The Missouri B.A.S.S. would like to thank Bass Pro Shops for their recent sponsorship of both the upcoming Spring Fling and Summer Sizzler benefit tournaments. They have donated $1,000 in gift certificates to be given away at each of the two events as attendance draw prizes. The Spring Fling will also have an additional $1,000 in Bass Pro gift certificates donated by Drury Hotels.

    The Spring Fling will be held on April 10, 2011 on Pomme de Terre Lake and the proceeds will benefit the Conservation Federation of Missouri. The Summer Sizzler will be held on June 5, 2011 on Truman Lake and the proceeds will benefit once again the Children's Miracle Network.

    Entry forms are located on both MOBASS.com and the 7/24 Outdoors websites.

    Several boats will win their entry fee back in Bass Pro gift certificates at each of these events without catching a fish.

    Please come out and support both of these tournaments that will benefit two great organizations.

    Jim Zieger
    Missouri B.A.S.S. Federation Nation

    Attention Missouri Teaming With Wildlife Coalition Members & Friends:

    The House is voting on a spending bill, or continuing resolution (CR), in the next few days that is set to ELIMINATE this year's funding (FY11) for the State Wildlife Grants Program (SWG) and SEVERELY CUT or ELIMINATE other critical wildlife and habitat programs such as the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the North America Wetlands Conservation Fund (NAWCA) for this year, FY11. It would also GUT the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts. We need IMMEDIATE ACTION to OPPOSE this Continuing Resolution!


    From Noreen Clough - B.A.S.S. LLC - Conservation Director

    There will be a $2000 cash award for the best conservation project for 2010. A similar call for nominations will go out to BFN Presidents for nominations for the $1500 (gear) award for the best angler recruitment/retention project.

    There will also be an article in B.A.S.S. Times and on the Bassmaster.com Conservation link to increase visibility of this awards program.

    These awards are normally made during the Classic, this year they will be made at the BFN National Championship.

    Although the nominations do not need to be extremely detailed, they must address at a minimum each of the 4 criteria below. Descriptions should be fairly robust and complete, including photos as appropriate, to clearly demonstrate why they are potentially "award winning."

    Deadline for submission is July 1, 2001. Projects must be submitted by email, to me, and I will forward on to the Berkley judges for consideration. ...
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    The Missouri B.A.S.S. Federation Nation would like to thank Mr. Chuck Drury and Drury Hotels for their sponsorship of the 2011 Spring Fling.

    We will be giving away $1000 worth of Bass Pro gift certificates as attendance prizes thanks to his generous donation.

    This years event is benefitting The Conservation Federation of Missouri and we hope that the event raises a lot of money to support the organization's efforts. The Conservation Federation of Missouri just celebrated it's 75th Anniversary and is responsible for and funds such programs as Operation Game Theft and the Share the Harvest program. Because of this organization we in Missouri are able to enjoy the Natural Resources and Wildlife that this State offers and will continue for many years to come.

    Please come out and fish the event and if you are not able to fish and want to make a donation to the organization we encourage you to do so.

    The tournament will be held on Pomme de Terre Lake on Sunday April 10, 2011. Tournament hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. going out of the Hermitage State Park Ramp.

    Donations can be made out to the Missouri B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and sent to me at the following address.
    We look forward to seeing everyone in April.
    B.A.S.S. Wishes

    Jim Zieger

    Missouri B.A.S.S. Federation Nation
    3405 NW Nautical Court
    Blue Springs, MO. 64015

    There's a new Tournament menu in the Navigation links.

    2011 Spring Fling Flyer has been posted and the 2011 Summer Sizzler

    These are Adobe PDF files and are quite large and may take a minute to load for viewing.

    This convention is open to ALL MOBASS members

    Our 75th CFM Convention is less than a month away! With the recent weather events, you may not have submitted your registration and/or made your hotel accommodations. We recommend that you do so at your earliest convenience! You are not going to want to miss this year's convention!
    There is still time to get in on the "Early Bird" drawing for a free night's lodging at Lodge of the Four Seasons. Early Bird registration ends February 8th with the winner being selected and notified the next
    day. Why not make the call now! ...
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    April 17 - Stockton
    May 21 - Truman
    June 12 - Mark Twain Lake
    July 16/17 - Lake of the Ozarks night - 7:00 PM till 1:00 AM
    August 13/14 - Pomme Night - 7:00 PM till 1:00 AM
    September 25 - Truman

    Times not specified will be determined at a later date.

    Times will likely be around first light until 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm

    Shawn Veninga (MOBASS Environmental Director) writes...

    Everyone needs to watch this video.

    Texas Parks and Wildlife produced this video after a 2 year study on the effects of barotrauma in bass and the best way to fizz a bass. The video will highlight the study and give excellent instructions on how to fizz a bass.

    Thank you to Texas Parks and Tim Cook (Texas BASS State Conservation Director) for providing this.


    I would like to congratulate and welcome John Blankenbeker is his newly elected position as Vice President for the Missouri B.A.S.S. Federation Nation.

    John will fill the term for the remainder of the 2011 season.

    Kathy Blankenbeker will assume the role as Secretary for the remainder of the year also.

    Both John and Kathy have been instrumental to the success of this organization for several years and I am glad to have them both officially on board.

    Jim Zieger

    March 26-27, 2011 - Table Rock Lake - Host Location: Big Cedar Lodge Marina

    Entry Fee:One Day Entry: $110
    Two Day Entry: $160
    Prizes & Payouts:
    Grand Prize: $45,000 2011 Nitro Z9 Powered by Mercury 250. Guaranteed.

    Hourly Payouts:
    $500 1st Place - $400 2nd Place - $300 3rd Place - $200 4th Place - $100 5th Place

    *Payouts based on 250 registered entries.


    The “no cull” rule as it relates to summer black bass tournaments was put in place to minimize the amount of mortality that occurs when bass undergo stress from being held in a livewell for extended periods of time, followed by stress from the weigh-in procedures. Numerous research tournaments, including two held in Missouri, indicate that even though most fish may swim away from a weigh-in, the delayed mortality rate of tournament bass during the summer months is high.

    A study conducted in 2003 at Pomme de Terre resulted in a 50% mortality rate over a 7 day holding period. In comparison, a group of fish collected as controls with electrofishing gear, and held in the same pens for 7 days, experienced only 3% mortality. ...
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