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   Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation presented by Magellan

The B.A.S.S. Nation is a global network of locally organized clubs whose members participate in and support a range of activities, including tournaments, conservation initiatives and youth programs. Three competitors, who qualify through a rigorous series of local and regional tournaments and then the national championship, advance to bass fishing’s biggest stage, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.

To join the Iowa  B.A.S.S. Nation, contact president Iowa  BASS Nation!



This year there will be 2 Divisions with 2 tournaments in each Division.  The top points team from each division will qualify to go on to BASSMASTER TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP.  IBN will pay half of each teams $500 entry fee to the B.A.S.S Team Championshp.  If total of 50 different teams fish at least one tournament, then we will pay both teams $500 entry to the BTC (they will receive $500 after they fish BTC).

Entry fee per tournament per team $150  

 80% plus payback.     Casey's Big Bass per tourney Wins $250 gauranteed

Year end points based on both tournaments in your division. 


May 21st   Lake Okoboji,  Emerson Bay Ramp

July 9th  Brushy Creek

All entries for Lake Division postmarked by May 4th in early boat draw. The rest by order of entry received.  Contact person  Mike Hanrahan   515-371-7596 Tournament Director of Lakes Division  

Entries for Lakes Division to  Lavonne Baldwin,  309 E. 4th St, Huxley,IA 50124


Aug 13th  PDC  (day after 10K) Washington St ramp

Sept 10th   Lansing , Village Creek Ramp

All entries postmarked by July 28th for River Division will be in early boat draw. The rest by order of entry received.  Contact person for River Division is Gene Hamdorf  ,PO Box 31, Lowden,IA 52255  Ph 319-480-1202 One man from the BTC will make it to the BASSMASTER CLASSIC!


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.

10K Tournament

The 10K is our BIGGEST Tournament of the year.  Both in participation and and in payout.  With nearly 100 boat entries each of the last 3 years this tournament brings in some of the best sticks in the tri-state area. The 10K is an open Buddy Tournament paying $10,000 First Place.   $250 per team if paid by deadline.