Published on 11-28-2011 04:16 PM

    The Missouri B.A.S.S. Federation Nation will be holding their 23rd Annual “Spring Fling” Open Buddy Bass Tournament on Sunday April 22, 2012. The tournament will be held again on Pomme de Terre Lake.

    Last year the tournament was made a benefit tournament and proceeds were donated to the Conservation Federation of Missouri. There were 51 boats that participated and a total of $1836.00 was raised for the CFM. The winners of last year’s event were Walt Hammond of Lee’s Summit and Dan Laboube of Lake Winnebago, Mo. First Place heavy boat weight paid $1000.00, Second Place $526.00, Third Place $439.99, Fourth Place $351.00, Fifth Place $263.00 and Sixth Place $175.00. The overall Big Bass won $510.00 and was caught by Daniel Stark from Eldon Mo. and a member of the Simply Bass Club an affiliated club of the Missouri B.A.S.S. Federation Nation. Several members of MOBASS and Affiliate Members of the CFM fished the tournament.

    Thanks to donations from both Bass Pro Shops and Drury Hotels 20 boats received Bass Pro Shops gift certificates of $100.00 each. Drury Hotel and Bass Pro Shops donated $1000.00 each to the event. This allowed 40% of boats entered to receive their $100 entry fee back in a Bass Pro Shops gift certificate. Along with a 60% payback to the field this tournament is one of the best values for a tournament fisherman as well as benefitting a great organization.
    I am happy to announce that both companies have agreed to do the same for 2012 and the Missouri B.A.S.S. Federation Nation has made this tournament an annual benefit tournament for the CFM.

    Entry forms will be available in January of 2012 and will be mailed to all participants from 2011. They will also be available on the following websites www.mobass.com , www.confedmo.org , and www.conservationcafe.com.

    I hope to see everyone back from last year and would like to see a lot of new entries this coming April. The more entries will allow for better paybacks as well as raise additional money for the Conservation Federation of Missouri.

    B.A.S.S. Wishes
    Jim Zieger-President
    Published on 10-31-2011 06:19 PM

    ATHENS, Ala. – American Bass Anglers today announced the 2012 season details for the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series. The series will feature 20 divisions in 2012 each division offering 4 one-day Saturday tournaments and a two-day regional qualifier. Anglers advance from their division’s regional qualifier to one of 4 Regional qualifiers, and the top anglers will advance to the National Championship. The series champion will be invited to compete in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic®.

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    Published on 10-31-2011 06:11 PM

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    Published on 10-19-2011 02:36 PM

    The Missouri B.A.S.S. Federation Nation held their annual end of the season State Championship Tournament on October 7-9, 2011. There were 32 clubs that sent teams to participate this year with a total of 230 anglers fishing the 2 day event.

    The weekend started on Friday evening at the Warsaw Community Building. Youth Director Gil Kauffman with help from 4 Junior Bassmasters and a couple of parents cooked hot dogs and brats and sold them along with chips and drinks to raise money for the Missouri Junior Bassmasters. Junior Bassmaster members that helped included Colt Love, Tyler Eagan, Jason Thompson and Brendan Allday. The hot dogs and brats were donated by Mr. and Mrs. Everett Allday of the St Joe Bass Club. The juniors raised over $750.00 and the money will be used once again for next year’s season.
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    Published on 10-10-2011 02:01 PM

    Congratulations to Ted Daniels from Elite Anglers for placing 1st in the Missouri State Championship Tournament!

    Kevin Smith, and Greg Cooper rounded out the Individual Top 3 and Elite Anglers took top weight

    Here are the final CLUB and INDIVIDUAL results

    CELEBRATION, Fla. — B.A.S.S. LLC, in partnership with Simms Fishing Products, announces a promotion offering B.A.S.S. Federation Nation members a special product opportunity.

    Beginning Oct. 10, 2011, B.A.S.S. Federation Nation members will have the opportunity to purchase a Simms 2011 Tournament Suit for $499. B.A.S.S.-branded suits will be sold at this rate to Federation Nation members only. The red and blue GORE TEX® rainsuits will be offered in sizes medium to XXL. All suits will have custom embroidery of the B.A.S.S. logo on the back of the parka and on the front right pocket of the bib.
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    by Published on 10-07-2011 05:15 PM

    Good luck to everyone participating in the State Championship!

    Also, don't forget to thank the sponsors and especially the volunteers who help run the event!

    ...and no, unfortunately I won't be attending this weekend's festivities but I will be posting the results and images from the event as soon as they are verified and are sent to me.

    Published on 09-25-2011 01:34 PM

    CELEBRATION, Fla. — On the heels of awarding its 2010 Berkley Conservation Institute Awards, Berkley is asking for B.A.S.S. Federation Nation clubs to submit their projects for the 2011 awards.

    These awards recognize the best B.A.S.S. Federation Nation conservation and angler recruitment/retention projects conducted in a given year. The Institute awards a $2,000 check for the best conservation project and $1,500 in fishing gear for the best angler recruitment/retention project.

    Published on 09-15-2011 09:48 AM

    CELEBRATION, Fla. — Mercury College B.A.S.S., the premier college circuit of tournament anglers, announces its schedule and locations for the 2012 season. North to south, east to west, the circuit will cover regions that allow every style of angler to showcase his or her skills on the water.

    “When we created Mercury College B.A.S.S. in 2006, there was one event. We grew the property to three events in 2008. Now we are boasting more than seven events that are created and run by us. Not to mention the fact that we will be placing a Mercury College B.A.S.S. angler in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic,” said Hank Weldon, Mercury College B.A.S.S. director.

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