TEXAS BASSMASTER TEAM TRAIL (TBTT) presented by TEXAS B.A.S.S. NATION announces 2015 Schedule

TBNLogo BassmasterTeamLogoTexas B.A.S.S. Nation is excited to offer its membership another path to qualify for the BASSMASTER CLASSIC. Texas Team Championship Qualification is simple: Register and participate in one (1) of the Qualifier events and finish in the top 50% of that event, and your team is automatically qualified or register and participate in two (2) Qualifier events, and your team is automatically qualified for the Texas Team Championship. The Texas BASS Team Championship is a two-day event, where the highest finishing team will earn a berth to the BASSMASTER Team Championship Event, with a minimum of 20 team field. For each sequential 20 teams competing, 1 additional team will earn a berth as well. (20 teams = 1st Place to National event, 40 teams = 2nd Place to National event, 60 teams = 3rd Place to National event)

The BASSMASTER Team Championship is an entry-fee based National two-day event, where the top three (3) teams advance to the BASSMASTER Team Classic Event, which will be held the same week, following the BASSMASTER Team Championship. BASSMASTER will provide six (6) boats, whereby each individual team member will then compete. There is no entry fee to the final Classic Event, and no Payouts. The Champion wins a 2016 BASSMASTER CLASSIC entry. The benefits of Texas BASS Nation Membership are listed on the website. For more information, including the rules and entry forms; go to Texas B.A.S.S Nation Site @ http://www.texasbass.org/

 DATE                                    LAKE                               LAUNCH/MARINA
Qualifier #1                       February 22, 2015           SAM RAYBURN        JACKSON HILL
Qualifier #2                      April 19, 2015                   RAY ROBERTS          RAY ROBERTS MARINA
Qualifier #3                      May 24, 2015                     LAKE LBJ                   BLUEBRIAR PARK (Granite Shoals)
CHAMPIONSHIP             October 24-25, 2015          TBD                              TBD

Entry Fee: $160.00 per Team (Payout is based on $150 entry fee and 50 teams) Big Bass Fee of $10 is mandatory and included in entry with a Payout of 60% for 1st Place Big Bass and 40% for 2nd Place Big Bass. (Estimated payback with 50 boat field – 1st Place = $1837, 2nd =$1050, 3rd = $525 – 1 place paid for each 5 team entry)

Any questions, please contact Elton Brock, Director – North Central Region / Texas BASS Nation @ eltonbrock1@gmail.com or 254-913-7895.

Tie On Your Umbrella Rigs

In October B.A.S.S. announced that it would increase umbrella rig restrictions on all qualifying tournaments that lead directly to the Bassmaster Classic (see article here). Immediately after hearing the news Texas B.A.S.S. Nation Regional Directors and Officers began having discussions concerning the use of umbrella rigs at tournaments operated by Texas B.A.S.S. Nation. Throughout these discussions it became clear that the Region Directors and Officers felt we should continue to allow the use of umbrella rigs at any Texas B.A.S.S. Nation tournaments. The last step was to contact B.A.S.S. and determine if this was a restriction that would flow down from the B.A.S.S. to each affiliated state. On the first of December we received notification from Jon Stewart – B.A.S.S. Nation Director that affiliated states could still allow the use of umbrella rigs. Texas B.A.S.S. Nation plans to allow umbrella rigs in all tournaments.

While Texas B.A.S.S. Nation is allowing the use of umbrella rigs, it’s important for anglers to remember that umbrella rigs will not be allowed at any tournament operated by B.A.S.S. that leads directly to the Bassmaster Classic. It is the responsibility of each angler to know the tournament rules and to abide by these rules to safeguard the fairness and integrity of our sport.

The BASS Club To Host Annual Charity Tournament

ToysThe BASS Club of Montgomery, Texas, will host its 2nd Annual Toys For Tots Charity Tournament.  The Annual event will be held on Lake Conroe, out of StowAway Marina, November 29th.  Entry fee for the 2-man Team Tournament will be $100 per team, along with a $500 “BIG Fish Bounty”.  Entry into the  “Bounty” requires a donation of a $20 new unwrapped toy, or a $20 donation to Toys for Tots.  Registration/Entry Fee will be taken the morning of the tournament.

Tournament Rules & Entry Form:  2ndANNUALToysforTots(CASH)