B.A.S.S. Nation Blog

Toyota trucks ready to roll

2:57 pm EST, Nov 8, 2014
| By Bret Reid

Lining up for the end of Day 3

2:46 pm EST, Nov 8, 2014
| By Bret Reid

'Just a few'

11:50 am EST, Nov 8, 2014

Mark Wiese Jr. with "just a few" in the livewell.

Youth directors meeting

11:45 am EST, Nov 8, 2014
| By Bret Reid

Hank Weldon conducts the youth directors meeting.

Meet your presidents

11:42 am EST, Nov 8, 2014

There's more to the 2014 B.A.S.S. Nation Championship than competition. Each year, the presidents and youth directors of the B.A.S.S. Nation convene at the championship to go over policies, changes and new opportunities, as well as help each other manage their own states more effectively.

 

The leaders of state B.A.S.S. Nation chapters rarely get the credit they deserve. They often give as much time to their volunteer duties with the Nation as they do to their regular jobs. They spend their time and resources organizing tournaments, coordinating cleanup efforts, recruiting new members, communicating policy efforts or grant opportunities to their members and making sure their competitors have everything in order for the championship or -- should they qualify -- the Classic.

 

It's an exhausting job, but it is personally rewarding for many of them to be involved at this level of the sportfishing community.

 

Next time you see a president, youth director or conservation director, thank them.

Huffman running the river

11:32 am EST, Nov 8, 2014

Randy Huffman has been making long runs and fishing creek mouths.

 

"I've got four to show for it," Huffman said. "But three are little. I've got a lot of work to do."

Carden under pressure

11:13 am EST, Nov 8, 2014

Coby Carden does have a little added pressure here this week. The last couple years, he's needed to beat the other southern division anglers to advance to the Classic the same as this year, but he's already been qualified each year to fish the following year's B.A.S.S. Nation Championship by making the Alabama State Team. This year, Carden finished seventh in the State Championship, and only the top six advanced to the 2015 B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.

 

If Carden wants to make it back to the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, and he does, he'll have to win here today and snag the last qualifying spot to compete as next year's defending champion.

Wray with four from the bank

11:10 am EST, Nov 8, 2014

Pennsylvania's Gray

11:08 am EST, Nov 8, 2014

Pennsylvania angler Dan Gray poses for photos with tournament director Jon Stewart and the Triton staff.

Trieschman of Maryland fishing rocks and structure

10:46 am EST, Nov 8, 2014

"I've got three little ones right now from fishing those rocks," said Brian Trieschman.

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