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Welcome to The Bass Federation of Connecticut.

Test Join Connecticut's most friendly & affordable bass fishing tournament trail for as little as $25 per tournament. More tournaments, more fun and more chances to advance to a National Semi Final or National tournament.



Non-Boaters & Boaters welcome !!




Events & Information


2022Trail #3 - Sunday June 5th Lake Lillinonah Steel Bridge Ramp

7 am - 3 pm


2022 Open #4 - Saturday June 18th Candlewood Lake Squantz

730 am - 330 pm

If you want to be guaranteed a spot preregister by mail !!!!

Spots will be filled on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. Applications will be taken by mail or at the ramp.

All rules will be strictly enforced and any violation will result in an immediate disqualification.

Please check back frequently for updates.







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2022 CT-TBF Trail Event #2

1/2022 - Candlewood Lake Results



Boater Division

1st Keith Cleary 11.35 lbs

2nd Sam Leary 10.93 lbs

3rd Rich Schumacher 10.13 lbs

4th Jay Caponigro 9.84 lbs

5th Bob Dattilo 9.25 lbs

Lunker Sam Leary 3.70 lbs

Smallest Legal Kevin Jaracy .69 lbs


Non Boater Division

1st Jason Myslak 8.06 lbs

2nd John Poe 6.56 lbs

Lunker Norm Boucher 2.45 lbs

Smallest Legal Joe Raguzin 1.70 lbs


Congratulations !!

See the Tournament Trail Results page for compete results.





2022 CT-TBF Opens -

May 5th Candlewood Lake

Open Results


1st Noah Winslow/Chris Beilert 22.12 lbs

2nd Todd Rose/Abby Rose 21.37 lbs

3rd Mike Iovino/Ryan Bell 20.71 lbs

4th Ron Cavalier/Dan Martinelli 19.74 lbs

5th Ed Groballi/Greg Tesch 19.47 lbs

Lunker Ron Eslin/Dave Eslin 6.19 lbs

22 Teams competed, Congratulations to the top 5 teams !!!


Complete results will be posted on the Opens page.




Next Meeting


The next TBF of CT board meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday May 26th 2022 at LCN Kitchens & Baths #1695 Poquonock Ave. Windsor, CT. Meetings are open to all members and all members are encouraged to attend.

Meetings are at 7 pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month, unless otherwise specified above.

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CT-TBF 2022

Tournament Trail, 2 Day & NSF Information


All Tournaments 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM unless otherwise specified


2022 Trail #1, Sunday April 24th Candlewood Lake Squantz Ramp

2022 Trail #2, Sunday May 15th Lake Zoar State Ramp

2022 Trail #3, Sunday June 5th Lake Lillinonah Steel Bridge Ramp

2022 Trail #4, Sunday July 17th CT River Haddam Meadows Ramp

2022 Trail #5, Sunday August 21st Candlewood Lake Squantz Ramp


2022 2 Day (2023 NSF Qualifier) - Saturday August 27th CT River Haddam Meadows Ramp, Sunday August 28th Candlewood Lake Squantz Ramp.

Must be a CT-TBF Member at least sixty (60) days prior to event.


2022 District 15 National Semi Finals (NSF) - 1000 Islands Clayton NY, hosted by TBF of Connecticut.

Practice Dates Sept. 14th, 15th & 16th, Tournament Dates Sept. 17th & 18th.




Each year the organization hosts a tournament trail for the membership. There are two divisions in which the members can choose to fish. A Division is a little more expensive ($50 per tournament) and is generally fished by people who are comfortable at fishing tournaments and have a little more knowledge of the waters. B Division is quite cheap to fish ($25 per tournament) and is generally considered to be a place for learners and people who are not familiar with the waters to fish against other people who are competing at the same level.

If you wish to try and qualify for the National Semi Final Division 15 tournament through the tournament trail, you need to fill out the "NSF Trail Qualifier" Application, and attach the indicated fee ($150). We will count 4 out 5 trail events (1 drop). 

The deadline for this application is before you fish your first 2021/2022 trail event.


Applications are available on the
Tournament Applications page.

Tournament Director
Keith Cleary C-914-419-0218




2022 Open Tournaments


Open #1, 03/26/2022 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #2, 04/09/2022 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz - Cancelled !!

Open #3, 05/05/2022 Thursday - Candlewood Lake Squantz


Open #4, 06/18/2022 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #5, 07/09/2022 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #6, 07/31/2022 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #7, 08/14/2022 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #8, 10/23/2022 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #9, 11/13/2022 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #10, 11/27/2022 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz


Entry Fee $100.00 per boat - Optional Lunker Fee of $20.00 - Launch position by postmark of paid entry and/or applications at the ramp - TBF Open Rules apply - 75% Payout to 20% of the field. Five (5) fish limit (Largemouth or Smallmouth bass), fish as a team or fish alone.


Applications are available on the
Tournament Applications page.

Tournament Director
Keith Cleary C-914-419-0218


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