The 2018 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series will again include nine tournaments on prime bass fishing waters, but the series format will be markedly different from recent seasons. Please click here to view details.
PA B.A.S.S. Nation was contacted by Mike Iaconelli and was asked to help out with his annual Ike Foundation Bass Event. Craig Matz, Frank Totanti and Chad Dorney were on hand to help with the event, handle the weigh in and represent all of the PA B.A.S.S. Nation. Thanks to you guys for helping out. To see more information about the Ike Foundation go to The Ike Foundation – Getting Kids Involved in Fishing.
Mingo Creek Anglers Help out with South Park Youth Outdoors Day
On May 18, 2017, third graders from South Park School District had a event at Peters Creek in Jefferson Hills with 10 stations set up for the kids to visit. As the students moved through each station, the presenters were given 10 to 15 minutes to speak to each group. Mingo Creek Anglers were on hand to help with this event. They took a bass boat down for the kids to see and were able to give a short talk to the kids about bass fishing and PA B.A.S.S. Nation. In all, about 180 students took part in this event. All the students loved seeing the bass boat and they asked a ton of questions. What a great way to get the next generation excited for fishing!
Congratulations to PA B.A.S.S. Nation member, Matt Becker of Finleyville, for winning the Costa FLW Series Northern Division tournament on 1000 Islands presented by Evinrude. Matt weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 2 ounces, on the final Saturday to win the event. Click here to read more!
MCA won the team event and prize money at the 2017 Last Chance Event at Cayuga Lake. Club members Brad Bressler, Brian Spencer, Rocky Sirochman, Sam Angleo and Bob Severns had a combined total weight of 95.35 pounds. For their efforts and win PA B.A.S.S. Nation gave them a cash prize. Full results from this event will and photos will be posted shortly.
PA B.A.S.S. Nation would like to congratulate Ben Bilott and Chad Dorney for winning the two coveted spots to the B.A.S.S. National Championship. Ben won the boater division for PA and Chad was the first place co-angler from the Super Regional event that was held on the Upper Chesapeake Bay in early June. Both guys will be traveling to Lake Hartwell in South Carolina this fall (October 18 through 21, 2017). At this event Ben and Chad will be fishing for a birth to the B.A.S.S. Master Classic. Good luck to both anglers we are all cheering for you! We all hope to see you at the classic in 2018!
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As the 2017 tournament season is quickly approaching…here are the updates for 2017: Continue reading
Capital City Bassmasters 2017 Bass Classic benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be held on June 24, 2017 at Shikellamy State Park. Continue reading
Please click here to see the document that lays out the 2017 PA B.A.S.S. Nation events and the road for qualifying for the Super Regional Team.