Tennessee BASS Nation – B.A.S.S. Nation
“How it works”
Eligibility– Very Simple, All Anglers who are B.A.S.S. Members in good standing with TBN. Dues are $50 total (BASS Nation $30 and TBN $20)
(except current B.A.S.S. Elite Anglers or equivalent anglers ((MLF BPT)) may not compete)
TBN Clubs – Made of Six or more anglers. Must be BASS Nation and TBN Members in good Standing. TBN Clubs operate under their own rules set by their club membership. Club tournaments are run under the “Club” guidelines. How a Club Operates is up to the Club. Club Dues if any are set by the club.
TBN Statewide Club (At Large Members) – This club is operated by the TBN President and Vice President for those anglers who are active anglers, but there is NOT an established club in their area OR anglers who are active in a TBN Program such as College or High School Anglers age of 16 or older and High School/Junior Boat Captains and there is NOT an established club in their area. No monthly meetings, there will be an annual ZOOM Meeting or Newsletter to inform anglers of yearly programs/announcements.
TBN State Tournament, Watts Bar Lake, Spring City 20/21 Apr 2024
This tournament is run by the TBN State President, held in the spring of the year, rotating yearly between the 3 regions (East/West/Middle). This tournament is OPEN to all TBN Members in “Good Standing” within Tennessee BASS Nation, 30 days prior to the Tournament Registration Meeting. This Tournament is a “Draw Tournament” with a 100% entry payback, sponsor bonus money and seats to the Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, operated exactly the way B.A.S.S. operates the Bass Nation National Qualifiers/Regional Tournaments. Pairing and Boat numbers will be by random computer draw at the registration meeting.
TBN State Team Trail and Team Championship, Chichamauga, Dayton Boat Dock 21/22 Sept 2024
*TBN State Team Trail Qualifiers - This trail is a “Statewide Trail.” Minimum each Region hosts one – one day qualifier event, open to all TBN Members – 100% entry payback. Additionally, select additional tournaments will be included as “Qualifying Tournaments” *Example is MCBC runs a “Winter Series Team Open Trail” which consists of multiple tournaments, any TBN Members who fishes no less than one (1) or more of those events will be Qualified to fish the TBN Team Championship. Next would be any TBN Club “Charity/Fundraiser Open Tournament” in which the entry fee is $100 or more. Club Presidents must notify the TBN President no less than 25 days prior to the event.
**TBN State Team Championship is run by the TBN State President, held in the Fall of the year, rotating yearly between the 3 regions (East/West/Middle) and is a 100% or more entry payback with seats to the Bassmaster National Team Championship. This tournament is OPEN to all TBN Members in “Good Standing” within Tennessee BASS Nation and have competed in a “Qualifier Event” as outlined above. This Tournament is a “Team Tournament” two anglers per boat, boat numbers will be issued at the registration meeting by random computer draw.
***The year TBN has 200 boats or more in either the State Tournament or Team Championship the qualification to compete will change the following year! For more information visit www.tennesseebassnation.com or call Jake Davis, TBN President at 615-613-2382
2024 TBN State – 20/21 April 2024
ALL Anglers MUST be Paid TBN Members (Club or TBN Statewide Members) no later than 20 March 2024 to be eligible to compete.
State Individual Tournament – Entry Fee is $75 per angler.
All entry Fees and registrations must be in No later than 5 Apr 2024
Watts Bar Lake, Spring City TN. Ramp is the Piney Creek Ramp.
Registration Briefing Location TBD, 5pm Eastern on 19 Apr 2024
Registration can be completed through Club Presidents or the State President:
TBN State Tournament: 100% Payback of entries, plus bonus sponsor money
4 Boaters and 4 Co-anglers advance directly to the 2025 BASS Nation National Championship
10 Boater and 10 Co-Angler guaranteed entry seats to the Southern National Qualifier each year. Top 20 Boaters and Top 20 Co-Anglers from each National Qualifier advance to the BASS Nation Championship in the same year!
For further information or question please contact Jake Davis, TBN President at 615.613.2382 or visit www.tennesseebassnation.com
*** There is NO requirement to “Qualify” out/through a club to fish any State Tournaments. Anglers must be members in good standing of Bass Nation and TBN ($50 dues)
So everyone has got the same information... This is straight from BASS...
If you fish one of the 2024 National Qualifiers/Regional Tournaments such as Feb 7-9, 2024 and place in the Top 20 either on the boater or co-angler you will be fishing the 2024 Bass National Championship at Grand Lake in November 2024!
To enter these tournaments, you must be a Bass Master Member, Paid your Bass Nation Dues and a PAID TBN (or state you live in) Member... (TBN Members if you belonged to a club and TBN Paid member during 2023 you are good)
***Important Fact: If a person purchased a "Nation Membership" at the Classic... or is a College/High School Bass Nation Angler. That person MUST also join a TBN Adult club or the Statewide Club (Which we have absolutely ZERO Members in) in order to fish the National Qualifiers/Regionals***
For more information contact our TBN President, Jake Davis at 615.613.2382
How Tennessee Bass Nation works for the angler and you could be as little as 3 Tournaments away from the Bassmaster Classic Dream!
Team angler could be as little as 3 tournaments from competing in the Bassmaster Classic
The road to the Bassmaster Classic starts with Tennessee BASS Nation. Join a local Bass Fishing club or start a club today near you! For more information on TBN click the logo or visit the "About" Section above
Tennessee BASS Conservation is for anyone who cares about protecting/improving Bass Fishing and Fishing in Tennessee for future Generations. Our Conservation Director Jake Davis can be reached at 615-613-2382 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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TBN youth and high school news and events. For more information "Click" the logo or contact our TBN Youth Director David Lowrie at 931-235-6216 or email email@example.com
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