February 20, Calcium, NY… New York The Bass Federation (NYTBF) announces the 2013 tournament schedule that spans the state offering anglers the opportunity to fish in multiple, one day, eight hour draw tournaments with boaters and co-anglers sharing a boat, but each competing within their respective divisions. For anglers uncertain about fishing a draw tournament with an unknown angler or if you’re new to tournament fishing the NYTBF offers open team events that serve as a great introduction to other anglers that support the trail.

Event Dates

The schedule begins along New York’s the eastern boundary waters on June 9th at Lake Champlain launching out of Point Au Rouche. On June 23rd the trail moves south to majestic Lake George launching out of Mossy Point and from there activities move to the northern sector with open team events on the mighty St. Lawrence Seaway launching out of French Creek Marina in Clayton NY on June 29th and 30th.

July kicks off with the tournament trail headings south to fish Oneida Lake on the 21st launching out of Oneida Shores State Park. The group then heads east into the Adirondack Park for a college team event and youth event on Schroon Lake scheduled for August 10th & 11th. The last points event of the season is scheduled for the Mohawk River launching out of Schoharie Crossing on September 29th. After that event the 2013 tournament points are tallied and the Angler of the Year (AOY) (for boater and co-angler divisions) will be crowned.

October 13th & 14th finds the trail back on Lake Champlain launching out of Port Henry, NY for the end of season annual State Team Qualifier (STQ). This tournament is a two day combined weight event; each angler is allowed to weigh-in five fish per day and the heaviest 10 fish limit wins the event with the top 10 anglers qualifying for the NYTBF 2014 Eastern Divisional Team.

To close out the 2013 year the NYTBF holds one final tournament called the Early Bird, this the first official points tournament for the 2014 AOY points race. It’s scheduled for Oct 27th with the exact location to be announced.

Trail Format

Boaters and Non-boaters are randomly paired for eight hours of fishing with the boater maintaining
control of the boat the entire day. Each angler competes against only their respective division, the
boater entry fee is $90 and co-angler $50 (with mandatory $30 due to the boater), payback is 75%.
Anglers must be active members of the NYTBF and signed up for each event a minimum of six (6) days
in advance.

Contingency prizes are available to qualifying anglers based on field size. All anglers are awarded points
based on place of finish, 1st = 100, 2nd = 97, 3rd = 94 and so on, all anglers that fail to weigh-in a fish will
share the last place points. Anglers who amass a minimum of 150 points qualify to fish the end of season
Sate Team Qualifier.

Contingency Program and Participant Prizes

The NYTBF tournament trail provides anglers contingency program opportunities with Cabela’s Angler
Cash, Ranger Cup Points and Evinrude State Champions Bonus. In addition at each event participants
are entered for a free random drawing and two lucky anglers will receive a Temple Fork Outfitters
(TFO) rod.


Berkley, Chevy, Evinrude E-TEC, Humminbird, Ranger boats, Solar Bat Sunglasses, FLW Outdoors,
Lowrance, Minnkota, Temple Fork Outfitter (TFO) rods, Cabela’s Angler Cash, The BASS University.
Keitech and STORMMR

For additional information on the NYTBF tournaments contact President Ben Wright at 518.593.5681 or or go to