Bassmaster Classic

Training

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Beginning in 2020, all bass clubs will be required to participate in standardized training on aquatic plant and live-well inspection, and all tournament related inspections must be performed by individuals that have received this training. All clubs will need to provide documentation along with their 2020 affidavit that at least two members have participated in an aquatic plant and live-well inspection training program endorsed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP) within the last five years. These changes will standardize tournament inspections, and will reinforce the commitment the Department and the clubs have made to be good stewards and setting a higher standard that will reflect positively on our respective organizations, and will improve the Department's advocacy role.

Aquatic Plant and Live-well Inspection Training When: April 26th from 2:30pm-3:30pm Where: USM Lewiston-Auburn Campus located at 51 Westminster Street in Lewiston. Register Online Now This training is exclusively for bass club members and meets the training requirement for the 2020 tournament affidavit.

An Act To Decrease the Risk of the Spread of Invasive Aquatic Plants

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This bill requires the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Protection, to develop a risk assessment tool to evaluate the economic and environmental risks associated with public access, including the issuance of permits for fishing derbies and tournaments, on public waters with documented invasive aquatic plants. It requires the commissioner to utilize the risk assessment tool before the issuance of permits for fishing derbies and tournaments and when making decisions regarding public access on public waters with documented invasive aquatic plants.

Soft Plastic Ban, and Biodegradable Hooks

This bill has been set aside until 2020 and will be discussed until then with a working committee from DIFW and other angling groups.

College, High School, Junior schedules announced

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Just when it seemed B.A.S.S. couldn’t possibly provide more competitive opportunities for anglers, the organization announced that it will be adding a Junior Bassmaster Division to its annual slate of events in the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series. Read more

Maine Junior-High School-College State Champions Crowned, See Results

Maine Junior Bassmasters Page - Maine High School Fishing Page - Maine College Fishing Page

Berkley - Abu Garcia Student Angler Program

Berkley® and Abu Garcia® are dedicated to the support of high school and college anglers all over the US, which is why we’re excited to introduce the Berkley® & Abu Garcia® Student Angler Program. Both the Berkley® and Abu Garcia® brands were built by generations of anglers with a love of the sport. We recognize the passion for fishing that excites today’s youth anglers and would like to do our part to support high and college teams all over to the US by offering the following to registered teams:

Berkley-Abu Garcia Program Information Sheet

Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Member Discounts

Here a few of the supporters of the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation. Some of these programs are 1 time deals. FMI see each partner below you are interested in.

TH Marine

TH Marine Website - The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation and TH Marine have partnered to bring members discounts on their products. FMI contact your club President or Corey Vose

Graph Glass

Graph Glass Website - Graph Glass Tempered Screen Protectors. These have been tested by our members already and are exactly what they say they are, and simple to install, see the video. A bargain for the protection of your units. A good quality screen protector for your fish finders, you have for your phone why not your fish finders? They are.shatterproof, anti-fingerprint, extremely transparent, and touch friendly. Backed by a replacement guarantee. Members can contact John Volkernick with your name and club name at mebass@mebass.com for the discount code.

Cal Coast Fishing

Cal Coast Fishing Website - The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation and Cal Coast Fishing have partnered to bring members discounts on their products. Members can contact John Volkernick with your name and club name at mebass@mebass.com for the discount code.

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