Maine B.A.S.S. High School Nation
The B.A.S.S. High School Nation is a new program that will help shape the future of the sport, one high school club at a time.
The High School clubs will enjoy camaraderie and competition, as well as education and conservation programs.
As part of the B.A.S.S. High School Nation, young anglers can compete in the B.A.S.S. High School Nation Open and compete in State Championships to qualify for the B.A.S.S. High School Nation Championship, the first of which was held in 2014.
Teen anglers can also attend the High School Elite Experience, a free opportunity for anglers who live near certain Bassmaster Elite Series tour stops.
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Steps to Start a Maine B.A.S.S. Nation High School Club
FMI Contact Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Youth Director, Dave Trask email@example.com (207) 431-4343
We will post a list here of qualifying events for High School teams to fish. This will satisfy their tournament eligibility to fish the State Championship.
May 21 - Pleasant Lake Casco - CMR event MEBASS High School 15 boat tournament limit. Contact John V at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maine B.A.S.S. Nation High School and Junior Clubs
1. Belfast Area HS Basscats - High School club (Belfast, Me.) President-John Boynton
2. Biddeford High School -High School Club (Biddeford, Me.) President-Sean Behen email@example.com
3. Bonny Eagle - High School Club (Buxton, Me.) President-Brett Levin firstname.lastname@example.org
4. MEBASS High School - Dixfield, ME Advisor-John Volkernick email@example.com
5. Noble Knights Fishing Team - High School Club (Lebanon, Me.) (no contact information available)
These are the current High School Clubs for Maine. There seems to be widespread interest from young anglers in joining a club and learning more about the sport but the organized clubs are quite limited in number and location. Young anglers interested should consider joining the nearest club to them to get started. This might involve some travel but after gaining some experience you can start up your own club in your area with just a few friends who have similar interest. You can find out about the requirements for a new club on this site and can also get some assistance from the adult club that is closest to where you live.
2016 Maine B.A.S.S. Nation High School Championship, Behen/Lavigne win
The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation High School Championship was held on Pleasant Pond Cobb Stream on Oct 9, 2016 out of the Gardiner Sportsmans Club.
Our High School teams that will advance are Thomas Behen and Reid Lavigne with 10.60 pounds, from Biddeford HS. 2nd Place was Conner Sirois and Riley Brannigan of Bonney Eagle HS.