1. Mike Turner


    Looking for another reason to go to the polls in November? Fishermen have historically taken the lead in establishing the laws that have shaped conservation management. From the beginning, we have advocated for clean water and healthy populations of fish. On Election Day, Kansas’ anglers have the opportunity to add...
  2. Mike Turner

    2016 Election Candidates

    The 2016 Election nominating period has started… These are the open positions and candidates as of 8/8/2016. The nomination process will end 8/31/2016. President:  Joel Porter Treasurer:  Larry Brumley (I) Tournament Director: Evan Hartnett Conservation Director:  Jesse Jordan (I) Director-at-Large: Dell Mettlen Jr. & Kyle Klein   Thanks to those...
  3. Mike Turner

    2016 Elections

    Dear Nation Members, Nominations for KBN officers opens on August 1 and closes August 31. The offices that are open for the Fall Election are: President (Open), Treasurer (Larry Brumley incumbent) Tournament Director (Open, Joel Porter will not run) Conservation Director (Jesse Jordan incumbent) Director-at-Large (Open, Don Dreiling will not...
  4. Mike Turner

    2016 Fall Banquet

    BASS Nation Members! It has been decided to hold the 2016 Fall Banquet at Prairie Band Casino, North of Topeka. This year’s event may be a bit different from previous events, but we will still have fun, dinner, and raffles much like those of the past. We hope to have...
  5. Mike Turner

    EPA Mandates More E15 in 2017

    The EPA has just announced its plans to further increase the country’s ethanol mandates, surpassing the current record high levels finalized less than one year ago. By next year, the EPA is requiring the American public to consume 700 million more gallons of renewable fuel, whether they want to or...


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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