Welcome to The Bass Federation of Connecticut.
Join Connecticut's friendliest & most 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.
Non-Boaters & Boaters welcome !!
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Upcoming Events & Information
2023 Trail & Opens Dates and locations are out !!!
2023 Trail Events
2023 Trail #1, Sunday April 23rd Lake Lillinonah Steel Bridge Ramp
2023 Trail #2, Sunday May 21st Lake Zoar State Ramp
2023 Trail #3, Sunday June 11th Candlewood Lake Squantz Ramp
2023 Trail #4, Sunday July 16th CT River Haddam Meadows Ramp
2023 Trail #5, Sunday August 20th Lake Lillinonah Steel Bridge Ramp
2023 2 Day Championship (2024 NSF Qualifier) - Aug. 26th CT River Haddam Meadows Ramp, Aug. 27th Candlewood Lake Squantz Ramp
2023 Opens Events
Open #1, 03/25/2023 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz
Open #2, 04/08/2023 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz
Open #3, 05/04/2023 Thursday - Candlewood Lake Squantz
Open #4, 06/17/2023 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz
Open #5, 07/08/2023 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz
Open #6, 07/30/2023 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz
Open #7, 08/13/2023 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz
Open #8, 10/22/2023 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz
Open #9, 11/12/2023 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz
Open #10, 11/26/2023 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz
5 fish limit, fish as a 2 person team or fish alone.
$100 entry, $20 Lunker pool.
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.
All rules will be strictly enforced and any violation will result in an immediate disqualification.
2023 Federation National Tournament
The nations top grassroots anglers can pack their bags and head to Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri for the 2023 TBF National Championship. The championship will be held March 29th-31st 2023. Good luck to Matt Marinelli and Eric Baba who will be representing the CT-TBF at the event.
2nd Annual CT-TBF Banquet
The 2022 CT-TBF banquet at Lola's Bistro was a great success. There was plenty of good food and lots of raffle prizes to be won.
Keith Cleary was awarded the 2022 Angler of the Year trophy. Mike Talaga was awarded the 2022 Co-Angler of the Year trophy. The 2022 Boater "Lunker of the Year" went to Andrew Krayewski with his 5.45 catch. Eric Baba took the 2022 Non-Boater "Lunker of the Year" with his 4.74 catch.
The Bass Federation and The Bass Federation of CT welcome two (2) new sponsors, Lews and Strike King.
New for 2022 !!
Check out the New CT-TBF Tournament Jerseys.
The first order of the New CT-TBF tournament jerseys is out. The jerseys have been a big hit and a 2nd order of jerseys, hooded jerseys and hoodies has been placed.
The New Tournament Sponsor Flags look great !!
Thanks to Amy Perry
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
2022 CT-TBF Trail
Candlewood Lake Results
1st Sam Leary 19.71 lbs
2nd Jim Johnson 14.92 lbs
3rd Tony Viccaro 13.63 lbs
Lunker Charlie Jedlica 5.27 lbs
Non Boater Division
1st Mike Talaga 13.70 lbs
2nd Kyle Langan 10.70 lbs
3rd Louis Cooper 8.68 lbs
Lunker Eric Baba 3.74 lbs
1st place Boater Sam Leary & 1st place Non-Boater Mike Talaga also won prize packs from Andy's Custom Bass lures.
Jeff Misaiko and Nick Cortina won prize packs from Bounty Hunters Custom Baits for the lowest bag weights in at the tournament.
Congratulations to all !!
See the Tournament Trail Results page for compete results.
2022 CT-TBF Year End Results
The 2022 Boater "Angler of the Year" title went to Keith Cleary after a double tie breaker with Sam Leary. Tied with points, both anglers had 20 fish after their drop. The difference was a 5.29 fish for Keith compared to a 4.44 fish for Sam.
The 2022 Boater ""Lunker of the Year" went to Andrew Karyewski with his 5.45 catch. Eric Baba took the 2022 Non-Boater "Lunker of the Year" with his 4.74 catch.
2022 National Semi Final Results
Congratatulations to Jeff Misaiko !!!
Jeff won the 2022 Division 15 (Connecticut, Rhode Island & New Jersey) National Semi Final event on the St. Lawrence River with a 2 day weight of 39.53 lbs.
Jeff Misaiko has decided not to fish the upcoming TBF National event. Second place CT Angler Matt Marinelli will represent the CT-TBF at the event.
Congratulations to Co-Angler Eric Baba who will be representing CT-TBF at the upcoming TBF National event.
D15 NSF Results link - D15-FINAL-Results
2022 CT-TBF Opens -
Oct. 23rd Candlewood Lake
1st Tom Reynolds / Dave Mariano 23.06 lbs
2nd Rich Baker / Mike Lavelle 20.56 lbs
3rd Noah Winslow / John Ruggerio 18.62 lbs
4th Matt Marinelli / Craig Bodnar 18.47 lbs
5th Nick Papatto / Dave Dziob 18.30 lbs
6th JJ Ziolkaski 17.98 lbs
Lunker Tom Reynolds / Dave Mariano 5.60 lbs
26 Teams competed, Congratulations to Tom Reynolds / Dave Mariano for taking the 1st place, Lunker and Andy's Jigs prizes.
Congratulations to the top 6 teams !!!
Complete results will be posted on the Opens page.
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.