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Delaware WINS! TBF Mid-Atlantic Division Championship Presented by Cabela’s

The TBF NO ENTRY FEE Division Championship Series is made up of seven, three day events, (one in each of the 7 geographical regions if the US& Canada)  that pit the top 12 anglers from each Federation against each other for both state team and individual titles of Division Champions.

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While all the money is paid out based on where each state finishes as a 12 person team, the real prize is the advancement opportunities as the top two angler from each state advances to the 2015 TBF Federation National Championship to fish for thier share of over 200,000 in cash and prizes including the TBF Living The Dream packages, (a full year on the FLW tour and MORE all paid for!) plus 14 spot in the BFL All-American and 2 spot in the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup! ALL with no entry fees!

 

 

The State Team from Delaware dominated the 2014 TBF Mid-Atlantic Divisional held on the tidal waters of the Nanicoke and Wicomico rivers this week holding down the top spot by a margin of more than 62 pounds!

1st place trophyWhile Delaware did lead from the first day it was the 3rd and final day that sealed the deal  as the wind blew all day and the home team relied on blade baits to put the division championship title out of reach for all the other teams finishing with 254-11 and the 2014 Division Champions Title.  In second place was West Virginia with 192.00, Virginia rounded out the top three with 188-01.

 

 

 

 

LeclairIn the individual standings, Delaware’s own Brian LeClair who lives in Denton Maryland but fishes the Delaware federation won the Individual Division Champions title by amassing a total 3 day weight of 29-12 and one of only 7 angler to weigh in a limit all three days, right behind him was Ed Loughran from the Nation’s Capitol Federation with 26-13 and finishing in third place was Delaware angler Ron Littleton from nearby Seaford, DE with 25-04.

 

 

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Congratulations to all the angler who fished the Mid-Atlantic Championship and congratulations to the top two anglers form each state who will advance to the 2015 TBF Federation National Championship in April 2015.

Qualifiers

For FULL standings CLICK HERE

For event Photos CLICK HERE

The Bass Federation inducted into Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame

fed_512_tallPONCA CITY, Okla. (Sept. 16, 2014) – The Bass Federation (TBF), a grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization that got its start when the first federation club formed in 1968, has been named among the 2015 class of inductees enshrined into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame (The Hall).

In making the announcement this week, hall officials cited TBF for its history of supporting the overall growth of fishing through its affiliated state federations, and noted that the group’s strength is in working with a multitude of organizations and partnerships to the benefit of the entire industry.

“This is a great honor for TBF and the tens of thousands of members who make up our organization,” said TBF President and CEO Robert Cartlidge. “It is a testament to the decades of hard work and effort by all the staff, state and national officers, and every member past and present, as they are the ones on the front lines making a difference.

“We’ve always believed that our core founding principles of fishing, youth and conservation programs were our greatest assets, so this award by The Hall is a great acknowledgment of our membership’s 45 plus years of effort supporting TBF’s focus on ensuring the future health of sport fishing and the clean family values associated with the activity.” Read the rest of this entry »

Ontario take the TBF Eastern Division Championship, 16 anglers qualify for the TBF National Championship

The 2014 TBF Eastern Division Championship was shortened by one day when the second day of the event had to be cancelled due to high winds. The third day the winds still blew, not quite as hard so the event was limited to the Saint Lawrence River only.

 

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None of that made any difference to the 12 person Ontario squad from the TBF’s Canadian Bass Federation.  They showed up each day and fished the hand that was dealt them and still managed to take the win with their event total of 326-12 and take the title of 2014 TBF Eastern Division Champions. Connecticut finished second with 310-13 and Massachusetts locked up third with 305-07.

In the individual standings Corbyville, Ontario’s own Curtis Richardson took top honors and the Division Champions title with 39 pounds and 10 ounces.

 

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Only nine ounces back at 39-01 was  Scott Janus from Wallingford, CT. and Thirteen ounces behind him was Burlington Vermont’s Mark Bilodeau with 38-04.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EasternWinnerThe TBF Division Championship Series is made up of seven, three day events, (one in each of the 7 geographical regions if the US& Canada)  that pit the top 12 anglers from each Federation against each other for state and individual titles of division champions. However the real prize is the advancement, opportunities as the top two angler from each state advances to the 2015 TBF Federation National Championship to fish for thier share of over 200,000 in cash and prizes including the TBF Living The Dream packages, (a full year on the FLW tour and MORE all paid for!) plus 14 spot in the BFL All-American and 2 spot in the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup! ALL with no entry fees!

 

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For full Eastern Division Standings CLICK HERE

For Eastern Division Pictures CLICK HERE

TBF Eastern Division Championship Day 2 CANCELLED due to small craft advisory and winds forecast in excess of 30MPH

TBF Eastern Division Championship Day 2 CANCELLED due to small craft advisory on BOTH the Lake and the River due to high winds. Forecast of winds exceeding 20-30 MPH with higher gusts out of the west and south west during the day forced the cancellation of Day 2 of the TBF Eastern Division Championship on the Saint James River\1000 islands out of Clayton, NY.  TBF division championships are three day events and the forecast for tomorrows day 3 is great and the plans are to continue with the final day tomorrow.

“Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our anglers.” Said TBF Tournament Director Randy Sullivan. “We made the decision early on to put the lake off limits today and consider a river only day 2 event. However, a small craft advisory was also issued for the river. So, after consulting with all the state presidents in attendance and going out on the river myself with our local host state President from New York so we could see first hand what the conditions were in a big boat. We made the decision to cancel day 2 of the event for the safety of our anglers and members.”  

Tune in tomorrow for day 3 results and photos as the anglers enjoy the day off in Clayton, NY today!

For current standings of the event from Day 1 CLICK HERE

For day 1 Photos CLICK HERE

Michigan leads the TBF Northern Division Championship wire to wire, South Dakota shows its strength to finish second.

The 2014 TBF Federation Northern Division Championship started out on Wednesday Sept 3rd with the home state of Michigan jumping out to a sizable lead. The Michigan squad never looked back as the finished the event  held out of Elizabeth park at Trenton Michigan winning the division championship title in convincing fashion with a total weigh for their 12 person team of 514 pounds and 12 ounces. Which was a giant margin of 113 pounds and 10 ounces over second place finisher South Dakota who had 401lbs 2 oz. Full State team standings can be found by CLICKING HERE.

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The battles in the individual standings was much much closer. The 2014 Division Champion overall winner was not from Michigan, it was Maplewood Minnesota’s own, Alex Orme who won the individual title with 57-14 over second place finisher who was fishing for Michigan, Heath Wagner but who calls Angola, Indiana home. He weighed weighed in 56-10 over the three tournament days.Alex Orme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While these no entry fee events are not “about” money there was nearly 20,000 in cash and prizes payout to the anglers including the Ranger Cup winner Scott Dobson from Clarkston, MI who took home 550.00 just for being the owner of a Ranger Boat!

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The TBF Division Championship Series is made up of seven, three day events, (one in each of the 7 geographical regions if the US& Canada)  that pit the top 12 anglers from each Federation against each other for state and individual titles of division champions. However the real prize is the advancement, opportunities as the top two angler from each state advances to the 2015 TBF Federation National Championship to fish for thier share of over 200,000 in cash and prizes including the TBF Living The Dream packages, (a full year on the FLW tour and MORE all paid for!) plus 14 spot in the BFL All-American and 2 spot in the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup! ALL with no entry fees!

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To see the full standings CLICK HERE

 

to see who the top two anglers are from each state that are advancing to the 2015 TBF Federation National Championship CLICK HERE

 

To see the photo albums for this event CLICK HERE

2014 TBF Junior World Championship, Presented by FLW Final Report & Standings

2014 TBF Junior World Championship, Presented by FLW

August 15-16, 2014

Lake Wateree, South Carolina

Final Day Division Champions Shootout

Final Report & Standings

JWC 2014

The TBF Junior World Championship is a unique one of a kind event in the fishing world that invites the top 2 young anglers from all across North America, (1) from the 11-14 age group, (1) from the 15-18 age group to come together at one premier event to compete and determine who is truly the world champion’s that year!

Each angler and their families was treated by TBF, FLW and the event sponsors to a fishing vacation while attending the 2014 TBF Junior World Championship and the Forrest Wood Cup. Including, meals, parties, a sack full of sponsor goodies, a hotel room furnished for each family, local TBF, BFL, FLW and other local tournament angler’s provided the competition boats each day and even their lunches, ice and cold drinks were provided for each boat, all they needed to do was concentrate on catching fish! As has always been the case, there is never an entry fee to participate in any TBF national junior angler event.

The full field of anglers competed the first day to determine who would be the division champions. Under the TBF umbrella North America is divided up into geographical divisions and each angler who attends the event only competes against the other anglers from their home division to see who advances.  On the final day the Division Champions go head to head with zeroed weight and compete in a one day shootout for their titles of World Champion.

No doubt fishing was tough on the young anglers just as it was on the FLW Tour Pros fishing The Forrest Wood Cup nearby on Lake Murray.  But as is always the case, the best of the best does not complain, they rise to the challenge and to any hurdles put before them and they find a way to win. Each angler in attendance, from every state was brought up on the FLW main stage just before the FLW Tour pros started weighing in and was introduced to the world one at a time, the ceremony concluded with the two World Champions being presented their trophies on stage by none other than fishing legend and celebrity host MC of the TBF Junior World Championship, Hank Parker. Congratulations to all our Junior Anglers on a job well done.   Having bested all the other anglers from their age group and home division on the day before, the division champs put everything on the line and the final standings are below.

In the 11-14 year old age group

Joe Stolski, Baxter, MN. Northern Division Champion                         1/1         4.01       $2,500.00 Scholarship

James Fields, Anthem, AZ. Western Division Champion                   1/1         3.13       $1,250.00 Scholarship        

Cole Moore, Anacoco, LA. Central Division Champion                       1/1         2.10         $750.00 Scholarship

Jacob Ferrell, Vernon Hills, VA. Mid-Atlantic Division Champion         1/1         2.03         $375.00 Scholarship        

Stephen Stroz, Shrewsbury, MA. Eastern Division Champion            0/0         0.00        $250.00 Scholarship

Harrison Norman, Covington, GA. Southern Division Champion         0/0         0.00         $200.00 Scholarship

 

In the 15-18 year old age group

Perry Marvin, Peru, NY. Eastern Division Champion                         2/2         8.10       $2,500.00 Scholarship

Sean King, Villa Hills, KY. Southern Division Champion                    3/2         6.14       $1,250.00 Scholarship

Steven Sellnow, Waterown, WI. Northern Division Champion          3/3         5.15          $750.00 Scholarship

Caleb Bruss, Bernardsville, NJ. Mid-Atlantic Division Champion      2/2         5.06          $375.00 Scholarship

Hunter Daniel, Lamar, AR., Central Division Champion                    1/1         2.02          $250.00 Scholarship  

Richard Davey Jr., Richland, WA. Western Division Champion       0/0         0/00          $200.00 Scholarship  

 

To watch the final day weigh in video just click the embedded video on the front page of bassfederation.com

For all the event pictures. CLICK HERE

The TBF Junior World Championship is produced by a partnership between The Bass Federation and FLW Outdoors. Sponsors include Chevy, Ranger Boats, Evinrude, Cabela’s, Solar Bat, Berkley, Lowrance and Power-Pole. For details, visit bassfederation.com, or contact TBF National Headquarters at (580) 765-9031.

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