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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. Tournament Season Summary

The Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation Tournament Season for 2014 will soon come to an end, but there are still some key events on the schedule.

** The B.A.S.S. NATION CHAMPIONSHIP is scheduled for November 6 – 8 at Monroe, Louisiana. Preston Frazell will represent the K.B.N. at this event. One angler from each of 6 Divisions will qualify for a berth to the 2015 BASSMASTER CLASSIC. ** The K.B.N. STATE TEAM QUALIFIER CHAMPIONSHIP, scheduled for October 4 & 5 at Keystone Lake, OK, will determine the 2015 State Team. ** The K.B.N. TEAM SERIES was final on September 14th, with Kenny Turpin and Travis Swift finishing with First Place points. They will advance to the BASSMASTER TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP, December 9th at DeGray Lake, Bismarck, Arkansas. The overall winner of this event will qualify for a berth to the 2015 BASSMASTER CLASSIC. ** The 6 – MAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT was held on Truman Reservoir, MO, August 23 & 24. The Leavenworth Team of Larry Stoafer, Ray Cates, Sam Morton, Danny Lee, Dennis Edwards & Randy Kenton finished 1st in the event.

  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. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Don Leatherman

    2014 Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation Election of Officers

    The following positions on the Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation Board of Directors are up for election this fall for the 2015 & 2016 terms of office. The election will be held at the Fall Business Meeting in Manhattan, Kansas, November 15, 2014. Nominations will be accepted for these positions beginning August...
  6. Jeff Nolte

    Tournament reports

    Hey guys, please remember to turn in your tournament reports when your club has a tournament on Kansas waters. We get money for the conservation fund from KDWPT for each report. They use these reports to help them evaluate the fisheries. I just got a fresh batch of creel cards...


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