To all we have double checked with Missouri officials today as of today the NBAA Championship at Truman Lake is still a go as planned. IF needed, we have special COVID-19 procedures we can use if still required by that time to meet CDC requirements and any distancing needs to manage crowds size. OF course we will stay on top of this but at this point unless state or local officials force a change if conditions change, the event is schedule to go forward.
With all the unusual things going on right now, we have decided to extend the REGISTRATION of qualified teams for the upcoming NBAA National Championship. Registration will now remain open until close of business on Tuesday, March 31st. If you are a qualified team and did not receive an email link to register, please call the office at 580-765-9031 and they can verify that you are qualified and send you the link to register.
If you are qualified and plan on fishing the National Championship on Truman Lake in April, each angler must have a current 2020 NBAA membership or join at the time of registration. Anglers also must have been an active NBAA member in 2019 to participate. Memberships can be renewed by calling the home office at 580-765-9031, by renewing online using the championship registration form, or through the website: https://nbaa-bass.com/membership/
OFF Limits & Pre-Fishing:
There is no Off-Limits Period prior to the week of the NBAA National Championship at Truman Lake. From now until sundown on Saturday, April 25th, you can pre-fish as many times as you like with anyone you wish in order to gain information about the lake.
However, the NO INFO Rule goes into effect on Sunday, April 26th at 12:01 am and runs through the conclusion of the tournament on Saturday, May 2nd. Beginning Sunday, April 26th, you may only fish with your registered partner, and no other information is allowed.
All tournament anglers must be at the ramp loading out or off the water and no longer fishing by 3:00 pm on Wednesday April 29th. Tournament competition days are Thursday, Friday & Saturday April 30, May 1 & May 2.
Be sure to print off the FACT SHEET for the details and times. I look forward to seeing each of you in April! Good Luck to all qualified teams!
National Tournament Director
TBF – High School – NBAA Events
1470 Oak Grove Church Road
Mayfield, KY 42066
ATTENTION ANGLERS! The 2020 NBAA National Championship registration has opened for all QUALIFIED anglers! Anglers should have received an email and an angler registration letter with the registration link.
If you have not received an email please contact the office at 580-765-9031 to verify if you are a qualified angler.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2020 NBAA National Championship Heads to Truman Lake, Clinton, MO.
PONCA CITY, Okla. (November 13, 2019) – The National Bass Anglers Association announced today that Truman Lake in Clinton, MO, will host the 2020 NBAA National Championship. Qualified teams will come from across the country for a premier event on one of the top lakes in the country April 30 – May 2, 2020
Clinton Tourism Association will host the national event as anglers travel from North Carolina to Montana and many states in between to stay a week in the region. NBAA is excited to work with the Clinton Tourism Association to roll out another great event.
“Our community is very pleased to welcome the National Bass Anglers Association in April, 2020 to Clinton, MO and Truman Lake,” The Clinton Tourism Association Chairman, Ashley Wareham said. “We look forward to hosting this great tournament from Bucksaw Resort & Marina, along with all its anglers.” Truman Lake is the largest man-made lake in Missouri with 55,600 acres and 958 miles of shoreline and is filled with lots of standing timber.
“The NBAA’s team structured format is a great format to fish,” NBAA Tournament Director, Randy Sullivan, said. “Anglers compete in events on a local level with very little travel or cost. Then, each year they can qualify for a true national championship event at a famous fishery like Truman Lake where they will catch tons of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass for a chance at cash and prizes that rival any event, including the top prize of a Ranger RT 188 boat powered by a Evinrude outboard and Minn Kota trolling motor with Hummingbird electronics.”
A detailed fact sheet will be posted to the website at www.nbaa-bass.com with more information needed for those attending the event. Wednesday evening, April 29th will be registration / rules meetings, while competition days will begin Thursday, April 30th and the 2019 Champions will be crowned and awarded their new Ranger Boat with Evinrude outboard on Saturday, May 2nd.
For more information about, NBAA, visit www.nbaa-bass.com or call 580-765-9031. Or to start up a NBAA division in your area go to www.nbaa-bass.com or look for NBAA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nbaabass.
For more information about the Clinton, MO and Truman Lake area, contact Debby VanWinkle at the Clinton Area chamber of Commerce. 660.885.8166