Membership Information

Road to the Classic for Nation Anglers!!!!!

Largest Payout Ever Awarded within B.A.S.S. Nation!

Total of seven (7) boats to be awarded, individual cash and three (3) Bassmaster

Classic invitations

Each state conducts Bassmaster Opens-style event(s) to determine state team members

Each state allowed 10 boaters and 10 nonboaters + 2 alternates

B.A.S.S. Nation Regional Championship

3-day event for each region of U.S. (West, Central and East)

Day 3 — final day cut to the money line on each side (boater and nonboater) plus the Top 3 boaters + Top 3 nonboaters from each state, if they are not inside the money line

Boater: five (5) fish limit; nonboater: three (3) fish limit

Entry fees — boater: $200; nonboater: $100

Anglers fish for individual cash and merchandise prizes with payment to Top 38 places boater/nonboater based on 190 boat field

Top state team wins a prize boat at each Regional Championship — Total of three (3)

Top boater and nonboater from each state advance to B.A.S.S. Nation Championship

B.A.S.S. Nation Championship

3-day event

Nonboater champion crowned after Day 2 and awarded a berth as a boater into the final day of competition. (Boat will be provided.)

Day 3: final day cut to Top 10 boaters + Top 2 boaters from each region (if they are not already in the Top 10) + nonboater champion

Total possible fishing Day 3 — 16 anglers

Boater: five (5) fish limit; nonboater: five (5) fish limit

No entry fee

Anglers fish for individual cash and merchandise prizes with payment to Top 12 places boater/nonboater

Top 3 anglers after the final day earn Bassmaster Classic berths

Champion also earns Bassmaster Elite Series berth, paid Bassmaster Opens entry to division of choice, prize boat, plus a “B.A.S.S. Nation’s Best” prize package, which is the use of a fully rigged tournament-ready boat for one year

Second and third place also earn paid Bassmaster Opens entry to division of choice, prize boat, plus a “B.A.S.S. Nation’s Best” prize package, which is the use of a fully rigged tournament-ready boat for one year

Non-boater Champion earns memorial trophy, paid Bassmaster Opens entry to division of choice, prize boat and Bassmaster Classic Marshal spot. (All of above if they finish in the Top 3)

Participate either by joining through your local club or if you don’t belong to a B.A.S.S. affiliated club, you are able to join NYS’s club N.O.N.E. for ($5), the National Federation dues ($30), and the regular state membership dues ($20).

Individual Memberships are $20.00 / Club Memberships are $35.00 and clubs must be B.A.S.S. affiliated and consist of 6 or more Federation members, one of which is the Club President.

All memberships expire on December 31st. Please make all checks payable to the NYS B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation (NYBCF) and send a completed membership form and the check to Dave Repman who is listed on the membership application.

For information to start a new club, or to get your club affiliated with the federation, please email: membership@nybassfed.com