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ORDERS OPEN OCTOBER 15TH !!
LIMITED TIME MEMBERSHIP OFFER
Beginning October 15, The Bass Federation is offering limited edition FEDERATION ANGLER branded rods custom built for grassroots federation anglers by a premium rod manufacturer! This is a one of a kind member benefit!
With your purchase you get two (2) custom Federation Angler branded rods for $100 plus S/H delivered right to your door......AND we will pay your National TBF and FLW COMPETITOR membership dues owed for 2014! (up to $50.00 will be paid on your behalf for dues owed and not already paid for 2014 only)
That's right!!! Purchase (2) top quality federation angler rods at a GREAT price & receive all national membership dues owed at.... NO COST TO YOU!
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November 9 Candlewood OpenCLICK FOR RESULTS
October 20 Candlewood OpenCLICK FOR RESULTS
2013 Dream Team National Championship Crowned Bayless, Mohwish on Sturgeon Bay
Ponca City, Okla. (October 16, 2013) — Dream team tournaments were held locally last year and the first of 2013 to qualify two man teams for the Dream Team National Championship. Teams traveled from across the US to compete for the first dream team champion titles and a new Ranger z178 Aluminum boat powered by a 60hp Evinrude Outboard. The championship was held October 2-4 on Sturgeon Bay in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., launching out of Sawyer's Park. CLICK TO READ FULL PRESS RELEASE
2014 Federation National Championship Returns to Oklahoma's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees!
The Bass Federation, announced today the Grand Lake Association and the city of Grove, Okla., will once again host the TBF Federation National Championship. The event will be held April 7-12, on Grand Lake. Only the best anglers from each US state federation, the Association of Collegiate Anglers National Champions and the Canadian Champions earn a slot at the national contest.
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The TBF youth held their 3rd tournament on September 29, 2013 on Candlewood Lake.It was difficult day of fishing, but 4 of the 8 anglers able to catch some fish. In the 15 -18 year old age group, Ryan Kusmit won with 8.81 pounds, including the lunker smallmouth of 3.40 lbs and the lunker largemouth of 3.31 lbs. Ryan's lunker smallmouth beat out Anthony Ferraiolo's smallmouth by .05 ounces. Even though it was a tough day for all of the anglers, Jake Budris weighed in 4.72 lbs., Anthony Ferraiolo 4.2 lbs., and Shane Losonci 3.71 lbs.
Ryan Kusmit took home both gift cards from Newtown Bait & Tackle for having the heaviest largemouth and smallmouth.
Thanks to Newtown Bait & Tackle for providing all of the gifts for the TBF Youth events. A special to the boat captains as these tournaments could not take place without these volunteers who take these anglers out for the day. Thank you Amy Perry, Chris Blanc and Ken Bugden for volunteering your boats and time for this event.
Connecticut River August 11, 2013A B-Division (Click For Results)
1st - Keith Cleary 11.64 pounds
2nd - Russ Phillips 9.13 pounds
3rd - Jeff Misaiko 8.53 pounds
1st - Norm Boucher 4.60 pounds
2nd - Jerry Marks 3.81 pounds
3rd - Bob Panico 3.59 pounds
Also attached are the final 2013 standings from the trail. After a drop, the following individuals were the point leaders for their divisions:
(My apologies - at the weigh-in I announced Jim Sherman as the "Unofficial" points leader in the B. After final review, it was in fact Bob Panico.
"C" Division State Team Qualifiers
Finally, congratulations to the following individuals who have made next years state team through the "C" Division:
1 - Keith Cleary (Boater - Team position #1)
2 - Russ Phillips (Non-Boater - Team position #7)
3 - Ken Bugden (Non-Boater - Team position #11)
4 - Dom Gambardella (Non-Boater - Team position #12)
Candlewood Lake - July 21, 2013A Division (Click For Results)
B Division (Click For Results)
Top 3 - A Division
1. Rich Baker - 14.19
2. Russ Phillips - 10.53
3. Keith Cleary - 10.49
Top 3 - B Division
1. Gary Kurensky - 10.07
2. Rodney Hurlburt - 7.32
3. Jerry Marks - 6.8
* Weights are for a 3-fish limit
Connecticut River July 2013A-Division (Click For Results)
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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