Welcome to The Bass Federation of Connecticut.
Join Connecticut's most friendly & affordable bass fishing tournament trail for as little as $25 per tournament. More tournaments, more fun and more chances to advance to a National Semi Final or National tournament.
New Pro/Am Format !
Non-Boaters & Boaters welcome !!
Please check on your neighbors and friends. Remember to wear a face mask (if not vaccinated) when in public, wash your hands and stay at least 6 ft. apart. Lets work together to end this and get back to fishing.
Also..... Please check your boat before and after you launch. Let's keep our waters free from invasive species.
Be careful and be safe !!.
2021 CT-TBF Trail Event #3
Sunday June 6th - Lake Lillinonah Results
1st Jeff Misaiko 13.39 lbs lbs
2nd Jordan Doucette 9.57 lbs
3rd Keith Cleary 8.64 lbs
Lunker Billy Naples 3.94 lbs
Non - Boater Division
1st Derek Moran 3.06 lbs
2nd Andrew Caranante 2.65 lbs
3rd Josh Escobar 2.44 lbs
Lunker Josh Escobar 2.44 lbs
See the Tournament Trail Results page for compete results.
2021 CT-TBF Opens Event #4
Sunday May 30th CT River Results
1st Marinelli/Bodnar 18.52 lbs
Lunker 5.37 lbs
4 Teams/Boats competed. Great job by all in tough, rainy & flooded conditions.
See the Open Tournament Results page for compete results.
News, Events & Information
Next 2021 Event
2021 National Semi Final Qualifier (State Team) Tournament
Saturday June 26th, CT River Haddam Meadows
Sunday June 27th, Candlewood Lake Squantz Launch
Mail in your application/entry fee by June 12th or bring them to the next CT-TBF meeting. Tournament pairings will be done at the meeting.
Next Trail Event
Trail Tournament #4
Sunday July 25th 2021 - CT River Haddam Meadows
Next Open Event
Open Tournament #5
Saturday June 19th 2021 - Candlewood Lake Squantz launch
You do not need to be a member of the CT-TBF to fish an open tournament.
If you want to be guaranteed a spot preregister by mail !!!!
Spots will be filled on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. Applications will be taken by mail or at the ramp.
We request that you wear a Mask or Face covering (if not vaccinated) during the entire event. Masks may be removed when one partner is on the front deck and one is on the back deck.
To minimize cross contact during the tournament, please bring a completed application and exact change for the entry ($100), Lunker ($20). We will not be making change.
All rules, including the special COVID related restrictions will be strictly enforced and any violation will result in an immediate disqualification.
Please check back frequently for updates.
First annual CT-TBF Banquet in the works !! Awards and raffles planned.
Please check back frequently for updates.
Check out CT-TBF member Steve Martin's website for some great lures !!
Invasive Species Alert
Destroy! Don’t Dump!
Invasive zebra mussels have been found in "moss balls,” an aquarium plant product sold at aquarium and pet supply stores. Zebra mussels are regarded as one of the most destructive invasive species in North America.
For more information visit the US Fish and Wildlife Service website, fws.gov.
From the CT-TBF Tournament Director;
I just want to make sure everyone is aware of the upcoming trail events and what is necessary to qualify for next years TBF National Semi-Finals event (Fall of 2021).
First of all we have moved to a full Pro/Am format.
To be eligible to qualify for the NSF from the trail, you must fill out the attached Trail Qualifier Form and pay the $150 Qualifier Fee prior to the 1st tournament you want to count towards qualification.
Please mail in your Tournament Applications and Trail Qualifier forms this week.
To qualify to fish the CT-TBF 2 Day events you must be a member at least sixty (60) days prior to the event.
Any questions, please let me know.
Also, please share this email and instructions with your clubs to ensure everyone is aware of all associated deadlines.
Tournament Director, TBF of CT
CT-TBF Covid19 Fish Care with Fish Whisperer Tim Thompson
CT-DEEP Urges Safe Boating, Social Distancing Practices at State Boat Launches During COVID-19 Pandemic
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.