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Welcome to The Bass Federation of Connecticut.

Join Connecticut's most affordable bass fishing tournament trail for as little as $15 per tournament. More tournaments, more fun and more chances to advance to the state team.


Important Information

TBF of CT - 2 Day Partner Draw and August Meeting change.

To all members looking to fish the 2-Day State Championship on August 29th and 30th - please note, the partner draw will take place at 7PM on Monday, August 10th - at Cabelas. We will hold the regular August monthly meeting that night as well.


Current Open/Team Tournaments

The next open is on Candlewood Lake - Squantz Pond Launch on Saturday October 17th from 7am to 3pm. Hope to see you there.

Entry Fee is $100.00 per team.
Optional Lunker Fee of $20.00 per team.

Launch position is by postmark of paid entry.
Sign up at the ramp with cash.
Bring a copy of your insurance.

TBF Open Rules apply - see entry form
8 Fish Limit
75% Payout to 10% of the field.

Please check the Open Tournament page for a complete list of our opens for the year.

"Please pardon our appearance as we redesign our website!"

2015 Federation National Championship Returns to Oklahoma's Grand Lake O' the Cherokees!
The Bass Federation, announced today the Grand Lake Association and the city of Grove, Okla., will once again host the TBF Federation National Championship. The event will be held April 7-12, on Grand Lake. Only the best anglers from each US state federation, the Association of Collegiate Anglers National Champions and the Canadian Champions earn a slot at the national contest.

Next Meeting

meeting will be held on
August 10th at
Cabela's in East Hartford
at 7pm.

Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month.


When filling out
entry forms,
be sure to fill in all spaces
or they will be returned
and you may not get to fish!

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2015 TBF of Connecticut Tournament Trail
All Tournaments 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Trail #1 - May 3rd (Sun) Lake Zoar State Ramp
Trail #2 - May 17th (Sun) Lake Lillinonah Steel Bridge
Trail #3 - June 21th (Sun) CT River - Haddam Meadows
Trail #4 - July 19th (Sun) Ct River - Hartford
Trail #5 - August 2nd (Sun) Candlewood - Squantz Pond
2016 State Team 2 Day Qualifier
Aug 29 at Candlewood & Aug. 30 at the Ct. River

Each tournament has 2 Divisions, an A and a B Division.  Entries for the A are $30.  Entries for the B are $15.  Entries include lunker and we pay back 100%.

If you want to Qualify for the State Team from the trail you need to fill out the "State Team - Trail Qualifier" Application and attach the $75.00 fee. The deadline for this application is before you fish your first 2015 trail event.

Two Day Qualifier for the 2016 State Team

Applications are available on the
Tournament Applications page.
Tournament Director
Keith Cleary 914-419-0218

Please forward any pictures you
wish on the site to the webmaster. The
2015 Tournament Trail and Open Schedules are up!

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TBF Clubs !!! Please try and have at least 1 member represent you at the monthly meetings.

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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