2014 Massachusetts Bass Federation Awards Banquet

Dave McNary named Massachusetts Bass Federation “Man of the Year” for 2013!

Massbass Mcnary The Federation rewarded Dave for all of his hard work and all of the time Dave has put in to make the Federation better for all the members.  Many other awards were given out at the Federation banquet held at Ken’s Steak House.  The banquet was well attended as usual with a lot of great raffle prizes donated by our sponsors.  There were many awards presented.  “Club of the Year” went to Northeast Bass Anglers.  Youth “Club of the Year” went to Wildside Bass Anglers.

President Erik Kaplan welcomed everyone and thanked everyone for attending the Mass Bass Federation annual awards banquet.  Erik started out by acknowledging important attendees in the room.  Tom Flannery from MA DCR our guest speaker for the evening.  John Candalmo TBF of RI President, and Jerrilyn and Mike Deflippo from the TBF RI Federation as well.

Erik thanked all of the Mass Bass Federation board members, Vice President Dave McNary, Treasurer Pete Demoya, our new Secretary Joe McKinnon and our two new Youth Directors Bob Rivet and Randy Almeida.  Erik also thanked Rich Snow and Marc Bourque the 2013 Youth Directors.  Without all of their help we would not be where we are today. Erik also thanked his wife Rachael and our daughter Rylee for putting up with all that goes on with being the Federation President this year.

Erik introduced Tom Flannery, Aquatic Ecologist for the Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation.  Tom gave a very interesting speech on invasive aquatic plants.

Erik thanked all the Federation sponsors, Northern Bass, Stormr, Fitt’s Insurance, MinnKota, Humminbird, Navionics, Reservoir Dawgs Customs, Go Graphix, USA Marine, Portside Marine, Boatworks, Casa Mia Italian Restaurant, RMR Associates, Lakeside Motel and Cabins, Lead Free Bass Jigs, MacLellan Metal Finishing and Paul E. Worms as local sponsors and Lowrance, Ranger Boats, Evinrude, Berkley, Cabela’s, Soar Bat, Chevy, and FLW Outdoors as National partners.  Without the help of these sponsors we would not be able to provide you with the benefits and opportunities that we do.  Thanks to Kens Steakhouse as well. Continue reading




Sunday, May 18    Mashpee Wakeby sponsored by USA MARINE and CASA MIA Restaurant

Sunday, June 15   Barton’s Cove sponsored by PORTSIDE MARINE and R.M.R. ASSOC. Inc.


Sunday, August 17  Winnisquam sponsored by LEAD FREE BASS JIGS and TEAM McNARY

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

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The Bass Federation is offering limited edition FEDERATION ANGLER branded rods custom built for grassroots federation anglers by a premium rod manufacturer! This is a one of a kind member benefit!

With your purchase you get two (2) custom Federation Angler branded rods for $100 plus S/H delivered right to your door……AND we will pay your National TBF and FLW COMPETITOR membership dues owed for 2014! (up to $50.00 will be paid on your behalf for dues owed and not already paid for 2014 only)

That’s right!!! Purchase (2) top quality federation angler rods at a GREAT price & receive all national membership dues owed at…. NO COST TO YOU!

***THIS OFFER IS LIMITED and timing is important. We need to process orders early so WE can get your national dues paid BEFORE your club starts updating for 2014 so the roster system will not charge you dues.*** 

Order online at www.federationangler.com. We will pay and process your 2014 National dues owed at the time of purchase, (*if they haven’t already been paid for 2014).


Buy one rod for $50 and your dues are fully paid and you are good to go for 2014! You will be ready to fish any of the SAF events in 2014 for FREE including your state championship, SAF opens and the High School Fishing World Finals; as well as have access to all benefits our SAF members receive, such as free online education courses. For more information on the SAF, go to highschoolfishing.org.

Junior Members/SAF Member Dual Promotion

Buy one rod for $50 and we will pay your 2014 National dues if they have not already been paid, into whichever program you choose (Junior Program or Student Angler Federation)

Buy two rods for $100 and we will pay your 2014 dues owed into both the SAF & Junior Angler programs! BUY NOW