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The Junior State Championship was held June 30th at Lake St Clair out of Lake St Clair Metro Park. CLICK HERE for more details...
2012 Junior State Championship, READ MORE...
Our 2013 State Championship was held July 25-28 in Escanaba , Mi. This was a very special event for our Mi B.A.S.S. NATION. As this was our 40th annual State Championship.
The 88 anglers who entered the event enjoyed our best event ever.
The Banquet and pairing meeting took place at Terrance Inn banquet hall. Everything was perfect, great meal and lots of prizes won that night. The only problem was the rain storm that came in the next morning hours after the launch and again during our weigh in show. But thanks to people from Escanaba we had a food tent there with hot food.
The second day went much better and we even had the sun come out for a while. The comments we have received back from our members are that they loved the fishing and the City. Many plan on coming back in the future.
We are happy to announce our new 13 angler 2014 Northern Divisional team who will be fishing next year in Indiana.
The results are attached to this e-mail.
For those of you who could not attend this year's event , you missed out on a very special 40th year
tournament. We hope you can join us for next years Championship.
Veterans Tournament Results
for the 2013 Event
The tournament was a big success, again this year. We had more anglers than ever before. Everyone had a great time
Big Fish Report
The largest sporting event in history exclusively for athletes with dwarfism
|Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation helped run the 2013 event in Lansing by providing our Tournament trailer and equipment. Everyone had a great day on the water. The Tournament was on Tuesday August 6th on Lansing Lake. Please go to their web site for more information about the event as well as the other events held during the World Dwarf Games|
Michigan b.a.s.s. NATION Receives
Calhoun County Bass Club Holds Three Event for Their Local Kids...
The kids around Calhoun County were treated to several fishing events this past saeson. Calhoun County Bass Club Stepped up and put on events throughout the year.
Lake Nepessing Bass Club
Supports School Outdoor Club and Scouts
Lake Nepessing Bass Club proudly works to promote and encourage children to get outside and enjoy the art of fishing.
Twice a year the Lake Nepessing Bass Club donates their time, boats and experience to help Davison Middle School students learn the art of fishing.
It was a great Sunday morning for the Casting Kid’s State championship at Bass Pro Shops in Auburn Hills, Michigan. We started the day with a qualifier contest just before the championship. As the kids started to show up and register, you could see their excitement start to build as we got the ready to start their official practice time.
Kiefer reports back about the Nationals...
It was an honor to represent the state of Michigan and the Michigan Bass Federation. The state has many outstanding fisherman and I feel fortunate to have been able to advance to the nationals. The BASS Federation Alliance with Mercury, Triton, Lowrance, Motor Guide, Yamaha, and Skeeter, treated all the contenders like royalty. I was very humbled by the experience. The other contenders were not just outstanding fisherman but were great people who I will always remember.
The National Championship Tournament was well organized and completely professional. We need to support our sponsors for this amazing week and event. I want to thank the members of the Michigan BASSmasters from whom I learned many fishing techniques and strategies. Finally, thank you to the Michigan BASS Federation for their sponsorship which made this experience possible.
Regulations on Permitted Tournaments:
Note there are now only 40 sites in the state that will require permits with fee’s
For tournaments at sites requiring permits, some of the prior regulations have been modified to reflect changes in our procedures. For purposes of this being a transition year, we ask that all directors submit applications (no $50 application fee) for all site requests to the appropriate State Park or Field Office (not Lansing Office). Contact information for all Boating Access Sites can be found at www.mcgi.state.mi.us/mrbis. A copy of the application can be found on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-30301_31154_35728---,00.html. Locations requiring a permit will be posted on the internet soon. If you have any questions, you may contact Jason Fleming at (517) 241-2054 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Beginning in 2007, when a group requests a tournament for a site we are no longer requiring permits for, staff will mark the name of the group and location on a calendar and consider it a “hold” on the site. Before each month, a list of those tournaments being held will be posted at each location for the upcoming month. Holding the site is a benefit for the groups and should not be mistaken for an approved permit. Until there is a centralized, electronic site to reserve sites, tournament organizers should work together with our staff for to avoid overlap of tournaments.
2. No tournaments to be held during holiday periods. Holiday periods include: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and the “busy” dates adjoining them. (May be adjusted by Unit Supervisor if a tournament at a site is not considered )
3. Tournaments shall not start between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
4. The number of registered tournament participant vehicles can not exceed 80% of the parking capacity for a particular site. Any adjustment to this must be approved by the Unit Supervisor.
5. No more than one tournament permitted for a site per day. Exception: For Boating Access Sites that meet the following criteria, multiple permits may be issued.
a. The boating access site parking capacity exceeds 100 parking spaces.
b. Adequate "green space" is available for each tournament. Greenspace is defined as a location that does not interfere with normal site activity. For closed tournaments a minimum of 20 feet by 20 feet is required. For open tournaments a minimum of 60 feet by 60 feet is required.
6. No Use Permits will be issued on Boating Access Sites for hours beyond the site closure time except within non day-use areas in parks and recreation areas. (Any modification to this must be approved by District Supervisor)
7. Permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
8. No guaranteed parking availability.
9. All requests for permits will be in writing.
10. Cancelled permit dates will be open on a first come, first serve basis after any cancellation.
11. For each calendar year, permit applications will be accepted starting the first business day in January. Mail-in and email applications received before the first business day in January will be returned. (for 2008, the date will be changed from January to November)
12. First business day in January procedure: All hand-delivered applications will be taken in order and held until after all mail-in applications and email applications have been filled, with the mail-in applications taking precedent over email. Then hand-delivered and email applications will be filled in the order they were received. (for 2008, the date from January to November)
13. No more than 6 permits may be issued on a particular site for a specific tournament group (may be waived by unit manager if site has more then 100 parking spaces) up until 60 days prior to a particular date. Any requests within 60 days of the start date shall be granted on a first come, first served basis unless there are further restrictions of the number of tournaments being held at a particular site.
14. Upon request, approved tournaments must allow Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Biologists inspections of fish taken during the tournament for research purposes.
15. Tournament Use Permit fees are $25 for closed tournaments. All open tournaments are a minimum of $100 weekends, $50 weekdays. Tournaments with over 30 vessels are subject to open tournament fees.
16. Any local restrictions beyond the standard regulations, such as number of permits granted at a site, must be posted on the bulletin board at the site and a copy provided to Division Office.
List of Permitted Locations: (Motor Vehicle Permits required at sites in Bold)
County Body of Water Number Admin. Phone # E-mail
Allegan Baseline 03-012 Allegan (269) 673-4747 email@example.com
Barry Jordan 08-002 Ionia (616) 527-3750 firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry Thornapple 08-013 Allegan (269) 673-4747 email@example.com
Berrien Paw Paw West 11-001 Allegan (269) 673-4747 firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch George 12-008 Jackson/Waterloo (734) 475-8378 email@example.com
Branch Union 12-013 Jackson/Waterloo (734) 475-8378 firstname.lastname@example.org
Calhoun Duck 13-005 Jackson/Waterloo (734) 475-8378 email@example.com
Calhoun Goguac 13-002 Allegan (269) 673-4747 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cass Corey 14-004 Warren Dunes (269) 426-4013 email@example.com
Cass Diamond 14-006 Warren Dunes (269) 426-4013 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cass Fish 14-001 Warren Dunes (269) 426-4013 email@example.com
Cass Paradise 14-005 Warren Dunes (269) 426-4013 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gladwin Wixom 26-008 Clare (989) 386-4067 email@example.com
Ionia Morrison 34-001 Ionia (616) 527-3750 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackson Michigan Center 38-001 Jackson/Waterloo (734) 475-8378 email@example.com
Kalamazoo Austin 39-014 Allegan (269) 673-4747 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalamazoo Barton 39-001 Warren Dunes (269) 426-4013 email@example.com
Kalamazoo Eagle 39-006 Warren Dunes (269) 426-4013 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalamazoo Long (Portage) 39-003 Allegan (269) 673-4747 email@example.com
Kalamazoo Sugar Loaf 39-011 Warren Dunes (269) 426-4013 firstname.lastname@example.org
Livingston Chemung 47-001 Island Lake (810) 229-7067 email@example.com
Livingston Whitmore 47-004 Island Lake (810) 229-7067 firstname.lastname@example.org
Livingston Woodland 47-003 Island Lake (810) 229-7067 email@example.com
Macomb CRCO 50-006 Mount Clemens (586) 465-2160 firstname.lastname@example.org
Macomb Harley Ensign 50-001 Mount Clemens (586) 465-2160 email@example.com
Macomb Selfridge 50-003 Mount Clemens (586) 465-2160 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mecosta Chippewa 54-003 Clare (989) 386-4069 email@example.com
Mecosta Mecosta 54-001 Clare (989) 386-4068 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monroe Bolles Harbor 58-010 Sterling (734) 289-2720 email@example.com
Monroe Sterling St. Park 58-008 Sterling (734) 289-2720 firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Joseph Klinger 75-002 Warren Dunes (269) 426-4013 email@example.com
St. Joseph Long 75-010 Warren Dunes (269) 426-4013 firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Joseph Palmer 75-008 Warren Dunes (269) 426-4013 email@example.com
St. Joseph Pleasant 75-001 Warren Dunes (269) 426-4013 firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Joseph Portage 75-017 Warren Dunes (269) 426-4013 email@example.com
Van Buren Bankson 80-026 Warren Dunes (269) 426-4013 firstname.lastname@example.org
Van Buren Lake of the Woods 80-017 Warren Dunes (269) 426-4013 email@example.com
Van Buren Saddle 80-004 Allegan (269) 673-4747 firstname.lastname@example.org
Washtenaw Half Moon 81-002 Pinckney RA (734) 475-8307 email@example.com
Washtenaw Portage 81-020 Pinckney RA (734) 475-8307 firstname.lastname@example.org