Click here to continue 1 / 17 The B.A.S.S. Nation spans the globe. From multiple chapters in North America to chapters abroad in Africa, Europe and Asia, the camaraderie of bass clubs is worldwide. Take a look at how your counterparts across the world celebrate bass fishing. Photo: Mexico B.A.S.S. Nation 2 / 17 Our neighbors to the north in the Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation have nearly 550 members. Like most B.A.S.S. Nation state chapters, anglers qualify to compete in the B.A.S.S. Nation divisionals via a points system. Photo: Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation 3 / 17 Competitors in Ontario move up to the B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional from their qualifiers in Canada. Photo: Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation 4 / 17 Like in America, competitive fishing is not the only focus of members of the Canadian chapter. Members participate in lake cleanups, work with legislators on access and regulations, and take on invasive species. Photo: Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation 5 / 17 Ontario also has an active youth program, with CastingKids competitions and Junior Bassmaster tournaments. Photo: Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation 6 / 17 Anglers in Spain enjoy the beautiful backdrop of Lake Caspe. Photo: Spain B.A.S.S. Nation 7 / 17 Spanish anglers compete in the Caspe International in Saragossa. Photo: Spain B.A.S.S. Nation 8 / 17 Then, members of the Spain B.A.S.S. Nation participate in an awards ceremony for the top anglers at Lake Caspe. Photo: Spain B.A.S.S. Nation 9 / 17 The Spain B.A.S.S. Nation brought its qualifiers over to America last year for the first time to participate in a divisional. The chapter was founded in 2011 and already has 128 members. Photo: B.A.S.S. 10 / 17 In Italy, members of the B.A.S.S. Nation are fans of pros right here in the States. Ott DeFoe paid them a visit and attracted a crowd. Photo: Italy B.A.S.S. Nation 11 / 17 Daniele Mari, president of the Italy B.A.S.S. Nation, poses with DeFoe during DeFoe's international visit. Photo: Italy B.A.S.S. Nation 12 / 17 To our south, the Mexico B.A.S.S. Nation has an active youth program. Photo: Mexico B.A.S.S. Nation 13 / 17 The Mexico B.A.S.S. Nation has 91 members divided into eight regions. Photo: Mexico B.A.S.S. Nation 14 / 17 The top finishers of each region in the Mexico chapter earn the right to compete in the Mexican championship. The tournament winner advances to the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. Photo: Mexico B.A.S.S. Nation 15 / 17 The country that shares the border of famed Falcon Lake boasts beautiful bass like this one throughout the country. Photo: Mexico B.A.S.S. Nation 16 / 17 The Zimbabwe B.A.S.S. Nation has its own special claim to fame: Gerry Jooste has made it to the Bassmaster Classic via the Zimbabwe B.A.S.S. Nation on five separate occasions. Photo: B.A.S.S. 17 / 17 The South Africa B.A.S.S. Nation has an active youth program and sends two Junior Bassmaster competitors to the B.A.S.S. Nation Southern Divisional each year. Photo: B.A.S.S.