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.
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
2013 Alabama Bass Federation, Inc.
Junior State Tournament
20 April 2013
representing Alabama Bass Federation, Inc Junior Anglers
throughout the State competed on 20 April 2013 at Lake Mitchell,
Clanton, AL. to be seated at the top junior anglers in the
State. One angler age from each age division (11-14 & 15-18) will
be crowned as State Champions in their respective division and
will advance to compete in the 2013 National Guard Junior World
Following the day of
fishing Zeke Gossett of Flint River Jr Bassmasters emerged as
the leading angler of the 15-18 age division and Hayden Jointer
of Ft Payne Wildcats Fishing Team won the honors of the 11-14
age division. Zeke and Hayden will advance to the National
Guard Junior World Championship Tournament, scheduled 15-17
August 2013, Caddo Lake, Oil City LA.
Lake Pickwick Tournament
30 March 2013
On 30 March 2013 Alabama Bass Federation,
Inc held it’s 3rd Qualifying Tournament of our 2013
season. Lake Pickwick was the location, launching out of
McFarland Park. Federation anglers were confronted with chilly
mornings during practice and on tournament day and rain started
at mid-day of the tournament day.
At the conclusion of tournament day Kyle
Glasgow of Alabama Ranger Club won tournament honors with a
limit weighting 27.14, 2nd Place finisher was
Joe Wikoff of Alabama Ranger Club with 25.67, 3rd
place was Billy Weatherbee of Tennessee Valley Bass club with a
weight of 24.85, Jamie Smith of Dixieland Bassmasters was 4th
with 24.69 and finishing 5th Place was Dennis
Sandoval of Morgan County Bass Club with 24.40 .
The top finishing team was Alabama Ranger
Club Team #1consisting of team members Klyle Glasgow, Scott
Luster. Larry McConnell, Robbie Pelt, Chuck Thurlow and Joe
Wikoff with a total weight of 89.06. Second place finishing
team was Morgan County Bass Club, consisting of team members
Gary Borden, Scott Castleberry, Matthew King, Dennis Sandoval,
Brandon L Smith and Rickey Terry with a weight of 68.68.
Total boat weight honor was claimed by
boat #208, Joe Wikoff of Alabama Ranger Club and Billy
Weatherbee of Tennessee Valley Bass Club with a weight of
50.52. Boat # 312, Todd Rackley and John Oliver were second in
the total boat weight with of 37.90.
Top finishing Ronald McDonald House Team
Member was Todd Rackley of Tennessee River Bass Club. Todd
will receive a $250.00 check from Air Port Marine for his
charitable donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities of
Big fish of the tournament was worth
$535.00 which was claimed by Jamie Smith, of Dixieland
Bassmasters with a weight of 8.09.
Top finishing Ranger Cup contenders were,
Danny Grantham of Bay Area Bassmasters, Chris Newell of
Tri-County Bassmasters, Joseph Webster of Alabama Ranger Club
and Jerry Davis of Bay Area Bassmasters. Each of these angers
will receive a $100.00 bonus for the finish and participation in
the Ranger Cup program.
We’re gathering products and merchandise
from sponsors for the drawing at our State Tournament. Some of
the products available at the drawing area Minn Kota 4 bank
charger, Minn Kota Talon, 46 inch mower, garden tiller, weed
eaters and other great items. Total value of items / products
available for the drawing will the $10,000.00 or greater.
Angler must qualify for the State Tournament and fish both
tournament days and be present at the drawing following the
Our 4th and final Qualifying
Tournament is May 9-11, 2013, Alabama River, out of Selma City
Landing, Selma, AL. We ask that anglers support or host county
and city by seeking lodging in Selma.
News for 2013 Tournament Season
We are excited and looking forward to our 2013
Tournament Season. We encourage all Alabama Bass Federation
Anglers to participate with us in our 2013 Tournament Season.
Come mingle with fellow federation anglers, met new friends,
catch some fish. You'll have the opportunity to win some money
and possibility to win a wonderful prize at the State
Championship Tournament and qualify for the State Team.
looking forward to see all at the tournaments and best of luck
The Director of Procurement position was created
and will be filled by James Hardy, of Shotgun Sports Supply.
Hardy is tasked with the responsibility of seeking out and
maintaining contact with any and all manufacturers, sales
organizations, suppliers and individuals interested with
establishing an alliance with Alabama Bass Federation, Inc. The
purpose will be to promote their business and secure products,
monies; in-kind services to be use to promote bass fishing
within our State. The products produced will be used to be
given away as draw prizes at the State Championship Tournament.
2013 State Championship
$10,000.00 in Prizes Giveaway
Anglers who qualify and fish both days our 2013
State Championship Tournament will have the opportunity to win
some great prizes / products such as, fishing electronics,
tackle, terminal gear, lawn care equipment, chainsaw, set of
light truck tires and many other great prizes. As the season
progresses a complete listing of available prizes will be
Composition for 2013 Season
The selection of the
Alabama Bass Federation, Inc, State Team will for the 2013
Tournament Season be composed as follows:
Boaters on State
Top four (4) Anglers
from the Boater Angler of Year Standings
Non-Boaters on State
Top four (4) Anglers
from the Non-Boater Angler of Year Standings
Top four (4)
finishers at the State Championship Tournament
Top two (2)
are Boaters on the State Team
Next two (2)
are Non-Boaters on the State Team
There is no requirement as to the number of
tournaments a member must fish, but to qualify to fish the
State Championship Tournament a member must qualify in the
top 50 at a qualifying tournament or fish all four
qualifying tournaments to secure a birth in the State
Championship Tournament to be held at Neely Henry.
If a member(s) dual
qualifies (example top four of Boater or Non-Boater AOY
and finished in the top four at the State Championship
Tournament) the next top finisher(s) of the State
Championship Tournament will make the State Team.
Angler of Year Trophies will be awarded to the Boater and
Non-Boater Angler of the Year.
For the 2013 Tournament Season the two (2) top
finishing Teams will be recognized and receive a Team check.
Requirement to Check-In
There will be no requirement to checking-in
during the 2013 season. However, if unable to attend the
pairings meeting it's the angler's responsibility to arrange for
a stand-in to meet your 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.
Tentative Schedule for 2014 Season
February 2014 Lake Eufaula
March 2014 Lake Guntersville
April 2014 Lake Weiss
May 2014 Tensaw River
State Tournament - Logan Martin
In the interest of
safety and the inaccessibility of the launch site, our 4th
Qualifier Tournament Scheduled for 9- 11 May, Alabama
River, Selma, AL has been postponed due to the high water
The Tournament is
re-scheduled for 25 May, Alabama River, Selma, AL.
Alabama Bass Federation Inc
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama
.Enhancing the lives of children and their families.
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
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
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
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.