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 the state team.
You don't need a boat to join !
The CT-TBF 2 DAY applications mailing deadline is August 10th !!!!! (Applications will be taken at the pairings meeting.) The pairings meeting will start at approximately 7:30 pm following the August 18th TBF board meeting at Cabelas.
Mail to: Keith Cleary PO Box 96 Bethel, CT 06801. Make checks out to “TBF OF CT”
NATIONAL SEMI-FINALS - WHAT YOUR CLUB NEEDS TO KNOW (currently).
1. IF YOU PLAN TO FISH YOU ARE REQUIRED TO:
a. Fish and qualify thru the C division (trail) and pay the appropriate entry fees.
b. Fish and qualify thru the 2 day qualifier and pay the appropriate entry fees.
c. Qualify one (1) boater and one (1) non-boater thru whatever club process you choose. Pay two (2) entry fees to the TBF of CT. as if each of the entrants were fishing the 2 day qualifier.
d. All fisherman must be in good standing with the TBF of CT. and FLW.
2. When we have determined how many boats are allowed to fish the National semi-finals, the boaters and non-boaters will be determined in descending order of finish with the exception of the club boats.
(EXAMPLE) If we are allowed fifteen (15) boats the top fifteen (15) finishers will be boaters and the next fifteen (15) will be non-boaters.
(Depending on club funds) At this time all contestants will pay their own semi-final entry fees; Boaters - $200.00, Non-boaters - $100.00 (paid to National TBF for the National Semi Finals entry fee.)
CT-TBF 2 day entry form link - TBFofCT-2016EntryForm-2DayQualifier
Tournament #5, Connecticut River on (Sunday) August 7th, 7am - 3pm. The launch is Haddam Meadows not Hartford as listed on the tournament application.
CT-TBF Trail Results
Tournament #3 Lake Zoar June 26th 2016
A Division Winners
1st Ken Bugden, 2nd Dino Moutogiannis, 3rd Mike Wiltshire, 4th Peter Bates, 5th Keith Cleary, Lunker - Paul Indorf
B Division Winners
1st Daniel Martins, 2nd John Horbal, 3rd Rich Suhie, Lunker - Greg Matakaetis
***** See full results on Tournament Standings page. *****
Join us at the next TBF Open/Team Tournament
Candlewood Lake Squantz Pond Launch 7:30-3:30 Saturday October 15th
Now paying to 20% of the field !!!
Congratulations to the team of Bob & Rich Tomasini for winning the July 9th TBF Candlewood Lake Open with a limit of 8 fish weighing 24.85 lbs !
The 2016 CT-TBF State Team (shown below) will be fishing the St. Lawrence River & Lake Ontario at the TBF Eastern Divisionals in Kingston Ontario Canada.
Russ Phillips, Rich Baker, Bill Naples, Alex Wetherell, Fred Perry, Gary Kurensky, Dominic Gambardella, Jake Roczniak, Ken Bugden, Keith Cleary, Tony Viccaro, Jim Johnson
Alternates - Bob Panico & Mike Lavelle
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.