2015 NBAA National Championship

2012-NBAA-LogoApril 8-11, 2015 Wednesday – Saturday 

KY Lake @ KY Dam Marina State Park


Schedule of Events


There are no off limits periods before this event other than listed below.  Practice as much as you want.

Wednesday  April 8

–          4:00 pm                     All of KY Lake goes Off-Limits.  All contestants MUST be off the water at 4:00 pm CST

–          4:30 – 5:30pm           Registration for all anglers – KY Dam Village Resort Park Banquet Room



Thursday  April 9                

–          6:30am – 3:00pm     Day 1 Competition – All Anglers compete

–          3:00pm                     Weigh in at KY Dam Marina Parking lot


Friday  April 10

–          6:30am – 3:00pm     Day 2 Competition – All Anglers compete

–          3:00pm                     Weigh in at KY Dam Marina Parking lot


Saturday  April 11

–          6:30am – 3:00pm     Day 3 Competition – All Anglers compete

–          3:00pm                     Final Weigh in at KY Dam Marina Parking lot


  • There are no off limits periods before this event.  Practice as much as you want.
  • All anglers/teams will compete all three days of Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • 5 Fish Limit per team  –    15” on largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass
  • Cumulative weight for all three days
  • No Locking
  • 3 Flights each day and flights will rotate each of the three competition days
  • This is a NO ENTRY fee championship
  • There will be an optional Big fish pot at registration


Official Housing

KY Dam Village State Resort Park, 113 Administration Drive, Gilbertsville, KY 42044

1-800-325-0146, www.parks.ky.gov

Lodge Rooms – remain at $ 64.95 + taxes & fees = $ 73.61
One Bedroom – changed to $ 49.95 + taxes & fees = $ 57.07
Two Bedroom Cottages – changed to $ 64.95 = $ 73.61

The rooms and cottages are for up to two people. Taxes and the $ 2.00 non-taxable resort fee is added to the above rates.

*You MUST mention that you are fishing the NBAA Championship, when making reservations, in order to receive the group discount.  Reservations MUST be made by March 6th in order to receive a discounted rate. ALL reservations made after March 6th, will be first come, first serve at the regular rate.

For more info Contact Randy Sullivan 580.716.4261 or the national office at 580.765.9031  –  Randy@federationangler.com



2015 NBAA National Championship, On Its Way To Back To Kentucky Lake with a Ranger Boat and Evinrude Outboard For the Top Team!

2015 NBAA National Championship, On Its Way To Back To Kentucky Lake with a Ranger Boat and Evinrude Outboard For the Top Team!


Ponca City, Okla. (December 10, 2014) – The National Bass Anglers Association, (NBAA),  announced today that Kentucky Lake and Kentucky Dam Village will host the NBAA National Championship April 9-11, 2015.

NBAA anglers nationwide have fished either the NBAA weekend series or the NBAA overtime series on their local lakes, close to home, and with a partner of their choosing and then fished their state championships in 2014 to qualify for the spring 2015 event. Currently, there are NBAA divisions in a dozen states that are attended by nearly 1000 anglers each week during peak fishing season and those numbers are growing as existing clubs and circuits are adding a NBAA division to their already scheduled events in order to qualify for the NBAA National Championship. Anyone can start a NBAA division on your home lake, fish your state championship and move on to a national championship where you could win a new Ranger boat, simply by fishing the local events you already fish and sleeping in your own bed every night! It does not get any easier or cost effective than that.

“Now is the time to start planning your own NBAA weekend or NBAA overtime division to qualify for the 2016 National Championship,” Stated, NBAA Tournament Director Randy Sullivan.  “If you want to start a NBAA overtime division which is a 12 week, 4 hour or less, evening or morning tournament or a NBAA weekend division which is a 5 event, 8 hour tournament trail near you (or add a NBAA division to your existing club or jackpot schedule you already fish) There are no minimums participation numbers2 boats or 200, everyone size event is welcome. Go to nbaa-bass.com and click the link to become a NBAA division director or give us a call today.”

Either way, NBAA anglers can fish close to home the entire season and still qualify to fish a big time event once each year for big time cash and prizes like thousands in cash or a new Ranger boat!

“The NBAA national championship is the first big event of the year for many and a family vacation for most,”  Sullivan continued.  “The one thing we hear loud and clear from the NBAA anglers is they want to get out of the cold, catch some fish and start their year off right. Kentucky Lake fills that request perfectly and is a favorite stop of NBAA anglers everywhere.  There will be plenty of fish to be caught and it should be a great event for all the qualified anglers.”

NBAA is an affiliate of The Bass Federation (TBF) and America’s fastest growing team bass fishing circuit. Built for the angler who wants to fish close to home with a friend or a family member. NBAA is the premier local level, low entry fee national tournament trail in American today.

For more information go to nbaa-bass.com  or contact our Senior National Tournament Director Randy Sullivan at 580.761.4261 or email randy@federationangler.com



NBAA Indiana State Tournament

NBAA Indiana State Tournament Report 2014


It was a cool and blustery day on the Ohio River. All year some of the best Ohio River fisherman have struggled, so this was not going to be an easy challenge.


Arriving to vie for the State Championship were 7 teams. Fishing from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm it was just as expected a tough day on the water with only 1 limit weighed in. One team spent most of its day on the Main River, while others fished the Main river and creeks feeding the Ohio River.

Cleanest water was on the Main River. All the creeks were stained and with limited sunlight the bait was not near the surface.

Indiana State Tournament

Top Finisher:  Mark Johnson with winning weight of 6.92 lbs and the only limit.


2nd place:      Fred Von Rissen and Tim Rowe    –        4 fish – 5.26 lbs


2 Places were paid for Big Bass

Largest Big Bass was:        2.42 only fish for Todd Gadberry and Jerry Duncan

2nd Big Bass:                              2.38 by Mark Johnson



Special thanks to this year’s Sponsor:


          Dixie Marine: Ranger and Triton Dealer located in Fairfield, Oh. 

Bob Kowal Wins Soggy 1 on 1 National Championship


It what was a soggy, windy, and cool day on Hubbard lake, 10 teams took to the water for the 2014 1 on 1 National Championship to battle the elements looking for 5 solid bronze-backs to bring in come weigh in. Fishing proved to be tough for anglers, and they didn’t get much help from mother nature. With intermittent rain showers and increasing winds only 3 anglers had fish to bring in to weigh. We want to take a moment to thank the Alpena CVB for hosting this event, and being such great hosts for our anglers!

Coming in 1st place with 17 pounds 11 ounces was Bob Kowal! He walked away with $600 in cash and a brand new PowerPole ($1,599 value). He accredited his victory to a simply bass catching technique: tube jigs. Congratulations Bob!


Coming in at 2nd Place was Robert Killick weighing in 4 fish at 10 lbs even. He also got big bass honors of the day with a 4 pound 11 ounce beauty! 2nd Place was $400 and a new Evinrude prop. Big Bass was worth an additional $100 to his winnings!



We want to once again give a special thanks to Alpena for hosting this events, and our anglers who came out to brave the element. Take a moment below to “Like Us” on Facebook if you haven’t!

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Bobby and Amy Wilford win 2014 NBAA MI State Championship!

Congratulations to Bobby and Amy Wilford, Your 2014 MI State Champions!


CLICK HERE 2014 Michigan State Championship Final Results


We want to say thanks to the Alpena CVB for being such wonderful hosts for this event, and to the Sanctuary standard w_tag squareInn for hosting the registration/rules meeting, and providing a wonderful FREE meal for our attending anglers! We also want to thank our host hotel, Days Inn of Alpena for being the Host Hotel, and providing early breakfast for our anglers staying at the hotel by having breakfast available by 5 AM.  There was 41 teams participating in this event, and the top 10 finishing boats will advance to the National Championship, and the top 10% receiving paid travel stipends (top 4 finishing teams). The top 20% of the field (8 teams) walked away with a check in this event, and a Minn Kota Edge 70 trolling motor was given away along with a Minn Kota 3 bank and 1 Bank charger!

On a windy and rainy day on Hubbard Lake, MI, the Wilford’s battled the elements for a nice 5 fish limit weighing SAMSUNG CSCin at 22 pounds 7 ounces! They also took home 2nd place big bass honors with a 5 pound 15 ounce football of a smallmouth! The walked with not only the satisfaction of being your 2014 MI State Champions, but also received $1,000 for first place, $1,200 in travel stipend money to use to fish Nationals, $300 for 2nd place big bass and some nice plaques!



Coming in at a VERY close second Place was Tad Dowker and Jeremiah Steffen weighing in 22 pounds 3 ounces! They walked away with $650 cash for 2nd place and $874 in travel stipend money to use towards fishing the National Championship this upcoming spring.


3rd Place went to John and Zach Laupp who weighed in a 5 fish limit weighing 16 pounds 6 ounces. They took home $530 in cash and $600 in travel stipend money to use towards fishing the National Championship in spring.









4th Place and the final team to receive a paid travel stipend to advance to the national championship was Charles Billington and Charles Standhardt, weighing in a 5 fish limit coming in at 15 pounds 14 ounces! 4th Place paid out $275 and $300 in travel stipend money.









Big Bass of the Tournament was worth $460 and went to Pete Lusis with his nice 6 pound 5 ounce football of a small mouth!










It was an amazing location and event, and we want to thank all of our anglers that came out to represent their divisions and the NBAA at the 2014 Michigan State Championship! We want to thank all the volunteers for their hard work they did for us at this event!



2014 Division Points Standings

Please check below for your Division’s 2014 Points Standing Resuls! As they come in they will be posted on here! Each division points champion as long as they fish their State Championship event will qualify to fish the National Championship (must fish state championship, doesn’t matter where you finish). The top 10% or top 10 boats (which ever number is higher) from each state will advance to the national championship!   Registration for the MI State Championship will begin here SOON so please check back often!

Directors, an email has been sent out containing a spreadsheet template to complete for your division. If you have any questions please email info@nbaa-bass.com .


CLICK the text to view division points standings:

2014 Division 1 Points Standings

Division 3 Points Standings

2014 Division 14 Season Points

Division 18 Season Points Standings

Division 30 Season Points Standings

Division 36 Season Points Standings

Division 38 Season Points Standings

Division 39 Season Points Standings

Division 44 Season Points Standings

Division 61 Points Standings

Division 76 Points Standings

Barry County Mornings Points Standings

Central MI Weekend Challenge Points Standings

Eastern Montana Weekend Challenge Season Points

Jackson Challenge Season Points Standings

Gun and Pine Just Fine Tuesday Eve 2014 Points Standings

1 on 1 Central MI Challenge Points Standings

1 on 1 Oakland County Points Standings

Finding Tournament Results on the New Back-end

There have been many questions regarding how to look up tournament results and AOTY standings. We apologize for the confusion, and hope the following steps will help ease the process for everyone. Division Yearly Points Races should show up when you click divisions, then your specific division from the list, and will appear near the bottom of the page once it is active (hopefully within the week). To access the back end go to www.nbaabass.net 


To update your AOTY Standings

  1. Log In: To Log in simply use your NBAA Member number as the Username, and nbaabass (exactly as it appears) for your password..
  2. Click the MEMBERS TAB and then the My Account button.
  3. Now simply check the boxes of the sponsor products you use and hit submit! DONE!
  4. If you do not update these sponsors you will not show up on AOTY races.


  1.  Click on the Division Tab
  2. Select your division from the list
  3. On the division overview page look for Tournament Schedule and click on the blue highlighted field for each tournament posted. If the director has submitted results they will appear on the screen when you clcik the blue highlighted field.

2014 Michigan State Championship and NBAA One on One National Championship Dates Announced!


2014 Michigan State Championship and NBAA One on One National Championship heads to Alpena, MI on Hubbard Lake, September 19-21, 2014



PONCA CITY, Okla. (June 26, 2014) –The National Bass Anglers Association, (NBAA) in partnership with the Alpena Area Convention & Visitors Bureau are pleased to host the 2014 NBAA Michigan State Championship and the One on One National Championship.

Registration and Rules meeting for all NBAA MI State Championship qualifiers will be Friday September 19th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. with a mandatory rules meeting immediately following at 6 p.m. The MI State Championship is a one day event made up of the top eligible anglers from all NBAA division in the State of Michigan.  They will compete on Saturday, September 20 on renowned Hubbard Lake, launching from the North Boat Ramp at 7am with the first flight due back in by 3pm.  Registration and Rules meeting for the One on One National Championship will take place immediately following the MI State Championship weigh-in at the NBAA Trailer. One on One contender’s will compete for their National Championship title on Hubbard Lake, Sunday September 21st at 7 a.m. with the first flight due back in at 3pm. Read the rest of this entry »

Increased Payouts at Ramp! Plus Membership/New User Back-End Updates!

For some, the NBAA season has already kicked off! Others, it is gearing up to start here in a few short weeks! We want to ensure everyone is as familiar with the new back-end system as possible, and are familiar with some changes for 2014!


To view and print Payout Information CLICK HERE

Also we ask all members to renew their membership ASAP!!  This will not only help your directors out, but it will help alleviate the membership rush, and get you into the new user back-end, and help shorten posting tournament results!

There are several ways to renew your membership!


CLICK HERE to Print off Form and mail it in (with $40 Payment):


5998 N. Pleasant View Road

Ponca City, OK 74601


                              **NEW BACK-END SYSTEM**

New for this year!  Each NBAA will have their OWN member profile! In this profile you have the ability to change your NBAA AOTY sponsors as they change for you under your very own account! When your NBAA membership is uploaded into the new user back-end system an automated email is generated and sent out to you with your log in information! MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOUR SPAM!

To change your sponsors simply log in, then click on the MEMBERS tab, then a drop down menu will appear with MY ACCOUNT. Click MY ACCOUNT to view/change your username/password, contact info, and AOTY Sponsor information.

If you have any troubles or need further information call the national office!

Phone: 580.765.9031

Reminder for Directors!!

We need your 2014 Schedules posted so that we can finalize State Championship Dates! We need schedules posted in the new back-end system no later than May 15th!!!


Also, if you haven’t submitted your division on the new website back-end system, you need to do so soon! If you have ran a NBAA Division in the past, simply click on the Start a Division drop down menu, then Register an Approved NBAA Division. Simply fill the form out, and once approved you will get an automated email with your NEW username and password for the new back end system!  You must also renew your membership yearly, so if you have not done that yet please do so!

To make things run a bit smoother once opening weekend arrives we encourage all NBAA members to renew their memberships before the start of the season! To do so simply click the link below:



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