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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. Brad VanRiette

    KBN introduces Club of the Year Award.

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    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...
  2. Evan Hartnett

    2017 Kansas Bass Nation Schedule

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    Good afternoon Members! The KBN tournament Staff would like to announce the tenitive schedule for 2017. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. KBN Mr. Bass Championship – April 29th & 30th Glen Elder Reservoir 3rd Annual Frank Stong Memorial Scholarship Tournament – May 21st BigHill Reservoir KBN 4-Man Team...
  3. Brad VanRiette

    Olathe Bass Club Continues Holiday Giving.

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    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...
  4. Brad VanRiette

    Olathe Bass Club Donates Food.

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    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...
  5. Joel Porter

    2016 Toyota Bonus Bucks Team Championship

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    This last week, the KBN Team Trail champions, Justin Harris and Dell Mettlen, Jr., fish the 2016 Toyota Bonus Bucks Team Championship at Kentucky lake. While I know Justin and Dell had hopes for a better finish, they still out fished better then half the field. Congratulations guys for getting there and...
  6. Brad VanRiette

    Kansas BASS Nation 2016 Awards Banquet.

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    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...
  7. Mike Turner

    VOTE YES on ONE

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    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...
  8. Joel Porter

    KBN Special Team event results

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    Rue Armstrong and Tate Herrman survived the wind and tough fishing and won the event. It was a challenging day on the water. Results Team weight # fish BB 1st – Armstrong/Herrman 11.2 10 1.8 2nd – Butler/Turner 10.6 9 3rd – Porter/VanRiette 4.0 4 4th – Danner/Kirkwood 3.3 3...
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