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

Go to http://bassmasterfantasy.com and Register/Log In and search for the group Maine-BASS-Nation, join us and make your picks for the Bassmaster Classic. Simple, fun, and who will get bragging rights this season?

August 13, 2015

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

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Maine B.A.S.S. Nation members please email mebass@mebass.com for password

MBN Forum / Message Board Access

How do I get access to the Forum? Just click on the blue square that says MBN Forum on the top of any page, right next to the Facebook button or try this link MEBASS Forum.

How do I register? Auto Registration is disabled on the Forum, you must email mebass@mebass.com to register to post on the Forum.

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Nation News

2016 Competition Format

View new B.A.S.S. Nation competition Regional structure (There is an updated version we will post as soon as we get it)

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.

Tournament News

108 Anglers to Compete in Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Fish Off. Pairings Online Now

DAY 1 PAIRINGS l DAY 2 PAIRINGS

The 2015 Maine B.A.S.S. Nation State Fish Off packets print them online here. This years event will be on Androscoggin Lake on September 12-13 with all functions being held at Riverbend Campground. There are 54 boats signed up, 108 people entered to fish the event.

Man vs Bass Trail

Man vs Bass Maine Trail, Maine Team Championship

2015 Man vs. Bass Maine Trail OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM, In partnership with The Maine BASS Nation

*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 te​am, ($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.

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

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.

Youth News

Maine Junior Anglers Competing in Championships

Main l High School Info sheet l Junior Bassmasters info sheet

Good luck to the Maine junior anglers competing in these events. Windham Christian, Alex Williamson, Daniel Rogers, Owen Gray, Hamilton Gray

The 2015 Costa Bassmaster High School Series presented by TNT Fireworks is in the midst of a full slate of events. Coming up is the National Championship July 22-25 on Kentucky Lake at Paris, Tenn. The B.A.S.S. High School Nation is helping shape the future of the sport, one high school club at a time. Club members enjoy camaraderie and competition, as well as education and conservation programs. As part of the B.A.S.S. High School Nation, anglers can compete in the B.A.S.S. High School Nation Opens and in the B.A.S.S. High School Nation Championship. Teen anglers can also attend the High School Elite Experience, a free opportunity for anglers who live near certain Bassmaster Elite Series tour stops.

Maine B.A.S.S. Nation High School & Junior Bassmasters Championship are set for Oct 11

High School Info l Junior Basmasters Info

The 2015 Maine B.A.S.S. Nation High School Championship will be held Oct 11 at Pleasant Pond/Cobbossee Stream at the Gardiner Sportsman’s Club in Gardiner, Maine. This is a private facility (FYI: they are hosting a large wedding on Saturday), so teams wanting to prefish will need to use the public launch on the causeway at the south end of the lake. All anglers must have their 2016 dues paid prior to the tournament – that means updating your club roster & paying the B.A.S.S. dues after Sept 1. Read more here High School Info l Junior Basmasters Info

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 eak@roadrunner.com

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

Conservation News

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.

Androscoggin Bassmasters - Auburn Lake, 3 locations

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: mebass@mebass.com

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

Rebaits.org l Options for proper disposal l Where are the recycle canisters or collection programs near you?

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Camp Sunshine Dates Announced

Volunteers looking to help out with the Camp Sunshine events can contact Steve Wilson. The dates are: Tuesday July 14, Tuesday August 4, and Tuesday Sept 1.

Paralyzed Veterans to Fish North Pond in Rome

October 4th (Sunday) at the Pine Tree Camps, you can arrive on Friday and stay overnight through Monday morning if you wish, food and fun provided, boats needed.

Sponsors

Big Discounts on Bulldawg Rods

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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

Nation Discounts & Deals

Folds of Honor Veterans Organization Boat Raffle

Folds of Honor Veterans Organization Boat Raffle tickets @ $10 each to fund scholarships of $10k to the kids of disabled veterans. Triton boats donated a 17’ Triton for the raffle, winner to be drawn at the nationals. Contact Steve Wilson for tickets.

Win 25 lbs of Lobster

The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation will be raffling off 125 lbs of lobster! 5 winners will each get 25 lbs of lobster. Drawing will be held on Sept 13 at the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Fish Off tournament on Androscoggin Lake. To get your tickets see any Maine B.A.S.S. Nation member. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.

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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