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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 regional or national tournament.


New for 2017 !!

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



You don't need a boat to join !


2016 CT-TBF Anglers of the Year

A Division - Ken Bugden (left)

B Division - Martin Schaffmeier


Congratulations to Alex Wetherell for winning the 2016 CT. TBF 2 Day Championship on a very tough Candlewood Lake & CT. River.


2016 TBF Eastern Divisionals

Congratulations to the 2016 CT-TBF State Team (shown below) on a 3rd place finish at the TBF Eastern Divisionals in Kingston Ontario Canada.

Russ Phillips, Rich Baker, Bill Naples, Alex Wetherell, Fred Perry, Gary Kurensky, Dominic Gambardella, Jake Roczniak, Ken Bugden, Keith Cleary, Tony Viccaro, Jim Johnson

Alternates - Bob Panico & Mike Lavelle


Congratulations to Boater Russ Phillips (right) & Non Boater Ken Bugden (left). Ken and Russ will be representing CT. TBF at the TBF Nationals !


2016 TBF National Semi Final Div. 15

Congratulations to Alex Wetherell (right) for winning the 2016 TBF Semi Final Tournament Div. 15. Boater Alex Wetherell & Non Boater Steve Martins will be representing the CT. TBF at the TBF Nationals !!!



**** Next Meeting ****

The next TBF of CT board meeting will be held at 6:30 pm on Thursday March 16th 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 specified otherwise.

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2017 CT-TBF Tournament Trail


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

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


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

Day #2 - Connecticut River Sunday August 27th
2017 TBF National Semi-Finals Division 15
Day #1 - (Tentative Dates) Lake Hopatcong New Jersey 09/30/17
Day #2 - (Tentative Dates) Lake Hopatcong New Jersey 10/01/17


2017 Open/Team Tournaments

1. Candlewood Lake Sunday March 26th

2. Candlewood Lake Thursday May 4th

3. Connecticut River Sunday June 4th

4. Candlewood Lake Saturday June 10th

5. Candlewood Lake Saturday July 8th

6. Connecticut River Sunday July 16th

7. Candlewood Lake Saturday October 14th

8. Candlewood Lake Sunday November 12th

9. Candlewood Lake Sunday November 26th

Entry Fee $100.00 per team - Optional Lunker Fee of $20.00 per team - 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
Keith Cleary 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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