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!
Upcoming Events and Important Announcements
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP October 18-19, 2014
For those of you qualified for the Florida BASS Nation State Championship being held this year on the St. John’s River out of Palatka, October 18-19, 2014, please see the details below.
The host hotel this year is Crystal Cove Marina and Resort located at 133 Crystal Cove Drive, Palatka, FL 32177. On Friday evening, October 17, we will be holding registration and the pairings meeting in the lobby of the hotel. The mandatory registration/check-in for those pre-registered will be open from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The pairings meeting will follow beginning at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in reserving a room at the hotel you can contact Crystal Cove at (386) 325-1055. We will be posting other hotels in the area to the FBN website in the near future.
This year we encourage everyone that is qualified to pre-register for this event 10-days prior to the tournament. This means that you need to have either registered on-line or mailed-in your registration so we receive it 10-days before the event.
If you do not pre-register for this event and find that you will be able to attend, you will be required to sign up on Friday between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
and will be assessed a $25.00 late registration fee. No exceptions will be made for anyone not pre-registered after 4:00 pm trying to fish the event.
We are looking forward to a great State Championship Tournament this year and have some great sponsors supporting the event. We hope everyone is making plans to attend and look forward to seeing you in Palatka. If you have any question regarding the tournament, you can contact Tom Bateman, State Tournament Director at (321) 431-5835.
Online Registration or Printable Application
|September 20-21, 2014
||2014 Bass Club 4-Man Team
|September 28, 201
||Southern Division Qualifier
A change in the Angler of the year is in effect
Each regional Angler of the year will compete at the State Championship against the 3 other regional anglers of the year to determine the Florida State Angler of the Year just like last year....What has changed is the Regional Anglers of the Year will have their Full Entry Fees paid to the State Tournament. Plus State Anglers of the Year will earn a spot on the Florida State Team! ...It will be important for everyone to fish all of the Tournaments and try and be Angler of the Year...Its one more step towards a Bassmaster Classic spot......This applies to both the Boater and Non Boater winners.
Congratulations To Our 2013 State Angler of the Year and Co-Angler of the Year
State Boater Angler of the Year
State Co-Angler of the Year
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