February 11, 7pm

Augusta VA Center, at Togus, Building 210, 1st floor.

Directions l Agenda l January Minutes l Archived Minutes

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

Annual Guide Submissions

All Guide ads, submission, and club pages should be sent to Steve Wilson at steveandratwilson@yahoo.com or John Volkernick at mebass@mebass.com

State team members may use the update profile form here but must email their Hi-Resolution photo to Steve or John. Thanks for your submissions. See past Guides

Opportunities for Maine Members

Membership Discounts for Maine B.A.S.S. Nation members, Mercury props & oil, MotorGuide, Minn Kota, Johnson Outdoors, Ardent, and more. Contact Steve Wilson

April 1-3 State of Maine Sportsman’s Show volunteers needed Contact Corey Vose

Navionics Web App

View the App

Use the Navionics Web App to check out the water you wish to fish.

You can also search for the card of your choice that will work with your unit.

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!

Fundraiser AR-15

Winner will receive a Custom AR-15 from A&G Shooting and Supply Fairfield, ME. Drawing June 19 at the Father's Day Tournament at Riverbend Campground in Leeds, ME. Winner is subject to all background checks, and must also meet state and federal firearm requirements to receive or possess firearms. You must buy a ticket in person from a member of the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation or contact Mark Desjardin

Bassmaster.com Events Calendar

Looking for tournaments, conservation projects or other events in your area? Below are upcoming events managed by B.A.S.S. Nation clubs, college teams, Bassmaster Elite Series pros and high school groups. click here for events in your area

To find events managed by B.A.S.S., click here.

2016 Bass Tournament Permit Draw, Payment Deadline Feb 5 (Updated List coming soon)

Print 1 Application for each tournament l 2016 Bass Tournament Date Request Form l Bass Waters List over 500 Acres

If you did not get your invoice for your picks from the draw night in an email please email mebass@mebass.com so we can get that to you. If you need a date change contact Cristina Stade at MDIFW at 287-5261 or use the Bass Tournament Date Request Form above.

Completed applications must be forwarded to MDIFW NO LATER than 5:00 PM on February 5, 2016 with appropriate fees from your permit draw invoice.

You can mail or hand deliver your invoice and payment to: STATE OF MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE 284 STATE STREET, 41 SHS AUGUSTA, ME 04333-0041.

If you would like a copy of the draw tournament schedule, please email mebass@mebass.com and we will email one back to you. Once they become final by MDIFW, we will post them here.

Not listed on the schedule is the Cobbossee Special Olympics on May 1, 2016.

Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional, Williamson advances to Nationals

Connecticut River - Hartford, CT, Sep 16 - 18, 2015

Team Results l State Results l Angler Results

Leaderboard l Weigh In l Maine Team

Main l Info Sheet l Facebook Page

Rob Williamson secured a trip to the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship in Louisiana this coming November by netting 17-5 for his 3 day total that bested the other Maine team anglers.

The rest of the team finishes: 2nd Joe Holland 14-2, 3rd Mark Desjardin 12-5, 4th Glen Bruce 9-12, 5th Keith Poulin 7-14, 6th H.S. Rogers / Williamson 6-12, 7th Jeremy Von Oesen 6-9, 8th Jason Kervin 3-4, 9th Bill Rider 3-1, 10th Dwayne Turnage 2-3, 11th Steve Wilson 1-15, 12th Brian Chadwick 1-15, 13th Shane Hatch 0-0. Overall the team finished in 7th place.

2015 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Championship Ouachita River - Monroe, LA, Nov 5 - 7, 2015 Main l Leaderboard l Facebook

2015 Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship Lake Guntersville

Main l Archive weigh ins

Man vs. Bass Maine Trail was proud to have 3 teams down in Alabama competing.

Congrats for making it that far! (photo Mark Lodge & Shawn Grover), Mark Osgood, Jed Harris, David Barnes Sr., Bill Centra.

B.A.S.S. Nation announces 2016 schedule, exciting new format

Read Full Article on Bassmaster

Our new Eastern Division — Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, along with Spain and the Canadian province of Ontario.

The Eastern Regional is set for May 4-6 on Douglas Lake in Tennessee where nine Bassmaster events have been held. The last Nation tournament held there was a Southern Divisional won by Coby Carden with 49-5 in April 2013. A Bassmaster Northern Open in May 2014 was won by local favorite Ott DeFoe with 62-5. The top boater and top nonboater from each state advances to the BNC, where the Top 3 contenders will advance to the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic.

Fitzgerald, Maine State Champion, MBN Team Advances to Douglas Lake, TN

Day 1-2 Standings l State Team update Profile form

The 2015 Maine B.A.S.S. Nation State Fish Off was held on Androscoggin Lake on September 12-13 from 7am-3pm each day with all functions held at Riverbend Campground.

There were 54 boats signed up, 108 people entered to fish the event.

Darryl Fitzgerald is the Maine State Champion with a 2 day total of 40.97 lbs for 10 bass. Darryl's big bass was a 5.29 LM on day 1 and a 5.31 LM on day 2.

Toby Cross was the overall Co-Angler champion with a 2 day total of 20.72 lbs for 6 bass, topped off with a day 1 LM that weighed 5.55 lbs.

2016 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Regional Facebook Page

Barnes / Centra win Man vs Bass Maine Trail

Man vs Bass Facebook l B.A.S.S. Team Championship

Congratulations to David Barnes Sr. and Bill Centra, the 2015 Man vs. Bass Maine Trail T.O.C. Champions with 19.86lbs! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all the teams who joined us this season, our awesome sponsors and my dedicated team who run the events for helping to put together an unbelievable season. We hope you all join us again for 2016!

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.

Maine B.A.S.S. Nation High School & Junior Bassmasters Championship Results

Photos - 2015 Junior Bassmasters & High School State Championship

The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation held the High School Bass Championship Oct 11 on Pleasant Pond/ Cobbossee Stream at the Gardiner Sportsman’s Club. Nine teams from high school bass clubs who have joined the B.A.S.S. high school program were present to vie for the state title and opportunity to advance to the 2016 B.A.S.S. High School National Championship. The high schools represented were Noble, Biddeford, Bonney Eagle, Belfast and the Southern Maine community club. The weather was great, but a week of rapidly changing water levels had the bass in a funk and would challenge the anglers and their boat captain/coaches who headed for their favorite fishing holes to try to catch a team limit of five bass. After the fish were weighed in and released, the winners were declared.

Read more on the the High School Championship l Read more on the Junior Bassmaster Championship

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.

Ardent Locker Stocker Program

Ardent Flyer

Ardent products will be available for purchase to all B.A.S.S. Nation members at www.ArdentReels.com. Only B.A.S.S. Nation Members should access this discount. Discount will show on product once you are registered on their web site.

After you have finished the registration process, please send an email to tcole@ardentoutdoors.com. Simply type Web Registration Maine B.A.S.S. Nation in the subject line and type your User name, First & Last Name, Mailing Address & phone number in the body of the email. The system administrator will change your status to Maine B.A.S.S. Nation upon verification of your team status.

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