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 National Semi Final or National tournament.
No boat ?, No Problem !
Non-Boaters & Boaters welcome !!
Check out the link below regarding the MLF / FLW partnership and how it affects the TBF.
CT-TBF Open #10 Candlewood Lake Squantz Launch from 7 am - 3 pm on Sunday November 24th 2019.
The CT-TBF Survey results/possible changes will be discussed, and possibly voted on, at the November CT-TBF meeting at Cabelas. Please be there, your opinion counts.
2020/2021 Trail & 2020 Opens Dates
(Pending Permit Approval)
Early Bird - Sunday 08/25/2019, Counts as 2020 T#1 Lillinonah
( completed )
2020/2021 CT-TBF Trail & NSF Qualifier Tournaments
Sunday April 26th - Lake Zoar (Counts as 2020 T#2 / 2021 T#1)
Sunday May 17th - Lake Lillinonah (Counts as 2020 T#3 / 2021 T#2)
Sunday June 7th - Congamond Lake (Counts as 2020 T#4 / 2021 T#3)
Sunday August 23rd - CT River Haddam Meadows (Counts as 2021 T#4)
Sunday October 18th - Candlewood (Counts as 2021 T#5)
CT-TBF 2 Day Championship & NSF Qualifier Tournament
Saturday July 18th - Day 1 CT River Haddam Meadows (2020 NSF Qualifier)
Sunday July 19th - Day 2 Candlewood Lake Squantz (2020 NSF Qualifier)
2021 CT-TBF 2 Day Championship & 2021 NSF Qualifier
will be held in early 2021
2020 CT-TBF Opens
Sunday March 28th - T#1 Candlewood Squantz
Thursday May 7th - T#2 Candlewood Squantz
Saturday May 30th - T#3 CT River Haddam Meadows
Saturday June 13th - T#4 Candlewood Squantz
Saturday July 11th - T#5 Candlewood Squantz
Saturday July 25th - T#6 CT River Haddam Meadows
Sunday August 16th - T#7 Candlewood Squantz
Saturday October 24th - T#8 Candlewood Squantz
Sunday November 15th - T#9 Candlewood Squantz
Sunday November 29th - T#10 Candlewood Squantz
The 2020 National Semi Final Division #15
will be held on the Hudson River in NY
Date - TBD
Hosted by the New Jersey TBF
FLW dues have increased to $75 !!!
If you join the TBF of CT for $85, you get your annual FLW dues, National TBF and TBF of CT dues paid for 2020 !!
Why you should join CT-TBF/TBF & FLW !!
When you join a TBF club, all FLW Dues will be collected at the local level and sent into the TBF main office.
TBF national dues are $50 a year (which includes BOTH TBF & FLW membership).
Membership comes with full benefits, discounts, priority registration and insurance for your club and events!
You can join an existing TBF club, sign up your current club or start a new club. It only takes 6 members to form your own TBF club.
Your club must belong to its home State Federation, and some states also have state dues.
Your club will submit your club membership roster and dues and keep it updated using the TBF online Club Roster Management system!
Pretty simple, once a year and your done, that’s all there is to it!
Discounts in the Member's Only Online Store
$1 Million in general liability insurance for your club.
$25,000 excess medical coverage!
$10,000 AD&D event coverage for every TBF member.
Special product discounts and TBF member rewards from many of our sponsors, including:
Ranger Boats, Evinrude, Berkley and more.
TBF National Semi Final Div. 15
( Connecticut, New Jersey & Rhode Island )
Congratulations to 2019 NSF Division 15 Overall Tournament Winner & Top CT Boater Keith Cleary (above) and Top CT Non Boater Ryan Kusmit (below in yellow). They will be representing CT. at the TBF National Championship in 2020.
Congratulations to Non Boaters (1st) Ryan Kusmit, (3rd) Jeff Misaiko
Congratulations to Boaters (1st) Keith Cleary, (3rd) Ken Bugden and (4th) Matt Marinelli.
Check out the National Semi Finals page for pictures, results & more.
2019 CT-TBF AOY
A Division Jake Roczniak
B Division Martin Schaffmeier
2 Day Champion ... Rich Schumacher
Congrats to Rich, Jake and Martin !!
2020 CT-TBF Trail Event #1 (2020 Early Bird)
08/25/2019 - Lake Lillinonah Results
1st Kevin Jaracy 13.16 lbs
2nd Tim Thompson 12.37 lbs
3rd Fred Perry 10.51 lbs
1st John Horbal 7.89 lbs
2nd Ryan Horbal 2.08 lbs
See the Tournament Trail Results page for compete results.
2019 CT-TBF Opens
Tournament #9, 11/10/2019
Candlewood Lake Results
1st Kruger 20.88 lbs
2nd Sadowski/? 20.48 lbs
3rd Baker/Lavelle 20.23 lbs
4th Papotto/Viccaro 19.81 lbs
5th Doucette/Thompson 17.12 lbs
Lunker Rose/Tanner 4.71 lbs
22 Teams competed, Congratulations to the top 5 teams !!!
Complete results will be posted on the Opens page.
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.