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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.


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 (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


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


New Regional/Divisional Format


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.


Next Meeting

The next TBF of CT board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Thursday January 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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be sure to fill in all spaces
or they will be returned
and you may not get to fish!

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2016 TBF of Connecticut Tournament Trail


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

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2016 CT-TBF 2 Day Championship & State Team Qualifier

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Each 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.

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


Please forward any pictures you
wish on the site to the webmaster. The proposed
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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