Top 3 Co Anglers and Top 3 Boaters at IBN Fall State Tournament

AOTY for 2015

2015 ANGLER OF THE YEAR Winner Chris Aswegan pictured with IBN staffer Brian Neibuhr


Dan Mohn got 2nd Place at the Fall State Tournament on the boater side


5th place Fall, 2nd for the year Trent Beier

Even when his son asked "where did you catch him?" he answers right here in the mouth.

Dennis Sellers got 3rd Place Co Angler at IBN Fall State


Casey's Big Bass Winner at 10K

Graden Hansen shown with the Casey's Big Bass at the IBN 10K Tournament.  Graden took home $750 for this fish.

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The team of Dan Parker and Troy Berntgen won the 2015 IBN Team Trail Points race , and qualified for the National Championship at Lake Guntersville in December.  Could lead to a spot in the BASSMASTER CLASSIC!

2nd Place team of Mohn and Mohn also qualify for the National Championship!

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High School Team at Vermillion

High School Team members Isiah Minton and Dawson Hamdorf listen on as Coach Dan Hamdorf is interviewed by Jon Stewart.  The High Schoolers two day weight is added to the 12 man teams weight.

About Iowa Bass Nation

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.

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 6 (six) divisions will earn a berth into the Bassmaster Classic.

BASSMASTER CLASSIC:  6 (six) anglers qualify through the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship to fish the Bassmaster Classic.



2016  IBN AOTY Winner Chris Aswegan had the Casey's Big Bass of the IBN Fall State Tournament with a 5.80 # largie.  Chris had a great year winning both the Spring and Fall State Tournaments.

Dan Mohn with a couple of his fish from his 16 plus # day 1 bag



1st Place  Chris Aswegan     34.34 #s    10 Fish

2nd Place  Dan Mohn            27.89#s

3rd         Mike Leuenberger      26.59

4th       Dan Parker                   26.02

5th        Trent  Beier                25.73

6th        Trevor Kettles            25.38

7th         Greg Vance              25.32

8th         Weston Krug             25.32

9th          Scott Wailes            24.18

10th        Harry Heins             24.03


1st   Kyle Coffman       23.48

2nd   Cyle Grow         21.10

3rd   Dennis Sellers    20.27

4th   Jerry Dunklee   19.47

5th   Roger Corley     18.79

6th   Pat Soppe         17.34

7th   Kyle Wegmann    16.91

8th     Tommy Little       16.09

9th     Ben Harman         15.82

10th   Isiah Minton        14.95


Tentative until permits granted

June 11th   Savanna

July  9th     Lansing

Aug 6        Lacrosse

Sept  24      Dubuque

Last years AOTY Bryan Corley with a day 1 pig


Bob Quint shows the bucket of Casey's Receipts that two $50 Casey's Card winners were drawn out of!

See our NEW 10K Page


Trevor Kettles and Greg Vance won the Sept 20 IBN Team Trail at Lansing with 16.80 #s

IBN 2016 Tournament Schedule

SPRING STATE OKOBOJI  May 14th and 15th

FALL STATE  PDC  Sept 17th and 18th

IBN 10K Tournament   Aug 20th


June 11th  Savanna

July 9th Lansing

Aug 6th  Lacrosse

Sept 24th Dubuque


Cyle Grow is the 2015 Co Angler of the year

Fall State Co Angler Champion

Kyle Coffman won the Co Angler Division of the IBN Fall State Tournament

Our MC Glenn Patton interviews winner


"Two of these qualified me for Nationals last year"

Guttenburg gambler with a good one

2016 SPRING STATE OKOBOJI May 14th and 15th

IBN 2016 Spring State Qualifier will be held May 14th and 15th at Okoboji.  Headquarters will be the Arrowwood, more info to follow.

Thanks to The Arrowood, The RITZ, and the BOONDOCKS Gas Station helping to sponsor this event along with Okoboji Tourism Council!

Tom Howland wins Raffle for $500 Cabelas card

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 Garmin 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.

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