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

March 12, 2015

(Augusta VA Center, at Togus, in the Theatre Building 210, 1st floor auditorium)

Directions l Agenda l Feb Minutes l Archived Minutes

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 on Sept 12-13 is not listed yet, nor is the Special Olympics on May 3.

Tournaments By Date l Tournaments By Water

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

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

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

16th Annual Maine Milfoil Summit, Feb 27

Join organizations and individuals from around the state who are working hard to combat milfoil and other invasive aquatic plants. Plant Paddle and CBI training will be held immediately following the summit. A full agenda will be sent out before the summit.

When: FRIDAY February 27, 2015 From 8:30am to 12 noon (The rain date is April 3. Cancellation notice will be by email.)

Where: University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn Campus (Map) Register - jenny@leamaine.org

*Program Coordinators: When you register please report how many and what size shirts you need and if you would like "Inspector on Duty" signs.

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.

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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!

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!

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