Alabama Bass Federation, Inc.

Junior / High School State Championship Tournament

Lay Lake

04/27-28/2018

It was a great two days of fishing for Junior and High School anglers that competing in the 2018 Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., State Tournament, 27-28 April 2018 on Lay Lake launching out of Beeswax Creek. Young anglers representing Ft Payne Wildcats; Sylvania Bass Fishing Team; Cedar Bluff High School; Gardendale Rockets; Fairview Fishing Team; Sand Rock Wildcats; Spring Valley Anglers; Satsuma Fishing Team; MGM Fishing Team; Citronelle Fishing Team; Alabama HS Fishing Team; CCHS Bass Fishing Team; Need 5 Fishing; Spanish Fort HS Fishing Team and Happy Hookers Fishing participated in the event. You could not have asked for better weather conditions.

Following two days of fishing the winning team of the High School Division was the team of Justin Duke – John Thomas Walley of Satsuma Fishing Team with a total weight of 36.56. Colin McCullough – Justin Hamlin of Cedar Bluff High School were second with 30.69. Ethan Clanton – Logan Wood of Sand Rock Wildcats were 3rd with 29.76. These three teams have qualified to advance to the 2018 High School National Tournament scheduled for June 2018, Lake Pickwick, Florence, AL.

In the Junior Division, Brody Robison – Colton Cash of Sand Rock Jr Wildcats grabbed the top honors with a weight of 30.35. Finishing in 2nd place was Eli Colley – Matthew Grimes of Sand Rock Jr Wildcats with 24.21. Rounding out the top three of the Junior Division is Everett Jones of Prattville Christian Academy with 24.53. Brody Robison – Colton Cash will be advancing to the 2018 Junior World Championship Tournament, Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs, AR, August 2018.

Congratulations to all the anglers that participated in the event. A big shout out of thanks to the coaches, boat captains, parents, grandparents and all other supporters of these events.

Results

 

Alabama River Tournament

04/21/2018

The Final Qualifying 2018 Tournament of Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., was held on 4/21/2018 at Neely Henry, Gadsden, Al, launching out of Coosa Landing Pond. The water level was amount normal and the current was flowing, and the weather was warm and clear.

Upon closing the scales Don Hogue Jr, of Alabama Ranger Club lead the field of Anglers with a limit that weighted 15.09.   Finishing 2nd in the Angler Division was Codey Brandon of Dekalb Bassmasters with a weight of 14.93, Jake Childers of Alabama Ranger Club was 3rd with 14.05, Justin Marbut of Shotgun Sports Supply was 4th with 13.74 and Rocky Rockhill, of Tennessee Valley Bass Club finished in the top five with 12.94.

In the Co-Angler Division the top spot was claimed by Jason Howard of Coosa River Hookers with 17.64. David Davis of Locust Fork Bassmasters with 16.29 finished 2nd, John Ware of Shotgun Spots Supply was 3rd with 11.37, Chris Wages of Coosa River Hookers was 4th with 8.42 and Larry Hall of Pine Level Bassmasters finished in the top five of the Co-Angler Division with 8.13.

Joey Payne and Jason Howard both of Coosa River Hookers took the pairings boat weight title of the tournament with a combined weight of 27.65.

 

Big fish honors of the Angler Division was claimed by Justin Marbut of Shotgun Sports Supply with a weight of 5.48. Jason Howard f Coosa River Hookers had big fish of the Co-Angler Division with 5.08.

David Forgue of Tennessee Valley Bass Club was the top finisher of the tournament participating in the Ranger Cup and will be receiving bonus money from the Ranger Cup program.

Don Hogue Jr., of Alabama Ranger Club won the Ronald McDonald House Charities Team bonus money.  Don will receive $250.00 bonus money provided by Airport Marine.

Our State Championship Tournament is scheduled for 5-8 September 2018, Lake Martin Wind Creek State Park. Make your plans to participate in the 2018 State Championship Tournament and advance to the 2018 National Semi-Finals Tournament.

Tournament Results

 

Alabama River Tournament

03/31/2018

The 3rd Qualifying 2018 season of Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., was held on the Alabama River, Prattville, Al, launching out of Cooters Pond. The water level was amount normal and the current was flowing current was flowing and the wind during the tournament day weak to strong at times.

When the scales closed at the of tournament day James Moore of Locust Fork Bassmasters finished ahead of the field of Anglers with a weight of 15.30.    Finishing 2nd in the Angler Division was Rickie Harp of Alabama Ranger Club with a weight of 14.62, Kevin Gibson of Pine Level Bassmasters was 3rd with 14.43, Jake Childers of Alabama Ranger Club was 4th with 13.66 and Justin Marbut of Shotgun Sports Supply finished in the top five with 13.30.

 

The Co-Angler top spot was claimed by Jason Howard of Coosa River Hookers with 14.00.  Allen Henry of North Alabama Tournament Anglers with 13.40 finished 2nd, 3rd was Tony Hill of North Alabama Tournament Anglers with 13.22, Josh Jones of Pine Level Bassmasters was 4th with 12.62 and Derrick Pervical of Pine Level Bassmasters finished in the top five of the Co-Anglers with 12.58.

James Moore and his Co-Angler link David Davis, both of Locust Fork Bassmasters took the pairings boat weight title of the tournament with a combined weight of 27.56

Big fish honors of the Angler Division was claimed by Jake Childers of Alabama Ranger Club with a weight of 4.47.  Jason Howard of Coosa River Hookers had big fish of the Co-Angler Division with 4.47.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Team, Rickie Harp of Alabama Ranger Club was the top finisher of the team member and will receive a $250.00 bonus provided by Airport Marine.

James Moore was the top finisher of the tournament participating in the Ranger Cup and will be receiving bonus money from the Ranger Cup program. James has been the highest finishing Ranger Cup participate in our 2018 season.

Our final 2018 qualifying tournament is scheduled for 21 April, Neely Henry, out of Coosa Landing, Gadsden, AL.  Make your plans to participate to qualify for our 2018 State Championship Tournament and advancement to the 2018 National Semi-Finals Tournament.

Tournament Results

 

Junior / High School Tournament

Weiss Lake

Cedar Bluff, AL

03/10/2018 

For the 2018 Junior / High School Tournament Trails, Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., will sanction tournaments in the states southern region (south of Montgomery) and northern region (north of Montgomery).  All anglers will be participating for the opportunity to attend the Junior / High School State Tournament which is scheduled for April 27-28, 2018 at Lay Lake. 

The final qualifying tournament of our 2018 season was conducted at Weiss Lake, launching out of the Hwy 9 State Ramp on 10 March 2018.  High School anglers representing Alabama High School Fishing Team, Cedar Bluff High School, Plainview High School, Gardendale High School Rockets Fishing Team, Sand Rock High School Wildcats Fishing Team, Ft Payne Wildcats, Indian Springs and Sylvania High School participated in the tournament.  Junior anglers from Ft Payne, Sand Rock and Gardendale also fished the tournament. 

At the close of the scales Plainview Fishing Team claimed top honors of the tournament. The team of Austin Brown / Christian Gregory had a limit that weighed 17.886 and were followed by the Sand Rock Wildcats Team of Cody Daniels / Chris Henson with 16.28.  Finishing third was Parker Simpson / Adam Trammell of Alabama Bass SAF with 14.78. 

In the Junior Division 1st Place was claimed by the team of Braxton Goza / Quinn McGee of Ft Payne Wildcats with a weight of 9.81. Finishing 2nd Place was the tram of Eli Colley / Matthew Grimes of Sand Rock Wildcats.

Anglers reported that they all had a great time and looking forward to our scheduled State Championship Tournament, 27-28 April 2018, Lay Lake. 

Thanks to the Boat Captions, parents, grandparent and all the folks that make these events so special.

Tournament Results

 

Lake Guntersville Tournament

03/03/2018 

The 2nd Qualifying tournament of the 2018 season of Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., was held at Lake Guntersville, Scottsboro, Al, launching out of Goose Pond. The water level was high, and the current was flowing and the wind during the tournament day were strong. Federation Anglers stepped up to the challenge of water level and prevailing winds. 

At the end of tournament day Chad Sykes, of Tennessee Valley Bass Club finished ahead of the field of Anglers with a limit that tipped the scales at 23.02.   Finishing 2nd in the Angler Division was Walter Orr, of Coosa River Hookers with a weight of 17.33, James Moore of Locust Fork Bassmasters was 3rd with 17.07, Rusty Burroughs of Shotgun Sports Supply was 4th with 15.59 and Roy Galbraith of Winfield Bass Masters finished in the top five with 14.84.

The Co-Angler top position was claimed by David Davis of Locust Fork Bassmasters with 16.48.  Terry Quates of Pine Level Bassmasters with 14.69 finished 2nd, 3rd was Charlie Culver of Bay Area Bassmasters with 13.78, Courtney Hammett of Shotgun Sports Supply was 4th with 12.39 and Larry Daly of Morgan County Bass Club finished in the top five of the Co-Anglers with 9.94.

 

 

 

Chad Sykes of Tennessee Valley Bass Club and Co-Angler Terry Quates of Pine Level Bassmasters took the pairings boat weight title of the tournament with a combined weight of 37.71. James Moore of Locust Fork Bassmasters and Co-Angler Larry Daly of Morgan County Bass Club were second with combine weight of 27.01. 

Of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Team, Chuck Thurlow of Alabama Ranger Club was the top finisher of the team members and will receive a $250.00 bonus provided by Airport Marine.

Angler Big Fish honors of the tournament was captured by Larry Franks Jr, with a weight of 7.15. Charlie Culver hooked the Co-Angler Big Fish which tipped the scales at 6.86. 

James Moore was the top finisher of the tournament participating in the Ranger Cup and will be receiving bonus money from the Ranger Cup program.

Tournament Results

High School Tournament

Mobile River

10/14/2017 

For the 2018 Junior / High School Tournament Trails, Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., will sanction tournaments in the states southern region (south of Montgomery) and northern region (north of Montgomery).  All anglers will be participating for the opportunity to attend the Junior / High School State Tournament which is scheduled for April 20-21, 2018 at Lay Lake. 

Another tournament in the southern region was conducted on Alabama, launching out of Roland Cooper State Park, Camden, AL 0n 24 February 2018.  High School anglers representing Satsuma, Saraland, Citronelle, Baldwin County, Spanish Fort, Spring Valley and Sand Rock Junior team participated in the tournament.  These young anglers were very enthusiastically and looking forward to the tournament. 

At the close of the scales the team of James White/ Crews Revere of Spanish Fort High School grabbed 1st Place finish honors with a limited that weight 12.81.  John Walley / Justin Duke of Satsuma Fishing Team were 2nd Place with 12.57. The Junior team of Brody Robison / Colton Cash of Sand Rock Wildcats finished third with 11.77. 

Thanks to the Boat Captions, parents, grandparent and all the folks that make these events so special.

Tournament Results

Logan Martin Tournament

02/10/2017 

For the second year, the first tournament site of the 2018 season of Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., was at Logan Martin, Pell City, AL.  The tournament launched out of Lakeside RV/Marina and Pell City welcomed Federation Anglers.  The weather conditions forecast high rain chances throughout. At blast off there was an overcast however, no rain.  During the day there were several showers, but the steady rain came down during the weight-in. 

Joey Payne of Coosa River Hookers captured Angler Division 1st Place with a limit that pushed the scales to 19.46.  Joey had over a 4-pound lead over 2nd Place, Rusty Burroughs of Shotgun Sports Supply, 15.25. Joe claimed 1st Place check of $1,500.00. Wayne Voss of Coosa River Anglers 2 finished 3rd with 15.00, followed James Moore of Locust Fork Bassmasters with 14.99 and rounding out the top five of the Angler Division is Jeff Gardner of Locust Fork Bassmasters with 14.46 

 

 

The Co-Angler top position check of $750.00 was claimed by Courtney Hammett of Shotgun Sports Supply with 15.40.  Finishing 2nd was John Ware of Shotgun Sports Supply with 11.14.  Willis Kennedy of Coosa River Hookers was 3rd with 10.20 followed in 4th by Hunter Bailey of Dekalb Bassmasters with 10.04 and in 5th of the Co-Angler Division was Josh Jones of Pine Level Bassmasters with 9.95.

Curtis Coleman of Pro Line Bassmasters and Courtney Hammett of Shotgun Sports Supply won the Pairing Weight Title with a combined weight of 28.37.  Wayne Voss, of Coosa River Anglers 2 and Josh Jones of Pine Level Bassmasters were second with 24.95. 

Team competition was won by Coosa River Hookers, anglers Jay Hutchins, Shawn Keel, Willis Kennedy, Tony Lister, Walter Orr and Joey Payne with a weight of 67.47.  In second place was Shotgun Sports Supply team, consisting of Rusty Burroughs, Zeke Gossett, Courtney Hammett, James Hardy, Justin Marbut and Ricky d Smith with a weight of 65.11. 

Big fish honors of the tournament for the Angler Division was won by Scott Luster of Alabama Ranger Club with a weight of 6.77. On the Co-Angler side Courtney Hammett of Shotgun Sports Supply 4.91. Both received the monies from their representative division.

 

 

Of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Team, Curtis Coleman of Pro Line Bassmasters was the top finisher of the team members and will receive a $250.00 bonus provided by Airport Marine. 

James Moore of Locust Fork Bassmasters was the top finisher of the tournament participating in the Ranger Cup and will be receiving bonus money from the Ranger Cup program.

Our Next tournament is 3 March 2018, Lake Guntersville, launching out of Goose Pond, Scottsboro, AL.  Come join us and start / continue your quest advance to our State Tournament, National Semi-Finals, National, All America and FLW tournaments.

Tournament Results

 

Junior / High School Tournament

Lake Mitchell

Clanton, AL

01/20/2018

For the 2018 Junior / High School Tournament Trails, Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., will sanction tournaments in the states southern region (south of Montgomery) and northern region (north of Montgomery).  All anglers will be participating for the opportunity to attend the Junior / High School State Tournament which is scheduled for April 27-28, 2018 at Lay Lake.

The third of several ABF JR/HS tournaments was conducted at Lake Mitchell, Higgins Ferry Park, Clanton, AL on 20 January 2018.  High School anglers representing, Cherokee County High School Bass Fishing Team, Fairview High School Fishing Team, Sand Rock High School Wildcats Fishing Team, Spring Valley School Anglers, Ft Payne Wildcats Fishing, Need 5 Fishing Team, Sylvania Bass Fishing Team, Indian Springs Fishing Club, Prattville Christian Academy and Cedar Bluff High School Bass Club participated in the tournament.

The Junior Division had Junior anglers from Prattville Christian Academy, Sand Rock JR Wild Cats and Ft Payne Jr Wildcats

These young anglers experienced one of the best weather days we’ve had in a while, but fishing tough.

Fairview Fishing Team of Levi Harris and Bryar Chambers claimed top honors of the High School Division with a weight of 10.90.  The team of Andrew Smart and Dawson Campbell of Sylvania Bass Fishing Team had a limit that weighed 9.71 finishing 2nd Place.  Finishing third was Hunter Porter and Peyton Trim of Need 5 Fishing with 9.66.

In the Junior Division Everette Jones and Conner Sikes of Prattville Christian Academy grabbed 1st Place honors with a weight of 3.74. Lane Clark and Braden Wooten of Ft Payne Jr Wildcats finished 2nd with 1.95

Our next scheduled JR/HS tournament is 24 February 2018, Alabama River, Millers Ferry, Camden, AL.  Come join the thrill of competitive junior and high school tournament fishing.

Thanks to the Boat Captions, parents, grandparent and all the folks that make these events so special.

Results

High School Tournament

Lewis Smith Lake

Cullman, AL

10/21/2017

For the 2018 Junior / High School Tournament Trails, Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., will sanction tournaments in the states southern region (south of Montgomery) and northern region (north of Montgomery).  All anglers will be participating for the opportunity to attend the Junior / High School State Tournament which is scheduled for April 27-28, 2018 at Lay Lake.

The first of several tournaments of the northern region was conducted at Smith Lake Park, Lewis Smith Lake, Cullman, AL on 21 October 2017.  High School anglers representing Alabama High School Fishing Team, Cherokee County High School Bass Fishing Team, Goode Hope High School Fishing Team, Fairview High School Fishing Team, Gardendale High School Rockets Fishing Team, North Sand Mountain High School Fishing Team, Sand Rock High School Wildcats Fishing Team, Spring Valley School Anglers, Phil Campbell High School Fishing Team, and Trolling Thunder Fishing Team of Jacksonville participated in the tournament.  These young anglers were very enthusiastically awaiting their first tournament.

At the close of the scales Fairview Fishing Teams claimed top honors of the tournament. The team of Sawyer Daniel – Cody Cox had a limit that weighed 10.86 and were followed by the Fairview team of Bryar Chambers-Levi Harris with 10.45.  Finishing third was Brody Daniels – Levi Cox of Sand Rock Wild Cats with 9.48.  Sawyer Daniel and Cody Cox credited their win to an early morning top water action.

Thanks to the Boat Captions, parents, grandparent and all the folks that make these events so special.

Results

 

High School Tournament

Mobile River

10/14/2017

For the 2018 Junior / High School Tournament Trails, Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., will sanction tournaments in the states southern region (south of Montgomery) and northern region (north of Montgomery).  All anglers will be participating for the opportunity to attend the Junior / High School State Tournament which is scheduled for April 27-28, 2018 at Lay Lake.

The first of several tournaments in the southern region was conducted on Mobile River, launching out of Dead Lake Marina on 14 October 2017.  High School anglers representing Satsuma, Saraland, Bayside Academy, Mary G Montgomery and Citronelle participated in the tournament.  These young anglers were very enthusiastically and looking forward to the tournament.

At the close of the scales the team of Bradley McKeever and Daniel Parmer of Satsuma Fishing Team grabbed 1st Place finish honors with a limited that weight 10.42.  Parker Willmon and Karson Green of Satsuma Fishing Team were 2nd Place with 8.99. Hunter Odom and Cody Wilson of Satsuma Fishing Team with 8.50.  Fourth and fifth place finishers were also of Satsuma Fishing Team, Kane Shewmake / Chance Johnson and Walker Pierce / Colton Smith.

Thanks to the Boat Captions, parents, grandparent and all the folks that make these events so special.

Results

 

TBF National Tournament Bound

Angler, Larry Franks Jr, of Alabama Ranger Club and Co-Anlger, David Salter of Locust Fork Bassmasters are headed to The Bass Federation National Championship Tournament in April 2018.  Franks and Salter secured their National Tournament berths by being the highest finishing Alabama Angler and Co-Angler at District 4 National Semi-Finals Tournament, D’liberville, Mississippi.  Great job by all Alabama anglers and Co-Anglers that competed in the tournament.

2017 District 4 Final Results

 

2017 Al Redding State Championship Tournament

Lay Lake

09/15-16/2017

 

2017 season final Tournament of Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., was hosted at Lay Lake Beeswax Park, Shelby County, AL. Qualified Federation Anglers seeking advancement to District #4, National Semi-Finals Tournament took to the waters of Lay Lake in search of the heaviest weight of the two day tournament.

At the conclusion of tournament day 1, Stan Fairchild of Pine Level Bassmasters was leading the Angler Division with 14.06 and was being chased by Jake Childers, of Alabama Ranger Club with 11.05.  Upon closing the scales following Day 2, Bryan Wright of Coosa River Hookers grabbed the lead with a total weight of 22.06, crowning him the 2017 State Championship Title. Stan Fairchild finished second with a total weight of 20.03. Tony Lister of Coosa River Hookers was third also with a weight of 20.03.

The Co-Angler top position was claimed by Jason Blackmon of Coosa River Hookers with 17.04.  Finishing 2nd was Jerry Dunn of North Alabama Tournament Anglers with 16.01. Nick Glenn of Alabama Ranger Club finished third with 14.06.

Day 1Total Boat Weight (TBW) honors was claimed by Stan Fairchild and his Co-Angler link Derrick Percival both of Pine Level Bassmasters with 17.03.  Winning Day 2 TBW was Bryan Wright and his Co-Angler link Jason Blackmon both of Coosa River Hookers had a combined weight of 23.11

Big Fish of Day 1 competition, in the Angler Division was a 4.02 which was hooked by Stan Fairchild of Pine Level Bassmasters of the Co-Angler Division, David Eyrse of Dekalb Bassmasters had a 3.09.   Day 2 Big Fish of the Angler Division was 5.15 caught by Bryan Wright of Coosa River Hookers and Colin McCullough of Dekalb Bassmasters big fish weighted 4.12.

Larry McConnell of Alabama Ranger Club was the highest finishing team member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Team and will receive a $500.00 bonus provided by Airport Marine.

James Moore of Locust Fork Bassmasters was the top finisher Ranger Cup participate.  Derrick Hutchins of Coosa River Hookers and David Frogue of Tennessee Valley Bass Club was also anglers in the Ranger Cup and will be receiving bonus money from the Ranger Cup program.

Our next event will be District #4 National Semi-Finals Tournament scheduled for 13-14 October 2017, Biloxi Back Bay, D’lberville, Mississippi, AL.  All qualified Anglers and Co-Anglers for this event will receive an invitation from The Bass Federation (TBF).

 

JR/HS State Championship Tournament

Lake Martin

03/2-3/2017 

Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., conducted its 2017 junior / High School State Championship Tournament on Lake Martin, Alexander City, AL launching out of Wind Creek State Park on June 2-3, 2017.  Junior and High School anglers representing Prattville Christian Academy, Ft Payne Wildcats, Indian Springs School, Sand Rock High School and Cedar Bluff High School participated in the tournament.  These young anglers were very enthusiastically and looking forward to the tournament. 

Seth Justin – Ethan Clanton of Sand Rock Wildcats captured top High School Team honors with a total of 22.01.  Grant Robison – Brody Robison of Sand Rock Wildcats finished second with 20.04. 

 

In the Junior Division Colton Cash of Sand Rock Wildcats two day total weight of 10.14 earned him the top Junior honors.  Everett Jones of Prattville Christian Academy grabbed second place with a total weight of 7.15.  

 

 

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Lake Eufaula Tournament

5/20/2017

Dustin Dulaney of Alabama Ranger Club North took command of the Angler Division with a weight of 14.08.  Rusty Burroughs of Shotgun Sports Supply followed Dulaney with 11.10.

In the Co-Angler Division, Richard D Reeves of Alabama Ranger Club claimed top Co-Angler honors with a weight  of 14.07. John Ware of Shotgun Sports Supply was second with 14.oo.

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Lake Martin Tournament 4/1/2017

Zeke Gossett of Shotgun Sports Supply, was not fooling around on 1 April at Alabama Bass Federation Inc., 3rd Qualifying Tournament on Lake Martin.  Zeke captured 1st Place Honors of the Angler Division with 11. 14 lbs. Zeke was followed by Ed Payne of Winfield Bass Master with 10.05.

In the Co-Angler Division, Jason Blackmon of Coosa River Hookers grabbed 1st Place with 10.04.  In 2nd Place was David Eyrse of DeKalb Bassmasters.

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Junior / High School Lake Wheeler Tournament

3/5/2017

In the Junior Division, Levi Cox of Sand Rock took top honors with a weight of 7.05 lbs. Following in second was Caden Holbrook of Ft Payne with 4.12.

 

 

 

In the High School Division, the team of Jonathan Hodges and Ryan Elsberry of Mortimer Jordan with a weight of 13.12 grabbed 1st Place.  Finishing in 2nd Place was the team of Daniel Meadows and Arron Stephens of Mortimer Jordan with 12.07, third was Colin McCullough and Hunter Bailey of Cedar Bluff with 11.09 and rounding out the top four from Sand Rock High School is team of Grant and Brody Robison with 10.06.

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Lake Wilson Tournament

3/4/2017

Austin Weaver, of Tennessee Valley Bass Club was the winner of the Angler Division with a weight of 25.05.  Marty Carter of Tennessee Valley Bass Club was second with 19.11, Robbie Pelt of Alabama Ranger Club was third with 18.07, Bryan Wright of Coosa Rivers Hooker was fourth with 18.01 and Jay Moody of Tennessee River Bass Club rounded out the top five with 17.12. 

 

The Co-Angler top position was claimed by Jerry Dunn of North Alabama Tournament Anglers with 17.10.  Finishing second was Nathan Stephens of Pine Level Bassmasters, with 16.12. Justin Smith of Pine Level Bassmasters with 15.14 was third, fourth was Jason Blackmon of Coosa River Hookers with 14.09. Finishing in the top five as David Davis of Locust Fork Bassmasters with 13.07.

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Junior/High School Tournament

Lake Guntersville

02/25/2017
 

Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., conducted a Junior / High School Tournament on Lake Guntersville, Goose Pond, Scottsboro, AL on 1/28/2017. Junior and High School anglers representing Cedar Bluff, North Sand Mountain, Ft Payne, Spring Valley, Plainview, Indian Springs, Gardendale, Fairview Sand Rock and Sylvania participated in the tournament.  These angler and boat captains braved the chilly morning start and endured the high winds during day. 

At the end of the tournament day the Junior Angler Division was unable to present a measurable fish to the scale. However, that was not the circumstances for the High School Division.

In the High School Division, the team of Colin McCullough and Jake Cagle of Cedar Bluff High School took a demanding lead with a limit of fish with a weight of 28.09 lbs.  Colin and Jake commented that they did not have that many bites during the, but their swimming jig presentation paid off with quality fish, Finishing in second place was the team of Riley Johnson and Jayden Culpepper of North Sand Mountain High School with 13.04, third was Connor Schrader and will Abernathy of Ft Payne Wildcats Fishing Team with 13.03; fourth is Nelson Poore and Noah Higdon of North Sand Mountain High School with 12.05. Finishing out the top five is team of Eli Denny and Noah Garnett of Fairview High School with 10.14.

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Logan Martin Tournament 2/11/2017

Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., first 2017 Qualifying Tournament was held on 2/11/2017 out of Riverside Landing, Riverside City, AL.  Its has been several years since Logan Martin has been visited as a tournament site. Practice conditions were on the windy and chilly side but tournament day was very pleasant.

1st Place Angler tournament honors and a $2,000.00 check was claimed by Tim Harbison of Alabama Ranger Club with at impressive weight of 19.14.  Drew Blackmon of Coosa River Hookers was the top Co-Angler of the tournament claiming a $1,000.00 in winnings with a limit that weight 12.09.

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JR/HS Alabama River Tournament

01/28/2017


Everett Jones of Prattville Christian academy grabbed top honors with a weight of 8.06 lbs. in the Junior Division. Following in second was Will Helmes of Ft Payne Wildcats with 4.13.  Lane Clark of Ft Payne Wildcats was third and finishing fourth was Garrett Jurkofsky of Prattville Christian Academy.

In the High School Division, the team of Kaylon Hardy and Benjamin Echols took the lead with an impressive limit that pushed the scales to 19.06.  Finishing in second place was the team of Colton Cash and Ethan Clanton of Sandrock High School with 12.07, third was another Sandrock High School team of Grant and Brody Robison with 11.14 and rounding out the top four of the High School Division was Austin brown of Plainview High School.

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Junior / High School Tournament
Lake Weiss
Cherokee County, AL
10/29/2016

Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., 2017 Junior / High School season kicked off on 29 October 2017 with its first tournament out of Little River Marina and Lodge, Cedar Bluff, Alabama.  Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce was our gracious partnering host. Represented at the tournament were Junior Anglers and High School Teams from Cedar Bluff, Fort Payne, Indian Springs, Plainview, Sand Rock. Springvalley and Sylvania.

Following the closing of the scales Bailey Duke and Austin Brown of Plainview High School Fishing Team were the High School Team winners with a limited that weighted 16-05.  Cody Daniels and Logan Middlebrook of Sand Rock Jr Wildcats were 2nd with 13-11.   Jacob Drake and Connor Walker of Indian Springs High School were 3rd with 12-13.  Rounding out the top four of the High School Division is Dalton Mitchell and Jake Cagle of Cedar Bluff High School with 12-1.

In the Junior Division, Ethan Meadows of Ft Payne Wildcats Fishing Team took the 1st Place honors with a weight of 5-10. Ethan was followed by Levi Cox of Sand Rock Jr Wildcats with 4-14.  Finishing 3rd was Cash Colton of Sand Rock Jr Wildcats with 4lbs and in 4th was Braden Wooten of Ft Payne Wildcats Fishing Team with 3-7.

Big thanks to the Boat Captains that volunteer their time, effort and equipment to ensure that these young angler had the opportunity to participate in this event.  Also a round of applause to the parents and all supporters of the Junior and High School program.

Our next tournament will be on January 28, 2017, Alabama River, launching out of Cooters Pond, Prattville, AL.

 

National Semi- Finals Tournament
Neely Henry Lake
10/15-16/2016

2016 TBF District 4 National Semi-Finals Tournament was hosted by Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., and City of Gadsden, AL.  Alabama and Mississippi federation angler launched out of Coosa Landing, Gadsden, AL, to fish the water of Neely Henry Lake seeking their opportunity to advance to the TBF National Tournament which will be scheduled during the spring of 2017. 

At the conclusion of tournament Day 1 Alex Alford of Alabama finished ahead of the field of Anglers with a limit that tipped the scales at 13.08. Finishing 2nd in the Angler Division was Hunter Hayes of Alabama with a weight of 12.15; 3rd Place was Wes Logan of Alabama with 11.08, 4th was Wayne Parrish of Mississippi with 11.03 and Jackie Price of Alabama finished in the top five with 11.02. 

The Co-Angler top position of Day 1 was claimed by Nickolas Beckstein of Mississippi with 10.02.  Finishing 2nd was Steve Shirley of Mississippi with 8.12, Dennis Sandoval of Alabama was 3rd with 8.08, Earl Martin of Mississippi was 4th with 8.00 and Jason Blackmon of Alabama finished in the top five of the Co-Anglers with 7.03. 

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Upon the closing of the scales o following Day 2 competition Hunter Hayes of Alabama finished atop the Angler Division with a total weight of 24.21.  Roy Galbriath of Alabama finished 2nd with 23.04, Wayne Parrish of Mississippi was 3rd with 23.03, Alex Alford was 4th with 22.16 and finishing 5th was Philip Perkins of Alabama with 21.26. 

 

 

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In the Co-Angler Division top honors was claimed by John Perez of Alabama with a weight of 17.13.  Finishing 2nd was Nikolas Beckstein of Mississippi with 15.09, 3rd was Keith Hayes of Alabama with 14.23, 4th was Tim Griffith of Alabama with 114.22 and Dennis Sandoval of Alabama finished in 5th place with 14.15. 

 

 

anglerms-wayneparrishAdvancing on to the 2017 TBF National Tournament will be the top Angler and Co-Angler from each State.  Angler, Hunter Hayes and Co-Angler John Perez of Alabama and Angler Wayne Parrish and Co-Angler Nikolas Beckstein of Mississippi will be to the National Tournament.coanglerms-nickolas-beckstein 

 

 

 

Alabama won the State Pride competition team members, Alex Alford, Jason Blackmon, Randal Blackmon, Rusty Burroughs, Todd Dalrymple, Tim Griffith, Wes Logan and Clayton Mosley claimed the State Pride Trophy with a compiled total weight of 115.05. 

Jackie Price of Alabama was the top finishing angler of the tournament participating in the Ranger Cup and will be receiving $500.00 bonus money from the Ranger Cup program.

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2016 Al Redding State Championship Tournament

Weiss Lake  

09/23-24/2016

2016 season final Tournament of Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., was hosted at Lake Weiss, Little River Marina, Cherokee County, AL. Qualified Federation Anglers seeking advancement to District #4, National Semi-Finals Tournament took to the low level waters of Weiss Lake in search of the heaviest weight of the two day tournament. 

statewinner2016At the conclusion of tournament day Rusty Burroughs of Shotgun Sports Supply took the top honors of the Angler Division with a weight of 29.80 finishing ahead of Wes Logan also of Shotgun Sports Supply who had 29.74. Third of Angler Division was Don Cox, another member of Shotgun Sports Supply with 24.89. In 4th was Alex Alford of Coosa River Hookers with 24.07. Rounding out the top five of the Angler Division was Jamie Hardy of Shotgun Sports Supply with 22.89.   

The Co-Angler top position was claimed by Tim Griffith of Dekalb Bassmasters with 22.99. coanglerwinner Finishing 2nd was Todd Dalrymple of Dekalb Bassmasters with 17.47, 3rd was Dennis Sandoval of Morgan County Bass Club with 17.16, 4th was Reggie Burns of Dekalb Bassmasters with16.28 and Keith Hayes of Dekalb Bassmasters finished in the top five of the Co-Anglers with 16.22. 

Day 1Total Boat Weight (TBW) honors was claimed by Kyle Glasgow of Winfield Bass Masters / Tim Griffith of Dekalb Bassmasters with 25.77.  Winning Day 2 TBW was Rusty Burroughs, of Shotgun Sports Supply and his Co-Angler link, Todd Dalrymple of Dekalb Bassmasters had a combined weight of 22.60. 

Team competition was claimed by Shotgun Sports Supply with a weight of 136.36. Team members were Rusty Burroughs, Don Cox, Jamie Hardy, Wes Logan, Bill Spicer and Ferlin Weeks.  Dekalb Bassmasters team had 108.01 followed by Locust Fork Bassmasters with 89.22. 

Jamie Hardy of Shotgun Sports Supply was the highest finishing team member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Team and will receive a $500.00 bonus provided by Airport Marine. 

jdp-bf-day-1Big Fish of Day 1 competition, 5.31 was hooked by J D Perez of Pine Level Bassmasters. Day 2 Big Fish was 6.21 caught by Wes Logan of Shotgun Sports Supply. wl-bf-day2

 

 

Ronald Tidwell of Locust Fork Bassmasters was the top finisher Ranger Cup participates.  T Paul Brown of Alabama Ranger Club and James Moore of Locust Fork Bassmasters was also anglers in the Ranger Cup and will be receiving bonus money from the Ranger Cup program. 

Our next event will be District #4 National Semi-Finals Tournament scheduled for 15-16 October 2016, Neely Henry Lake Gadsden, AL.  All qualified anglers and co-anglers for this event should register on-line at http://bassfederation.com/2016-tbf-national-semi-final-schedules or call (580) 765-9031. Registration will close at noon on 6 October 2016. Angler entry fee is $200.0 and Co-Angler is $100.00

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2016 Southeastern Conference Regional High School Tournament

The 2016 Southeastern Conference Regional High School Tournament was conducted on Lake Cumberland, Somerset, KY on 17 September, 2016. Alabama Bass Federation, Inc., had two High School Teams competing ion the event.  Following the weigh-in Saturday afternoon the team of Parker Davis, Aaron Stephens and their Boat Captain Lee Stephens, of Mortimer Jordan High School finished in 5th Place, which qualified them to advance onto the 2017 TBF/SAF National High School Tournament.  The National Tournament will be scheduled sometime during the spring of 2017.

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The team of Brody Robison, Grant Robison and their Boat Captain Daniel Robison of Fort Payne Wildcats Fishing Team competed however did not make the cut to advance to the National Tournament.

2016 Junior World Championship Tournament 

2016 Bass Federation (TBF) Junior World Championship Tournament was conducted 5-6 August, Lake Guntersville, Goose Pond, Scottsboro, AL.  Young anglers in the age range of 11-15 from 37 States competed in the event.  During the registration and banquet on Thursday anglers were greeted by Forrest L Woods and Hank Parker.

Connor Scharder of Fort Payne Wildcats Fishing Team was our Alabama contender in the event.  Connor Thompson also of Fort Payne Wildcats Fishing Team participated in the event as an observer. Tournament format is that all anglers fish on Friday and only the top angler from each of the six Divisions will advance to the final tournament day.

Unfortunately Connor did not advance to the final day of completion.  Connor advised that he enjoyed the event and would attempt to qualify for the event next year.

The Tournament was won by Fisher Davis, of the Central Division.

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Alabama Bass Federation State Team finished 2nd in the 2016 Southern Divisional Tournament

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See results at http://bassfederation.com/tournaments/results-new/

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Angler of Year Points:

Anger and Co-Angler, Angler of Year points will be accrued at each Qualifying Tournament and the State Championship Tournament with 200 points awarded to the 1st place finisher; 199 points to the 2nd place finisher, etc., 50 points will be awarded to anglers that did not weight a fish.   At the State Championship Tournament, Angler of Year points will be determined by the cumulative total of the two day event. Of the four (4) Qualifying Tournaments the lowest AOY points will be dropped.   Therefore the final AOY Points will be the cumulative total the three (3) highest Qualifying Tournament AOY points and the State Championship AOY points. 

Eligibility to Compete at the 2017 National Semi-Finals Tournament:

The selection will be composed as follows:
Top twelve (12) Anglers from the Angler of Year Standings
Top twelve (12) Anglers from the Co-Angler of Year Standings
Top eight (8) Anglers at the State Championship Tournament
Top eight (8) Co-Anglers at the State Championship Tournament
Winning Angler and Co-Angler of each Qualifying Tournament that fishes two Qualifying Tournaments and both days of the State Tournament

Depending on participate percentage numbers any remain eligible anglers will advance from the AOY Standings
One Angler and Co-Angler from eligible State Clubs

Anglers and Co-Anglers must fish two Qualifying Tournaments and qualify to fish the State Championship Tournament.   A member must qualify in the top 50 at a qualifying tournament to secure a birth in the State Championship Tournament.

If an Angler(s) dual qualifies (example top twelve of Angler or Co-Angler AOY and finished in the top eight at the State Championship Tournament the next top finisher(s) of the AOY Standings will eligible to participate at the National Semi-Finals Tournament.

 

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 The Alabama Bass Federation Inc. is one of the forty-seven states and international federations that make up the amateur arm of The Bass Federation, Inc., Alabama is one of the largest state federations with members in clubs across the State, Florida,Georgia and Mississippi. 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.                                   View Full Post

 

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.  At each qualifying tournament participants placing in top 50 are qualified to compete at the State Championship Tournament. The top 150 Anglers in the Angler of Year Standing will qualify for the State Championship Tournament.

Angler of Year points will be accrued at each Qualifying Tournament and the State Championship Tournament with 200 points awarded to the 1st place finisher; 199 points to the 2nd place finisher, etc, 50 points will be awarded to any angler that does not weight a fish.  At the State Championship Tournament, Angler of Year points will be a cumulative total of the two day event.

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                                                                                                            RMHC%20Alabama_Black&Red_high_resolution[1]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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