Vance on to Nationals!

Greg Vance finished ahead of his other 11 IBN team mates at the 2015 BASS Northern Divisional at Tower,MN to earn a trip to NATIONALS.  Congratulations Greg! 



Two of our State Team members were in this red pickup on Monday when a vehicle in the other lane was hit from behind and pushed into there lane.  Both are somehow fishing today(Wednesday).  Wear your seat belts

2015 Northern Divisional Starts Wed

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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.

Voice Stress Analysis

The first two place winners at the 10K and SPRO FROG ONLY tournaments are required to take a voice stress analysis before receiving their prize.  Shown here is Officer Jim Davis who administers the tests, with 2nd place 10K team member Brian Kregel.

Changes to our State Tournaments

There are some changes to our State Tournaments and how we qualify our State Team for Regionals this year.

  • 10 Non boaters will qualify for the State Team with non-boater competing only against the other Non boaters
  • 10 Boaters will qualify for the State Team with boaters competing only against the other boaters
  • Boaters will be competing at Regionals for cash payout and opportunity to make National Championship and possibly chance at Bassmaster Classic
  • Non Boaters will be competing at Regionals for cash payout and opportunity to make National Championship and possible chance to win a boat at Nationals, but will not have opportunity to make the Bassmaster Classic.

Individual Entrant form

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Team Entrant form

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At the Tanks

Iowa Team Members waiting at the Tanks

Landon Moore

Rules meeting

Bryan Corley listens during the rules meeting


Huge thanks to our volunteers for their work on the two tournaments this weekend.

Gene Hamdorf,  Bob and Barb Quint, Brian and Kathy Niebuhr, and Steph Cook were working thru our Friday registration thru Sundays tournament. Great job with LONG days!

Harry Heins, Joe Moyer, Tony Platz, Glenn Patton, JJ Patton.   Beth, Nicole, and Ashley  Heins, Erin , Britt, Berkley, and Cade Garman.  Were all great help.  Randy at Cabelas for all his support.  Casey's Stores and Riverside Casino.  Prairie Du Chien Tourism Council all for helping make these events happen. Bob Peck and Mike Blaesi with the Release Boat.  Officer Jim Davis for the Voice Stress Analysis. 

A lot of hard work from an all volunteer staff ,most from a long ways away, giving up their time to make this weekend a big success!      THANKS!


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



You must belong to an Iowa Bass Nation Club to compete in our SPRING and FALL STATE QUALIFIERS

We prefer the Clubs send us all their members entry forms along with their Club Roster sheet to Jesse Reynolds 2124 Skylane Dr, Muscatine,IA 52761

Entry fees if paying for both Spring and Fall together are  $200 for BOATERS and $150 for NON BOATERS

If paying for only one $125 Boater and $100 for Non Boaters


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Huge thanks to Ted Tinlin for all his support of the Iowa Team at Vermillion!  This week at Divisionals the Iowa Team was faced with a lot of challenges, from a bad traffic accident to multiple boat breakdowns.  Couldn't have gotten thru all of it with out Ted's help.  Thanks Ted!

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.

Tom Howland wins Raffle for $500 Cabelas card

Why Join a BASS Club

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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.


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.