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.
No boat ?, No Problem !
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 !
2021 Trail Event #2, October 18, 2020 - Candlewood Lake
(Squantz Ramp; 7-3).
Open Tournament #8, Saturday October 24th - Candlewood Lake
(Squantz Ramp; 7-3).
1. Twenty five (25) boat limit !!!
2. Spots will be filled on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Applications will be taken by mail or at the ramp.
If you want to be guaranteed a spot preregister by mail !!!!
3. 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.
4. 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.
The eligible trail events for the 2021 trail include:
August 23, 2020 - CT River
We will count 4 out 5 trail events (1 drop).
The 2021 Two-Day will be in July 2021 - Dates and Locations TBD
(Think Spring !)
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
A Message from the President
The board is working to resolve the issues that we are currently facing.
President, TBF of CT
A Message from the TBF of CT Tournament Director
Some Key Changes
- Beginning with the July 2020 2-Day Tournament: All boaters will get to use their boat (up to the boat limit on the state tournament permit). Four (4) hour rules on boat operation still apply. The Top 2 Non-Boaters fishing the 2-Day will be guaranteed non-boater positions at the 2020 National Semi-Final Tournament.
Any questions, let me know.
CT-TBF Tournament Director
CT-DEEP Urges Safe Boating, Social Distancing Practices at State Boat Launches During COVID-19 Pandemic
DEEP also wishes to provide some additional information for out-of-state boaters using Connecticut’s waters:
DEEP will continue to closely monitor capacity and use of the state boat launches and may consider alternate management strategies for these facilities as demand increases. DEEP staff are currently developing operational plans for the state’s most popular boat launches, including Squantz Cove and Gardner Lake, including possible targeted reductions in parking availability and other measures on a launch-specific basis to ensure the safety of Connecticut’s boaters.
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.
TBF National Semi Final Div. 15
Congratulations to the following qualifiers:
Boaters - Tony Viccaro, Tim Thompson, Jeff Misaiko, Keith Cleary, Matt Marinelli, Jim Johnson, Jordon Doucette, Kevin Jaracy
Non-Boaters - Eric Baba, Lee Tracy, Tom Moleski, Bob Dattilo, Jason Myslak, Bob Panico, Fred Perry, Ken Bugden
On Oct. 11th and 12th these anglers will be competing against anglers from Rhode Island and New Jersey on the Hudson River in Catskill New York.They will be competing for prizes and a chance to qualify for the 2021 TBF National Tournament and possibly the BFL All American.
TBF National Semi Final Div. 15
( Connecticut, New Jersey & Rhode Island )
Congratulations to 2019 NSF Division 15 Overall Tournament Winner & Top CT Boater Keith Cleary (above) and Top CT Non Boater Ryan Kusmit (below in yellow). They will be representing CT. at the TBF National Championship in 2020.
Congratulations to Non Boaters (1st) Ryan Kusmit, (3rd) Jeff Misaiko
Congratulations to Boaters (1st) Keith Cleary, (3rd) Ken Bugden and (4th) Matt Marinelli.
Check out the National Semi Finals page for pictures, results & more.
2019 CT-TBF AOY
A Division Jake Roczniak
2019 B Division Martin Schaffmeier
2019 2 Day Champion ... Rich Schumacher
Congrats to Rich, Jake and Martin !!
2021 CT-TBF Trail Event #1 (2021 Early Bird)
08/23/2020 - CT. River Results
1st Tony Viccaro 10.86 lbs
2nd Jordon Doucette 4.82 lbs
3rd John Fonda 4.32 lbs
1st Derek Moran 2.69 lbs
2nd Jim Sherman 1.51 lbs
See the Tournament Trail Results page for compete results.
2020 CT-TBF Opens -
August 16th Candlewood Lake
1st Lampkin/Young 22.13 lbs lbs
2nd Rose/Rose 20.83 lbs lbs
3rd Kalechman/Parker 19.81lbs lbs
4th Mayo/Dziob 19.49 lbs lbs
5th Marinell/Bodmar 19.27 lbs lbs
Lunker Kalechman/Parker 6.47 lbs
25 Teams competed, Congratulations to the top 5 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.