Alabama Bass Federation, Inc

The Alabama Bass Federation Inc. is one of the fifty-one states and international federations that make up the amateur arm of The Bass Federation, Inc. Alabama is one of the largest state federations with over one thousand members in clubs across the state. Alabama Federation members are grass roots anglers, dedicated to the future of Bass fishing. We promote "catch and release" and are very protective of the natural resources surrounding our sport.

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Alabama Bass Federation Tournament Trail

Alabama Bass Federation Inc. is affiliated with The Bass Federation (TBF) and      Forrest L Woods (FWL). Eligibility to compete in Alabama Bass Federation, Inc / Minn Kota Trail Tournaments is limited to members who are in good standing of an Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., Charter / Club. There are four qualifying  tournaments; each qualifying tournament is a one day event during the months of February,  March, April and May, followed by the State Championship Tournament, a two day event, in the fall                   more info


Al Redding State Championship Tournament

Lake Martin, Alexander City, AL



The 2014 season Al Redding State Championship Tournament was held 26-27 September at Lake Martin.  Launch was conducted each morning out of Windcreek State Park.  Federation Anglers who qualified and invited to the tournament were met with overcast skies each morning and the threat of rain.  There were some showers on the first day but day two remained dry.  Tournament practice days were slightly windy with overcast and some bright skies.  The race to be the top Angler of the Year finishers for the Angler and Co-Angler Divisions was tight and it was going to come down to the final weigh-in.  Anglers are also competing to be one of the top four overall finishers following the second day weigh-in to secure a position on the 2014 State Team. 


At the conclusion of 1st tournament day Steve Ingram, of Kowaliga had the leading weight of the Angler Division with 12.58., followed by Chuck Thurlow of Alabama Ranger Club with 11.89.  Dennis Sandoval, of Morgan County Bass Club, was the leading Co-Angler with 11.75 next was Brian Brannan of Pine Level Bassmasters with 9.87.  Both Steve and Dennis intended to maintain there lead and secure top honors at the tournament for their respective Divisions.



Once the scale was closed following the day 2 weigh-in Chuck Thurlow emerged as the 2014 Al Redding State Tournament Champion with a 2 day ten fish limit that pushing the scale to 24.17.  Chuck also claimed big fish for both tournament days with a 3.70 on day 1 and a 6.27 on day 2 receiving bonus monies.  Chuck was the overall highest finisher of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Team and will receive a $500.00 bonus check from our partner Airport Marine.


Finishing second overall in the tournament was Chad Miller of Kowaliga Bassmasters with 21.81, 3rd was Steven Ingram of Kowaliga Bassmasters with 20.95, 4th was Dennis Sandoval of Morgan County Bass Club.  Along with Chuck Thurlow, Chad Miller, Steven Ingram and Dennis Sandoval have claimed a position on the 2014 Alabama Bass Federation Inc State Team.



The top ten Anglers finishers of the tournament were, Chuck Thurlow, Alabama Ranger club with 24.17; Chad Miller, Kowaliga Bassmasters with 21.81; Steven Ingram with 20.95; Curtis Coleman, Pro Line Bassmasters with 19.53; David Frogue, Dixieland Bassmasters with 18.81; Scott Luster, Alabama Ranger Club 18.46; Rocky Rockhill, Tennessee Valley Bass Club with 18.39; Ricky D Smith, Shotgun Sports Supply with 18.37; T Paul Brown, Alabama Ranger Club with 18.18 and Brett Coggins, North Alabama Tournament Anglers..


The top ten tournament winners of the Co-Angler Division were Dennis Sandoval, Morgan County Bass Club with 20.50; Larry Morris, Bay Area Bassmasters with 17.03; John Perez , Pine Level Bassmasters with 16.93; Quillie Trott, Pine Level Bassmasters with 16.59; Neal Davis, Pine Level Bassmasters with 15.52; Jeremy Duke, Big Cedar Bassmasters; Brian Brannan, Pine Level Bassmasters with 15.04; Richard Phillips, Tennessee River Bass Club with 14.94; Allan Dalrymple, Shotgun Sports Supply with14.41; Jason Blackmon, Shotgun Sports Supply with13.92.


Rocky Rockhill of Tennessee Valley Bass Club was the Angler of the Year of the Angler Division.  Rocky was followed by Scott Luster of Alabama Ranger Club, Stephen Rogers of Pine Level Bassmasters and Justin Marbut of Shotgun Sports Supply. Each secured Angler positions on the 2014 Alabama Bass Federation Inc State Team.


From the Co-Angler, Angler of the Year Standings, Angler of the Year was Allen Henry, North Alabama Tournament Anglers; Michael Reid, Tennessee River Bass Club; David Davis, Locust Fork Bassmasters and Richard Phillips, Tennessee River Bass Club. These Co-Anglers secured positions as Co-Anglers on the 2014 Alabama Bass Federation, Inc State Team.



Steven Ingram, Kowaliga Bassmasters and Jason Blackmon, Shotgun Sports Supply took Day 1 the total boat weight title of the tournament with a weight of 21.06. T Paul Brown, Alabama Ranger Club and Dennis Sandoval, Morgan County Bass Club was second with 20.94.  Day 2 total boat weight was Jackie Price, Golden Rod and John Perez, Pine Level Bassmasters with 18.26 followed by Jerry Dunn, North Alabama Tournament Angers and Jeremy Duke, Big Cedar Bassmasters with 17.40.



The team title of the tournament was claimed by Shotgun Sports Supply with a weight of 84.14.  Team members were Jason Blackmon, Richard Dalrymple, Derek Headley Ricky D Smith, Bill Spicer and Bryan Wright.


Top Ranger Cup winners of the tournament are Steven Ingram, Kowaliga Bassmasters, David Frogue, Dixieland Bassmasters and Jackie Price, Golden Rod Bassmasters. They will be receiving bonus money from the Ranger Cup program.


The Anglers of the 2014 Alabama State Team members will be Rocky Rockhill, Scott Luster, Stephen Rogers, Justin Marbut, Chuck Thurlow and Chad Miller.  Co-Anglers of the team will be Allen Henry, Michael Reid, David Davis, Richard Phillips, Dennis Sandoval and Steve Ingram.  Our 2014 State Team will compete against other Southern Divisional State Teams on Lake Norman, Charlotte, North Carolina in June 2015.  Congratulations Team Members and the best of luck in the 2015 Southern Divisional Tournament.  Two members of our team will have the opportunity to advance to the TBF National Tournament April 2016 and possible advancement to All American and Forrest Wood Cup Tournament summer of 2015.


We thank all Anglers and their families for your continued support and look forward to your support in 2015.


Alabama Bass Federation Inc 2015 Tournament schedule will be:


21 Feb – Lake Martin

                                                 21 Mar - Pickwick

18 Apr – Neely Henry

2 May – Lake Eufaula


Championship – 18-19 Septt – Lake Guntersville


2014 Southern Divisional Tournament

1-6 June 2014

Neely Henry Lake

Gadsden, AL

The 2014 TBF Southern Divisional Tournament was held 1 June – 6 June 2014 on Neely Henry Lake, out of Gadsden, AL.  84 anglers representing the State Teams of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee meet head to head to fish for their state with the intend of claiming the top honors as Tournament Champion Team.  These angler are also fishing for individual recognition as being the top two anglers of their State Team, earns them the opportunity of advancing to the 2015 TBF National Tournament.  From the TBF National Tournament completing anglers have the opportunity to advance to the All American Tournament and FLW Cup Tournament in 2015.

After the scales were closed on the first day of competition Alabama had grabbed at 20 pound lead, followed by 2nd place Tennessee, Florida was 3rd, Georgia 4th, Kentucky 5th, North Carolina 6th and South Carolina 7th.  On day 2 of completion Alabama increased their lead to 58 pounds followed by the 2nd place Georgia, North Carolina 3rd, Kentucky in 4th, South Carolina in 5th, Florida in 6th and Tennessee in 7th.  

Once the scales were closed on the 3rd and final day of competition Alabama had a total weight of 362.2 which was a lead of 68 pound plus lead over the 2nd placed North Carolina Team.  Georgia finished 3rd followed by Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida.

Of the Alabama Team, Terry Tucker was the top finisher and he was followed by Wes Logan.  Terry will advance as an Angler and Wes will advance as a Co-Angler to the TBF 2015 National Tournament.

For complete results click on the link below. 



 Tournament Schedule for 2015

Qualifying Tournaments

Lake Martin - 21 Feb 2015

Lake Pickwick - 21 March 2015

Neely Henry - 18 April 2015

Lake Eufaula - 2 May 2015

State Tournament

Lake Guntersville - 18-19 Sept 2015




2014 Raffle Winners

Keith McDill - Bay Minette, AL

Boat Wrap, Humminbird 899 & 999


Justin Smith - Florida

Minn Kota Talon


Daniel Moore - Fair Hope, AL

Lake Trip with Professional Angler

 Gregg Vinson


Caleb Leach - Trussville, AL

Ladies Diamond Ring


Alan Rhoden - Boaz, AL

Academy Sports $500.00 Gift Card


Eddy Reese

Alabama Bass Federation Inc





Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

.Enhancing the lives of children and their families.


Airport Marine has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Alabama and the Alabama Bass Federation, Inc, (ABF) to help enhance the lives of children and their families, with the primary emphasis of facilitating access to pediatric health care for residents of Alabama and adjacent sates.  Airport Marine has bigheartedly guaranteed $1500.00 in bonus money to ABF, members who have become a RMHC Team member (donated $100.00 to RMHC). The RMHC Team member that has the highest finish at each of the ABF qualifying tournaments will be awarded $250.00 bonus.  The bonus will be doubled ($500.00) at the State Championship.  Airport Marine will double the bonus at each tournament if the winner is the original owner and current owner, fished from the boat and it was purchased from Airport Marine within the two years of the date of the tournament.

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