The Junior Bassmaster program is our entry level program intended to target anglers who are not yet in high school. Each Junior Bassmaster club is sponsored & mentored by one of the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation adult clubs.
The Junior Bassmaster club elects its own officers and runs its own club meetings with assistance of adult advisors. The purpose of the club is to provide a venue where youth can improve their skills as anglers, learn & exchange fishing techniques and information, learn responsibility and teamwork by operating the club, and learn sportsmanship and act as stewards for conservation and youth involvement in fishing.
Clubs are encouraged to be family oriented and focus more on fun and learning, than on competition.
The Junior Bassmaster State championship provides members of all the Junior Bassmaster clubs opportunity to test their skills against the fish & each other.
For membership information – please contact the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Youth director.
Steps to Start A Maine Junior Bassmaster 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 - L/AJunior Bassmasters 15 boat tournament limit. Contact John V at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Junior Bassmaster Clubs
1. L/A Junior Bassmasters; Youth Club (Dixfield, Me.) Secretary-Zachary Morris email@example.com
2. Mainely Bass Junior Bass; Youth Club (Kennebunk, Me.) (no contact information available)
These are the current Junior Bassmaster 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 Junior Championship, Carrier/Lafrance win
The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Junior Championship was held on Pleasant Pond Cobb Stream on Oct 9, 2016 out of the Gardiner Sportsmans Club.
Congrats to Colby Carrier and Abe Lafrance with 9.65 pounds, from L/A Junior Bassmasters.