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COFFMAN ON TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!

Kyle Coffman finished the Lake Guntersville Regional as the top Iowa Team non boater and earned himself a trip to the National Championship in October.

VANCE BACK TO NATIONALS

IBN State Team member and Casey's Pro Staffer Greg Vance will be returning to the National Championship for the second year in a row.

IBN STATE TEAM'S Roger Corley

Roger Corley says he was told Chemo would make him lose some hair, but instead it grew in like Donald Trump's.  Great job at Regionals Roger!  The 77 year old State Team member didn't quite make it to Nationals, but did do a great job of representing Iowa at Lake Guntersville.

IOWA TEAM AT GUNTERSVILLE

TOURNAMENT INFO

TEAM TRAIL BASICS

The four Team Trail tournaments are OPEN tournaments.  You sign up with your partner. Yearly Team Trail membership $30 an angler($10 if IBN member)

Entry fee per tournament per team $120     80% plus payback.    Casey's Big Bass per tourney Wins $500

Year end points based on all 4 tournaments(NO Drops).  May use 1 alternate, but can use alternate more than once but has to be same alternate.  That alternate may be used at Championship if he has fished one of the four tournaments with you.

1 Team per 40 guys signed up qualify for BASSMASTER TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP!  (last year 2 teams went)  One man from these circuits will make it to the BASSMASTER CLASSIC!

OTHER TOURNAMENTS

SPRING AND FALL STATE QUALIFIERS

Must belong to an Iowa  Bass Nation Club to fish these.  Year end points from these two tournaments will determine 10 Boaters and 10 Non boaters that will go on to Regional Competition as our State Team.

Entry Fee $200 for both tournies combined for Boaters, and $150 for both tournies for Co Anglers.

THEN THE 10K

10K is an Open Buddy Tournament paying $10,000 First Place.   $250 per team if paid by deadline.

Join Iowa Bass Nation

We would love to fish with you!!!  If you would like to join Iowa Bass Nation all you need to do is find a club you would like to join and contact one of their representatives.  Many of our Iowa BASS Nation (IBN) affiliated clubs are listed on the Clubs Page. Please feel free to follow their links.

If you are member of a club that would like to affiliate with IBN send an email to IBN President Bob Garminbobgarman@aol.com and he can help get you club affiliated with IBN and B.A.S.S. This will allow anyone in your club to participate and compete in State tournaments and gain points to advance to Regional, and National tournament.

B.A.S.S. NATION INFORMATION

Since the early 70's Iowa B.A.S.S. Nation has provided a Grassroots connection to Bass Anglers Sportsman Society.  With clubs across the state of Iowa we provide many avenues to compete in bass fishing tournaments throughout the state of Iowa.  With an opportunity to advance on to regional and national tournaments run B.A.S.S.  Our members have the opportunity to advance to the highest level of the tournament ranks as the professionals and compete with the pros on the biggest stage in bass fishing, the Bassmasters Classic.

For more than 30 years, the B.A.S.S. Nation has been more than a name. It has been a community united by a sense of camaraderie and a spirit of belonging to something unique that carries from generation to generation. Over the years, members have decided to join the B.A.S.S. Nation for many reasons other than exciting tournament fishing. The vision of true pioneers in our history — Ray Scott, Don...Butler and many others — established conservation and a focus on building youth programs in addition to fishing competitions as areas critical to the viability of the sport and our lifestyle. B.A.S.S. Nation members, as well as B.A.S.S. employees and sponsors, have given tirelessly to the sport and the vision of these pioneers.
THE ROAD TO THE CLASSIC

Rising through the ranks of the B.A.S.S. Nation to compete in bass fishing's most prestigious tournament takes dedication and perseverance, but the rewards for advancing to the next level are great. The steps from local club to Classic are presented below:


CLUBS AND STATE CHAPTERS:  Anglers qualify through their local clubs for the State Team Qualifier Tournaments. Local clubs along with the State Chapter determine the qualifying format on the state level. The State Chapters of the B.A.S.S. Nation hold State Team Qualifier(s) to qualify a 12-person team plus two juniors and two alternates.  States determine the qualifier format for their state.

DIVISIONALS:  B.A.S.S. invites each B.A.S.S. Nation state chapter to bring a 12-person team plus two juniors and two alternates to one of 6 (six) B.A.S.S. Nation Divisionals. Format of the divisional are determined by B.A.S.S. The purpose of the divisional is to qualify one person from each state for the B.A.S.S.  Nation Championship. The divisional is a "team" tournament. Prizes are awarded to the teams only. The highest finishing person from each team will qualify for the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship.

B.A.S.S. NATION CHAMPIONSHIP:  Currently 47 B.A.S.S. State Nations and seven B.A.S.S. International Nations compete within one of the 6 (six) divisions to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic. The anglers compete individually in this tournament to determine a champion, however, the highest finishing angler within each of the 3 (three) divisions will earn a berth into the Bassmaster Classic.

BASSMASTER CLASSIC: 3 (three) anglers qualify through the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship to fish the Bassmaster Classic.

Get your sponsored Logo's in for 2016 Shirts

We are getting ready to go into production for the shirts for 2016. We are looking to bring back sponsors from years past and new sponsors. More options are available for them this year. Sponsors can have a larger logo in the top section on the back of shirts for $200 Plus the lower section of shirts we are still offering $100 logo placement. PLUS You can now offer sleeve logos for $200 each. Shirts will be long sleeve so there is room for 2 sponsors per page. Send logos and money by April 4 to Gene Hamdorf. PO Box 31, Lowden, IA 52255