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B.A.S.S. names 2019 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Sixty-two outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2019 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

The students were selected for the honor based on their success in bass tournament competition, academic achievement and leadership in conservation and community service.

“The Bassmaster High School All-American program recognizes the best young anglers in the nation,” said Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO. “These student athletes are at the top of our sport both with their tournament success and academic achievements. We are proud to honor their accomplishments on a national level.” read more...

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Minn Kota, Humminbird, Talon sign multi-year agreement with B.A.S.S.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Johnson Outdoors, one of the most innovative companies in the fishing and boating industries, has expanded its sponsorship of B.A.S.S. events, including the Bassmaster Classic and Bassmaster Elite Series.

Under the multiyear agreement announced today, three of Johnson Outdoors’ most powerful brands — Minn Kota, Humminbird and Talon — will be premier sponsors of B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization with more than 500,000 members, through 2019, 2020 and 2021. Minn Kota and Humminbird will continue their prominence at Bassmaster events. Minn Kota’s Talon shallow-water anchors brand is new to the family of premier sponsors of B.A.S.S. read more...

Falcon Bass Boats adds Brandon Cobb to pro team

Newberry, S.C. – Premium South Carolina manufacturer Falcon Bass Boats announces the addition of another top flight pro to their pro team. Brandon Cobb, from nearby Greenwood, S.C., has made the flight to Newberry and will be competing in his first year as a Bassmaster Elite Series pro from the Falcon F205, equipped with a new Mercury 250PROXS Four-Stroke.

Any fan who has followed the sport of bass fishing closely over the past several years has likely come across Cobb’s exploits. In his five-year career, he has become known largely because of his four consecutive top 10 finishes in his four Forrest Wood Cup appearances from 2015 to 2018. However, that’s not to say that he only performs in championship events; in his FLW career, Cobb has amassed over $400,000 in earnings, two wins and 32 other top more

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Meeting Reminder
Then next MN B.A.S.S. Nation meeting is March 2nd, 2019.  Please see the event calendar for details.

Conservation Directors
Meet Idaho and Minnesota conservation directors

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Specific goals vary, but two new B.A.S.S. Nation state conservation directors share a general objective.

"I want to grow in the job and impact the actions and decisions of our members and youth in a way that helps conserve the amazing natural resources we have here in Minnesota," said Sport Smith, a member of the Gopher Bassmasters, as well as a "professional dad" and fishing guide.  read more...  

Jacopo Gallelli

Daily Limit: Way to go, Jacopo!

Not only is Gallelli the first Italian to ever qualify for the Bassmaster Classic, he’s also the first European to make it in the 48 previous championships held by B.A.S.S.

Gallelli finished third in the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan Outdoors on Lake Pickwick Saturday, securing one of its three berths to the 2019 Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.  read more...  

B.A.S.S. Nation Releases Schedule for 2019
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — B.A.S.S. officials announced Thursday that the B.A.S.S. Nation, the popular grass-roots organization with affiliated clubs in 47 states and 10 nations worldwide, will once again hold three regional events and a year-end championship in 2019.

The Nation will visit Alabama’s Lake Guntersville for the Central Regional on April 17-19, California’s Lake Shasta for the Western Regional on May 8-10 and Sebago Lake in Maine for the Eastern Regional on Sept. more


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B.A.S.S. Redefines Professional Bass Fishing With 2019 Elite Series

After 50 years of setting the world standard for professional bass tournament competition, B.A.S.S. made historic changes to the Bassmaster Elite Series on Monday, which will elevate the sport to levels never seen before. Elite Series pros will begin the 2019 season with a smaller field of competition, vastly increased payouts, dramatically reduced entry fees and the promise of more exposure through the company’s industry-leading media platforms.

2018 MN B.A.S.S. Nation Tournament of Champions   
August 16 and 17
Lake Pokegama - Grand Rapids, MN

Final Results

2018 TOC Launch Video

Press Release - MN B.A.S.S. Nation - August 2018

Mittelstaedt Wins Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation State Championship



Kent Mittelstaedt wins Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation State Championship on Lake Pokegama in Grand Rapids, MN. Kent has competed in bass tournaments in MN and across the nation for nearly 15years. He originates from Minnetonka, MN and is a bass fishing guide on Lake Minnetonka. On August 17th, Kent came out on top over 220 of Minnesota’s best bass fisherman in a two day bass fishing tournament on Lake more

2017 College Classic Bracket
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Veterans from all of America’s recent wars are finding healing, comradery and a cathartic way to share their stories through Operation: Fishing Freedom, a TV show entering into its second season on the Discovery Channel and the American Heroes Channel that is part fishing show and part historical documentary.

Team Championship set for Florida’s Harris Chain for first time
Two anglers on Harris Chain May 1, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Steeped in bass fishing history, Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes has been selected to host the 2018 Bassmaster Team Championship Dec. 5-8, B.A.S.S. announced today.

Part of the Oklawaha River Basin, the Harris Chain covers about 50,000 acres, including eight lakes — seven of which will be accessible to the bass fishing teams competing in the championship and connecting channels. Lake Yale, a 4,000-acre natural lake, is not accessible by boat from the other seven lakes.

MN B.A.S.S. Nation YouTube Channel

Our first Youtube video is of Daniel Fabiano, as he takes us through his weekend preparing for the 2017 MN Bass Nation Team Series on Gull Lake and his day during the tournament.

There are more videos to come in the summer of 2018, so be sure to subscribe, like and share all the videos!

B.A.S.S. Names Top Students To 2018 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team
March 23, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Sixty-four outstanding high school anglers from across the country have been named to the 2018 Bassmaster High School All-State Fishing Team presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.

The students were selected for the honor based on their success in bass tournament competition, academic achievement and leadership in conservation and community service. “We’re proud to be investing in the next generation of anglers with the Bassmaster High School All-American program,” said Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO.

“This project highlights the best young anglers in the nation, and the résumés of the students nominated for All-State and All-American honors proves just how valuable this generation will be to sportfishing.” more

G-MAN's Advice to Aspiring Competitive Anglers
Wired2Fish Apr 6, 2018

Gerald Swindle has some great advice for anyone looking to break into the professional Bass Fishing Industry.  He shares what he believes are the most important things to focus on in your High School, College and Amateur career. 

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The B.A.S.S. High School Nation is helping shape the future of the sport, one high school club at a time. The High School club members enjoy camaraderie and competition, as well as education and conservation programs.

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