2014 Spring Membership Promotion Winners


News Release

For additional information, please contact: The Bass Federation (TBF)

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The Bass Federation (TBF) announced recently the winners of its 2014 spring membership promotion!


Early this year TBF rolled out a new Spring/Summer membership growth rewards program for 2014 to build on the growth momentum we experienced in 2013.  It included something for everyone with a 3 tiered, club-level Growth Rewards Program.  The program awards $1,000, $500 & $100 Cabela’s cash cards in each of the 7 TBF Divisions with over $11,000 dollars total awarded.


Tier 1 Club Growth Spring\Summer Promotion Drawing:

  • Included all clubs that grew a minimum of 5 new members or more as of June 30, 2014 verses year end 2013 TBF. Including all those NEW TBF clubs formed and updated by then. Each club could be entered multiple times to increase their chances of WINNING!  Once for reaching 5 new members and once again for every member over 5. The more members signed up the better your chances to win the $1,000 awarded in EACH of the 7 TBF Divisions! ($7,000.00 Total Awarded)

Tier 2 Club Spring\Summer Promotion Growth Drawing:

  • Grow 3 – 4 new members – All active TBF Clubs with an increase of 3 or 4 new paid memberships by June 30, 2014 was entered into a drawing for a $500 Cabela’s Cash Card. (entered once for 3 members twice for 4 members) Seven (7) winners were drawn from all eligible clubs, one (1) in each of the 7 TBF divisions.. ($3,500 Total Awarded)

Tier 3 Spring\Summer Promotion Growth Drawing: 

  • 1-2 new members – All active TBF Clubs with an increase of just 1 new member by June 30, 2014 was entered into a drawing for a $100 Cabela’s Gift Card (entered once for 1 member twice for 2 members) for their club. Seven (7) winners will be drawn from all eligible clubs, one (1) in each of the 7 TBF divisions. ($700 Total Awarded)


Winning clubs were drawn and winners were announced LIVE online at the final day weigh-in of the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals recently.

A BIG THANK YOU to all the clubs across North America who participated and congratulations to all the winners who will be receiving their Cabela’s Cash card prizes before the end of September.


2015 TBF membership sign-up opens October 1, 2014 and will include several fall sign up promotions for both every individual member and TBF affiliated club such as;


  • The very popular Federation Angler rod promotion, for only $100 plus S/H you get any 2 custom branded FEDERATION ANGLER, 7 foot, IM7 graphite tournament rods and that will INCLUDE your full $50 TBF and FLW competitor memberships owed for 2015 if not already paid.   


  • Every TBF club updated for 2015 by Jan. 1 with at least 6 members will go into a drawing for:
    • 1st prize – A Lowrance HDS 9 Gen 2 touch unit for your club
    • 2nd prize – A Power Pole shallow water anchor
    • 3rd prize – (6)Six custom FEDERATION ANGLER branded tournament rods


Congratulations again to all the winners listed below!


TBF Spring/Summer 2014 GROW & WIN Challenge

Tier #1clubs =  $1000 Cabela’s Gift Card

Tier #2 clubs = $500Cabela’s Gift Card

Tier #3 clubs = $250 Cabela’s Gift Card


TBF NorthWest Division

Tier #1 winner – Panhandle Bass Anglers  – Idaho

Tier 2 winner – Boarder Line Bass Contenders – Washington

Tier 3 winner – North End Bass Club – Washington


TBF South West Division

Tier #1 winner – Sixgun Bass Masters Club – California

Tier 2 winner – Four Corners Bass Club – New Mexico

Tier 3 winner – Pikes Peak Bass Masters – Colorado


TBF Central Division

Tier #1 winner – Blue Hole Bass Club – Mississippi

Tier 2 winner – Bedlam Bass Club – Oklahoma

Tier 3 winner – ARK-LA-TEX Bass Federation club – Arkansas


TBF Northern Division

Tier #1 winner – East Fork Bass Masters Club – Illinois

Tier 2 winner –Potato Creek Bass Club – Indiana

Tier 3 winner – Twin Cities Bass Club – Ohio


TBF Southern Division

Tier #1 winner – Coastal Bass Anglers – Georgia

Tier 2 winner – River City Bass Club – Kentucky

Tier 3 winner – Sparta Bass Club – Tennessee


TBF Eastern Division

Tier #1 winner – Fatt Bass Anglers Club – Ontario Canada

Tier 2 winner – Minuteman Bass Club – Massachusetts

Tier 3 winner – Grassroots Bass Anglers – New Hampshire


Mid-Atlantic Division

Tier #1 winner –Meherrin Bass Masters club – Virginia

Tier 2 winner – Hookem and Jerkem Bass Club – West Virginia

Tier 3 winner – Hunters Run Bass Club – Pennsylvania






2014 High School Fishing World Finals Starts TODAY LIVE at 2:45 pm

The 2014 High School Fishing World Finals kicked off today with 115 teams from 17 different states!  you can catch the action every day (Wed, TH, Fr, and Sat)  LIVE on the internet at highschoolfishing.org starting at 2:45 pm CST each day.

CLICK HERE to go watch it!









  “Our expanded format last year built a lot of excitement for this event,” TBF National Youth Director, Mark Gintert, said. “Adding the semi-final and consolation rounds as well as another full day of fishing was well received by our anglers and their families. Combine that with the expansion of Saturday’s final to 20 teams and we had a lot of final day excitement,” Gintert added. “To spruce things up this year we’ll be expanding tournament waters to allow locking into the rest of the Arkansas River system so our teams will have more water to fish and some additional strategies to contend with.”

This year’s format will once again have the top two teams from each state or country advancing to Friday’s semi-final round of competition. Those not making the semi-final round will have a chance to fish their way back into Saturday’s top 20 final through the consolation round.  For Saturday’s final round the top 20 weights will compete (the top 10 from the semi-final round and the next 10 highest weights overall).

A host of scholarships and prizes await the winners, as well as, advancement to the prestigious Boat US Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship where they can compete against the top college teams in the country. The winners at that event could also advance to fish for a chance at the Forrest Wood Cup and the TBF “Living the Dream” package, which has the potential to launch a professional fishing career.

The event will be televised on Federation Angler TV series 13 week block on NBC Sports fall 2014 and on the Federation Angler TV’s 13 week block on the Pursuit Channel airing spring 2015.

Central Division Championship, Eufaula Lake, Day 1 Results

Team Oklahoma jumps out to commanding lead at the end of Day 1 on Giant Lake Eufaula.  All 12 Anglers pitched in to help the Team weigh in a Day 1 Overall total weight of 82 lbs 13 oz with Dean Matts (5 fish 16-12) and Johnny Babb (5 fish 14-02) anchoring the Top 2 spots for Oklahoma on Day 1.

Matts weighed in a lunker weighing in at 6-07 to help his total weight and lead the Big Bass Optional Side Pot for most of the day.

 Near the end of todays weighin Kent Priel / Nebraska came across the stage and weighed a lunker sack that topped the scales at 16-15 to become the Day 1 Overall Leader, a mere 3 ozs over Dean Matts.

Kent Priel 








 Priel also weighed in a Lunker for Day 1 Big Bass Honors with a 6-15 Largemouth.

Four Oklahoma Anglers placed in the Top 10 to help boost Team Oklahoma’s Lead for State Honors on the 1st day of the Central Division Championship.

 Dean Matts  Oklahoma








With only 5 lbs 1 oz between 1st Place and 6th Pl, all Anglers remained hush hush of lures used and methods of catching their limits. 

 Visit www.bassfederation.com for full results on todays action.

The Word Of The Day Is HOT At The TBF SouthWest Division Championship, But It Mostly Applys To The Weather!


Just barely over 2 lbs separate the Top 20 Places after Day 1 of the SouthWestern Divisional Championship on Lake Havasu @ Lake Havasu, Arizona.

86 degree temperature was recorded at the 5:30 AM takeoff.   At the afternoon weighin the temperature was a smoldering 106 degrees.

Day 1 Tournament Leader Jesse Parks/Arizona is leading with a total weight of 15-00 and close behind 2nd Place is Josh Kaneko/California with 14-13.















Day 2 Results…… South Western Divisional Championship….

Todays event proved to be much the same as day 1.  22 Five Fish limits were brought across the scales today.  Daily Leaders only slightly changed positions and looking ahead for the Final Day, 1st Place with total weight of 30 lbs 7 oz is only 10 lbs ahead of 23rd Place so tomorrow looks like this could be anyone’s game to win.

On Day 2 Greg Gizzi /Colorado had the big sack and pushed his 2 day total to 30 lb 7 oz for a slight margin over 2nd Place Jesse Parks/Arizona 30 lbs even. 










State Leaders are as follows:

Arizona                 Jesse Parks                   30-00

California              Aaron Britt                      28-08

Colorado              Greg Gizzi                      30-07

Utah                      Wade Headrick             25-01

Nevada                 Jerren Slatton                17-01


For Full Standings CLICK HERE

Two Years In A Row, Alabama Closes The Door on the TBF Southern Division Championship

Last year in  June 2013 the Alabama Bass Federation dominated the TBF Southern Division Championship on Lake Barkley at Clarksville Tennessee. The only thing that changed in a years time is the geography as Alabama dominated the TBF Southern Division Championship again this year on Lake Neely Henry and won the event going away with a three day total for their 12 team members combined weight of 362-02  which equates to a margin of win of a whopping 67 pounds and 8 ounces!

Second place is where the real race was as no one challenged Alabama.   Less than 2 pounds separated the second place squad from North Carolina (294-10)  from third place finisher Georgia (292-13). The next race was between 4th and 5th between Kentucky (278-02) and South Carolina (275-03) with only one legal fish separating the two. Winding up in sixth was Tennessee with 266-10 and in Seventh was Florida 260-10.

In the individual standings and the race for the division champions title the lead changed daily, Georgia angler Joe Eubanks led day 1 with 16-03, after that it was all Alabama anglers. Wes Logan led day 2, but it was Terry Tucker who hails from Gadsden, Alabama who finished atop the pile on the final day and claimed the division champions title and advancing to the 2015 TBF Federation National Championship as the boater from Alabama.

Under the TBF format the top angler from each state team advances as the boater to the championship and the second place angler from each state advances as a non-boater.  The championship anglers advancing from each state are:


B – Terry Tucker

NB – Wes Logan


B – Jeff Hager

NB – Derek Lilley


B – Joey Nichols

NB – Joe Eubanks


B – Brian Hickey

NB – Kenneth Rice


B – Davey Thomas

NB – Nathan Nienhius


B – Mike Hardin

NB – Adam Jones


B – Mark Lundgren

NB – David Glenn


For Full Final standings CLICK HERE


Day 2 Southern Divisional on Neely Henry Lake Gadsden, Alabama

Team Alabama continued to hold on to the overall Team Lead as Alabama Team Members Wes Logan & Terry Tucker both had 5 fish limits for daily weights of 15-12 & 16-15 respectively .  Logan moves to the overall top leader position with a total weight of 29-13 followed closely by Tucker with a 2 day total of 29-01.

Wes-Logan----AlabamaTodays 84 anglers landed a total of 49 five fish limits

Alabama Team has jumped out to a rather commanding lead but there is only 9-15 difference between 2nd Place and 7th Place.

Anglers are still very tight lipped on main techniques used to land their fish.   Some are  reporting topwater bites, some are cranking, while pitchin’ & flippin also are being mentioned.





Team Leaders after 2 days are as follows:

Alabama        Wes Logan  29-13            Terry Tucker   29-01

Georgia       Joe Eubanks 24-10           Joey Nichols   23-00

No Carolina   Mike Lanier  25-12            Jeff Hager   24-10

Kentucky      Brian Hickey  25-00          Kenneth Rice  24-07

So Carolina   Mark Lundgren 26-03        David Glenn  21-08

Tennessee    Adam Jones  22-09          Mike Hardin  20-07

Lamar Middleton of Florida took over the Big Bass race with a Lunker on day 2 that tipped the scales at 5lbs 12oz.













For full results CLICK HERE

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