1. Richard Heflin

    Frank Stong Scholarship

    To all KBN members or family of KBN members… It’s time enter the Frank Stong Scholarship! Please make sure to have your application and essay turned in for a chance to be selected!. All entries must be into Richard Heflin at richard.heflin@se2.com by midnight October 31st to be considered. Complete rules
  2. Doug Nygren

    2017 Update

    I haven’t posted anything for a while, but I can tell you we continue our efforts to improve bass fishing. The Meade Hatchery produced over 1 million bass again this year.  We released early spawn bass in Webster, Kirwin, Wilson, Melvern, Kanopolis, Hillsdale, El Dorado, and numerous state fishing lakes...
  3. Joel Porter

    Solar Bat

    Solar Bat has started a live broadcast on Facebook every Monday at 4:30 EST. They want to present a tip and answer a question every week. If they select your tip or question you will receive a free pair of Solar Bat sunglasses. Spread the word to all. Email your...
  4. Joel Porter

    Solar Bat

    Solar Bat will start a Father’s Day special sale on Friday June 9 at 5PM Eastern that will run through 12AM Eastern Tuesday June 20. The special will be 20% off any sunglass/sunglasses order on www.solarbat.com with a promo code entered at checkout. Also included with each pair of sunglasses...
  5. Joel Porter

    By: Kyle Alsop; 2017 Kansas BASS Nation State Team Member and B.A.S.S. Collegiate National Champion Earlier this week I had the privilege of joining the Kick Back High School and Youth Fishing Team at Mondo Tackle to share some of my knowledge and personal stories of growing up fishing. They...
  6. Brad VanRiette

    KBN introduces Club of the Year Award.

    New for 2017 we present the KBN Club of the Year. Realizing that our clubs are involved in so many different areas  we wanted to create a way of recognizing their participation; to recognize a Club of the Year. This is planned to be a traveling trophy presented each year...
  7. Brad VanRiette

    Olathe Bass Club Continues Holiday Giving.

    The following was provided by Charles Capehart, President of the Olathe Bass Club. The tradition of the Olathe Bass Club bell ringing for the Salvation Army continued again in 2016 as members of the Olathe Bass Club rand the “Red Kettles” for the Salvation Army during the week of December...
  8. Brad VanRiette

    Olathe Bass Club Donates Food.

    The following was sent to the KBN by Charles Capehart, President of the Olathe Bass Club. Good job guys! The 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...
  9. Brad VanRiette

    Kansas BASS Nation 2016 Awards Banquet.

    November 5th the KBN held its annual Awards Banquet at the Prairie Band Casino in Mayetta Kansas. For those who may not know, the KBN Awards Banquet is held each year celebrating accomplishments by members during the year. Generally the evening includes a social hour, catered meal, guest speaker, and...


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