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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.

  1. Joel Porter

    KBN Club of the Year

    This year the Kansas BASS Nation club of the year was awarded to the Olathe Bass Club. This is their presentation, submitted by Charles. Club of the Year Charles Capehart Great job!!!!
  2. Joel Porter

    Olathe Bass Club annual food drive

    The following is from Charles Capehart Olathe Bass Club held their annual food drive during their recent Year-end Awards Banquet. OBC collects food for the New Hope Food Pantry. The New Hope Food Pantry opened in April of 2011 and with help of Harvesters, they serve thousands of Olathe and...
  3. Brad VanRiette

    KBN Conservation Update.

    Here’s a quick update from the KBN Conservation Director, Steve French. November 16 Steve attended the KDWPT Commission meeting held in Scott City. During the open comments section of the meeting Steve was able to introduce himself to the Commission, thank them for their past efforts such as increasing the...
  4. Richard Heflin

    Youth Qualifier #2 on Glen Elder

    The youth guys were met with post frontal conditions for their second event of the season. Even under those conditions the teams were excited to venture out onto the lake for their chance at winning this second event of the year. The smallmouth bite was hot and heavy and when things...
  5. Richard Heflin

    High School Qualifier #2 on Glen Elder

    The high school guys were met with interesting challenges for their second event of the season. When the 30 teams arrived at the ramp they were met with post front conditions with winds in the 15 mph range and clouds. The night before the tournament saw heavy rains. The teams...
  6. Richard Heflin

    Perry Youth Tournament

    September 10th saw the kick off of the 2017 – 2018 youth fishing season here in Kansas. Tournament morning saw  eight boats registered to fish the first tournament of the season held on Perry Reservoir in NE Kansas. These young anglers fished extremely hard and at the end of the...
  7. Richard Heflin

    Perry High School Tournament Result

    September 9th saw the kick off of the 2017 – 2018 high school fishing season here in Kansas. Tournament morning saw a record high number of boats (32) registered for the first tournament of the season held on Perry Reservoir in NE Kansas. Competition was fierce but at the end...
  8. Evan Hartnett

    2017 Final Results of State Qualifier

    Here are the final results from this year 2017 Kansas Bass Nation State Qualifier. Day 1 Big Bass Winners Boater – Jesse Jordan 5.22# $440 Co-Angler – Ray Cates 3.88# $400 Day 2 Big Bass Winners Boater – Chris Torkelson 6.62# $440 Co-Angler – Devin Pino 4.35# $400

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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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