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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

 

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. 

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

 

Alabama Bass Federation, Inc

Tensaw River

Bay Minette, AL

22-24 May 2014

Our fourth and final Qualifying Tournament of at Tensaw River, Bay Minette, 22-24 May.2014.  The Tensaw was stained a strong current was flowing during the practice days, but on tournament day the current was not a strong and the level was about at normal pool   Angler could not have asked for better weather conditions even though the temperature was in the 90s.

Once the scales were closed Danny Grantham of L A PO Boys, emerged as the tournament winner with a limit that weighted 13.71 and also had tournament big fish with weight of 3.51. Finishing 2nd in the Angler Division was Gregg Quinley of L A PO Boys with, 10.90; 3rd Place was Larry Morris of Bay Area Bassmasters with 9.00, 4th was Charlie Culver of Bay Area Bassmasters with 8.87 and James E Smith of Bay Area Bassmasters finished in the top five of the Angler Division with 8.70.

 

The Co-Angler top position was claimed by Michael Reid, of Tennessee River Bass Club with a limit that weighted 9.09. 2nd Place was Roger Peebles of L A PO Boys with 8.40, 3rd was Allen Henry of North Alabama Tournament Anglers with 7.54; Darryl Witherspoon of Golden Rod Bassmasters was 4th with 7.24 and Mark Mosley of Locust Fork Bassmasters with 6.03 was 5th in the Co-Angler Division.

Larry Morris of Bay Area Bassmasters and Michael Reid of Tennessee River Bass Club grabbed the total boat weight title of the tournament with a weight of 18.09.  Gregg Quinley of L A PO Boys and Mark Mosley of Locust Fork Bassmasters were second with a weight of 16.95. James E Smith of Bay Area Bassmasters and Allen Henry of North Alabama Tournament Anglers were third with 16.24.

 The team completion was claimed by Bay Area Bassmasters with a combined weight of 44.72. Team members were Charlie Culver, Jerry Davis, Barry McLain, Larry Morris, Tommy Parker and James Smith.  Finishing second in the team completion was L A PO Boys team consisting of Morgan Brown, Clay Dean, Danny Grantham, Roger Peebles, Gregg Quinley and Phil Williams had a team weight of 44.32.

Of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Team, Charlie Culver of Bay Area Bassmasters was the highest finishing team member and will receive a $250.00 bonus provided by Airport Marine. 

Danny Grantham of L A PO Boys, Charlie Culver of Bay Area Bassmasters and Claude Simpson of Locust Fork Bassmasters were the top finishers of the tournament participating in the Ranger Cup and will be receiving bonus money from the Ranger Cup program.

The Angler of the Year standings in both the Angler and Co-Angler Divisions is tight.  With the State Championship Tournament 400 AOY points remained to be claimed by Alabama Bass Federation, Inc, anglers of both divisions.  It will be a challenge and race to claim those remaining points.  We’ll see those that qualified for the State Championship Tournament in September at Lake Martin, Wind Creek State Park, Alexander City, AL.

  

2014 Alabama Bass Federation, Inc.

 Junior State Tournament

22 March 2014

 

Junior anglers representing Alabama Bass Federation, Inc Junior Anglers throughout the State competed on 22 March 2014 at Alabama River, Cooters Pond, Prattville, AL. to be seated as the top junior anglers in the State.  One angler  from each age division (11-14 & 15-18) will be crowned as State Champions in their respective age division and will advance to compete in the 2014 Junior World Championship Tournament.

Following the day of fishing Matt White of Prattville Jr Bass Anglers emerged as the leading angler of the 15-18 age division and Christian Markos of Angler For Kids won the honors of the 11-14 age division.  Matt and Christian will advance to the Junior World Championship Tournament, scheduled 14-16 August 2014, Columbia, South Carolina.

News For 2014 Tournament Season

We are excited and looking forward to our 2014 Tournament Season.  We encourage all Alabama Bass Federation Anglers to participate with us in our 2014 Tournament Season.  Come mingle with fellow federation anglers, met new friends, catch some fish.  You’ll have the opportunity to win some money and compete at the State Championship Tournament and qualify for the State Team.  We’re looking forward to seeing all at the tournaments and best of luck to all. 

An Angler/Co-Angler format will be used this season.  Anglers will have control of their boat with the exception of Angler/Angler pairing. Anglers to ensure use of your boat link with a Co-Angler.  Co-Anglers to ensure the opportunity to participate link with an Angler.  It will be each tournament participate responsible to secure an Angler\Co-Angler link.

 

Their will be a $150.00 entry fee for Anglers and $110.00 entry fee for Co-Anglers.  There will be separate payouts for the Angler and Co-Angler participates.  Payout will be based on a total number of tournament participates.  Top finishing Angler payout will be $2500.00 and top finishing Co-Angler will be $1200.00, depended upon total number of tournament participates..

 

Requirement to Check

 

There will be no requirement to checking-in during the 2014 season.  However, if unable to attend the pairing meeting it’s the angler’s responsibility to arrange for a stand-in to meet your angler/co-angler and exchange contact information.  Tournament entry fee of an angler who has registered for a tournament and failed to give notice of not being able to fish the tournament will be forfeited.

 

Deadline for tournament entry will remain as 1200 PM on the day of the pairings meeting.

 

Link to Entry Forms 

 

 

Al Redding State Championship Tournament

Neely Henry

Gadsden, AL

27-28 September 2013

 

Alabama Bass Federation, Inc, anglers gathered at Neely Henry, Coosa Landing, Gadsden, AL, September 25-28, 2013, which served as the battleground for Federation Anglers in their quest to secure a position on the 2013-2014 Alabama Bass Federation, Inc. State Team. Weather conditions for practice and tournament days were clear starting with an overcast morning and having clear skies in the afternoon.   2013-2014 State Team members will be determined at the conclusion the tournament.  The top four boaters and non-boaters from the Angler of Year Standings will be team members and the top four finishers of the Al Redding State Championship Tournament will be team members. The Angler of the Year race is tight with no clear run away leader on the boater or non-boater standings. 

At the conclusion of the first day Wes Logan of Shoal Creek Bass Chasers was leading with a limit weighing 14.51, followed by Tim Fitzgerald of Big Cedar Bassmasters with 13.95. As the scales closed on day 1 of competition Jamie Hardy of Shotgun Sports Supply was 3rd with 13.55, 4th was Terry Tucker of Shoal Creek Bass Chasers with 13.15 and 5th was Scott Mungenast of North Alabama Tournament Anglers with 12.90.  The big fish for day one competition was Ronnie Rogers of Tennessee Valley Bass Club with 4.58 pounds.  Total boat weight for day one was Jamie Hardy of Shotgun Sport Supply and Nolan Brannan of Goodrich Bass Club with 23.58.

 

Following the 2nd day weigh-in Wes Logan, of Shoal Creek Bass Chasers added 13.26 pounds to his day one weight and managed to capture the title of 2013 Alabama Bass Federation, Inc, Al Redding State Champion with a total weight of 27.77.  Tim Fitzgerald of Big Cedar Bassmasters finished 2nd with a weight of 25.96, Terry Tucker of Shotgun Sports Supply was 3rd with 25.28,  Ferlin Weeks of Shogun Sports Supply was 4th with  23.69 and Chris Newell of Tri-County Bassmasters finished 5th with 22.38.  James Laws of Debalb Bassmasters had the big fish of day 2 with a weight of 5.28.  Total boat weight for day 2 was Rocky Rockhill of Tennessee Valley Bass Club and Allen Henry of North Alabama Tournament Anglers with a weight of 25.55.

Finishing second place, Tim Fitzgerald will be a boater on the State Team. By their 3rd and 4th place finish at the tournament Terry Tucker and Ferlin Weeks will be designated as non-boaters on the State Team. 

 

Angler of the Year (AOY) for 2013 Boater is Barry McLain of Bay Area Bass Bassmasters and the Non-Boater AOY is Todd Rackley of Tennessee River Bass Club.

 

From the Boater Angler of Year Standings, Barry McLain and Robert Robinson of Bay Area Bassmasters, Chuck Thurlow of Alabama Ranger Club and Kevin Gibson of Pine Level Bassmasters will be designated boaters on the State Team. From the Non-Boater Angler of Year Standings, Todd Rackley, Nolan Brannan of Goodrich Bass Club, Rickard Phillips of Tennessee River Bass Club and Ricky Benton of Pine Level Bassmasters will be designated non-boaters on the State Team.

  

The teams of Shoal Creek Bass Chasers, Alabama Ranger Club, Bay Area Bassmasters and Dallas County Bassmasters competed in team competition tournament.  Once the final fish was weighted the team of Shoal Creek Bass Chasers, Kyle Colley, Marty Colley, Doug Logan, Wes Logan, Kenny Pannel and Terry Tucker claimed Team Honors with a weight of 116.59. 

 

Of the Ranger Cup contenders competing in the tournament Chris Newell of Tri-County Bassmasters finished in the lead followed by Scap Cicero of Alabama Ranger Club and of Joey Wimberley of Tri-County Bassmasters.

 

Of the Ronald McDonald House Charity Team members, Rocky Rochhill was the top

finisher and be awarded a $500.00 bonus by Air Port Marine.

Alabama Bass Federation, Inc, 2013-2014 State Team members are Wes Logan of Shoal Creek Bass Chasers, Tim Fitzgerald of Big Cedar Bassmasters, Terry Tucker of Shoal Creek Bass Chasers, Ferlin Weeks of Shotgun Sports Supply, Barry McLain of Bay Area Bassmasters, Robert Robinson of Bay Area Bassmasters, Chuck Thurlow of Alabama Ranger Club, Kevin Gibson of Pine Level Bassmasters, Todd Rackley of Tennessee River Bass Club, Nolan Brannan of Goodrich Bass Club, Richard Phillips of Tennessee River Bass Club and Ricky Benton of Pine Level Bassmasters. 

 

Congratulations to these anglers for their achievement of making the State Team.  The State Team members will be competing at the 2013 Southern Divisional Tournament at Neely Henry, Coosa Landing, Gadsden, and June 2014.

 

Following the tournament a number of products were given away, Anglers who qualified for the Al Redding State Championship tournament had the opportunity to win some great products.  The following is a list of products which won by anglers

 

46 inch Polar Pro Lawn Tractor –Jim Wright

Minn Kota Talon – Don Hill

Hummingbird 998 – Ricky Thompson

Garden Tiller – Nolan Brannan

Mower – Joey Wimberley

Electric Blower – Mike Crowe

Weed Eater – Nathan Stephen

Gas Blower – Hub Billingsley

Rod – Reggie Burns

Set Goodyear Tires – Jack Langston

Minn Kota On Board 4-Bank Charger – Larry McConnell

18” Polar Pro Chain Saw – Terry Quates

20” Polar Chain Saw – Ricky Benton

Mower – Rick Pickett

Gas Trimmer – Luther Jacks

 

 

2013 Southern Divisional

Lake Barkley

Clarksville, TN

5-7 June 2013

Our Alabama State Team consisting of Josh Bragg, Kyle Colley, Kyle Glasgow, Derek Headley, Scott Luster, James Moore, Richard Phillips, Michael Reid, Jay Roberson, Ricky Thompson, Terry Tucker and Nicholas Turner, captured the title of 2013 Southern Divisional Champions.  On day three of competition our team edged out the North Carolina team who had the lead for the first to days.  Our team weight was 261.11; North Carolina had 255.10 followed by Tennessee with 248. 

Nicholas Turner, of Dallas County Bassmasters, had the heaviest total of our team with 33.14 followed by Kyle Glasgow, of Alabama Ranger Club with 30.10.  Nicholas and Kyle will be advancing to compete at the 2014 TBF National Tournament, spring of 2014.   

Let’s all congratulation the members of our State Team for a well fished tournament and bringing the title of Southern Divisional Champions to our State Federation.

Check out the total tournament results at http://bassfederation.com/tournaments/results

 

Tentative Tournament Schedule for 2015

Qualifying Tournaments

Lake Martin - 7 March 2015

Lake Pickwick - 28 March 2015

Neely Henry - 11 April 2015

Lake Eufaula - 2 May 2015

State Tournament

Lake Guntersville - Sep / Oct 2015

 

 

             

 

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.

RMHCA Details

 

CARPET

Need carpet or seat repairs, BoatCarpetBuys.com has partnered with Alabama Bass Federation, Inc. (ABF) and is offering active ABF members a 10% discount all carpet and accessories and free shipping for carpet.  At checkout enter the promotional code ABF10.  Opportunity for great savings.

Slick Lures, LLC Owner/Operator, Andy Poss, inventor of the Alabama Rig has agreed to partner / sponsor Alabama Bass Federation, Inc.  Details will be available at the pairings meeting.

 

 

 

CARBONX Rods is running a onetime special! This special 20% off is to allow Alabama TBF members a great opportunity at the newest and hottest Rods on the market. This is the deal of the year! CARBONX rods are comparable and being proclaimed better than G-Loomis and other top brands which cost $295.00. So at $189.99 or less PLUS an additional 20% off for TBF members plus “LIFE TIME Warranty” you can’t go wrong. All you need to do to purchase a rod is to go to Fishing Tackle Junction.Com and in the coupon code field use ALCARBONX “ no spaces”.  In addition don’t forget you will need a CARBONX rod to be eligible for the $1000.00 Rod give away CARBONX is sponsoring at the State Tournament. The prize will be given to the highest finisher that owns a CARBONX rod.

 

 

 

 

 
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