PYS Top Finishers Program

DEP Weed/Invasive Training Session in Hollis July 8

DEP Weed/Invasive Training Session July 8, Monday at 6pm, at the Buxton/Hollis Rod & Gun club house on the side of Deer Pond in Hollis. No charge and we want as many in attendance as possible, that said if we know who is attending in advance the DEP will be able to MFG the completion cards in advance, do not be shy , send me names when you know but no one will be turned away should they decide to attend at the last minute. Call with any questions, Steve 671-2571

Sportsman's Alliance of Maine, SAM Article May/June

Casey Dall, Public Relations for the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation recently submitted to SAM his first article of many for our orgaqnization. In this article Casey does an excellent job at describing our group to readers that may or may not know what we are all about. Take a few moments to read the artcile, and while your at it why not subscribe to the magazine. Read full article here

Grassroots B.A.S.S. championships slated for Lake Hartwell

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Anderson, S.C., on the shores of Lake Hartwell is becoming a frequent and favorite stop for Bassmaster fishing tournaments. The lake hosted the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods in 2015 and 2018, a Bassmaster Elite Series event in April, a B.A.S.S. Nation Championship in 2017, and High School Opens this spring and last. Add two more major B.A.S.S. events to the lineup — the Bassmaster Team Championship and the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship — later this year. The Nation Championship will be held Nov. 6-8, and the Team Championship will take place Dec. 11-14. Read more

New IFW Contact for Tournament Weed Inspection Reports, and Permits

The tournament weed inspection reports you have been emailing to Tasha at IFW should now be directed to Sue-Ann Brann until further notice. Sue-Ann can be reached by email at sue-ann.brann@maine.gov or by phone at 207-287-3286

An Act To Decrease the Risk of the Spread of Invasive Aquatic Plants

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This bill requires the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Protection, to develop a risk assessment tool to evaluate the economic and environmental risks associated with public access, including the issuance of permits for fishing derbies and tournaments, on public waters with documented invasive aquatic plants. It requires the commissioner to utilize the risk assessment tool before the issuance of permits for fishing derbies and tournaments and when making decisions regarding public access on public waters with documented invasive aquatic plants.

Berkley - Abu Garcia Student Angler Program

Berkley® and Abu Garcia® are dedicated to the support of high school and college anglers all over the US, which is why we’re excited to introduce the Berkley® & Abu Garcia® Student Angler Program. Both the Berkley® and Abu Garcia® brands were built by generations of anglers with a love of the sport. We recognize the passion for fishing that excites today’s youth anglers and would like to do our part to support high and college teams all over to the US by offering the following to registered teams:

Berkley-Abu Garcia Program Information Sheet

Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Member Discounts

Here a few of the supporters of the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation. Some of these programs are 1 time deals. FMI see each partner below you are interested in.

TH Marine

TH Marine Website - The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation and TH Marine have partnered to bring members discounts on their products. FMI contact your club President or Corey Vose

Cal Coast Fishing

Cal Coast Fishing Website - The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation and Cal Coast Fishing have partnered to bring members discounts on their products. Members can contact John Volkernick with your name and club name at mebass@mebass.com for the discoun