Don Barone tells B.A.S.S. Nation qualifier Tim Johnston to ignore all that business about him having 150-to-1 odds for winning the Classic. Numbers can't account for spirit.
Jeff Lugar claims them with B.A.S.S. Nation Championship title and Classic berth. Story | Results | Photos
Arkansan Douglas Thompson tops field going into final day of B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. Story | Results | Photos
Louisiana angler Ryan Lavigne leads by a pound at B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. Story | Results | Photos
Paul Mueller of Connecticut wins Eastern Division title; Maine tops the teams. Story | Standings | Photos
Connecticut angler takes top position from teammate on second day of competition. Story | Standings | Photos
B.A.S.S. Nation angler has the largemouth advantage at Eastern Divisional on Maine's Sebago Lake. Story | Leaderboard | Photos
Bob Downey of Wisconsin nabs nice early lead at B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional. Story | Leaderboard | Photos
Jeff Lugar of Virginia wins individual title; Delaware tops teams at Mid-Atlantic Divisional. Story | Standings | Photos
William "Bill" Pioch of West Virginia grabs Day Two lead and $250 Livingston Lures bonus. Story | Standings | Photos
A backup plan pays big for Day One leader Chris Price at Mid-Atlantic Divisonal. Story | Standings | Photos
Albert Collins of Texas takes home B.A.S.S. Nation Central Division trophy at Sam Rayburn! Story | Standings | Photos
Coby Carden stays atop field on Douglas to claim B.A.S.S. Nation title. Story | Leaderboard
Coby Carden of Alabama enjoys lead along with his state at Nation Southern Divisional. Story | Leaderboard
B.A.S.S. Nation Southern Division concludes rainy first weigh-in at Douglas Lake. Story | Leaderboard | Photos
Jeremy Percifield of Washington increases lead to 10 in B.A.S.S. Nation West Division. Story | Standings | Photos
The B.A.S.S. Nation's Mark Pierce gets the huge honor of being able to say he caught the Classic's biggest bass.
Jonathan Carter has held steady in seventh place for Days 1 and 2 of the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
Jonathan Carter and Mark Dove, both from colder climates, placed in the Top 25 today.
From Maine to Tulsa, Jonathan Carter's journey is unique.
B.A.S.S. Nation is the new name of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation because many feel it better represents all we do.
Mark Dove gets birthday wish, leads group of six new Classic qualifiers from Federation Nation. Story | Results | Photos
Fed Nation leader Jason Hemminger ditched what he knew to try something new on Day Two. Story | Standings | Photos
Only the best qualify for the 2012 Cabela's Bassmaster Federation Nation Championship. Meet the contenders.
Robby Fleshman holds on with 4-pound lead at Mid-Atlantic Divisional. Story | Results | Photos
Jonathan Carter wins overall; Massachusetts claims bragging rights in Fed Nation-East. Story | Results | Photos
Jonathan Carter assumes lead going into final day of Fed Nation Divisional. Story | Standings | Photos
Mickey Soler claims a comfortable lead on Day One of Eastern Divisional. Story | Results | Photos
J.J. Patton of Iowa takes individual title as Iowa dominates Northern Divisional. Story | Results | Photos
Don Barone salutes the work ethic of anglers like Elite pro Jamie Horton, who maintains a full-time job outside of fishing.
Two young Louisiana anglers prove that teamwork can reel in the trophy. Story I Photos
Nik Autrey and Tyler Evans are the newest names on the 2012 Junior World Championship roster. Story I Photos
On the final day, Raymond Trudeau came from behind to win the Southern Divisional. Story I Photos I Standings
After a windy start to the Southern Divisional, calm winds forced anglers to change patterns. Story I Photos I Standings
Two former Bassmaster Classic qualifiers are neck-and-neck in the race on Lake Okeechobee. Story I Photos I Standings
Fed Nation qualifier Jamie Horton had the best finish of all the Classic qualifiers from the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation.
These six men earned a trip to the 2012 Bassmaster Classic because of their showing at the Fed Nation Championship.
The most noteworthy moments from the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation in 2011.
James Graves III and Lance Freeman won their age divisions at the 2011 Junior World Championship.
Last night, alone in my hotel room, at 59 years of age, I realized that all my life I have been fishing for socks. Barone
Teens to compete for the top prize in the biggest bass fishing championship for youth. Photos I Scorecard I Story
It's a long, hard road to the championship, and out of these 54 contenders, only six will move on to the Classic.
For one Fed Nation angler, the 2012 Championship will be his final fishing trip with his father.
Zip it. Let the significant others of these Fed Nation Championship qualifiers tell the story. Barone | Photos
Sean Alvarez had little doubt Vermont would work past major flooding and hold the Fed Nation Divisional.
Here are three ways to get from where you are today to the Classic stage, using the BFN as your ladder.
New Jersey put on a stellar performance in their home state Mid-Atlantic Divisional. Photos
Follow your favorite Federation anglers during the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Divisional presented by Skeeter and Yamaha.
Iowa takes team title while llinois' Heindselman leads state winners into championships. Photos
Last year at the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Northern Divisional on Lake Michigan, the Iowa team finished last.
The Ouachita River out of Monroe, La., will be the site of the 2011 Federation Nation Championship, Nov. 3-5, 2011.
Arkansas wins the team title at the Federation Central Divisional presented by Yamaha and Skeeter.
Mississippi’s Trevor Ladner and Kansas’ Austin Bray win Junior titles at Federation Central Divisional.
New Mexico’s Jay Salisbury takes the individual crown at the Federation Nation Western Divisional.
Utah’s Jordan Lochhead and Washington’s Tanner Boday win Junior division titles.
Mark Pierce wins the Southern Divisional along with the team from North Carolina.