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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Future Fisherman Fundraiser Benefits Youth Programs and Holiday Shoppers

F3PONCA CITY, Okla. (Nov. 13. 2014) – The Future Fisherman Foundation announces its annual online auction is scheduled for Dec. 1 – 8, and once again boasts an impressive lineup of outdoor products and guided fishing trips, fresh and saltwater, with the door still open for more to be added.

The important fundraiser for the non-profit organization is managed on eBay and helps support Future Fisherman’s “Ensuring the Future of Fishing” mission and its legendary programs like “Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs” and “Physh Ed.”

The auction opens at 8 a.m. CST, Dec. 1. Participation is easy, requiring only an online visit to

www.FutureFisherman.org, clicking on the “F3 Auctions” tab, and following the links to the eBay non-profit auction site for viewing and bidding on Future Fisherman’s list of items.

A top prize repeating from last year’s successful event is a lunch outing with Ranger Boats’ icons Forrest and Nina Wood in Flippin, Ark. Accompanying the lunch package is a half-day fishing trip on nearby Bull Shoals Lake, with the guide handpicked by the Ranger founder.

“The number and quality of fishing trips from all across the country on the auction list are amazing, with many being hosted by top professional anglers and fishing celebrities,” said Future Fisherman’s Mark Gintert. “The donated products are equally impressive, ranging from lure assortments to rod and reel outfits to foul weather gear to top-of-the-line electronics. With holiday season gift-buying top of mind for many right now, this is definitely a put-it-on-the-calendar activity.”

The Future Fisherman auction closes at 5 p.m. CST, Dec. 8. Gintert said the prizes are awarded in a timely manner after the auction’s end so that those who have purchased them as gifts will have them in time for Christmas.

Gintert also said the Foundation is still accepting donations for the auction too. Those interested in providing fishing trips, products and memorabilia can make contact by e-mailing info@futurefisherman.org.

All proceeds from the auction help the Future Fisherman Foundation’s efforts to engage youth in positive lifestyle programs such as fishing and getting them involved in the great outdoors.

Established in 1986, the Future Fisherman Foundation unites the sportfishing industry and a nationwide network of state outdoor educators, national conservation groups and youth organizations.

Although youth focused, the efforts help people of all ages have safe and enjoyable fishing experiences while also fostering conservation ethics.

The Future Fisherman Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.


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!






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