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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. 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...
  2. Joel Porter

    Kansas BASS Nation Team Series

    One more try to get a team series going this year. We still have two dates scheduled for this year meant for the team series. We will be fishing two separate tournaments on the same day. There will be a new entry form on the website shortly reflecting these changes,...
  3. Joel Porter

    Kansas BASS Nation club 6-man at Big Hill

    On June 11 & 12, Five Kansas BASS Nation clubs were represented at the 6-man on Big Hill lake. I want to thank those clubs for coming out to support this event and add more funds to the Frank Stong Memorial Scholarship. The weather was great, maybe a little hot, until the...
  4. 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...
  5. Brad VanRiette

    From the KBN Executive Committee.

    May 27, 2016 Most of you should, by now, be aware of the recent resignations of Don Leatherman from the position of Kansas BASS Nation President; and the resignation of Larry Riffey from the position of Kansas BASS Nation Vice-president. The service that both of these gentlemen have provided to...
  6. Brad VanRiette

    KBN Mr. Bass Tournament “Winning Ways”.

    On May 1, Mark Matulka (of the Backlashers Bass Club) was the winner of the KBN Mr. Bass tournament as a boater. The tournament was held at ElDorado Reservoir and hosted by Shady Creek Marina If you look at the weights Mark not only won, he out distanced the...
  7. Joel Porter

    2016 Mr. Bass El Dorado Lake Results

    The Mr. Bass tournament at El Dorado lake started off with a Friday evening meeting and a little food provided by Shady Creek marina. A big Thank You goes out to Mike and Justin!!!! Some on the water pictures. A big thanks to Brad VanRiette for stepping in and being...
  8. Larry Riffey

    Letter to KBN

    May 1, 2016 TO: Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation Board of Directors Jon Stewart, B.A.S.S. Nation Director Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation Club Presidents Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation Club Secretary’s 2016 Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation State Team Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation Members SUBJECT: Letter of Resignation With this correspondence, I resign from the position, duties and responsibilities...

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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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