Lowrance Facebook Contest...Post, Post, and Post some more!


HOW TO PLAY! The Facebook program is based on a points system. Points are awarded for posting on Lowrance’ s Facebook as follows: 1 point: Post or picture about Lowrance 2 points: Video with Lowrance 3 points: Video with Lowrance tip 1 point bonus: Potential for special circumstances. Eligibility will be determined by Lowrance. When you post videos, it is important that you notify Doug OHara by email at Doug.OHara@navico.com .

How to participate: Any B.A.S.S. Nation member can make a post. Lowrance Facebook site is located at: https://www.facebook.com/Lowrance . The B.A.S.S. Nation member will need to “like” the Lowrance Facebook page first. For State to get credit for the post, it must begin with “ #Lowrance BN and the two digit State abbreviation”, then post. An Example for Maine it would be: (begin post as) #Lowrance BN ME The program will run January through March, April through June, July through September. It will reset to zero at the beginning of each quarter. The awards will be given at the end of each quarter. The awards are: HDS 12 touch - 1st place HDS 9 touch - 2nd place HDS 7 touch - 3rd place So awards will be sent out in April, July, and October. There is no limit on how many times a State can win.

August 14 @ 7pm

(Augusta VA Center, at Togus, in the Theatre Building 210, 1st floor auditorium)

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Windham Christian just missed the cut at B.A.S.S. H.S. Championship

Leaderboard l 2 day final Weight - 6 bass 12lbs 1oz

Alex Williamson and Joe Curtis represented Windham Christian Bassmasters in the BASS High School Championship. They fished the B.A.S.S. High School Championship at Kentucky Lake and finished in 33rd place just 3 places out of the cut. www.bassmaster.com/high-school

The Travis Mills Project Nation Veterans Family Center

Veterans Family Camp web site l Founders Week at Belgrade Schedule Aug 24-30, 2014

Travis' dream is to provide a camp in Maine as a recreation center for disabled veterans and their families in a way that is affordable to the needs of the veterans, with need based scholarships available. Here they will unite with the land, the water, nature, and each other; be united, enriched and inspired; and learn they can still enjoy the activities that revitalize the courage and the confidence to keep moving forward.

Androscoggin River, Site of 2014 Maine B.A.S.S. Nation State Fish Off Sept 6-7, 2014


The 2014 Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Fish Off will be held Sept. 6-7 on Androscoggin River Gulf Island Pond in Turner, ME.

The 2 day event will send Maine's top anglers to the B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional on the Connecticut River in Hartford, CT. More info

Lowrance Announces Insight Genesis™ B.A.S.S. Nation Challenge

Anglers Compete to Win Over $150,000 in Lowrance Prizes Tulsa, Okla. - Download the complete information flyer

Lowrance, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957 — announced today its Insight Genesis™ B.A.S.S. Nation Challenge. Starting April 1 and continuing through December 31, 2014, the free contest is open to all B.A.S.S. Nation members. Monthly and annual awards will be given to individuals, as well as B.A.S.S. Nation clubs and state associations that upload the most acres of sonar recordings from a compatible* Lowrance fishfinder/chartplotter. The Insight Genesis B.A.S.S. Nation Challenge is a great way for anglers to win the latest Lowrance technology.

2014 Maine B.A.S.S. Nation High School State Championship, Pemaquid Lake Oct 12

The 2014 Maine B.A.S.S. Nation High School championship will be Sunday Oct 12 at Duck Puddle Campground on Permaquid Lake. To be eligible to compete in this event your club’s BASS high school roster must be up to date and all members fishing the tournament must have paid their membership dues. Please note that B.A.S.S. dues are aligned with the school year, so roster updates & dues payment needs to happen in Sept or before the state championship. Read more and get the forms for the event here

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Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Guide publication now available in print and online

The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation annual Guide is now available in print from your club presidents or from Steve Wilson. You may also view the current and past years Guide online here.

Pure Fishing Discount

Pure Fishing portfolio at a discount of 25% of MSRP.

Each member is allowed to purchase up to a total of 4 items each during this quarter.

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Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Continues its ReBaits Program

Once again the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation will take the leadership role of collecting used plastic baits by way of collection tubes that have been placed at boat launches in Maine and during local bass tournaments. The ReBaits program is designed to keep potentially discarded soft plastic baits out of the water and out of the stomachs of fish, and into recycling, not landfills.

FMI, MBN Conservation Director, Dick Gaudreau

Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Offers Skeeter Boat at a Discount

The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation has a new Skeeter Boat at a discounted price for any member or non member looking to purchase one. All you need to do is go to Skeeter Boats, build your dream rig and print your specs and contact Maine B.A.S.S. Nation President Steve Wilson to see your discount and purchase your dream rig!

Maine Team Championship

Man vs. Bass Maine Trail is very happy to announce that we will be the B.A.S.S. sanctioned trail for its Team Championship and Bassmaster Classic Qualifier!

Our top points team will gain entry into this new event and get to fish for a spot in the 2015 Classic. This will not change any of the rules that we have previously posted, it is a bonus to anyone fishing the trail. (It will be worked into the rule sheet) There is a $10 registration fee per TEAM to fish MVB and an optional $20 per TEAM to register for the B.A.S.S. Team Championship. You do not need to be a Maine B.A.S.S. Nation or National B.A.S.S. member to enter either, but is recommended.

Man vs Bass Website l B.A.S.S. Team Championship l Register with Man vs Bass

New Bass Tournament Boat Inspection Forms

In 2013, 49 bass clubs conducted 5,999 inspections at club tournaments.

The new 2014 boat inspection forms that are needed to be filled out by the club hosting any Maine bass tournaments is now available. When holding your bass tournament please use these forms, all previous outdated forms will not be accepted by MDIFW.

Once filled out you must submit these new forms within 7 days of your tournament to MDIFW, Fisheries Division, 41 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333-0041 OR e-mail to Carol.Tompkins@maine.gov OR Fax to 207-287-6395

2014 Boat Inspection Form l Leaving Early Form l Other Tournament Documents and Information

Poulin, Doucette, and Wood win 1st 2014 Jr Event

Norway Lake was the first club event of 2014. Within 30 minutes of the start 1 of this rain soaking tournament, one angler had a limit and another had caught the big largemouth for the day.

Bryce Poulin of the 1-10 year old division showed that he's a chip off the old block when he recorded a 5.63 lb largemouth to start his day. Bryce came within ounces of the club 5 bass record as he tallied a whopping 18.51 lbs for 5 bass! Second place went to Zachary Morris, 4 bass 7.07 lbs. Read more at www.lajrbassmasters.com

Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Offers Triton Boat at a Discount

The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation has a new Triton Boat at a discounted price for any member or non member looking to purchase one. All you need to do is go to Triton Boats, build your dream rig and print your specs and contact Maine B.A.S.S. Nation President Steve Wilson to see your discount and purchase your dream rig!

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Find your Ideal Mercury Propeller in 5 steps or less

With our propeller finder, you’ll be able to narrow your search for the most ideal prop considerably in just four simple steps. Get started now! www.mercurymarine.com

B.A.S.S. Fantasy Fishing

Join the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Group

Sign up for the 2014 B.A.S.S. Fantasy Fishing. Join the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Fantasy Fishing Group Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Group

Weigh-to-Win Contingency Program

Towing you can trust, plus the chance to collect Weigh-to-Win cash bonuses. The only string attached to this offer is your fishing line,because when you become a member of BoatU.S. ANGLER, with Unlimited on the Road and/or Unlimited on the Water benefits you get reassurance in the event of a mechanical breakdown somebody will be dispatched to help. Plus, by registering for the Weigh-to-Win program you'll be eligible to win cash bonuses. Just post the highest place finish amongst BoatU.S. ANGLER members in a B.A.S.S. or FLW event and you’ll take home the cash. It pays to buy a highly affordable membership, especially when you're registered for the Weigh-to-Win cash tournament bonus program. Program Overview and Register Here

Maine Wins Team Competition, Hogue and Volkernick Advance to Nationals & JWC

Three days of high skies and winds less than 5mph is unheard of on Maine's Sebago Lake, which most of the anglers agree that added to the tough fishing conditions they all faced.

Several anglers including the junior anglers had seen 4-6 lb. smallmouth roaming the shallows, and one adult angler caught a 9 lb. largemouth in practice.

However most of these brutes all but stayed away from anything that was thrown at them or had completely disappeared on the final few days of competition. Read Full Article

2-Time Eastern Division Jr Bassmaster Champion Advances

Junior angler, Brian Volkernick of Maine weighed in a limit of bass which was hard for most to find in the three days of competition on Sebago Lake in Sept 2013.

Volkernick weighed in 5 smallmouth weighing 7-12 all caught on a Grizz Baits spinnerbait. Volkernick's co-angler, Thomas Behan brought in another 1-1 to add to the Maine Team which helped the overall team competition total weight. Volkernick advanced to JWC IN Arkansas finishing in 4th place. Read Full Article

Champions Crowned at Maine Jr Bassmaster Championships

The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation held the 2013 Junior Bassmaster State Championship at Pleasant Pond/ Cobbossee Stream in Oct. Gardiner Sportsman’s Club hosted the 17 Jr Bassmaster members that gathered to compete for the state title.

Seven teams from high school bass clubs and outing clubs who had joined the B.A.S.S. High School program were present for their state title and opportunity to advance to the 2014 B.A.S.S. High School National Championship.

Jr Bassmasters Article l High School Artilce

Vern Watters Passes....."He lived a great life, had no regrets, and was in control right up to the end"


On Monday June 30 at 1:10pm the family of Vern Watters, the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation, and all that knew him lost a great man.

Vern's son Will Watters said," He was at peace and asked me to say good-by for him". "He lived a great life, had no regrets, and was in control right up to the end"

Services for Vern Watters was held on Tuesday July 8th. It took place at the "Our Lady of Perpetual Health" a Catholic Curch in Windham on Route 302. (919 Roosevelt Trail Windham, ME 04062-5641 (207) 892-8288). Vern was laid to rest at the Veterens Cemetary in Springvale on Route 109.

Thoughts and Prayers are with The Watters Family.

Vern in his 6 Who Care Award Winner video

Ban on Plastic Baits, we need to educate the public

Report on Plastic Lures - Presented By: Dana DeGraaf – Fisheries Biologist, IFW

Ban of soft baits in Maine hearing on 2/28, basically it looks like we're looking at pushing the education and collection/recycling of used plastic baits since it is more of a littering problem as the report states. Report stated that bass tournament water bodies were not the problem.

The report favored the plastic recycling program the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation's has been involved in over the last few years. The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation will continue to work in leading the way to educate the public and move forward with our recycling efforts as we have been doing.

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New Fish-Finding Tool Provided To B.A.S.S. Nation And Collegiate Anglers

We are very excited to provide BassGold free to our members,” said B.A.S.S. Nation Director Don Corkran.

“It’s an amazing tool that will help every fisherman from beginner to expert get on fish faster."

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Maine B.A.S.S. Nation please use this link to Get a Free Quote Now l Competitive Advantages

Your auto insurance is supposed to guard you every mile you drive ... every day of the year. But what if you're paying too much for protection that stops short if you're in an accident?

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