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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.

 

2021

 

New Pro/Am Format !

 

Non-Boaters & Boaters welcome !!

 

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Please check on your neighbors and friends. Remember to wear a face mask (if not vaccinated) when in public, wash your hands and stay at least 6 ft. apart. Lets work together to end this and get back to fishing.

Also..... Please check your boat before and after you launch. Let's keep our waters free from invasive species.

Be careful and be safe !!.

 


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2021 CT-TBF Trail Event #3

Sunday June 6th - Lake Lillinonah Results

 

 

Boater Division

 

1st Jeff Misaiko 13.39 lbs lbs

2nd Jordan Doucette 9.57 lbs

3rd Keith Cleary 8.64 lbs

Lunker Billy Naples 3.94 lbs

 

Non - Boater Division

 

1st Derek Moran 3.06 lbs

2nd Andrew Caranante 2.65 lbs

3rd Josh Escobar 2.44 lbs

Lunker Josh Escobar 2.44 lbs

 

 

Congratulations !!

See the Tournament Trail Results page for compete results.

 

 

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2021 CT-TBF Opens Event #4

Sunday May 30th CT River Results

 

1st Marinelli/Bodnar 18.52 lbs

Lunker 5.37 lbs

 

4 Teams/Boats competed. Great job by all in tough, rainy & flooded conditions.

See the Open Tournament Results page for compete results.

 

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News, Events & Information

 

Next 2021 Event

2021 National Semi Final Qualifier (State Team) Tournament

Saturday June 26th, CT River Haddam Meadows

Sunday June 27th, Candlewood Lake Squantz Launch

 

Mail in your application/entry fee by June 12th or bring them to the next CT-TBF meeting. Tournament pairings will be done at the meeting.

 

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Next Trail Event

Trail Tournament #4

Sunday July 25th 2021 - CT River Haddam Meadows

 

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Next Open Event

Open Tournament #5

Saturday June 19th 2021 - Candlewood Lake Squantz launch

You do not need to be a member of the CT-TBF to fish an open tournament.

 

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.

We request that you wear a Mask or Face covering (if not vaccinated) during the entire event. Masks may be removed when one partner is on the front deck and one is on the back deck.

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.

 

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First annual CT-TBF Banquet in the works !! Awards and raffles planned.

Please check back frequently for updates.

 

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CT TBF members 5% discount promo code: CTTBF21

Check out CT-TBF member Steve Martin's website for some great lures !!

 

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Invasive Species Alert

Destroy! Don’t Dump!

Invasive zebra mussels have been found in "moss balls,” an aquarium plant product sold at aquarium and pet supply stores.  Zebra mussels are regarded as one of the most destructive invasive species in North America.
What are “moss balls?”
A moss ball is a species of green algae that is formed into a ball and is 2 to 5 inches in diameter. Moss balls are purchased for home aquariums are found in pet stores nationwide.
What should I do if I recently purchased moss balls for my aquarium?
DESTROY, DISPOSE, DRAIN
Do not dispose of the moss balls in drains, waterways, or gardens. Moss balls must be destroyed and disposed of in a sealed container in the trash.

 

For more information visit the US Fish and Wildlife Service website, fws.gov.

 

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From the CT-TBF Tournament Director;

Hello Everyone,

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 we have moved to a full Pro/Am format.

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.

Please mail in your Tournament Applications and Trail Qualifier forms this week.

To qualify to fish the CT-TBF 2 Day events you must be a member at least sixty (60) days prior to the event.

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.

Thanks,

Keith Cleary

Tournament Director, TBF of CT
keithpcleary@aol.com

 

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CT-TBF Covid19 Fish Care with Fish Whisperer Tim Thompson

 

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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

 

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**** Next Meeting ****

The next TBF of CT board meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday June 17th 2021 at LCN Kitchens & Baths #1695 Poquonock Ave. Windsor, CT. 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.

The TBF-CT Website is constantly being updated,
but we need your input too.
Please email any thoughts and
suggestions directly to fram4tbf@sbcglobal.net or jimj652531@aol.com.



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CT-TBF 2021/2022

Tournament Trail, 2 Day & NSF Information

 

 

(Must be a CT-TBF member at least 60 days prior to 2 Day events.)

 

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

Counts as... ...............................................................................................................Counts as

2021 Trail #3...........Sunday Apr. 25th 2021 - Candlewood .......2022 Trail #1

2021 Trail #4...........Sunday May 16th 2021 - Zoar......................2022 Trail #2

2021 Trail #5...........Sunday June 6th 2021 - Lillinonah.............2022 Trail #3

.................................Sunday Jul 25th 2021 - CT River................2022 Trail #4

.................................Sunday Aug. 22nd 2021 - Candlewood .....2022 Trail #5

 

2021 2 Day (2021 NSF Qualifier) - Saturday June 26th CT River, Sunday June 27th Candlewood Lake. Must be a CT-TBF Member at least sixty (60) days prior to event.

 

2021 District 15 National Semi Finals (NSF) - Sept. 25th & 26th 1000 Islands Clayton NY, hosted by TBF of Rhode Island. Official practice days are Sept. 22nd - Sept. 24th.

 

2022 2 day (2022 NSF Qualifier) - Saturday October 16th CT River, Sunday October 17th Candlewood Lake (Must be a CT-TBF Member at least sixty (60) days prior to event.)

 

 

Each year the organization hosts a tournament trail for the membership. There are two divisions in which the members can choose to fish. The Boater Division is $50 per tournament. The Non-Boater  Division is $25 per tournament.


There are two (2) ways to qualify for the CT-TBF State Team and advance to the TBF National Semi Final (NSF), and possibly the TBF National Tournament. If you wish to try and qualify for the NSF 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 4 out 5 trail events (1 drop). The deadline for this application is before you fish your first 2021/2022 trail event.

You can also fish the CT-TBF 2 Day event for a chance to qualify for the NSF or fish it for a chance to better your trail qualifier position.

 

Applications are available on the
Tournament Applications page.


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

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2021 Open Tournaments

 

Completed

Open #1, 03/27/2021 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #2, 04/11/2021 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #3, 05/06/2021 Thursday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #4, 05/30/2021 Sunday - CT. River Haddam Meadows

Upcoming

Open #5, 06/19/2021 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #6, 07/11/2021 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #7, 08/01/2021 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #8, 08/15/2021 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #9, 10/24/2021 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #10, 11/14/2021 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #11, 11/28/2021 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

 

You do not need to be a member of the CT-TBF to fish an open tournament.

 

Entry Fee $100.00 per boat - Optional Lunker Pool Fee of $20.00 - Launch position by postmark of paid entry and/or applications at the ramp - TBF Open Rules apply - 75% Payout to 20% of the field. Five (5) fish limit (Largemouth or Smallmouth bass), fish with a partner 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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