What is the NBFN?
The Nevada B.A.S.S. chapter members are our grass-roots fishermen dedicated to the
future of bass fishing. They furnish manpower, money and equipment for lake clean-ups,
promote catch-and-release, educate the community and encourage involvement, educate
and introduce youth to fishing, and conduct tournament creel census reports.
Our federation members also have another common interest, tournament fishing. Every
weekend our anglers enjoy the B.A.S.S. National Federation Tournament Trail. It
is the only amateur circuit that leads to the prestigious B.A.S.S. Masters Classic
where they compete against the top 40 professional fishermen each year.
On this circuit, chapter members qualify through our state federation for a slot
on our state team. Our state team then competes against other state teams at the
B.A.S.S. Western Divisional Championships. At this tournament the contenders compete
as a team for the prize money, but the top individual from each state team advances
to the B.A.S.S. Federation National Championship. At this National Championship
tournament the contenders compete against all of the other divisional qualifiers
and against the other contenders in their division. The top individual from each
division advances to the BASS Masters Classic.
Today our National Federation members are actively pushing for better conservation
practices, introducing kids to fishing, conducting community service projects and
promoting fishing throughout their communities. Because of the hard work and dedication
of our federation members the future of fishing looks bright!