National Safe Boating Week – Saturday, May 20 to Friday, May, 26 - 2017
National Safe Boating Week is a great way to kick off what will be a fun and safe summer on the water. From May 20 - 26, 2017, the Maine Warden Service, Maine Marine Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard ask boaters to pay EXTRA attention to their boating safety behaviors, and to especially ALWAYS wear their lifejackets. Remember…even the most experienced boaters can fall victim to boating crashes.
Wear your life jacket - Although May is not considered to be the height of boating activity here in Maine, Safe Boating Week provides a great opportunity to remind those who are already recreating on the water to remember these important tips. Remember the dangers of springtime water temperatures. If you think you have enough time to get to your life jacket before a crash or incident, think again.
Be prepared - The Maine Warden Service, Maine Marine Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard remind all boaters to properly prepare their watercraft before heading out on the water. Be sure that all necessary safety devices are both on your boat and in good serviceable condition. In addition to life jackets, safe boaters should have working navigation lights, sound signaling devices, and properly displayed current registration numbers. A thorough check of fire extinguisher and flare expiration dates should be done to be sure they are in working order. Make a trip itinerary and stick to it, tell others if you deviate from that itinerary, and most of all, wear your life jacket.
What is the goal of National Safe Boating Week? The goal of the National Safe Boating Week is to heighten awareness among recreational boaters of the importance of ALWAYS wearing a life jacket. This includes informing boaters that they have options when it comes to life jackets, such as the new inflatable versions that offer comfort and a complete range of movement. There are no excuses for not wearing a life jacket. For children and many adult activities on Maine waters, it's the law.
Annual Tribute to Service Fishing Event
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons 1 Center Drive Route 27 Belgrade, ME 04917
It's time once again to join us for the Annual Tribute to Service Fishing Event! Spend the day fishing on beautiful Great Pond in Belgrade, Maine. Arrive between 7:30 and 8:30 and we will place you with a volunteer boater who will take you and another veteran out on his/her boat. You will fish until approximately noon or 1:00pm, and then you will return to the Center for All Seasons for lunch and a small awards ceremony. The day is provided to honor all servicemen and veterans, as our way of saying "Thank You". There is no requirement to register, other than having served in the US military at any time.
Hurry, dont miss this discount offer from Powell Rods. All Maine B.A.S.S. Nation members can receive a discount on Powell products until May 31. You must log in and enter code to see discount. Contact email@example.com for your member discount code.
Clip N Cull, this comes with (6) Premium Cull Tags with puncture free clips, colored & numbered EVA foam floats (1) Mesh Carrying Bag. All Material used on the Cull Tags is Rust Free. These have been tested at the recent Damariscotta Lake Open and have proven to be a great product that does not harm the fish or puncture holes in the fish like other culling systems do.
Cal Coast Fishing is a company that specializes in producing practical products for the fishing industry. All of our products have been designed by fishermen for fishermen to deliver simple solutions to problems that we all encounter everyday out on the water. Our goal at Cal Coast Fishing is to provide quality, easy to use products that enhance the fishing experience for anglers of all levels.
The 43rd Annual Androscoggin Lake “Father’s Day Classic” *In support of The Travis Mills Foundation*
Sunday, June 18th 2017 – 7:30am-3:30pm Early Registration *** $125 per two man team, includes split lunker (lunker pool paid back 100%) *** Entry Forms received post marked AFTER 05/01/17 will require a $140 entry per team *** Take off position will be based on the date and time we receive the application - First application in = First boat out.
Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Hall of Fame, Barnes Sr. is 1st Inductee
On December 4, 2016 one of Maine's well known anglers, a man that has competed professionally well beyond the Maine State line as well as having done so much for the bass angling community was surprised by long time friend Charles Wilson who presented Mr. Barnes with the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Hall of Fame Plaque.
The plaque reads...David W. Barnes Sr. In recognition of over 39 years of dedicated service and leadership is the first inductee into the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Hall of Fame.
Some of Dave's highlights over his career are: Master Maine Guide since 1977 (Central Maine Guide Service CentralMaineGuideService.com), Co Author Maine Bassin 1984, 10 State Championship's, 29 State of Maine team member, 9 Federation Nationals Championship competition, and the Forest Wood Cup Qualifier.
You can read more about Dave at DaveBarnesFishing.com
Maine State Fish Off
Maine State Fish Off - Jonathan Carter Boater Champion, Keith Aucoin Co-Angler Champion, Team advances to Chesapeake Bay June 12-16, 2017
Sebasticook Lake September 10-11 Photos l Fish Off Pairings l Final Standings l State Teams & Anglers l State Team Anglers Update Your Profile Page for the website and Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Annual Guide
Team advances to the Regional on the Upper Chesapeake Bay, North East, MD June 12-16, 2017 (official practice June 12-13, Competition June 14-16).
Boaters - 1. Jonathan Carter, 2. Casey Dall, 3. Chuck Towns, 4. Mike Carroll, 5. Kevin Busch, 6. Jed Harris, 7. Mark Lodge, 8. Rich Dorr, 9. Cody Petit, 10. Jamie Lobb, 11. Keith Poulin 12. Scott Hinds
Co-Anglers - 1. Keith Aucoin, 2. Toby Cross, 3. Brenden Wood, 4. Trevor Bowden, 5. Phil Hebert, 6. John Fissett, 7. Peter Diaco, 8. Dale Libby, 9. Vic Guimond, 10. Denis Carrier
Club Championship - 1. Eagle Bassmasters 170.94, 2. Androscoggin Bassmasters 125.55, 3. Outcast 124.84
B.A.S.S. Nation Championship
2016 Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan
Boater Division - Day 1 Mark Lodge 24th place 2 bass 5-14 l Day 2 Mark Lodge 22nd place 2 bass 5-10, total 11-8
Co-Angler Division - Day 1 Chris Brewer 31st place 0 bass 0-0 l Day 2 Chris Brewer 23rd place 1 bass 6-8, total 6-8
Nov. 17-19, on Texas’ Lake Conroe.
B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Regional
2016 Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Regional presented by Magellan, Lodge & Brewer Advance
Junior & High School State Championships
Delegates Meeting June 8, 7pm
Augusta VA Center, at Togus, Building 210, 1st floor. Directions
Maine's Lead Law
News from PYS
PYS Podcast Series - Bass Fishing in Maine
Top Finisher Program
All anglers must submit a new sign up sheet this year...even if you participated in years past.
There will be one surprise tourney this year and there will be NO decals available that day, don't miss out get yours now!
Sign up and receive a decal, place that decal on your boat windshield, (Larger PYS decals on the hull sides are eligible on PYS team boats.) fish a sanctioned tournament and if you win Portland Yacht Services will write you a check for up to $200.00.
Red Sox Raffle
Man vs Bass Trail
B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Regional Upper Chesapeake Bay North East, Maryland
2017 State Fish Off
Maine Bass Club Soft Plastic Lure Weigh In
Save all your used soft plastic lures and weigh them in at the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Fish Off Sept. 9-10, 2017 on Long Lake/ Brandy Pond. Prizes awarded by JACKALL
2017 Guide Book
Copies available through any Maine B.A.S.S. Nation member or at our Guide advertisers business.
Get your Custom AR-15 raffle ticket from a member of the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation or contact President Steve Wilson. To be awarded at the Father's Day Classic June 18, 2017.
Group Name: Maine BASS Nation
Password: MEBASS Group ID: 1929
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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.
Plastic Lure and Line Recycle Tube Locations
Androscoggin Bassmasters - Auburn Lake, 3 locations
Bronzeback Mainiacs - Annabessacook Lake. Androscoggin Lake State launch, Wilson Pond, Monmouth, Maranacook Lake (Winthrop and Readfield). Bronzeback Mainiacs plan on making 5 more for other lakes.