Androscoggin River, 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.
Over 100 anglers will compete in the two day event, smallmouth and largemouth bass with a minimun length limit of 12" will be targeted for 5 bass limits per angler each day.
The slow moving stretch of the Androscoggin should produce a number of limit sized bass for all with a chance at a few 5 bass limits that may reach weights up to 15 lbs. The average 5 bass limits should be around 10-12 lbs.
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
August 14 @ 7pm
(Augusta VA Center, at Togus, in the Theatre Building 210, 1st floor auditorium)
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The TravisMills.org Wounded Warrior event, volunteer boaters needed
The TravisMills.org / Wounded Warrior event that Charlie Wilson has participated in for the past two years is scheduled for August 28th, a Thursday, on Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson. It will take place out of Camp Wavus, a girls camp in Jefferson, Maine. This event has grown this year and volunteer boats are needed, literally we know now that we cannot provide enough boats but Charile and the bass anglers in Maine (B.A.S.S. Nation, and TBF will reach out to those on the USA and Man VS Bass trails) and we are going to try to supply as many boats as we can. Anyone that can be available should contact Charlie directly at 207.592.1754. Thanks for your consideration.
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!
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!
Windham Christian just missed the cut at B.A.S.S. H.S. Championship
Leaderboard l 2 day final Weight - 6 bass 12lbs 1oz
Joe Curtis and Alex Williamson 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 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
Preserve Your Passion — Cast Your Vote Today In the Nation, we protect what's most important to our members.
For our outdoor enthusiasts, that means this year we'll be giving $75,000 to protect the hunting grounds and fishing waters that let you pursue your passion.
From July 21 to October 13, you can cast your vote, once a day, for one of these seven conservation groups that is most important to you. When voting concludes, the organization with the largest percentage of the vote will receive $45,000 of the total funds awarded, and the remaining $30,000 will be equally distributed among the remaining organizations. See more and cast your vote today at: http://huntingandfishing.nationwide.com/
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Poulin, Doucette, and Wood win 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
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B.A.S.S. Fantasy Fishing
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
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.
Ban on Plastic Baits, we need to educate the public
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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The all-new Bassmaster News app
The all-new Bassmaster News app is a daily news feed that brings you up-to-the minute details on everything in the bass fishing world — including tournament coverage, fishing tips from the pros, and the latest gear. With this free app you’ll stay connected to all things B.A.S.S. wherever you go!
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