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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. Evan Hartnett

    2017 Kansas Bass Nation Qualifier

    2017 Kansas Bass Nation State Qualifier on Grand Lake Oklahoma just around the corner. Entry deadline is this coming Wednesday October 4th. All entries must be postmarked on or before that date. Boaters must sign up with a Co-Angler. Entry forms are on the website. Place: Martins Landing Ramp. Date:...
  2. Evan Hartnett

    Attention 4-man Competitors

    Attention to all 4-man participants fishing this weekend. Bass Pass is back in effect so make sure you have one. Pre-meeting will be Friday at 6:00 at the Eisenhower East ramp. Make sure you have at least one team member there please. If you cannot make it please let me...
  3. 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 by midnight October 31st to be considered. Complete rules
  4. Evan Hartnett

    Attention 4-man Entries

    Attention: The 4-man team series entry deadline is a couple weeks away. All entries must be postmarked by September 6th. Event is September 16&17 at Melvern lake. Details will become available at a later time. If you paid for both events when you sent in for the first one. You...
  5. Evan Hartnett

    Conservation Tournament Eldorado

    Good morning Kansas Nation. Some might looking at the forecast and wondering what’s going to happen tomorrow morning. We’ll it’s Kansas so who knows. We are still a go for the conservation tournament tomorrow morning. Registration will start at or around 6:00am. Find either Jesse Jordan or Evan Hartnett to...
  6. Joel Porter

    Kansas BASS Nation Officer Elections

    All, Starting August 1st through August 31st you can nominate someone to fill any of the following positions on the KBN Board. Vice- President – Incumbent; Mike Turner and is running for reelection  Secretary – Incumbent; Brad VanRiette and is running for reelection Youth Director – Incumbent; Richard Heflin and is...
  7. 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...
  8. Evan Hartnett

    KBN Sudden Death Team Challenge

    KBN Sudden Death Team Challenge Sunday August 6th @ Eldorado lake Take off will be at Shady Creek ramp. Boat position will by by entries in order received. After first period launch order will be by team boater placement. $60 per team 100% payback Paying 4 places $10 out of...

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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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