Lowrance Electronics, longtime sponsor of BASS and the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation, awarded $16,800 in merchandise certificates and $12,500 in cash to participating state chapters during the presidents' meetings at the recent B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship.
Two corporate sponsors and BASS founder Ray Scott are continuing to help the Federation Nation grow through the Drive the Nation program.
Leading a fizzing study and increasing membership were the golden tickets for an Ontario club and the Michigan chapter, earning them both awards from the Berkley Conservation Institute and the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation.
While Skeet Reese celebrated his Classic victory with sponsors, family and friends, BASS/ESPN Outdoors took time to recognize the accomplishments of other champions whose contributions to this sport may far exceed that of all Classic winners combined.
The bass fishing world lost two veterans in February with the deaths of David Wharton, 59, and Michael Holt, 51.
BASS Federation Nation: 2009 Northern Divisional - Day 3
BASS Federation Nation 2009 Northern Divisonal - Day Three Results.
BASS Federation: 2009 Northern Divisional - Day 2
BASS 2009 Northern Divisonal - Day Two Results
BASS Federation Nation: 2009 Northern Divisional - Day 1.