eldon age 13
    2nd place for the fishing pole went to Jucob Oliver from Eldom age 12
    3rd place for the shirt went to Althea Knox from Egene age 13

    It was a cold day we had alot of kids come by the booth and have a hand in casting and gave out coloring books and info on the kids fishing tournament that will be held on the 18th of June. We would like for people to show up for a day of fishing and food along with prizes. This will be the 14th year and it keeps getting bigger every year.

    Eldon bassmasters would like to thank the Church and the local supporters.

    You don't have to search very long to read about the twister that hit Joplin, Missouri late Sunday (5.22) night.



    Weather Channel Online

    MOBASS extends its thoughts and prayers to those affected
    Published on 05-16-2011 05:43 AM

    The deadline is here for clubs wanting to order Missouri shirts for their use. So far I have the following clubs that have sent orders to me.
    If your club name is not noted and you still want to order please contact me right away. The order will be placed by the end of the week.

    Wapello County BASS Club
    Mark Twain Bassmasters
    Table Rock Bassmasters
    Billings Bassmasters
    Lost Creek Bass Club
    Whiteman Bassmasters
    Central Missouri Bassmasters
    Raytown Bass Club
    Pleasant Hill Bassmasters
    KC Junior Bassmasters

    Jim Zieger
    Published on 05-14-2011 08:52 PM

    Its happening June 5th on Truman Lake.

    Currently there are 8 boats and 16 anglers - if you're not one of those 16 - you need should be! Get registered now


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    Published on 05-04-2011 01:15 PM

    Hey everyone, Travis Hauser, your MOBASS webmaster here with some big news from Plano

    Some of you are aware Plano makes top of the line fishing products but they are also a BIG sponsor for the BASS. Plano has drawn up an agreement with the state federations to help promote tournaments and in turn, help promote Plano while at said tournaments.

    What does this mean for you?
    Plano has agreed to supply state federations with its products to be used as tournament prizes, and discounts on Plano product to federation members.
    In turn, Plano has asked we include their logo on the main page of the website (check!), prominently display Plano banners at tournaments (check!) and actively promote Plano's Facebook link.

    facebook? What's a facebook? And why isn't the "f" capitalized?
    For those of you new to Facebook I have included a link below to their “Getting Started” section. This will walk you through how to set up an account and explain the basics of Facebook:

    Here's the direct link to Plano’s Facebook fan page once you get setup.

    So if you are facebook-savvy, please "Like" Plano from your account and help promote their product. If you catch fish using Plano equipment, or have great things to say about Plano product - make sure to post about it on their page. Its not a requirement for you to do so but Plano has made a commitment to offering sponsorship to the federation and they're asking for feedback, and cross-promotion on our part.

    In other words, if you can, please do!

    Oh and if you're wondering why the "f" in facebook isn't capitalized - its because they didn't want it to! They wanted to be different and if you've been involved with LinkedIn, MySpace, or other social-networking websites, you'll agree...facebook is certainly ...different!
    Published on 04-24-2011 09:31 AM

    CELEBRATION, Fla. - B.A.S.S. LLC has acquired JM Associates, one of the nation's oldest and largest outdoor programming production companies, B.A.S.S. announced today.

    JM Associates was founded by Jerry McKinnis, one of three private investors - along with Don Logan and Jim Copeland - who purchased B.A.S.S.
    from ESPN in November 2010. The group bought JM from Atlanta-based CSE, which has owned it since 2007.

    A pioneer in outdoor television, JM Associates has produced The Bassmasters television show for ESPN for 10 years, receiving an Emmy nomination for the show in 2008. Its roots date back to 1963, when McKinnis launched his first television fishing show on a local television station in Little Rock, Ark. It produced McKinnis' program, The Fishin'
    Hole, which debuted on ESPN in 1981, as well as most other "Outdoor Block"
    programming on the network for the past three decades.

    "Having JM Associates as part of the family will make the B.A.S.S. media operations completely seamless. It will enable us to expand our media in every direction, and even beyond freshwater fishing," said McKinnis.
    "We're especially excited about opportunities to create compelling programming from a treasure of video archives."

    "JM and B.A.S.S. will be a good fit; one that I believe will benefit the sportfishing industry in many ways," said Lonnie Cooper, founder and chief executive officer of CSE, a full-service agency dedicated to working with a wide range of clients in sports and entertainment. "CSE and JM Associates will remain strategic partners as our companies continue to work together on existing and future projects."

    In addition to producing B.A.S.S.'s flagship television show for ESPN2 and Outdoor Channel, JM Associates provides coverage of the Bassmaster Elite Series, the Bassmaster Classic and other professional events on www.bassmaster.com.

    The company produces numerous other outdoor shows, including Spanish Fly, Zona's Awesome Fishing Show, Madfin Shark Series, STIHL(r) TIMBERSPORTS(r) Series, College Bass and The Saltwater Series.