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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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Upcoming Events & Information



2022 Open #8 - Sunday October 23rd Candlewood Lake Squantz

7 am - 3 pm

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.




2nd annual CT-TBF Banquet information coming soon.

Please check back frequently for updates.





Check out the National Semi Finals page for information on the TBF National Semi Finals Division 15 on the Saint Lawrence River & Lake Ontario, Sept. 17th & 18th.




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









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.










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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

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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.






2022 CT-TBF Trail 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.

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


The 2022 Boater ""Lunker of the Year" went to Andrew Karyeski with his 5.45 catch.  While Eric Baba took the 2022 Non-Boater "Lunker of the Year" with his 4.74 catch.


As this concluded the 2022 Trail season, the anglers below have qualified for the 2023 National Semi-Finals by finishing in the Top 4 in their divisions.

Boaters qualifying from the Trail = Keith Cleary, Sam Leary, Tony Viccaro and Rich Schumacher

Non Boaters qualifying from the Trail = Mike Talaga, Jason Myslak, Eric Baba and John Poe





2022 CT-TBF Opens -

June 18th Candlewood Lake

Open Results


1st Matt Silliman / Kyle Ludwig 19.86 lbs

2nd Greg Butkes / Graham Barite 19.25 lbs

3rd Tony Viccaro / Nick Viccaro 18.66 lbs

Lunker Greg Butkes / Graham Barite 4.87 lbs


15 Teams competed, Congratulations to the top 3 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 September 22nd 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 2022

Tournament Trail, 2 Day & NSF Information


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


2022 Trail #1, Sunday April 24th Candlewood Lake Squantz Ramp

2022 Trail #2, Sunday May 15th Lake Zoar State Ramp

2022 Trail #3, Sunday June 5th Lake Lillinonah Steel Bridge Ramp

2022 Trail #4, Sunday July 17th CT River Haddam Meadows Ramp

2022 Trail #5, Sunday August 21st Candlewood Lake Squantz Ramp

2022 2 Day (2023 NSF Qualifier) - Saturday August 27th CT River Haddam Meadows Ramp, Sunday August 28th Candlewood Lake Squantz Ramp.

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



2022 District 15 National Semi Finals (NSF) - 1000 Islands Clayton NY, hosted by TBF of Connecticut.

Practice Dates Sept. 14th, 15th & 16th, Tournament Dates Sept. 17th & 18th.



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






2022 Open Tournaments


Open #1, 03/26/2022 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #2, 04/09/2022 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz - Cancelled !!

Open #3, 05/05/2022 Thursday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #4, 06/18/2022 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #5, 07/09/2022 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #6, 07/31/2022 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #7, 08/14/2022 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz


Open #8, 10/23/2022 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #9, 11/13/2022 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #10, 11/27/2022 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



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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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