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Day_2_Lane_Coale_with_a_couple_of_nice_bass.jpg     This Tournament Page will have information about recent and future State Team Qualifying Tournaments. The Colorado Bass Nation (CBN) currently conducts one tournament each year to decide a State Team.  Lake location and dates are selected from nominations from the clubs. Each club’s representatives will vote on lake and date.

     The 2016 format is to hold one tournament, with 3 pre-fish days and 3 Tournament Days. The tournament format has changed to reflect the new BASS Nation Pro/Am format, please read the 2016 tournament rules.

Lane Coale Tournament Director -

     The Colorado Bass Nation holds one tournament each year to define a State Team to represent Colorado at the BASS Nation Western Divisional Tournament.
          The Colorado Bass Nation is a member of the BASS Nation Triton Alliance program, featuring Triton Boats, Mercury Motors, Motorguide Trolling Motors and Lowrance Electronics.

Lane Coale - Tournament Director

Lifetime B.A.S.S. Member

Fishing 2014:

Colorado B.A.S.S. Nation State Team (Alternate)

CO B.A.S.S. Nation State Qualifier on Grand Lake, OK

WBTT (Bullfrog) Tournament series on Lake Powell (AZ, UT)

Fall Bullfrog Open on Lake Powell (AZ, UT)

B.A.S.S. Nation and local tourneys on Lake Navajo (CO, NM)

 I have been an active member of the El Reno Bassmasters, Edmond Bassmasters, Tulsa Metro Bass Club (founded by Don Butler, one of the original B.A.S.S. Members) and Southwest Colorado Bassmasters.  I have held the offices of President, Vice President, and Tournament director totaling ten years.

Since moving West, six years ago, I fished local tournaments and B.A.S.S. Nation (unable to fish all events prevented my qualifying for the NM state team).  I had 11 top 10 finishes in addition to tournament wins.  Tournament wins:  Santa Rosa (2), Abique (3).  I moved to CO three years ago and qualified for the CO B.A.S.S. Nation State Team twice.

During the years prior to moving  West, I fished multiple local tournaments and circuits in OK, MO, and AR; Including Skeeter, Fisher’s of Men/Legend Boats, and Red Man/FLW) tourney series.  I qualified for the OK state championship each year.  In addition to multiple top ten finishes each year, I won tournaments on:  Grand Lake, OK (4), Hudson Lake, OK (1), Ft. Gibson Lake, OK (2), Keystone Lake, OK (1), Lake of the Arbuckles, OK (2), Table Rock Lake, MO (2), Lake of the Ozarks, MO (1), Lake Hugo, OK (1) and Beaver Lake, AR (1).

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 2017 State Team Qualifying Tournament

[    Next STQT    ]    Feb. 18-24       Lake Havasu, AZ    2017 CBN STQT

>    2017 STQT Tournament Rules

>    2017 STQT Entry Form 

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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 limit dates this year.  Tournament days are February 22nd, 23rd and 24th.           Read more...



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