Day 3 of Southwest Division Championship Canceled

Day three of the Southwest Division Championship on Lake Powell was canceled due to severe weather and high winds.  Anglers were awarded based on their two day totals.   Click Here to view Results

Overall Tournament Winner & Ranger Cup Winner: Ty Faber-New Mexico 10/10  28-09

Ty Faber - NM







State Team WinnersCalifornia Bass Fed   114/113   225-10

DSCN0271Advancing on to the 2017 TBF Federation National Championship



2016 Southwestern Divisional Day 2

Faber Continues to Lead Southwest Divisional After Day 2

Going into the final day of the Southwest Division Championship on Lake Powell in Utah, Ty Faber of the New Mexico Team holds almost a two pound lead.  Today he turned in 12-13 pounds, for a two day total of 28-09 pounds.  Travis Graham of Utah, held his own today also, with a good limit that weighed 12-07 pounds to give him 26-12 pounds entering Friday.  One pound behind him, in third, is Evan Buchanan, from New Mexico.  He weighed in the biggest bag on Thursday, with a good 13-13 pound limit.  Fourth place belongs to Arizona’s Jon Griffith.  Today he had 10-05 pounds for a total of 25-09 pounds.  Fifth place is Timmy Wells from California.  He brought the second largest sack to the scales today with 12-14 pounds to make his total 25-03 pounds, heading into Friday.

California’s Ron Red Sr. claimed big bass honors on Thursday, with a nice 4-00 pound lunker.  For Thursday, the angler’s turned in 311 fish for a total weight of 554-14 pounds.  Once again there were multiple limits, as all but three angler’s weighed at least one fish and 53 angler’s turned in a limit on Thursday. 

In the state to state competition, California continues to defend their title very well.  They have accumulated 225-10 pounds over the first two days.  It is pretty tight after that.  New Mexico stands at 198-10 pounds.  Colorado has 192-09 pounds.  Utah amassed 187-15 pounds.  Arizona has captured 183-10 pounds and Nevada stands at 175-13 pounds.

After tomorrow, the top two angler’s from each of the six states will advance to the 2017 TBF Federation National Championship next spring.

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2 Day Overall Leaders:

1st Pl  Ty Faber/ NM             2nd Pl  Travis Graham/ UT

Ty Faber - NMTravis Graham - UT






3rd Pl Evan Buchanan NM       4th Pl Jon Griffith AZ

Evan Buchanan - NMJon Griffith - AZ







For Results of today’s Weighin click the link below

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TBF Southwestern Divisional Day 1

Lots of Limits on Day 1 of Southwest Division at Lake Powell

The fish were biting well for the opening day of the Lake Powell Division Championship in Utah.   Seventy two anglers went out Wednesday morning and fifty seven of them brought back five fish to weigh in that afternoon.  The remaining fifteen anglers brought at least one fish to the scales as well.  There were 609-05 pounds weighed in today.  The biggest bass on Day 1 belonged to Ty Faber, from New Mexico, with a beautiful 4-00 pound largemouth lunker.

Following the conclusion of the weigh in, TY Faber also found himself sitting on top of the leader board, with a weight of 15-12 pounds.  This is Ty’s first event with the Federation, as New Mexico has just joined the Federation.  Welcome to all of the New Mexico anglers.  We are glad to have you on board, and fishing with us in The Bass Federation.  Just behind Ty, is Arizona’s Jon Griffith with a solid limit of 15-04 pounds.  Third place shows Utah’s Travis Graham with 14-05 pounds.  A tie finishes up the top five, with Steve Barbee of Colorado and Josh Cundiff of Colorado, both with 13-06 pounds.

In the head to head competition , Click the Results link below to view State by State standings

Day 1 Results CLICK HERE

2016 TBF Northwestern Championship final day

Koshi Saves the Best for Last Day of Northwest Divisional

Peter Koshi, of Seattle, Washington, caught his best bag of the week on Friday and it turned out to be the biggest sack of the three day, Northwest Divisional on the Columbia River.  His limit tipped the scales at 21-01 pounds, giving him the overall win, with a final weight of 52-15 pounds.  DSCN0222His three day weights were 15-05, 16-09 and 21-01 pounds.  For his efforts he was crowned the overall Northwest TBF Champion and earned himself a spot in the 2017 TBF Federation National Championship.

Kory Ray, of Lebanon, Oregon finished just behind the winner with a weight of 50-04 pounds.  His third day weight of 16-01 pounds left him just a couple pounds short of victory.   Just a couple of ounces was the difference between second and third place as David Simmons, of Beaver Creek, Oregon, weighed in an impressive bag of 19-00 pounds to finish with 50-02 pounds in third place.  Fourth place was taken by Bill Golightly, of Preston, Idaho with a final weight of 50-01 pounds.  There was a tie for the last spot in the top five at 48-0 lbs, Jon Bial, of Vancouver, Washington, edged out  Nicholas Fitzsimmons  via the 3rd tie breaker of heaviest single days catch.

The biggest bass on Friday went to Oregon’s David Simmons with a big smallmouth that weighed 5-00 pounds.  The team from Oregon claimed the Big Bass award on all three days of the tournament. Friday’s numbers looked like this.  There were 43 limits today with a weight of 596-13 pounds.  55 of 56 anglers weighed at least one fish on Friday.  During the three day event, there were 781 fish brought to the scales for a total weight of 1947-11 pounds.

Complete Tournament Results:    CLICK HERE.

North Western Divisional Championship Day 2

The Strong Bite Continues on Day 2 in Oregon

David Heldstab, of Sandy Oregon, continues to lead the TBF Northwest Divisional after the conclusion of the Day 2 weigh in at Port of Cascades on the Columbia River.  His lead of 10 ounces, is still just 10 ounces after Thursday’s weigh in.   David weighed in 19-14 pounds on Wednesday and followed it up today with 14-15 pounds for a total of 34-13 pounds.  Breathing right down his neck, in second place is Kory Ray, of Lebanon, Oregon with 34-03 pounds.  Kory weighed in 16-03 today to go with his 18-00 on the first day.  Third place, heading into the last day is Jon Bial of Vancouver, Washington.  His weight today was 14-07 to bring his total up to 33-11 pounds.  Fourth place is Kevin Ford with 33-01 pounds.  Fifth place belongs to Bill Golightly with 32-05 pounds.

The biggest bass of the day came from Daniel Boyd, from Dexter, Oregon.  His smallmouth weighed in at 4-11 pounds, giving Oregon the big bass for Thursday.  For the second straight day in a row, every single angler of the 56 person field, weighed in at least one bass.  There were a total of 46 limits weighed in on Thursday for a 2 day total catch of 1350-14 pounds.

As for the two anglers from each state, who will qualify for the Federation National Championship tomorrow, it is still a very tight race in all five states.  Several anglers in each state still have a good chance to qualify, if they can just get one or two good bites on the final day tomorrow.

Click here to view Results.

2016 North Western Divisional Championship

Limits Abound at Northwest Division Day 1 Weigh In

Fifty six angler’s, from five states, tested the Oregon waters on the Columbia River today.  Most all, were happy with the results after the first day.  Fifty of the 56 angler’s brought a five fish limit to the scales on Wednesday afternoon.  The other six angler’s brought two or more fish to the scales.  All total, the group weighed in 726-06 pounds on the first day of competition.  Every single angler weighed in today.  Not a bad start to this three day event.  The big bass for Wednesday, ended up in a tie.  Steve Roth, of Kalispell, MT and Jon Bial, of Vancouver, WA each had a smallmouth that weighed in at 5-05 pounds. The winner was determined by the TBF tiebreakers.  The 3rd tiebreaker came into use as the largest single days catch, with Joh Bial with the largest single days catch 19-04.

Leading after Day 1 was David Heldstab of Sandy, Oregon with a limit of fish weighing 19-14 pounds.  Right on his heels was Jon Bial, of Vancouver, Oregon with 19-04 pounds.  Third place belonged to Roger Stringer, of Nampa, Idaho with 18-13 pounds.  Rounding out the top five spots were, Kasey Thomas, of Green River, Wyoming with 18-07 pounds and Kory Ray of Lebanon, Oregon with 18-00 pounds.

The event is a three day cumulative weight event.  The top two angler’s from each state at the end of the event, advance to the upcoming 2017 Federation National Championship.

For full results click here.

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