the Florida B.A.S.S. Nation Web Site
Thank you for visiting our web site. The goal of this site is
to make available as much information as possible to our members
as well as provide a general understanding of the Florida B.A.S.S.
Nation to new members and visitors.
chapter members are our grass-roots fishermen dedicated to the
future of bass fishing. They furnish manpower, money and equipment
for lake clean-ups, promote catch-and-release, encourage community
involvement, lobby for and against proposed legislation, introduce
youth to fishing and even conduct tournament creel census reports.
Our nation members also have another common
interest, tournament fishing. Every weekend our anglers enjoy the
B.A.S.S. Nation National Tournament Trail. It is the only amateur
circuit that leads to the prestigious B.A.S.S. Masters Classic
where they compete against the top 40 professional fishermen each
On this circuit, chapter members qualify through
our state for a slot on our state team. Our state team
then competes against other state teams at the B.A.S.S. Central
Divisional Championships. At this tournament the contenders compete
as a team for the prize money, but the top individual from each
state team advances to the B.A.S.S. Nation National Championship.
At this National Championship tournament the contenders compete
against all of the other divisional qualifiers and against the
other contenders in their division. The top individual from each
division advances to the BASS Masters Classic.
Today our Nation members are actively
pushing for better conservation practices, introducing kids to
fishing, conducting community service projects and promoting fishing
throughout their communities. Because of the hard work and dedication
of our nation members the future of fishing looks bright!
Message from B.A.S.S. Hank Weldon
Good Afternoon High School Coaches and Advisors:
2015 was a fantastic year for the Costa Bassmaster High School Series. We could not have done any of this without you! We want to thank you very much for your participation and support!
The 15/16 fishing season is quickly approaching us. We have launched our new registration/affiliation system that is fully online. Meaning no more paper packets you have to print out and mail in. This new system is live on the Bassmaster High School Register Page.
Simply, read through the steps and then fill out the form at the bottom and press enter or submit and it will automatically be submitted to us. We will then reach back out to you for payment of memberships. The payments will be the same as last year, a $20.00 fee that will cover both your B.A.S.S. and High School Nation memberships.
For tournaments, I know that a lot of our Youth Directors are in the process of scheduling their own state and team trail events. We are close to finalizing the High School Opens (Southern, Central, Midwest). Those will be announced before the end of this month. Please be on the lookout for these announcements on Bassmaster.com or the High School facebook page.
Again thank you for your support and here’s to a great 15/16 school year and fishing season!
Manager, Bassmaster High School
The Seminole Slam Youth Event
"The Seminole Slam" will be our first qualifying event of the 2015-2016 season. It will take place on Lake Seminole on Sunday Oct 25th. The event will follow the BASS Southern Open that week. The launch ramp and meeting location will be determined and announced in the coming weeks. Entry forms ($50 per team) should be mailed to Martin Bozeman.
Just a reminder of the changes for 2015. ** You must be from same High School ** You must qualify for the State Championship (Top 70% of each qualifier advance). Rules should be finalized and posted by Sept. 1st. The 2nd and 3rd Qualifiers will be announced as soon as the location/dates are secured (will be in central Fl)
Launch site/Official Host
Lake Seminole Lodge, Marina, Hotel, & Campground- Owner/Contact Monte @ 850-593-6886
2360 Legion Rd, Sneads FL. 32460--**Some Rooms and Campsites available.
Additional Host Hotel- Seminole Lake Inn- 850-593-6158- 8269 US-90, Sneads, FL 32460
MUST MENTION FL BASS NATION HIGH SCHOOL TO GET ROOM
$55.95 plus tax for double bed, $45.95 plus tax for single bed- must reserve by Oct 5, 2015
Mandatory meeting at launch site Saturday night at 8pm
We will briefly go over rules, points, Team of the Year and the launch order. The meeting is at 8pm because of the Southern Open weigh in at Bass Pro in Tallahassee Saturday afternoon. This will allow the teams to watch the weigh if desired or practice longer.
MUST BE REGISTERED WITH B.A.S.S. (ONLINE AT BASSMASTER.COM AND FL BASS NATION
(MAIL TO ME) TO FISH- NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please contact me if you have any questions- email@example.com
The 2015 State Team Tournament Results
OVERALL RESULTS | DAY 1 | DAY 2
Congratulations to the Wayne Black! He will be representing Florida at the
B.A.S.S. Nation Championship in November