District 18 National Semi-finals was held October 2-3, 2021 on 10 Mile Creek in Lakeside, OR. Pretty tough conditions but as always, a few managed to find and catch fish.  Oregon won the state pride by 4.81 pounds.

Todd Woolard from Oregon was the top boater overall for the weekend with 32.00. Peter Gobel, also from Oregon came in 2nd on the boater side with 28.66. Taking 3rd place on the boater side was Chris Lambert from Washington with 28.03. These three boaters will advance to the 2022 TBF Federation National Championship.

Todd Woolard

Dez Ruffin







National Qualifiers, Left to Right
Peter Gobel, Todd Woolard, Dez Ruffin, Chris Lambert, Dane Lawrence, Rocky Ward


On the co-angler side, coming in 1st place was Hernandez Ruffin, who is also the WA TBF State President, with 24.80. Dane Lawrence from Oregon took 2nd place with 20.86. And rounding out the Top 3 was Rocky Ward from Oregon with 19.44. They will also advance to the 2022 National Championship.

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The 2021 District 9 National Semi-final was held on September 25-26 on Sturgeon Bay.

Despite high winds and small craft advisories on day 1, Larry Hildebrandt and Scott Bonnema both managed to bring in over 20 lbs of Sturgeon bay smallmouth to lead the boater side of the tournament.  On the Co- Angler side, David Little brought in 16.05 lbs and Jeremy Eckes managed 15.15 lbs to lead the field.

On day 2 the winds settled down and the fish started biting.  Despite Mitch Van Ert dropping 21.94 on the scales, Scott Bonnema and Larry Hildebrandt were able to hold onto 1st and 2nd respectively.  On the Co- Angler side David Little was able to back up his day 1 total and finished in 2nd place.  Max Stawinoga brought in 16.85 lbs and managed to jump from 4th place to 1st place and secure his second consecutive trip to the National Championship.






In the end the anglers going to the National championship from the boater side are Scott Bonnema from MN and Larry Hildebrandt from WI.  On the co angler side it will be David Little from MN and Max Stowinoga from WI.

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Russell, Ks: Fifty-four anglers representing the Kansas and Missouri Bass Federations converged on Wilson Lake in central Kansas the weekend of 2-3 October 2021 to compete in The Bass Federation District 7 National Semifinals tournament. Anglers were competing for cash payouts and the right to advance to The Bass Federation 2022 National Championship tournament. When the smoke cleared from a very competitive event six Kansas anglers stood atop the leader board. Chris Brimager’s two-day total of 30.76 nudged out Chad Schmidt’s two-day total of 30.72 by .04 of a pound to take top honors and advance him to the national semifinals. Chris’s major day-two pattern adjustment from shallow moving baits to deep dragging paid off with the win. Brad Tyer finished seventh overall with 21.93 topping Missouri’s Brian Maloney by a little over a pound to qualify for the national championship. This is Chris’s and Brad’s first national championship qualification.


Ranger Federation Bonus winner – Chris Brimager

From left to right: District 7 national semifinal champion Chris Brimager, 2nd place Chad Schmidt, 3rd place Hunter Baird, 4th place Jason Benjamin, 5th place Tim Merkh

From left to right: District 7 national semifinal co-angler champion Gary Martin, 2nd place Ryder Mains, 3rd place Mason Chapman, 4th place Billy Ray, 5th place Paul Huse

From left to right: first time Kansas National Championship Qualifiers co-angler Ryder Mains and Chris Brimager

From left to right: first time Missouri National Championship Qualifiers Brad Tyer and co-angler Gary Martin


The TBF District 5, Louisiana/Texas Semi-final was held out of San Miguel State Park at Toledo Bend Reservoir on September 25th-26th 2021 that featured low water level and moderate temperatures which are not normal for this time in late September. However, it did open the door for local Louisiana boater, Josh Moore, who lives near the lake, to have the lead in Day 1 with 14.48 pounds and Texas Boater, Zack Fogle trailing in second with 13.38 pounds. Day 1 Co-angler from Texas, Dustin Glaze, lead with 8.05 pounds while Louisiana Co-angler, Frank Ducote was holding 2nd place with 4.80 pounds.

After the second day with less winds James Biggs brought in a 17.77 pound sack, which sealed the envelope for the 1st place overall win and to the national championship for the Texas side. Josh Moore finished 3rd place overall spot by hauling in a 3.57 pound bag for day 2 to give himself 18.05 pound total which will send him to the national championship for the Louisiana side.

Texas Co-angler Jerry Biggs came to the scales with 7.55 pounds that will send him to the National Championship and Louisiana Co-angler Frank Ducote brought a 8.17pound sack to send him to the National Championship as well.


Ranger Federation Bonus winner – Colt Farris