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Welcome to The Bass Federation of Connecticut.

Join Connecticut's most affordable bass fishing tournament trail for as little as $20 per tournament. More tournaments, more fun and more chances to advance to a regional or national tournament.


New for 2017 !!

Five (5) bass limit for Open/Team Tournaments. Fish as a team or fish alone. Paying to 20% of the field !!!


Congratulations to Jeff Rose & Lenny Gaita on winning the 2017 March 26th Open on Candlewood Lake with a 22.25 lb limit of smallmouth bass.


Great job by all of our 2017 TBF National Championship qualifiers from CT. A special congratulations to Steve Martins on a 4th place finish over-all in the Co-Angler division !! Steve finished 1st in the Eastern Division (Co-Angler) qualifying him for the 2017 BFL ALL-AMERICAN, MAY 31- JUN 3 at Pickwick Lake Florence AL.


You don't need a boat to join !


The next CT-TBF Open is at Candlewood Lake on May 4th !


2017 TBF Trail T#1 Candlewood Lake Pairings

Boater - Non-Boater



1. Bob Hamilton - Jim Sherman

2. John Horbal - Jerry Marks

Random Pairing

3. Ryan Kusmit - Andrew Caranante

4. Jim Johnson - Anthony Ferraiolo

5. Paul Indorf - Mike Talaga

6. Steve Salafia - Richard Logan Jr.

7. Tom Moleski - Jeffrey Serratelli

8. Bob Dattilo - Thomas Seratelli

9. Anthony Viccaro - James Canning

10. Ken Bugden - Bob Fay

11. Jeff Misaiko - Sean Place

12. Tim Thompson - Martin Schaffmeier

13. Alex Wetherell - Vincent Rossi

Open Boats

14. Steve Martins

15. Kate Dattilo

16. Keith Cleary

17. Jared Trimboli

**** Next Meeting ****

The next TBF of CT board meeting will be held at 6:30 pm on Thursday May 18th 2017 at the Cabela's in East Hartford. Meetings are open to all members and all members are encouraged to attend.

Meetings are at 7 pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month, unless otherwise specified above.

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2017 CT-TBF Tournament Trail


All Tournaments 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM unless otherwise specified

Trail Event #1 - Candlewood Lake Sunday April 30th
Trail Event #2 - Connecticut River Sunday May 21st
Trail Event #3 - Candlewood Lake Sunday June 25th
Trail Event #4 - Connecticut River Sunday July 23rd
Trail Event #5 - Lake Lillinonah Sunday August 6th


Each year the organization hosts a tournament trail for the membership. There are two divisions in which the members can choose to fish. A Division is a little more expensive ($40 per tournament) and is generally fished by people who are comfortable at fishing tournaments and have a little more knowledge of the waters. B Division is quite cheap to fish ($20 per tournament) and is generally considered to be a place for learners and people who are not familiar with the waters to fish against other people who are competing at the same level.

If you wish to try and qualify for the National Semi Final Division 15 tournament through the tournament trail, you need to fill out the "NSF Trail Qualifier" Application and attach the $75.00 fee. The deadline for this application is before you fish your first 2017 trail event.


2017 CT-TBF 2 Day Championship & NSF Div. 15 Qualifier

Day #1- Candlewood Lake Saturday August 26th

Day #2 - Connecticut River Sunday August 27th
2017 TBF National Semi-Finals Division 15 (NJ, CT, RI)
Day #1 - Lake Hopatcong New Jersey 09/30/17
Day #2 - Lake Hopatcong New Jersey 10/01/17
Hosted by The Bass Federation of New Jersey


Applications are available on the
Tournament Applications page.

Tournament Director
Steve Martins 203-645-1215




2017 Open Tournaments


New for 2017 !!

Five (5) bass limit for Open/Team Tournaments. Fish as a team or fish alone. Paying to 20% of the field !!!


1. Candlewood Lake Sunday March 26th

2. Candlewood Lake Thursday May 4th

3. Connecticut River Saturday June 3rd

4. Candlewood Lake Saturday June 10th

5. Candlewood Lake Saturday July 8th

6. Connecticut River Sunday July 16th

7. Candlewood Lake Saturday October 14th

8. Candlewood Lake Sunday November 12th

9. Candlewood Lake Sunday November 26th


Entry Fee $100.00 per boat - Optional Lunker Fee of $20.00 - Launch position by postmark of paid entry - TBF Open Rules apply - 75% Payout to 20% of the field

Applications are available on the
Tournament Applications page.

Tournament Director
Steve Martins 203-645-1215


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To become a member of our federation one must either join an existing club (check the club listing page) or form a new club with a minimum of 6 members. By doing either it will automatically enroll you in the federation and entitle you to all our member benefits and protect you under the TBF insurance coverage. Most clubs in the state are actively recruiting new members at this time and welcome new faces enthusiastically.

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