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Our Mission

The purpose of the Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation is to stimulate public awareness of bass fishing as a major sport. To offer our State Conservation Department our moral and political support and encouragement. To promote full adherence to all conservation codes, to demand adequate water quality standards and legal enforcement of existing regulatory standards. To detect and report any polluter and to call public and political attention to this crime. To improve our skills as bass anglers through a fellowship of friendly exchange of bass catching techniques and ideas, to promote and encourage youth fishing and love for this great recreation. To promote sportsmanship, courtesy and boating safety at all levels.


2014 K.B.N. “West” & “East” Qualifier Sponsors

We are proud to introduce the Qualifier Sponsors for the Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation “West” and “East” Qualifier Tournaments:  *LEWIS AUTOMOTIVE GROUP* of Garden City, Dodge City and Hays, Kansas, http://www.buylewis.com is a returning sponsor and is sponsoring the Lewis Automotive Group “West” Qualifier at Wilson Reservoir, April 26 & 27, 2014.  *DODIG JEWELRY SERVICE* of Overland Park, Kansas, (913-709-1323) is a new sponsor this year and is sponsoring the Dodig Jewelry “East” Qualifier at Grand Lake, Oklahoma, July 26 & 27, 2014. Our sincere appreciation to both of these sponsors for supporting our qualifying events.

  1. Joel Porter

    Team Series Points

    As with most points series, constancy wins. The team of Kenny Turpin and Travis Swift were the models of consistency. With a 5th, 3rd and two 2nd’s they found themselves on top of the points standings and will be moving on to the Team Championship on DeGray Lake in Bismarck,...
  2. Joel Porter

    Team Series Table rock results

    It was a very tough fishing event this weekend. Both days though the same three teams managed to come out on top, exactly the same both days. 1st place team of Kenneth Powell & Adam Stockebrand with 2nd BB on Saturday 3.16 2nd place team of Kenney Turpin & Travis...
  3. Joel Porter

    Team Series at Table Rock

    Posting this here for all to see again. All,   Due to an error on my part, I have had to switch the launch ramp at Table Rock. We will now be going out of Schooler Creek Resort. Here is a link to the website for you to be able...
  4. Joel Porter

    Six Man Club Tournament

    There will be a pre-tournament registration and meeting at the meeting room at the Osage Bluff Hotel. At least one member from your team needs to be present as we will be drawing for launch order and putting the BB pot together. I will need to have proof of $300000...
  5. Jeff Nolte

    BASS Conservation needs your help

    Nationwide insurance is currently running a contest for its” conservation partners. The organization that gets the most vote will receive $ 45,000 in grant money. To vote for BASS Conservation go to http:/huntingandfishing.nationwide.com/, click on the BASS logo, and submit your vote. You can vote once a day. Contest runs...
  6. Joel Porter

    Qualifier Championship Anglers

    Congratulations to the anglers who qualified for the championship. Boater                                                             Non-boater   2013 Kansas Champion                                2013 Qualifier Champion Beau Branine                                               Preston Frazell   Mr. Bass Qualifiers Larry...


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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Steve French

    The Buhler High School team of Hunter French and Steven Reeves spent the practice days search for a pattern but could not find it. The bass had been schooling on the ledges but the locals blamed the poundage of the ledges by FLW pros in the scattering of the fish. The young men did not find the fish needed to place in the two days on Kentucky…[Read more]

  • 2 months ago

    Brad VanRiette

    Today is the first day of the BASS High School team championships. There are lots of pictures of and other info at Bassmaster.com. !!!GOOD LUCK!!! to the two KBN teams that are there; the KBN BHSN state champions Nick Luna and Remington Wagner, and the second place team of Hunter French and Steven Reeves.

  • 8 months ago

    Don Leatherman

    I have received several inquiries in reference to how anglers can reqister for the K.B.N. Team Series and when registrations will be accepted. We are accepting registration now. The registration form is available in the 2014 Tournament Forms section, under the NEWS tab, Tournament Director section. All registration need to be mailed directly to…[Read more]



No one could have predicted that the 106 fishermen competing in Ray Scott’s first tournament in 1967 would one day turn into a membership organization more than half a million strong. It would have been just as impossible to predict that the B.A.S.S. newsletter, first distributed in 1968, would evolve into Bassmaster Magazine, the bible of today’s bass fisherman — but it happened.

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