Join the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Fantasy Fishing Group

Go to 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?

Sept 10, 2015

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

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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 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 (There is an updated version we will post as soon as we get it)

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.

Tournament News

108 Anglers to Compete in Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Fish Off. Pairings Online Now


The 2015 Maine B.A.S.S. Nation State Fish Off packets print them online here. This years event will be on Androscoggin Lake on September 12-13 with all functions being held at Riverbend Campground. There are 54 boats signed up, 108 people entered to fish the event.

Man vs Bass Trail

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 for details. Must have internet enabled device on boat, smartphone, tablet, etc.

Youth News

Maine B.A.S.S. Nation High School & Junior Bassmasters Championship are set for Oct 11

High School Info l Junior Basmasters Info

The 2015 Maine B.A.S.S. Nation High School Championship will be held Oct 11 at Pleasant Pond/Cobbossee Stream at the Gardiner Sportsman’s Club in Gardiner, Maine. This is a private facility (FYI: they are hosting a large wedding on Saturday), so teams wanting to prefish will need to use the public launch on the causeway at the south end of the lake. All anglers must have their 2016 dues paid prior to the tournament – that means updating your club roster & paying the B.A.S.S. dues after Sept 1. Read more here High School Info l Junior Basmasters Info

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.

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:

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Camp Sunshine Dates Announced

Volunteers looking to help out with the Camp Sunshine events can contact Steve Wilson. The dates are: Tuesday July 14, Tuesday August 4, and Tuesday Sept 1.

Paralyzed Veterans to Fish North Pond in Rome

October 4th (Sunday) at the Pine Tree Camps, you can arrive on Friday and stay overnight through Monday morning if you wish, food and fun provided, boats needed.


Maine B.A.S.S. Nation members can Beta test Navico's new fishing app!

We are looking for Maine BASS Nation members with iPhones to Beta test Navico’s newest digital product, the GoFree Hooked app. (Navico is the parent company of Lowrance). Anglers can use this great new app to log fish catches and hold a few “braggin’ rights” tournaments with their fishing buddies. If you know of some anglers that would be interested in beta-testing this new app.

Here’s a little more information about the app: With the app Go Free Hooked app, you use your smart-phone to log fish-catch details and photos, compete in live-leaderboard tournaments, and populate Insight Genesis maps with pins marking the locations of the fish you catch — whether you hooked ‘em in your boat, a buddy’s boat, or from shore. What’s more, those pins can be exported later for use in Lowrance or Simrad unit(s) on the water. And it’s all private. The location of any fish-catch you log with GoFree Hooked is automatically marked with a pin in the online displays of both custom-made Insight Genesis maps and personals view of Insight Genesis Social Map charts. Click on the pin to see all the details about the catch you logged with the app — species, weight, length, bait type and color, depth, cover and/or structure, etc. Those pins — along with your notes — can then be converted easily to a GPX file, saved to an SD (or micro-SD) card, and imported as waypoints into your compatible Lowrance or Simrad sonar/GPS unit. Learn more about that functionality in this blog article:

Anglers can sign up for the app’s Beta Test here: (after clicking this link, you’ll see the sign-up area at the bottom of the page at the link) Keep in mind that the app is under development. It’s stable, but there is the possibility that not all functionality is intact and it may even crash. That is why we need your input, ideas and diversity of experience. For now, only anglers with iPhones should join the Beta test, Android Beta tests are scheduled for a later date.


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: or 401-572-6347

Nation Discounts & Deals

Folds of Honor Veterans Organization Boat Raffle

Folds of Honor Veterans Organization Boat Raffle tickets @ $10 each to fund scholarships of $10k to the kids of disabled veterans. Triton boats donated a 17’ Triton for the raffle, winner to be drawn at the nationals. Contact Steve Wilson for tickets.

Win 25 lbs of Lobster

The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation will be raffling off 125 lbs of lobster! 5 winners will each get 25 lbs of lobster. Drawing will be held on Sept 13 at the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Fish Off tournament on Androscoggin Lake. To get your tickets see any Maine B.A.S.S. Nation member. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.

Berkley Discount Purchase Program for B.A.S.S. Nation Members

Berkley Discount Purchase Program for B.A.S.S. Nation Members.

All Berkley products will be available for purchase to all B.A.S.S. Nation members throughout the year at a 25% discount off MSRP. Click Here to access. Only B.A.S.S. Nation Members should access this discount. Discount will show on product.

We reserve the right to terminate this program for any reason at any time. This program will run from Jan. 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2015.

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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