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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.

 

It's almost here !!!

2022

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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2022 CT-TBF Trail Event #1

Sunday April 24th Candlewood Lake Squantz Ramp

Results

 

Boater Division

 

1st 0.00 lbs

2nd 0.00 lbs

3rd 0.00 lbs

Lunker 0.00 lbs

 

Non - Boater Division

 

1st 0.00 lbs

2nd 0.00 lbs

3rd 0.00 lbs

Lunker 0.00 lbs

 

 

Congratulations to all !!

See the Tournament Trail Results page for compete results.

 

 

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2022 CT-TBF Opens Event #1

Saturday March 26th Candlewood Lake Squantz Ramp

Results

 

1st 0.00 lbs

2nd 0.00 lbs

3rd 0.00 lbs

Lunker 0.00 lbs

 

00 Teams/Boats competed. Great job by all.

See the Open Tournament Results page for compete results.

 

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2020/2021 CT-TBF Tournament Trail

NSF Qualifier Angler of the Year.

Jordan Doucette

 

2020/2021 CT-TBF Tournament Trail

NSF Qualifier Co-Angler of the Year.

Josh Escobar

 

 

2021 National Semi Final Qualifier

CT-TBF 2 Day Championship Event

CT River 06/26/21 & Candlewood Lake 06/27/21

Results

 

 

Top Boater (2021 NSF qualifier) Ken Bugden.

 

Top Non-Boater (2021 NSF qualifier) Nick Cortina.

 

 

2021 TBF National Semi Final

Division #15 CT, RI & NJ 1000 Islands Clayton NY

Congratulations to Boater Matt Marinelli and Non-Boater Mike Talaga. As the top CT boater and non-boater they will be representing the CT-TBF at the TBF Nationals on Lake Conroe Texas, Feb. 28th - Mar. 4th 2022.

Good Luck !!!

 

 

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2021 CT-TBF Tournament Trail

2022 NSF Qualifier Angler of the Year.

Keith Cleary

 

2021 CT-TBF Tournament Trail

2022 NSF Qualifier Co-Angler of the Year.

Josh Escobar

 

 

CT-TBF 2 Day Championship Event

CT River 10/16/21 & Candlewood Lake 10/17/21

2022 National Semi Final Qualifier

Results

Top Boater NSF qualifier (CT-TBF 2 day championship) Matt Marinelli.

Full results can be seen on the Tournament Trail Results page.

 

 

2022 TBF National Semi Final Qualifiers (CT-TBF State Team )

Boaters - Keith Cleary, Sam Leary, Jeff Misaiko, Jay Caponigro, Matt Marinelli, Jim Johnson, Tony Viccaro, Charlie Jedlica

Non-Boaters - Josh Escobar, Mike Talaga, Jason Myslak, Eric Baba, Lee Tracy, Norm Boucher, Ron Haag, John Poe

 

 

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2021 CT-TBF Banquet

The 1st annual CT-TBF Banquet held at Lola's Bistro in Plainville, CT. was a great success. Approximately 30 CT-TBF members and guests attended. There was plenty of good food, gifts were given out and lots of raffle prizes (Rods, Reels, Chargers, Tackle boxes, etc.) were won. Trophies were presented to the Trail Angler & Co-Angler of the Year and for 2 Day Angler & Co-Angler Champions.

Prizes and Gifts

Sponsor Flags and Trophies

 

 

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News, Events & Information

 

Next Trail Event

Trail Tournament #1

Sunday April 24th 2022 - Candlewood Lake Squantz Launch

 

 

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Next Open Event

Open Tournament #1

Sunday March 26th 2022 - 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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Check out CT-TBF member Steve Martin's website for some great lures !!

 

 

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40% discount for CT-TBF members!

Check out the 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,

First of all we are a full Pro/Am format.

To be eligible to qualify for the TBF National Semi Finals (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 2022 CT-TBF membership fees ASAP.

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 January 27th 2022 at LCN Kitchens & Baths #1695 Poquonock Ave. Windsor, CT. Meetings are open to all members and all members are encouraged to attend.

Meetings are now at 7 pm on the 4th 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 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

2022 Trail #1, Sunday April 24th Candlewood Lake Squantz Ramp

2022 Trail #2, Sunday May 15th Lake Zoar State Ramp

2022 Trail #3, Sunday June 5th Lake Lillinonah Steel Bridge Ramp

2022 Trail #4, Sunday July 17th CT River Haddam Meadows Ramp

2022 Trail #5, Sunday August 21st Candlewood Lake Squantz Ramp

 

2022 2 Day (2023 NSF Qualifier) - Saturday August 27th CT River Haddam Meadows Ramp, Sunday August 28th Candlewood Lake Squantz Ramp. Must be a CT-TBF Member at least sixty (60) days prior to event.

 

2022 District 15 National Semi Finals (NSF) - 1000 Islands Clayton NY, hosted by TBF of Connecticut. Dates to be determined.

 

 

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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2022 Open Tournaments

 

 

Open #1, 03/26/2022 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #2, 04/09/2022 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #3, 05/05/2022 Thursday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #4, 06/18/2022 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #5, 07/09/2022 Saturday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #6, 07/31/2022 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #7, 08/14/2022 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #8, 10/23/2022 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #9, 11/13/2022 Sunday - Candlewood Lake Squantz

Open #10, 11/27/2022 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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wish on the site to Jimj652531@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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