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.
Non-Boaters & Boaters welcome !!
Please check on your neighbors and friends. Remember to wear a face mask when in public, wash your hands and stay at least 6 ft. apart. Lets work together to end this and get back to fishing.
Be careful and be safe !!
Important News, Events & Information !
2021Trail T#3 - Sunday Apr. 25th 2021 - Candlewood
Open Tournament #1, Information coming soon !!!
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.
Masks/Face Covering are required to be worn on shore, both before and after the event. Masks must also be worn in the cockpit area of the boat, while driving and are required when both participants are fishing on the same deck. 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.
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, for the 2021 NSF, we will take 4 Boaters and 4 Non-Boaters (including the top 2 non-boaters) from the Trail. Another 4 Boaters & 4 Non-Boaters (including the top 2 non-boaters) will come from the Two-Day.
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.
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
Great job at the 2020 TBF Nationals on Grand Lake by Ryan Kusmit and Keith Cleary. Congrats to Keith Cleary on winning the Eastern Division and placing 5th overall. Keith will be going to the BFL All American on Lake Hartwell on 11/11-11/14/2020.
2021 CT-TBF Trail Event #2 (2021 Early Bird)
10/18/2020 - Candlewood Lake Results
1st Jordan Doucette 16.59 lbs
2nd Keith Cleary 12.82 lbs
3rd Tony Viccaro 9.79 lbs
Tie Norm Boucher, Jim Sherman, Andrew Carnante 0.00 lbs
See the Tournament Trail Results page for compete results.
2020 CT-TBF Opens -
November 15th Candlewood Lake
1st Rodgers/Counihan 19.66 lbs
2nd Kalechman/Partner? 19.42 lbs lbs
3rd Rose/Rose 19.16 lbs lbs
4th Schumacher/Indorf 18.87 lbs lbs
Lunker Soler 5.58 lbs
18 Teams competed, Congratulations to the top 4 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.