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Welcome to The Bass Federation of Connecticut.

Join Connecticut's most affordable bass fishing tournament trail for as little as $20 per tournament. More tournaments, more fun and more chances to advance to the state team.


You don't need a boat to join !


CT-TBF Trail

Tournament #4, Candlewood Lake Squantz Pond Launch on (Sunday) July 24th, 7am - 3pm.


CT-TBF Trail Results

Tournament #3 Lake Zoar June 26th 2016


A Division Winners

1st Ken Bugden, 2nd Dino Moutogiannis, 3rd Mike Wiltshire, 4th Peter Bates, 5th Keith Cleary, Lunker - Paul Indorf


B Division Winners

1st Daniel Martins, 2nd John Horbal, 3rd Rich Suhie, Lunker - Greg Matakaetis

***** See full results on Tournament Standings page. *****


Join us at the next TBF Open/Team Tournament

Candlewood Lake Squantz Pond Launch 7:30-3:30 Saturday October 15th

Now paying to 20% of the field !!!


Congratulations to the team of Bob & Rich Tomasini for winning the July 9th TBF Candlewood Lake Open with a limit of 8 fish weighing 24.85 lbs !


The 2016 CT-TBF State Team (shown below) will be fishing the St. Lawrence River & Lake Ontario at the TBF Eastern Divisionals in Kingston Ontario Canada.

Russ Phillips, Rich Baker, Bill Naples, Alex Wetherell, Fred Perry, Gary Kurensky, Dominic Gambardella, Jake Roczniak, Ken Bugden, Keith Cleary, Tony Viccaro, Jim Johnson

Alternates - Bob Panico & Mike Lavelle


New Regional/Divisional Format


**** Next Meeting ****

The next TBF of CT board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Thursday July 21st 2016 at the Cabela's in East Hartford. Meetings are open to all members.

Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month.


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or they will be returned
and you may not get to fish!

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2016 CT-TBF Tournament Trail


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

Trail Event #1 - Lake Lillinonah Sunday April 24th
Trail Event #2 - Candlewood Lake Sunday May 22nd
Trail Event #3 - Lake Zoar Sunday June 26th
Trail Event #4 - Candlewood Lake Sunday July 24th

Trail Event #5 - CT River (Haddam) Sunday August 7th

Each CT-TBF trail tournament has 3 Divisions, an A, B and a C Division.  Entries for the A Division are $40.  Entries for the B Division are $20. These entries include lunker and we pay back 90%. C Division is for points, for those attempting to make the state team through the trail.

If you want to Qualify for the State Team from the trail you need to fill out the "State Team - Trail Qualifier" Application and attach the $75.00 fee. The deadline for this application is before you fish your first 2016 trail event.


2016 CT-TBF 2 Day Championship & State Team Qualifier

Day #1- Candlewood Lake Saturday August 27th

Day #2 - CT River Sunday August 28th
2016 TBF Eastern Regionals (Old Format consists of ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, Ont, CA)
Day #1 - Lake Ontario/St. Lawrence River September 14th
Day #2 - Lake Ontario/St. Lawrence River September 15th
Day #3 - Lake Ontario/St. Lawrence River September 16th
2016 TBF National Semi-Finals (New Format consists of CT., RI., NJ.)
Day #1 - CT. River Saturday October 8th
Day #2 - CT River Sunday October 9th

2016 Open/Team Tournaments

#1 - Candlewood Lake 7-3 Saturday March 26th
#2 - Candlewood Lake 7-3 Thursday May 5th
#3 - CT River (Haddam) 7:30-3:30 Sunday June 5th
#4 - Candlewood Lake 7-3 Saturday June 11th
#5 - Candlewood Lake 7:30-3:30 Saturday July 9th
#6 - CT River (Haddam) 7-3 Sunday July 17th
#7 - Candlewood Lake 7:30-3:30 Saturday October 15th
#8 - Candlewood Lake 7:30-3:30 Sunday November 13th
#9 - Candlewood Lake 7:30-3:30 Sunday November 27th

Entry Fee $100.00 per team - Optional Lunker Fee of $20.00 per team - Launch position by postmark of paid entry - TBF Open Rules apply - 75% Payout to 20% of the field


Applications are available on the
Tournament Applications page.
Tournament Director
Keith Cleary 914-419-0218


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To become a member of our federation one must either join an existing club (check the club listing page) or form a new club with a minimum of 6 members. By doing either it will automatically enroll you in the federation and entitle you to all our member benefits and protect you under the TBF insurance coverage. Most clubs in the state are actively recruiting new members at this time and welcome new faces enthusiastically.

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