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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


    MR. BASS THIS WEEKEND IS CANCELLED Everyone’s safety is our concern. I’ve made the decision to CANCEL Mr. Bass this weekend. I’ll be contacting everyone by phone this morning. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
  2. Joel Porter

    2017 B.A.S.S. Nation Championship qualifiers

    Craig Torkleson and Charles Capehart will be headed to; Anderson, S.C. for the B.A.S.S. Nation National Championship in October of this year. The following is a breakdown on how they approached the 2017 B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional at Lake of the Ozarks. Craig Torkleson After 3 1/2 days of practice...
  3. Joel Porter

    2017 BASS Nation Central Regional

    The Kansas BASS Nation team didn’t fare to well at the 2017 BASS Nation Central Regional finishing 15th out of 19 states. The team did however have three boaters finish in the top 28 out of 190, with Craig Torkleson finishing 2nd overall. Congratulations to all for making the team and...
  4. Evan Hartnett


    Just a reminder to all KBN Clubs. If your sending your top club anglers to the 2017 MR. BASS CHAMPIONSHIP April 29&30 All entries must be postmarked by April 19th. Entry forms are on the website. Clubs can send the following: 6-12 members 1 Boater & 1 Co-Angler 13-24...
  5. Joel Porter

    2017 Spring Meeting

    All, The 2017 Spring meeting will be held at the; Courtyard by Marriott 3020 Riffel Drive Salina, Kansas 67401 February 25th Executive Board Meeting; 8am to 10:30am Club Representative Business Meeting; 11am to 5pm Lunch will be provided at noon for all attendees.  
  6. 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...
  7. Evan Hartnett

    4-Man Team Series

    Good afternoon Members!  A few of you might be looking at the schedule and thinking what’s the “4-man Team Series”. So I’ve put together some information to help explain how his event is going to work this year. Yes, its very different than what’s been done in the past. So communication is...
  8. 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...
  9. Evan Hartnett

    2017 Kansas Bass Nation Schedule

    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...

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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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