Keeping Bass Alive
A Guidebook For Tournament Anglers & Organizers Second Edition Copyright 2009 BASS®, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Thirty-five years ago, B.A.S.S. introduced the catch-and-release concept to tournament bass fishing. Post-tournament survival of released bass has increased significantly since then as technology has improved and angler knowledge has increased. B.A.S.S. has played a key role in publicizing the development and use of state-of-the-art fish-care techniques. The first edition of Keeping Bass Alive was a milestone publication that became the standard that anglers and tournament directors looked to for information.
In this second edition, our objective remains the same - to provide anglers with information to maximize the survival of bass that are caught and released during tournaments. We have created a guidebook that can do just that. This version of KBA hits the highlights. Anglers and tournament organizers can find more detail in the web version on www.Bassmaster.com Here is the link to Keeping Bass Alive (PDF)
What's Happening in Maine
Maine Bass Club Soft Plastic Lure Weigh In contest is over. Congrats to Eagle Bassmasters who had the most weight, and second place went to Androscoggin Bassmasters. All clubs collected used soft plastic lures for recycling and weighed them in at the 2017 Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Fish Off . Prizes awarded by JACKALL
Environmentally friendly, simple, inexpensive yet very effective plastic lure and line disposal tubes. Maine B.A.S.S. Nation clubs have placed containers at some of the states launches that are used to collect any discarded plastic baits or line that you may have. The lures and line are collected and discarded properly.
Berkley has a long history of promoting and facilitating fishing line recycling. Berkley is expanding the Fishing Line Recycling Program to involve more states and federal agencies in fishing line recycling. FMI on these tubes and the design or products needed to build these contact us
Bronzeback Mainiacs inspect 42 bass boats three inspectors from the Bronzeback Mainiacs, a bass fishing club based in Lewiston, check a boat at the Denis Grondin Memorial Open Bass Tournament.
The club’s certified inspectors checked 42 boats prior to launching and prior to removal from tournament waters (Androscoggin River/ Gulf Island Pond). They found absolutely no plants on boats, trailers, or live wells. The photo shows how clean this bass boat was before it launched. I can attest that all the bass anglers I know (over 350 of them) have boats that are that clean and even cleaner. We take great pride in our investments. Read the Milfoil Newsletter >>