Junior B.A.S.S. Nation (grades 2 through 12)

The NH Junior Bassmasters is a B.A.S.S. affiliated club broken into two age divisions:

Members in the younger division (grades 2 through 8) are typically paired with an older, more experienced member and individually compete for Angler of the Year standings, prizes, and a chance to fish in the B.A.S.S. Junior National Championship.

Members in the older division (grades 9 through 12) are typically paired with a younger member and individually compete for Angler of the Year standings and prizes.  Members in the older division who are part of a B.A.S.S. affiliated high school team can also qualify for the B.A.S.S. National High School Championship through the NH B.A.S.S. Nation High School Open tournaments.

2019 Junior Events

April 27Squam Lake
May 11Newfound
July 13Wentworth
August 17Mascoma

Junior B.A.S.S. Nation

  • $40 annual dues.
  • A typical tournament day starts at 6:30am and ends by 4pm.
  • Adult boat captains instruct, mentor, and operate the boats. Captains are either NH B.A.S.S. Nation members or family volunteers.
  • Members provide (2) $25 gas cards to offset the cost of gas for volunteer boat captains.
  • Mandatory participation in annual fundraiser and community service events.
  • Eligibility for national competition requires at least 50% participation in club sponsored events (i.e. both tournaments and community service events).
  • Members enjoy discounted member rates from select NH B.A.S.S. sponsors.
  • Qualifying for Angler of the Year (younger and older age divisions).
    • Angler with the highest point total accumulated from finishes in the Junior tournaments.
    • 50% participation in club sponsored events.
  • One Team Qualifies for the B.A.S.S. Junior National Championship:
    • Top two younger members in Angler of the Year standings.
    • 50% participation in club sponsored events.
  • Two Teams Qualify for the B.A.S.S. National High School Championship:
    • B.A.S.S. affiliated high school team with the highest point total accumulated from finishes in the NH B.A.S.S. Nation High School Team Trail (Option 1).
    • B.A.S.S. affiliated high school team that wins end of year qualifying tournament (Option 2).
  • Tournament Rules (link available soon).
  • Club Officers (coming soon).
  • Where can I find tournament rules?
  • Besides tournaments, what are other club sponsored events?
  • Are my fundraising efforts tax deductible; how do I get a donation receipt?
  • What are the responsibilities of a boat captain?
  • How do I start or find a B.A.S.S. affiliated high school team?
  • How are tournaments run?
  • Why are anglers typically paired with members in a different age division?
  • What happens if I or my child qualify for a national tournament?
  • Who can I contact for additional information?
  • Can I join mid-year?
  • What are club officer responsibilities?
  • Does the club have By-laws?