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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.



New for 2018 !

CT-TBF member Team Trail.

Consists of the first six Open/Team trail tournaments of 2018, allowed two drop tournaments, 2 man (CT-TBF members) teams only, a five fish limit and one in five teams qualify for the National Semi Final event !!


New for 2017 !

Five (5) bass limit for Open/Team Tournaments. Fish as a team or fish alone. Paying to 20% of the field !


2018 Tournament Dates

(pending CT-DEEP approval)

CT-TBF Trail

4/29 Candlewood Lake

5/20 Lake Lillinonah

6/24 CT. River

7/22 Lake Zoar

8/5 Candlewood Lake

CT-TBF 2 Day

8/25 CT River, 8/26 Candlewood Lake

TBF Opens

3/25 Candlewood

5/3 Candlewood

6/2 CT River

6/9 Candlewood

7/7 Candlewood

7/15 CT River

10/13 Candlewood

11/11 Candlewood

11/25 Candlewood


You don't need a boat to join !

Non - Boaters wanted !!!


Congratulations to NSF Div. #15, 1st place CT Boater Alex Wetherell (Right) and 1st place Non Boater John Fonda (Left). They will be moving onto the TBF National tournament!!


CT-TBF 2 Day NSF Div. #15 Qualifiers


Alex Wetherell, Keith Cleary, Ken Bugden, Jim Johnson, Jeff Misaiko, Jake Roczniak, Tony Viccaro, Paul Indorf,


Norm Boucher, Richard Logan Jr., Steve Salafia, Tom Moleski, Vincent Rossi, John Fonda, John Poe, Bob Dattilo

See complete results on the Tournament Trail Results page.


Congratulations to Rich Schumacher & Chris Blanc for winning the final CT-TBF 2017 Open at Candlewood Lake on November 26th 2017 with a five (5) fish limit of smallmouth weighing 21.95 lbs.

See complete results & pictures on the Open Tournament Results page.


**** Next Meeting ****

The next TBF of CT board meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday December 21st 2017 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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2017 CT-TBF Tournament Trail

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

Event #1 - Candlewood Lake Sunday April 30th - Done
Event #2 - Connecticut River Sunday May 21st - Done
Event #3 - Candlewood Lake Sunday June 25th - Done
Event #4 - Connecticut River Sunday July 23rd - Done
Event #5 - Lake Lillinonah Sunday August 6th - Done


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 2017 trail event.


2017 CT-TBF 2 Day Championship & NSF Div. 15 Qualifier

Day #1- Candlewood Lake Saturday August 26th - Done

Day #2 - Connecticut River Sunday August 27th - Done
2017 TBF National Semi-Finals Division 15 (NJ, CT, RI)
Day #1 - Lake Hopatcong New Jersey 09/30/17 - Done
Day #2 - Lake Hopatcong New Jersey 10/01/17 - Done
Hosted by The Bass Federation of New Jersey


Applications are available on the
Tournament Applications page.

Tournament Director
Steve Martins 203-645-1215




2017 Open Tournaments


New for 2017 !!

Five (5) bass limit for Open/Team Tournaments. Fish as a team or fish alone. Paying to 20% of the field !!!


1. Candlewood Lake Sunday March 26th - Done

2. Candlewood Lake Thursday May 4th - Done

3. Connecticut River Saturday June 3rd - Done

4. Candlewood Lake Saturday June 10th - Done

5. Candlewood Lake Saturday July 8th -Done

6. Connecticut River Sunday July 16th - Done

7. Candlewood Lake Saturday October 14th - Done

8. Candlewood Lake Sunday November 12th - Done

9. Candlewood Lake Sunday November 26th - Done


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

Applications are available on the
Tournament Applications page.

Tournament Director
Steve Martins 203-645-1215


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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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