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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 a Semi Final or National tournament.




You don't need a boat to join !

Non-Boaters & Boaters welcome !!


Don’t join FLW until you read this!!
FLW dues have increased to $75 !!!

If you join the TBF of CT for $85, you get your annual FLW dues, National TBF and TBF of CT dues paid for 2019. From the TBF of CT you can fish our 2019 Trail and fish to qualify to fish the National Semi Finals (NSF) on Thousand Islands out of Clayton, New York. And if you do well then you could qualify to fish the TBF Nationals down south. Or just fish the two day to qualify for the NSF on Thousand Island in N.Y.



2018 CT-TBF 2 Day Championship, 1st Place - Matt Marinelli


2018 CT-TBF A Division Angler of the Year (AOY) - Ken Bugden


2018 CT-TBF B Division Angler of the Year (AOY) - Jim Sherman




Congratulations to all of the 2018 CT-TBF Div. #15 (CT, RI & NJ) National Semi Final Qualifiers listed below.

Boaters - Ken Bugden, Matt Marinelli, Jeff Misaiko, Jake Roczniak, Jim Johnson, Tim Thompson, Kate Dattilo, Fred Perry, Keith Cleary

Non-Boaters - Tony Viccaro, Eric Baba, Ron Haag, Paul Indorf, Jason Myslak, Norm Boucher, Steve Salafia, Bob Dattilo, Jeff Serratelli


Check out the 2018 Photo Gallery for pictures of the 2018 NSF Division 15 tournament on Lake Champlain.


2018 NSF Division 15 Overall Tournament Winner & Top CT Boater Matt Marinelli along with Top CT Non Boater Eric Baba will be representing Connecticut at the 2019 TBF National Championship on Kentucky Lake, April 11-13, 2019. Good Luck !!!





Tournament #10, 11/25/2018 - Candlewood Lake Results

1st Schumacher/Blanc 22.23 lbs

2nd - Baker/Lavelle 21.86 lbs

3rd - Rose/Rose 21.43 lbs

4th - Radtke/Salsbury 20.85 lbs

Lunker - Jorgensen/Counihan 4.84 lbs

Congratulations to the top 4 teams !!!

Complete results will be posted on the Opens Page.


**** Next Meeting ****

The next TBF of CT board meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday February 21st 2019 at the Cabela's in East Hartford. Meetings are open to all members and all members are encouraged to attend.

Meetings are at 7 pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month, unless otherwise specified above.

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2019 CT-TBF Tournament Trail

All Tournaments 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM unless otherwise specified

Event #1 Sunday 4/28/19 Candlewood Lake
Event #2 Sunday 5/19/19 Lake Zoar
Event #3 Sunday 6/2/19 Lake Lillinonah
Event #4 Sunday 6/23/19 CT River


2020 (early bird) Tournament Trail event #1 Sunday 8/25/19 Lake Lillinonah

Each year the organization hosts a tournament trail for the membership. There are two divisions in which the members can choose to fish. A Division is a little more expensive ($40 per tournament) and is generally fished by people who are comfortable at fishing tournaments and have a little more knowledge of the waters. B Division is quite cheap to fish ($20 per tournament) and is generally considered to be a place for learners and people who are not familiar with the waters to fish against other people who are competing at the same level.

If you wish to try and qualify for the National Semi Final Division 15 tournament through the tournament trail, you need to fill out the "NSF Trail Qualifier" Application and attach the $75.00 fee. The deadline for this application is before you fish your first 2018 trail event.


2019 CT-TBF 2 Day Championship & TBF NSF Div. 15 Qualifier

Day #1 - Saturday 7/20/19 CT River

Day #2 - Sunday 7/21/19 Candlewood Lake
2019 TBF National Semi-Finals Division 15 (NJ, CT, RI)

Official Practice Days Sept. 18th, 19th & 20th. Tournament Days Sept. 21st & 22nd. St. Lawrence River (1000 Islands) Clayton NY


Hosted by The Bass Federation of Connecticut

Applications are available on the
Tournament Applications page.

Tournament Director
Keith Cleary C-914-419-0218




2019 Open Tournaments


Event #1 Sunday 3/31/19 Candlewood Lake

Event #2 Thursday 5/2/19 Candlewood Lake

Event #3 Saturday 6/1/19 CT River

Event #4 Saturday 6/8/19 Candlewood Lake

Event #5 Saturday 7/6/19 Candlewood Lake

Event #6 Sunday 7/14/19 CT River

Event #7 Sunday 8/18/19 Candlewood Lake

Event #8 Saturday 10/12//19 Candlewood Lake

Event #9 Sunday 11/10/19 Candlewood Lake

Event #10 Sunday 11/24/19 Candlewood Lake


Entry Fee $100.00 per boat - Optional Lunker Fee of $20.00 - Launch position by postmark of paid entry - TBF Open Rules apply - 75% Payout to 20% of the field. Five (5) fish limit (Largemouth or Smallmouth bass), fish as a team or fish alone.

Applications are available on the
Tournament Applications page.

Tournament Director
Keith Cleary C-914-419-0218


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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.

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