Membership Information

How to do most everything involving membership

Reasons for Joining Michigan BASS Nation


If you want more information contact our New Member Contact: Gary Emerson at or call 734 536-2506.


How to Start a Bass Club

Many Bass anglers have asked, "How do I start a new club". Once you have at least 6 people together that have the desire to start a Bass Club you need to do the actual paperwork.  There are actually two steps to becoming a Club. 

Here are the steps to take when forming a new club:

    1. Contact The B.A.S.S. Nation

    1. Call B.A.S.S. at 1-877-BASS-USA ask for the BASS Nation Department. Then request Information Packet required to form a club.
    2. After the information packet arrives read the information, follow the instructions. It will cost $30.00 a person to register your new club with B.A.S.S. They will send confirmation that your club is registered.
    3. Remember all of your prospective members have to be members of B.A.S.S.

    2. Contact Michigan Bass Nation

    1. Put a roster together, include the NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER, B.A.S.S. member number and Email address for each member.  CLICK HERE to get a Roster Form.
         1) Make sure you indicate who the Club President and Secretary are.
    2. M.B.F.N. , Inc. dues are $25.00 per member.
    3. Prepare your request to join M.B.N., include the following:
         1) Your B.A.S.S. confirmation
         2) A Club Roster
         3) Your dues for all of your members listed
    4. Your request to join M.B.N. can be mailed or brought right to the next Presidents meeting.
         1) By mail to: 

      Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation
      Membership Director Jason Hurst
      1700 Teggerdine Road
      White Lake,  MI 48386

Some points of information: There are Four Michigan BASS Nation Presidents meetings a year. The meetings are usually held in October, December, March and April. Club Rosters and dues are due before the end of the year. For your club to be eligible to fish he State Championship and any other Michigan BASS Nation tournaments, a club must be represented at least two of the four Presidents meetings and have their dues paid at the December Presidents meeting. This excludes new clubs that started after the December meeting. The final roster is due May 1st, it will determine the members of the club are eligible to fish the State Championship and other tournaments.

The Form you need to start a Michigan BASS Nation Club

For your convenience, we have created a Roster Form that you can fill out when you want to start a Club.  The form has been created in a Word Format, an Excel format as well as in a printable "PDF" format.

1. PDF Format (CLICK HERE)
   This form can simply be printed and filled out by hand.  Be sure to PRINT LEGIBLY. After completing the form, simply mail it with a check to our Membership Director Jason Hurst

2. Word File Format (CLICK HERE)
You can save this form to your computer and fill it out right there.  After completing the form, it can be mailed with a check for $25 a member right to our Membership Director Jason Hurst.

Remember, the membership deadline to be able to still fish the State Championship or the Classic Series Team Championship is MAY 1st.

Mailing Address:
Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation
Membership Director Jason Hurst
1700 Teggerdine Road
White Lake,  MI 48386