Youth Events - Rules
FMI contact our Youth Director Charlie Sawyer
April 16 Little Sebago
May 7 Great Pond
July 30 Androscoggin River Gulf Island Pond Turner
August 19 Sebago Lake
Join a Youth Club
1. Androscoggin Bassmasters is accepting junior members for the 2021 season, contact us through our website androscogginbassmasters.com
2. Mainely Bass is accepting new junior members to the youth club. If you know anyone who is interested, please have them contact Jason Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alex Williamson at email@example.com
Fishing with Soft Plastic Lures
Read full article at Maine IFW webpage
Soft plastic lures are popular fishing tackle; and just like all other equipment, it’s your responsibility to properly maintain and dispose of them. Over the years, plastic lures have been improperly used and disposed of, consequently ending up on lake bottoms or in fish stomachs. Fish can ingest these lures off the bottom, and that can negatively impact their health. Soft plastic lures on the land or in the water also pose environmental concerns. Some lures end up in the water intentionally, while others fall off hooks unintentionally. Do your part to help keep Maine’s waters clean and fisheries healthy: Read full article
Maine Junior Bassmasters
The Junior B.A.S.S. Nation is helping shape the future of the sport, one Junior club at a time. The Junior club members enjoy camaraderie and competition, as well as education and conservation programs. As part of the Junior B.A.S.S. Nation, young anglers can compete in the Junior B.A.S.S. Nation State Championships and in the Junior National Championship.
The Junior Bassmaster program is our entry level program intended to target anglers who are not yet in high school. Each Junior Bassmaster club is sponsored & mentored by one of the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation adult clubs. The Junior Bassmaster club elects its own officers and runs its own club meetings with assistance of adult advisors.
The purpose of the club is to provide a venue where youth can improve their skills as anglers, learn & exchange fishing techniques and information, learn responsibility and teamwork by operating the club, and learn sportsmanship and act as stewards for conservation and youth involvement in fishing. Clubs are encouraged to be family oriented and focus more on fun and learning, than on competition. The Junior Bassmaster State championship provides members of all the Junior Bassmaster clubs opportunity to test their skills against the fish & each other.
2019 Junior Bassmaster Teams advancing to the Bassmaster Junior Championship!
Hosted by Somerset Bassmasters are Individual Opens
Check the IFW List of tournaments, and look for Somerset Bassmasters - Host Club - Open tournament
Qualifying Events hosted by Somerset Bassmasters are Individual Opens. The Individual Opens that are hosted by Somerset Bassmasters can be used as Qualifying Events for Junior and High School Teams. The term Individual Open, means that the boaters are competing against the other boaters, and the non boaters against the other non boaters. The boater can also function as a boat captain for a high school or junior team.
Junior and High School Teams with a volunteer boat captain do not need to pay an entry fee unless they wish to compete against the other non boaters in the Junior or High School division, and the boat captain does not need to compete separately in the event unless he wants to.
The entry fees for those choosing to compete for prize money are: $30 per person (or $30 Per Junior/HS team) Entry fee distribution is as follows: $10 to the division winner, $5 to the division 2nd place, $5 to the division lunker, and the final $10 to pay for the permit (If there are 6 or more entries then the final $5 will go to the respective 3rd places)
The Junior or High School team would enter in the non boater division with the a five fish team limit. Junior or High School anglers who don't have a teammate can fish alone as a non boater in the event and it would still qualify as a fished tournament for championship purposes. (The anglers eventual Championship partner will have to have fished a qualifying event as well)
B.A.S.S. Junior Bassmasters
2023 Junior State Championship Info
September 30 Cobbossee Lake
October 1 Androscoggin Lake