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

Lowrance will award the B.A.S.S. Nation state with the most posting points in each quarter, the winner will get an HDS 12 Touch, 2nd place will win an HDS 9 Touch, 3rd place will win an HDS 7 touch! What we must do to help Maine win is go to the Lowrance Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Lowrance. Once there you will then need to "Like" the page first. For Maine to get credit for the post you must begin the post with #LowranceBNME This is easy, let's post away about anything Lowrance and win one of these great units!

May 8 @ 7pm

(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

Pure Fishing Discount Q2

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 and the purchase window is May 1st through May 31st.

http://mpf.shakespeare-fishing.com/tackle_shack Enter your complete email address as your username (this is how we will contact you regarding your order) Enter this password: TackleShack@2012

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

Portland Yacht Services will teach NASBLA Boating Safety courses

Portland Yacht Services will teach NASBLA Boating Safety courses on the following remaining Saturdays in 2014. MAR 22, APR 5, APR 19, MAY 3, MAY 17. Classes will run 8AM-3:30PM including lunch and a written test. Successful completion of the class results with NASBLA certification in hand before leaving. Marine Learning Center Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marine-Learning-Center/152642771455615 or contact Tom Russell Marine Learning Center Portland Yacht Services 58 Fore St Portland ME 04101 207-774-1067(x245) to sign up for your one day class.

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.

Maine High School Bass Fishing

Maine High School Bass Fishing Page

The B.A.S.S. High School Nation is a new program that will help shape the future of the sport, one high school club at a time. The High School clubs will enjoy camaraderie and competition, as well as education and conservation programs. As part of the B.A.S.S. High School Nation, young anglers can compete in the B.A.S.S. High School Nation Open and compete in State Championships to qualify for the B.A.S.S. High School Nation Championship, the first of which will be held in 2014. Teen anglers can also attend the High School Elite Experience, a free opportunity for anglers who live near certain Bassmaster Elite Series tour stops.

MotorGuide 2014 "Fish On" Rebate Program

January 6 - April 30, 2014 Up to $100 Cash Back! Now is a great time to pick up a MotorGuide trolling motor. You’ll get the proven performance that comes with every MotorGuide, plus a rebate check for up to $100 on eligible motors. If you have purchased a qualifying MotorGuide product fill out the form and mail it in with the UPC code, according to the instructions provided. Check here for Eligible Motors and Rebate

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 1st Quarter Discount for Maine Nation Members

Before you can order please email John at mebass@mebass.com for the Password.

Once you have that password you can log in at http://mpf.shakespeare-fishing.com/tackle_shack

Thank you for your loyalty to the Pure Fishing product brands.

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

Maine Bass Tournament Schedule

The 2014 Maine Bass tournament club, open, trail, and CMR schedule has been posted by date and by water on the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife web site.

It would be wise to double check with the host club for rules and times and also to make sure there have not been any changes to the tournament that you are looking to fish.

Bass Fishing Tournaments 2014

Tournaments By Water

Tournaments By Date

Permit Draw Packets

Permit Draw Info Page

Date Change Form

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

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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

The North American "Virtual" Sportshow

The North American Sportshow has brought the outdoor show experience to virtual reality with 24/7 access to fishing demos, discounts and prizes from wherever you are. Log in and tour this Sportshow as many times as you wish from anywhere - home, office, on the go. No traffic. No lines. No parking fees. No need to worry about bad weather or missing a presentation. Mix and mingle with the best of the best in fishing and outdoor recreation. See the hottest new tackle and gear. Learn tips and tactics from the Pros. Browse new and used boats. Check out exciting travel experiences. Visit camps, lodges and guides. Stop back anytime you want, as often as you like until the show closes on April 7. Follow this link and then click 'Show Pass' to access the registration page. Enter your first name, last name and email address to access the show lobby and browse the sportshow. A password will be sent to your email inbox to come back and attend the sportshow as often as you like.

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

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.

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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