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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    The Conservation Federation of Missouri is curently running it's 2011 Gun Drawing There will be a maximum of 500 tickets sold Each winning ticket will be re-entered One ticket could win all of the guns The drawing will be held at the Annual Convention on February 26, 2011 The donation will be $50 each or 3 for $100 All proceeds benefit the CFM
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    U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Affairs

    WASHINGTON: Your boat may be out of the water and properly winterized, but you don't have to wait until spring to begin planning for the next season of enjoyment on the water. Why not take advantage of the winter lull to refresh your boating skills, or learn new ones in courses conducted by the local flotilla of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary?

    Coast Guard Auxiliary flotillas throughout the country conduct a variety of courses to help keep you knowledgeable and safe while operating your boat on the national lakes and rivers and offshore as well. ...
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    B.A.S.S. is back: The “dots” are returning to the name and products of the organization that’s been serving bass anglers worldwide for more than 40 years.

    The subtle name change from BASS to B.A.S.S. is an affirmation of the company’s grass roots, said Jerry McKinnis, who with Don Logan and Jim Copeland acquired B.A.S.S. from ESPN on Nov. 1.
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