Latest News 6/15/18

Email Jeff Nelson or call him at 612-578-5035 for more info.

MNBass News for 2018

Frequently asked questions regarding MNBF TOC and Semi Final Tournaments:

The 2018 Spring Fling which was scheduled for this weekend has been postponed to Sunday May 13th! It was the only weekend available to get a DNR permit. It is Mother’s day so sign up with your Mom or Wife, they do not have to be a MNBF member (this one event only). Lowrance, Humminbird, Minnkota and Solarbats have stepped up with incredible prizes to make this event over 150% payback.


Those of you already entered (24 teams), you have options
- email back to confirm May 13th is good for you
- email back applying your entry fee to another MNBF team trail event
- request a refund

2018 MNBF Adult & NBAA Membership Form

Happy New Year Anglers we hope you had a great holiday season with friends and family. 2018 fishing season is going to be an exciting year for MNBF as we are going to try something new as an option to the MNBF Team Trail Tournaments. This year we are going to have 5 team tournaments around the state (schedule below) in which we are going to offer as an option to fishing the MNBF Team Trail Tournament.

1) Fish the team trail for $200.00 per tournament 85% payout

2) Optional NBAA Entry – additional $100.00 (Must be NBAA Member. Note membership requirements) 70% of the $100 Payout at the ramp.

Adding the NBAA to our MNBF Team Trail Tournament will give teams that are NBAA members another option to go fish a no entry fee national championship tournament in 2019, where the grand prize is a 30K Ranger Boat. Top 20% or qualifying participants or top 10, whichever is greater, will be offered opportunity to go fish the NBAA National Championship in April 2019 on Table Rock Lake.

Regular membership $100 MNBF Membership gets you Team Trail, TOC, Semi Final, BFL, and FLW. See attached MNBF Adult membership form

2018 MNBF Team Tournament Schedule $200.00 Entry Fee per Team

April 22 Spring Fling Wabasha Pools 4-5
May 20 Spring Fest Fortune Bay Lake Vermilion
June 17 Spring Fiesta Annandale Clearwater/ Augusta
August 19 Summer Rumble Spicer Green Lake
Sept 9 Fall Brawl Isle Mille Lacs
July 20-21, 2018 MNBF TOC Winona, MN Boater / Co-Angler Format
September 22 & 23, 2018 District 9 Semi Finals (MN/WI/IA) Winona, MN Boater / Co-Angler Format

2018 We are adding an option to the MNBF Team Trail which is a Super Membership- $120 (Optional) this gives you NBAA membership 1/2 off (which is an additional $20.00 to regular membership, $40.00 if purchased separately) Team Trail, TOC, Semi Final, BFL, FLW and NBAA. NBAA Membership form is on page 2 of the entry form. Note: Please do not modify this NBAA Form.

Brief information regarding NBAA:

Weekend event – $100 Includes big bass, 84% stays local, balance supports Championship

NBAA Anglers who fish at least 4 of 5 events in any Weekend Challenge Division AND finish in the top 20% (or top 10 teams whichever is greater) of that divisions standings automatically qualify for the NBAA National Championship.

2019 National Championship event at Table Rock Lake in April 2019 for a chance at cash and prizes such as a new RT188 Ranger Boat.

The additional entry fee would be $100, broken down like this:

$70 to Payout at the ramp $4 – Big Bass Payout at the ramp $2 – Team of The Year sidepot Championship $10 – Directors Compensation $14 – Admin and help fund the National Championship Pot FREE – Super Big Bass FREE Angler of the Year Pot $100.00

Very little travel cost as these tournaments are being ran with existing 2018 MNBF Team Tournament above.

Weekend Challenge Events –

2016 National Championship had 45 teams competing
2017 National Championship had 47 teams competing

More information regarding NBAA can be found @

Members who have already paid 2018 dues and want to or did add the NBAA we need to make sure that you complete and submit the NBAA 2018 Membership form prior to fishing any of the MNBF team trail events.

Mail completed forms to MNBF, 690 8th Ave. NW, New Brighton, MN, 55112

How to qualify for the MNBF TOC July 20-21, 2018, Winona MN?

Each angler must complete 1 MNBF Approved Event prior to participating in the TOC.

Examples of a MNBF Approved Events:

  • Conservation Lake Clean up

    Fish a MNBF Team Trail Event (Each Tournament counts as 1)

    Be a Coach in a High School Fishing Event (SAF)

    Participate in Camp Confidence Tournament

    Participate in Wounded Warriors Tournament

    Participate in Disabled Vet Tournament

  • If you are not sure about your event send and email to MNBF for clarification.

    We have also included on the adult membership form an option to join Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance (MLSA) for $20.00. MLSA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible. More information on what MLSA @ Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance

    Come learn about the new Student Angler Tournament Trail! Read more about the Student Angler Coach’s Meeting hosted by Rapala

    Again we are looking forward to an exciting 2018 season and any questions feel free to contact via Email Jeff Nelson or call 612-578-5035 or Steve Galletta @

    We will be updating our website and Facebook page with this additional information and forms

    Tight Lines in 2018 and see you at the ramp.

    Forms for 2018 are ready!! See below for the Team Tournament entry form as well as the membership forms:

    2018 Team Tournaments Entry Form

    2018 MNBF Adult Form

    2018 New Club Roster Form

    MNBass News for 2017

    Full results are posted for the 2017 Minnesota Bass Federation TOC on Lake Pokegama!


    Get signed up for 2017! Forms are below:

    2017 MNBF Fishing Tournaments

    2017 MNBF New Club Signup Form

    2017 MNBF Membership Form

    2017 MNBF Rules

    We have also updated our “Benefits to being a member” for 2017. There are more reasons than ever to fish with the MNBF!

    Stay up to date on new MNBF Tournaments or check out our MNBF Archives for tournaments dating back to 2007!


    New Minnesota Bass Federation jerseys are available! Purchase one today.

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