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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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2022

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 4th 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.

 

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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 March29-31 2023. Good luck to Matt Marinelli and Eric Baba who will be representing the CT-TBF at the event.

 

 

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2nd Annual CT-TBF Banquet

Lola's Bistro Sunday January 15th 2023, 1 pm - 4 pm. There will be trophies to be awarded, good food and raffle prizes. $30 per person.

Please check back frequently for updates.

 

 

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The Bass Federation and The Bass Federation of CT welcome two (2) new sponsors, Lews and Strike King.

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

https://andyscustombasslures.com/


 

 

 

https://www.martinscustombaits.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weigh In.

 

CT-TBF Covid19 Fish Care with Fish Whisperer Tim Thompson

 

 

CT DEEP

CT-DEEP Urges Safe Boating, Social Distancing Practices at State Boat Launches During COVID-19 Pandemic


Please visit the DEEP Boating website for news and updates: www.portal.ct.gov/boating

 

 

 

2022 CT-TBF Trail

Event #5

Candlewood Lake Results

 

Boater Division

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.

 

 

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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.

 

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The 2022 Non-Boater "Angler of the Year" title went to Mike Talaga.

 

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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.

 

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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

Open Results

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Next Meeting

 

The next TBF of CT board meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday December 15th 2022 at the Cabelas located at #475 East Hartford Boulevard in East Hartford, CT. Meetings are open to all members and all members are encouraged to attend.

Meetings are at 7 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month, unless otherwise specified above.

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CT-TBF 2023

Tournament Trail, 2 Day & NSF Information

 

All 2022 CT-TBF trail events are completed.

 

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

 

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 4th 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 (2024 NSF Qualifier) - Aug. 26th CT River Haddam Meadows ramp, Aug. 27th Candlewood Lake Squantz Ramp

Must be a CT-TBF Member at least sixty (60) days prior to event.

 

2023 District 15 National Semi Finals information coming soon.

 

Each year the organization hosts a tournament trail for the membership. There are two divisions in which the members can choose to fish, Boaters ($50 entry fee) and Non-Boaters ($25 entry fee).

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 indicated fee ($150). We will count your best 4 out 5 trail events (1 drop). 

The deadline for this application is before you fish your first 2023 trail event.

You can also qualify for the National Semi Finals through the 2 Day Championship.

 

Applications are available on the
Tournament Applications page


Tournament Director
Keith Cleary C-914-419-0218
keithpcleary@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Open Tournaments

 

 

Scheduled 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

 

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

 

Applications are available on the
Tournament Applications page.


Tournament Director
Keith Cleary C-914-419-0218
keithpcleary@aol.com

 

 

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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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