The Massachusetts Bass Federation held its annual Junior and High School Angler Seminar and Sign-up event on Sunday January 29th at the Riverside Gun Club. The event was hosted by Federation Youth Officer Bob Rivet. The seminars were put on by three of the best young angler in the Federation. They were 2016 State Champion Brian Wheeler and Matt Allen from South Shore Bassmasters. Brian and Matt are two top finishers in almost every event they fish. Also on hand was Bruce Burns one of the best anglers on the Federation Trail and another top angler in every event he fishes. They gave detailed talks on casting, rods, reels, setup, as well as the tackle needed to flip, pitch and cast. The event closed out with a pizza party and question and answer by the anglers in attendance. The event was sponsored by Reynolds Boats from Lyme, Connecticut. Reynolds Boats has been a youth sponsor for the past 4 years. Thanks to Brian, Matt and Bruce for giving up their time to help out the Federation Junior and High School Angler program.
Sunday, May 21 – Wequaquet Lake sponsored by PORTSIDE MARINE and MAC LELLAN METAL FINISHING
Sunday, June 18 – South Watuppa sponsored by BOAT WORKS and RMR ASSOCIATES
Sunday, July 16 – Lake Cochituate sponsored by EUROTECH PAINTING and TEAM MCNARY
Sunday, August 20 – Winnisquam sponsored by FITTS INSURANCE and LAKESIDE MOTEL & CABINS
Register: 5:30 to 6:30 AM Tournament: 7:00AM to 3:00PM
ENTRY FEE $180 PER TEAM/ OPTIONAL $20 SPLIT LUNKER (launch fee may apply at some sites)
$1000 first place guaranteed with 20 entries
CHECK WWW.MASSBASS.COM FOR FULL PAYOUT MATRIX AND INFO.
Must show proof of insurance $300,000 minimum
First four tournaments above are also OPEN TOURNAMENTS (no Mass Bass/TBF/FLW membership required)
TOURNAMENT of CHAMPIONS
Saturday, September 30 Lake Wentworth
sponsored by USA MARINE and U S PAVEMENTS
T.O.C. Entry Qualifications: Teams must register and pre-pay for FOURTH Trail tournament BEFORE fishing a tournament if they wish to be counted towards TOC qualification. Teams (both fishermen) must be Mass Bass/TBF/FLW members BEFORE first Open Tournament. Teams must fish a minimum of two Open Tournaments. 25 Teams maximum in T.O.C. (Trail points used to limit number). T.O.C. will be a pay entry event.
Fish two opens: TOC entry fee is $200 Fish three opens: TOC entry fee is $150.
Fish all four opens: TOC entry fee is ONLY $50!!
T.O.C. HAS GREATLY ENHANCED PAYOUTS
2016 TOC payouts/16 boats – 1st thru 10th- $2,000,$1,000,$800,$600,$500,$400,$300,$250,$200,$150
ALL EVENTS ARE RANGER CUP QUALIFIED
25 boat maximum MAY apply on Mass Tournaments Sign up NOW and reserve YOUR spot
Information or questions, contact: Dave McNary 617-999-5304 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MASS BASS FEDERATION TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY ENTRY
2017 Massachusetts Bass Federation Junior and High School Angler Tournament Dates and Locations
The Massachusetts Bass Federation 2017 Junior and High School Angler schedule is listed below. There will be two events this year and an Invitation only Championship. To sign-up please contact Massachusetts Bass Federation Youth Director Bob Rivet by calling him at 508-789-1344 or email email@example.com. Spaces are limited so please contact Bob ASAP to reserve you spot.
May 6th, 2017 at South Watuppa, Fall River, MA
June 10th, 2017 at Lake Cochituate, Natick, MA
Invitational Tournament of Championship
June 24th, 2017 John’s Pond, Mashpee, MA