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May 14, 2015
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2015 Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Guide Now Available Online
The digital version of the 2015 Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Guide is available for viewing. Read about the clubs, youth events, conservation, and tournaments. Also check out the sponsor ads throughout the Guide.
2016 Competition Format
This new B.A.S.S. Nation competition Regional structure will begin with the Calendar Year 2016. The following concept is designed to provide the best possible competitive fishing program for our B.A.S.S. Nation tournament anglers, while accomplishing the goals of B.A.S.S. as a whole and to promote membership growth.
Note for Maine B.A.S.S. Nation members: These are the parameters we have to operate within, what we do is still to be decided but it looks like we will implement this for Maine at our fish off this Sept. More info to come as it is updated.
Man vs Bass Maine Trail, Maine Team Championship
*May 2 Great Pond, *June 21 Androscoggin Lake, *June 28 China Lake, *July 25 Damariscotta Lake, *August 8 Messalonskee Lake, *September 26 Androscoggin River, *October 10 TOC Event Maranacook Lake.
Don't let the name fool you. This trail isn't just for men, but all competitive anglers and their goal to bring the heaviest bag to the scales. 6 Lakes - 7 Fish Limit - 12" minimum - Large & Smallmouth - 8 Hours and a $125 entry per tournament - Who can consistently catch them and make the Tournament of Champions? We designed this trail for all anglers in the state. We have reasonable entry fees, good payouts and great lakes. Our goal is to be the premiere Bass Trail in the State of Maine by having well run tournaments, promoting good fish care and good sportsmanship. There is a $30 registration fee per team, ($10 MVB Registration & $20 Bassmaster Team Championship Required Prior To First Event). 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.
Father's Day Event to Benefit Travis Mills Organization
The annual Father's Day Androscoggin Lake event this year is dedicated to our Veteran's specifically this year the www.TravisMills.org foundation here in Maine. The lake can support 100 boats by IF&W rule so help us help our Veterans by participating in this event. When we fill the field we will be contributing as much to the cause as is possible. The event this year will pay back as it has in the past, the fishing is always excellent and we expect to have even more things going on this year then we did last. Get you apps in early, blast off is by order of registration date/time, invite your families to the weigh-in, come and enjoy the event. You can watch the event fill up here with weekly roster updates. Thank you in advance for your support, Travis Mills & the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation.
Maiine B.A.S.S. Nation Raffles Autograph MLF Jersey
The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation is raffling off an autographed Major League Fishing jersey which is autographed by the anglers who competed in the Maine MLF event last August. Proceeds benefit the Travis Mills Foundation and the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation.
Tickets can be purchased for $5 each or 5 for $20 through a Maine B.A.S.S. Nation member or contact President Steve Wilson
Drawing will be held at the Father's Day Tournament at Riverbend Campground in Leeds on June 21st. While your at it why not sign up for the tournament as well
Governor's Cup Date Set
The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Governor's Cup will be held at The Birches on Cobbossee Lake on May 30th. Volunteers boaters are needed for this fun event. For more information or to volunteer please contact Steve Wilson.
Major League Fishing Long Lake Slam Event in Bridgton, ME Sept 5
September 5, 2015 from 8am-4pm.
It's here, come fish the Major League Fishing style event put on by the Man vs Bass Trail folks. The tournament where every scoreable bass counts (12" minimum) and the highest recorded weight wins. Email Corey Vose at MVBMaineTrail@Gmail.com for details. Must have internet enabled device on boat, smartphone, tablet, etc.
Three Adult /Youth Maine Bass Opens Scheduled for 2015
The MBN adult/youth opens will be Jun 27 on Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson, July 19 on Webber Pond in Vassalboro, and Aug 2 on Highland Lake in Bridgton. The basics are $25 entry team per team. Team must be one adult (over 18) and one or two youth (under 18) 5 fish limit – Adult may only catch 2 fish of the limit. Tournament will be open to the public. Tournament hours will be 8am- 2pm. Rules and regulations will be coming soon. FMI contact Youth Director, Eric Kuehne at 207-499-2692 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maine High Schoolers Clean Up Lake
By John Neporadny Jr. Dec 2, 2014 LIBERTY, Maine — The Belfast Area High School Bass Cats got their feet wet working on their first conservation project in late summer at Lake St. George. The first-year B.A.S.S. Nation high school club spent two hours on the morning of Aug. 23 cleaning up the shoreline at the local boat ramp and then got in the water to remove more debris. Read more
Report Dead Fish Sightings
During the first few weeks after ice out Maine IFW wants us to report any dead fish we may see while on the water. We all remember last seasons defastating effects to the bass population that the long winter season gave us. Maine IFW will be studying the water tempertures in those places and more in the coming weeks. Your cooperation is welcomed. Here is a link to the Regional Offices you can contact. http://maine.gov/ifw/fishing/regional_information/index.htm
Plastic Lure and Line Recycle Tube Locations
We are looking at putting together a list of all the Plastic lure and line recycle tubes that the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation clubs or other organizations have placed at boat launches throughout Maine. This will help identify who placed the tubes at each location as well as give clubs an idea where they are located.
Bronzeback Mainiacs - Annabessacook Lake. Androscoggin Lake State launch, Wilson Pond, Monmouth, Maranacook Lake (Winthrop and Readfield). Broneback Mainiacs plan on making 5 more for other lakes.
Please send your information and questions to: email@example.com
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.
Big Discounts on Bulldawg Rods
Lou Zammarelli of Classic Bassmasters is offering Bulldawg Rods at wholesale prices no matter how many are purchased to Maine B.A.S.S. Nation members. Lou Zammarelli, Classic Bassmasters. Contact information: Email: Jen@zammarelli.necoxmail.com or 401-572-6347
Boating Education Courses (Safe Boating) for 2015 at Portland Yacht Services
Satisfies safe boating course requirements - NASBLA cert good nationwide - Lifetime certification - Save up to 10% on your boat insurance with many carriers - Topics include: Proper Operation & Safety (Boating Handling-Equipment-Trailering), Laws, (including rules of the road and buoys), Emergencies & Survival (cold water), Self Help First Aid, Environment/Ethics. All classes held on Saturdays, 8AM-4PM Dates: May 23, 2015 l June 13, 2015 l July 11, 2015 $50/per person Call 207-774-1067
Lowrance HDS Gen3
For Anglers Who Want It All HDS Gen3 fishfinder/chartplotter displays are a revolutionary step forward in product for the marine electronics industry. Technology is not slowing down. Are you keeping up? HDS Gen3 is a bottom machine that goes well beyond finding. Read more
Nation Discounts & Deals
Berkley Discount Purchase Program for B.A.S.S. Nation Members
Berkley Discount Purchase Program for B.A.S.S. Nation Members.
All Berkley products will be available for purchase to all B.A.S.S. Nation members throughout the year at a 25% discount off MSRP. Click Here to access. Only B.A.S.S. Nation Members should access this discount. Discount will show on product.
We reserve the right to terminate this program for any reason at any time. This program will run from Jan. 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2015.
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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