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?

Week 1 Winner - Redeyedwonder-J.Mowat 1366 pts l Group leader Redeyedwonder-J.Mowat 1366 pts

April 9, 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

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.

Note for Maine B.A.S.S. Nation members: These are the parameters we have to operate within, what we do is still to be decided but it looks like we will implement this for Maine at our fish off this Sept. More info to come as it is updated.

Tournament News

2015 Bass Tournament Permit Draw Results

The tournament list for 2015 is available here.The Maine Fish Off is on Sept 12-13, and the Special Olympics event is on May 3.

Tournaments List By Date & Water

Tournament Open/Trail Applications are Now Online

The 2015 tournament applications are beginning to come in, you can see the current open, trail applications here.

Father's Day Event to Benefit Travis Mills Organization

Application l Current Roster List & Blast Off Numbers

The annual Father's Day Androscoggin Lake event this year is dedicated to our Veteran's specifically this year the www.TravisMills.org foundation here in Maine. The lake can support 100 boats by IF&W rule so help us help our Veterans by participating in this event. When we fill the field we will be contributing as much to the cause as is possible. The event this year will pay back as it has in the past, the fishing is always excellent and we expect to have even more things going on this year then we did last. Get you apps in early, blast off is by order of registration date/time, invite your families to the weigh-in, come and enjoy the event. You can watch the event fill up here with weekly roster updates. Thank you in advance for your support, Travis Mills & the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation.

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

Patriot Fishing Days

Folds of Honor website

Make the ultimate catch and fish with a purpose by supporting Patriot Fishing Days. You can participate by hosting a tournament within your local club, joining an existing event hosted by a nearby club or by making a donation through our website. Please join the mission and stand with Folds of Honor - it will be the most heroic day you'll ever spend on the water.

Triton Boats and Mercury engines have partnered with the Folds of Honor and are donating a 17TX for us to raffle. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased through Diane Nemecek AMBASSADOR & DIRECTOR OF PATRIOT FISHING DAYS. They will sell them until the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship where we will draw and announce the winner. You can email me with a number you would like to commit to buying, pay for them and then turn around and sell them at events or meetings. If you plan to host a fishing tournament or event within your Nation, please email me the dates and any information you have. If you have already sent me a date, please send me any updates you may have and let me know if your dates are still the same. I have items I can mail you for your participants and I may also have an autographed item you can auction or raffle of. Items are coming in and we are so thankful to our Elite anglers for supporting the mission and providing items for our use. I will also need each host to mail me their shirt size and mailing address. I thank you each in advance for your time and talent. Together, we will work to make Patriot Fishing Days a tremendous success which will enable the Folds of Honor to continue to honor the sacrifice of those who serve our great nation by educating their legacy.

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

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

Fundraiser for the Maine High School Champions to support their trip to the National Championship on Kentucky Lake in July

There will be a silent auction hosted by the Portland Pie Company(pizza). The auction is tentatively scheduled for the first 2 weeks in April. There are a bunch of great items to be auctioned off to support Alex Williamson and Daniel Rodgers trip.

* 4 Lower level box seat tickets to the April 27th game vs Toronto Blue Jays, * 1 Year membership to Obie Fitness in Westbrook, * Cabela's Gift Certificates, * Rodgers Bike and Ski Shop bile tune up gift certificates, *Greens fee for Nonesuch Golf Course in Scarborough, * Beals Ice Cream gift certificates, * Sebago Brewing gift certificates, * More to come! Updates on the highest bids will be posted here on the High School page.

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.

Please send your information to: mebass@mebass.com

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

Rebaits.org

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.

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

Boating Education Courses (Safe Boating) for 2015 at Portland Yacht Services

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Satisfies safe boating course requirements - NASBLA cert good nationwide - Lifetime certification - Save up to 10% on your boat insurance with many carriers - Topics include: Proper Operation & Safety (Boating Handling-Equipment-Trailering), Laws, (including rules of the road and buoys), Emergencies & Survival (cold water), Self Help First Aid, Environment/Ethics. All classes held on Saturdays, 8AM-4PM Dates: March 14, 2015 l April 18, 2015 l May 23, 2015 l June 13, 2015 l July 11, 2015 $50/per person Call 207-774-1067

Lowrance HDS Gen3

For Anglers Who Want It All HDS Gen3 fishfinder/chartplotter displays are a revolutionary step forward in product for the marine electronics industry. Technology is not slowing down. Are you keeping up? HDS Gen3 is a bottom machine that goes well beyond finding. Read more

Nation Discounts & Deals

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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