We are an independent state organization that is affiliated with The Bass Federation, a national organization of member state federations. The Bass Federation ( TBF ) has existed since 1972, and along with the independent state Federations, has worked to support the grassroots growth of fishing and the growth of the entire sport fishing/outdoors industry. The Bass Federation should not be confused with privately owned B.A.S.S. nor the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation which wasn’t formed until 2006. The Bass Federation (TBF) is the oldest affiliation of state organizations known as the ” Federation”.
The TBF of Nebraska was formed in 2007 as a result Nebraska’s existing state organization’s election to sever its ties with The Bass Federation and instead affiliate with the newly forming Federation Nation. Some in Nebraska wanted to remain affiliated with TBF, so The Bass Federation of Nebraska, TBF of Nebraska, was organized.
Since organizing, we have conducted state championship tournaments that have led to state team participation in “Divisionals”, and qualifiers for the ” Federation National Championship” where the award for the best angler is the “Living the Dream” prize that includes the use of a fully wrapped Ranger boat and Chevy truck and monies for participation in one of the FLW circuits. Our state tournament structure is different from that which you may be familiar. Go to the tournament calendar page for a brief description or click here.
Likewise, we have held Youth State Championships that have led to participation of six of our youth members in the National Guards Junior World Championships where they compete with youth from across the country for scholarships and awards. In 2009, our 15-18 age entrant placed third nationally and won a $2500 scholarship and $100 Cabela’s gift card. This was our second scholarship winner in just three years of participation.
The TBF of Nebraska is an non-profit organization operating exclusively for the enjoyment, promotion, preservation, and furthering of the sport of bass fishing with emphasis on youth, conservation, and the hope and thrill of ” landing that trophy bass”.
We welcome dual memberships of clubs that belong to Nebraska’s other bass fishing organizations. Our objective is to promote the sport of bass fishing and the preservation of the aquatic habitat.
If you are interested in joining our organziation, either as a member of an existing club or by forming a club of your own, click here to contact us.
Want to learn more about The Bass Federation………click here