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Welcome to The Bass Federation of Connecticut.

Join Connecticut's most affordable bass fishing tournament trail for as little as $15 per tournament. More tournaments, more fun and more chances to advance to the state team.


PONCA CITY, Okla. (Nov 2, 2015) – The Bass Federation, FLW and the Student Angler Federation announced today the Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce and Kimberling City, Mo., will host the 2016 TBF Federation National Championship and the TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship on April 12-17 2016. See the Newsletter page for the full article.


The 2016 CT-TBF State Team

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


2016 proposed TBF Trail, Championship & Opens dates -

#1 - Lake Lillinonah 7-3 Sunday April 24th
#2 - Candlewood Lake 7-3 Sunday May 22nd
#3 - Lake Zoar 7-3 Sunday June 26th
#4 - Candlewood Lake 7-3 Sunday July 24th
#5 - CT River (Haddam) 7-3 Sunday  August 7th

Two Day Championship -
August 27th - Candlewood Lake 7-3 Saturday
August 28th - CT River 7-3 Sunday

Opens/Teams 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


Current Open/Team Tournaments

We had a good turn out for the 2015 season. Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to all the teams for participating. Hope to see all the teams (and more) in the 2016 season. Check the bottom of the page for the proposed trail and opens dates.

Congratulations to the 2015 CT-TBF State Team at the East Regionals on Lake Winnipesaukee NH on their 3rd place finish !!!!

Rich Baker and Tony Viccaro will be representing CT-TBF at the Nationals !

Next Meeting

The next TBF of CT board meeting will be held on Thursday December 17th at 7pm at the Cabela's in East Hartford. Procedures/ByLaws will be discussed and possibly voted on. Meetings are open to all members.

Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month.


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2015 TBF of Connecticut Tournament Trail
All Tournaments 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Trail #1 - May 3rd (Sun) Lake Zoar State Ramp
Trail #2 - May 17th (Sun) Lake Lillinonah Steel Bridge
Trail #3 - June 21th (Sun) CT River - Haddam Meadows
Trail #4 - July 19th (Sun) Ct River - Hartford
Trail #5 - August 2nd (Sun) Candlewood - Squantz Pond
2016 State Team 2 Day Qualifier
Aug 29 at Candlewood & Aug. 30 at the Ct. River

Each tournament has 3 Divisions, an A, B and a C Division.  Entries for the A are $30.  Entries for the B are $15. These entries include lunker and we pay back 100%. 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.

Two Day Qualifier for the 2016 State Team

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

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2016 Tournament Trail and Open Schedules are up!

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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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