2015 Federation National Championship Is Coming! April 21-25 Grove, Oklahoma.

2015 Federation National Championship Is Coming! April 21-25!

The 2015 TBF Federation National Championship is approaching! 96 of the best grassroots angler on the planet will converge on Grove, OK to start competition in just a few short weeks!

Good luck to all who will be the National Championship and “Live Their Dream!”

biggsThe event will be streamed LIVE on the internet at bassfederation.com  each day starting at 3:00pm CST

For a Schedule of Event for the Federation Championship please CLICK HERE

TBF Junior World Championship Heads for Hot Springs, Ark.

January 20, 2015 – Ponca City, Oklahoma
The Bass Federation (TBF) and Visit Hot Springs are pleased to announce that the 2015 TBF Junior World Championship will be held in Hot Springs Arkansas August 20th -22nd during the Forrest Wood Cup Championship week.

Young anglers in the 11-15 year old age group who have qualified as their States Champions from all 47 TBF State Federations as well as Canada will be invited to attend this event, with their families for what promises to be an exciting week of competition and clean family fun.

 “Hot Springs is extremely pleased to welcome back to our city the 2015 TBF Junior World Championship to be held on Lake Hamilton” Stated Steve Arrison Executive Director of Visit Hot Springs. 

 “I can think of no greater event than this one, which gets young people started early in the sport of fishing and continues to foster the kids’ enthusiasm for the sport, which is one of the best ways I know to steer them toward productive lives.


2014 Champs   Perry Marvin NY  Joe Stolski MN

2014 Champs Perry Marvin NY Joe Stolski MN

While here, the national participants and their families will enjoy the excellent fishing that Lake Hamilton offers. And in their spare time they will be able to enjoy all the other attractions and activities that Hot Springs offers. In addition to our historic heritage as the prototype for the National Park System, Hot Springs offers great entertainment, including our Mountain Tower, Magic Springs Water and Theme Park, great dining and warm hospitality We are eager to host these young champions and show them all Hot Springs has to offer ” added Arrison. Read the rest of this entry »

TBF announces 2015 No Entry Fee Division Championship Dates and Venues


PONCA CITY, Okla. (Dec. 4, 2014) – The Bass Federation (TBF), the largest and oldest organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization in North America with more than 20,000 members, announces the dates, locations and host states of its seven 2015 Division Championship events.


All 47 of the affiliated TBF State Federations fall into one of seven geographical divisions: Southwest, Northwest, Central, Southern, Northern, Mid-Atlantic and Eastern. The Eastern Division also includes the providence of Ontario, Canada.

All TBF State Federations fall into one of seven geographic regions. Each region has its own no-entry-fee  divisional championship on an annual basis. (Click to view/download hi-res image)

All TBF State Federations fall into one of seven geographic regions. Each region has its own no-entry-fee
divisional championship on an annual basis. (Click to view/download hi-res image)

Each TBF affiliated state federation qualifies a 12-angler team to compete in the no-entry-fee TBF Divisional Tournament Championship events, as scheduled for 2015:


Southwest Division, May 13-15, Clear Lake, Lakeport, Calif.


Northwest Division, May 20-22, Noxin Reservoir, Trout Creek, Mont.


Central Division, June 3-5, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Aberdeen, Miss.


Southern Division, June 10-12, Lake Norman, Cornelius, N.C.


Northern Division, Sept. 9-11, Carlyle Lake, Carlyle, Ill.


Eastern Division, Sept. 16-18, Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford, N.H.


Mid-Atlantic Division, Sept. 23-25, Lake Erie, Erie, Pa.

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October 21st Calcium NY…. NY The Bass Federation (NYTBF) held their annual State Team Championship October 11th & 12th on Lake Champlain with tournament launch and daily weigh-ins based out of Port Henry NY. The big lake lived up to its name and once again produced nice limits of large and smallmouth bass on both days. During this event the anglers compete for two days with top 12 anglers earning slots on the 2015 NYTBF Eastern Divisional Team.

Day one saw solid weights come to the scales with the top three anglers all in excess of 18 lb. limits and separated by mere ounces. Day two saw the top three anglers shuffle with the Day 1 leader falling to 11th and 3rd place angler landing at 10th place while Casey Casamento brought in another solid 18.65 lbs. for two day total weight of 37.50 lbs. and the tournament victory.

Casamento was unavailable for comment but on day two he shared the boat with second place angler Rick Whitaker from Virginia who weighed in 36.05 lbs. that he anchored with the heaviest limit of the tournament that weighed 21.50 lbs. Whitaker reports they fished in 15-17 ft. along hard bottom areas and main lake shoals with Lucky Craft Pointer jerk baits and Keitech swimbaits in green pumpkin fire.

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Watch the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals on NBC Sports

The 2014 High School Fishing World Finals are set to air at the following times.

Tuesday Oct. 14th at 1:00pmHSFWF Promo

Tuesday Nov. 11th at 1:00pm

Set your DVR’s for all the action!

Checkout www.federationangler.com for the full TV schedule!







Ponca City, Okla. (Sept 25, 2014) – The Bass Federation, FLW and the Student Angler Federation announced today that the Grand Lake Association and Grove, Okla., will host the TBF Federation National Championship for a third consecutive year. Additionally, the TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship will be added to this event.


Both events will be held on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees during the week of April 23-26, 2015, launching out of Wolf Creek Park in Grove and will be held in conjunction with the Walmart FLW Tour event being held just across the state line on Beaver Lake in Rogers, Ark.


“Without a doubt there is not a better facility to host these events in the country today,” said TBF national president Robert Cartlidge. “It was by the anglers’ choice from our survey information from past years that led us back to Grand Lake for an unprecedented third year. Grand Lake is an awesome fishery with something for every type of angler, so it truly is anyone’s event to win.” 


The TBF championship is the culmination of more than two years of competition against tens of thousands of members in TBF clubs across the United States and Canada. Only top anglers from each state federation, the Association of Collegiate Anglers national champions and the Canadian champions earn slots. Anglers will compete for more than $250,000 in cash and prizes.


High School Fishing National Championship qualifiers have fished through a state championship and one of five conference championships to earn the opportunity to compete for $10,000 in college scholarships.


The TBF National Championship will consist of three competition days, held April 23-25. The entire field will compete Thursday and Friday, with weigh-ins lakeside at Wolf Creek Park. The final day field will then be cut to the top boater and co-angler from each of the seven TBF divisions. The final weigh-in will be held at the FLW Expo at the John Q Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, Ark. High School championship anglers will fish two days. The full field will fish on Saturday, April 25, and the field will be cut for Sunday’s final round,with the finalists being presented on stage at the FLW Tour event.


TBF National Championship anglers will compete for 16 berths in two of the sport’s most coveted events – the Forrest Wood Cup and the BFL All-American. The top boater and co-angler from each of the seven TBF divisions will advance to the 2015 BFL All-American. The TBF Federation National Champion boater and co-angler will also advance to the world championship of bass fishing, the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup, for a shot at winning the biggest payday in bass fishing – $500,000.


The winning boater also will receive the $100,000 “Living the Dream” prize package to include a prize check, fully paid entry fees on the 2016 FLW Tour as a pro, travel expense stipends for each event, and use of a “Living the Dream” wrapped Chevy truck and Ranger boat for the year. The top co-angler will receive fully paid entry fees into the Rayovac FLW Series division of choice.


Coverage of the TBF National Championship will be broadcast in high-definition on the NBC Sports Network and streamed live on bassfederation.com.


For more information about The Bass Federation, visit bassfederation.com, or call 580-765-9031. Look for TBF on facebook at Facebook.com/thebassfederation and on twitter at Twitter.com/bassfederation


For more information about the Grand Lake area contact Rodney Ray, Grand Lake Association, 918-786-2289


About TBF

The Bass Federation Inc. is the oldest and largest, organized grassroots angling organization in America. TBF is 100 percent owned by those it serves and is dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year, and have provided the foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for nearly 45 years. For more information about TBF or High School Fishing visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org  and look for us on facebook and YouTube.


About FLW

FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 240 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLWFishing on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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