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Ft. Carson Kid’s Fishing Day Needs Your Help

Posted by nation on August 1, 2017


Ft. Carson Kid’s Fishing Day was formed in co-operation with the Colorado BASS Nation and other organizers as a way to support the service men and women and their families.  This event takes the kids of serving military personnel for a few hours of fishing fun at Pueblo Reservoir.

BPS display 2.JPG     The Denver Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World management Loralee Giudice invited the Denver Bassmasters the to be part of a project to convert the Fine Gun Room into a Conservation Display Room.  The Denver Club was offered two display cases and first choice on location.  DBM’s Thomas Grace and Colorado BASS Nation Conservation Director George Mauries spearheaded the project.  

2017 STQT at Lake Havasu, AZ

Posted by nation on January 26, 2017

Havasu pic 2014 ctsy JJ.jpg     A message from Colorado Bass Nation Tournament Director Lane Coale on the 2017 State Team Qualifying Tournament at Lake Havasu, AZ.  Official Pre-fish begins at safe light, Sunday, February 19, 2017. There are no off-limits days prior to this tournament.  Tournament days are February 22nd, 23rd and 24th.  Links to Tournament Rules and Entry Forms are in this article and on the Tournament Trail Page.

Lake Havasu

photo csty Jeff Jones

Colorado Signs-on a New Conservation Director

Posted by nation on June 1, 2016

T Gentzel 4.16 Mead WR crAM.jpg     After many years of dedicated service in the position Todd Gentzel has stepped down and George Mauries has agreed to become the new Colorado BASS Nation Conservation Director.

    The deed is done and a State Team roster has been determined.  The grass-roots anglers at the State Team Qualifying Tournament (STQT) have fished hard in three days of competition for the chance to represent the Colorado BASS Nation at the next BASS Nation Western Regional, where they will then compete for spots at a National Championship!

     The top anglers make a few moves on the 2nd day of the event at Lake Tenkiller, OK, as the slot limit plays a factor.  All fish between 13- and 16-inches must be released, so anglers must find the sweet-spot between bigger fish and finding a limit to bring in.

    Right in the middle of Tornado Alley, where a recent storm caused much damage, the Colorado BASS Nation 2016 State Team Qualifying Tournament is under way at Oklahoma’s Lake Tenkiller, and it’s providing a wide variety of bass sizes to the competitors.  Tenkiller is a new lake for this event and has a slot limit where you have to release all fish between 13 and 16 inches, meaning some limits can be very small while decent-sized and kicker-sized bass can really separate the field.  Just fishing for a limit won’t get you to the next level this time!

N Caldwell 1 4.16 Mead WR crAM.JPG     The Colorado BASS Nation State Team landed in 5th Place in Team Standings at the 2016 Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors.  Nate Caldwell takes the top spot for the Team on the Boater side and John Santos takes 1st Place among the Co-anglers.

photos ctsy: Audrey McKenney

J Santos 4.16 Mead WR crAM.jpg

2016 STQT at Lake Tenkiller, OK

Posted by nation on March 18, 2016

Tenkiller pic.jpgA message from Colorado Bass Nation Tournament Director Lane Coale on the 2016 State Team Qualifying Tournament at Lake Tenkiller, OK.  Official Pre-fish begins at safe light, Sunday, May 15, 2016. Lake is off limits thirty days prior to official pre-fish days.  Tournament days are May 18th, 19th and 20th.  Links to Tournament Rules and Entry Forms are in this article and on the Tournament Trail Page.

Photo courtesy of Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation

Larry displays his arm candy at BASS Nation Championship Day 2 AM.jpg    Day 2 is tallied at the BASS Nation National Championship Tournament on the Ouachita River, LA, and Larry Triplett needs a kicker to two to catch the Western Division leader, but is still in striking distance of doing that.  One more day left to decide who gets to represent the BASS Nation at the 2016 Bassmaster Classic.

 Photo: Larry displays his "Arm Candy"

     Photo credits Audrey McKenney