Branson, Mo., and Bull Shoals Lake is hosting The Bass Federation National Championship presented by the National Guard. The event is being held March 10 through 15, and is the culmination of more than two years of qualification for most of the 30,000 anglers that are members of TBF.
Anglers from six TBF divisions competed locally in their home states during 2007 to qualify for the 2008 no-entry- fee TBF Divisional Championship Series tournaments. The top two anglers from each state at those events will advance to compete in the no-entry-fee 2009 TBF National Championship.
Once again the prestigious event will be held in conjunction with one of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour stops the same week on Table Rock Lake. Weigh-ins and Family Fun Zone festivities for both events will be held at the new Branson Convention Center
The top boater and top co-angler from each of the TBF six divisions at the TBF National Championship in Branson will advance to the 2009 Wal-Mart BFL All-American. The TBF Federation National Champion boater and co-angler winners also qualify for the 2009 Forrest Wood Cup. In addition to these incredibly lucrative championship berths, the winning boater at the TBF National Championship will also receive $10,000 cash, the use of a “Living the Dream” wrapped Chevy truck and Ranger boat powered by Evinrude or Yamaha, sponsor merchandise, paid entry fees into the winner’s choice of either the 2009 FLW Tour or Wal-Mart FLW Series and some travel expense money.
Go online and watch the LIVE weigh in at our Partners website:
TBF National Championship LIVE STREAM
4:00 p.m. CT, Thursday, March 12, 2009
4:00 p.m. CT, Friday, March 13, 2009
3:00 p.m. CT, Saturday, March 14, 2009
FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world. In 2008, the organization is offering more than 90,000 anglers the chance to win over $40 million through 230 tournaments in 10 circuits targeting bass, walleye, redfish, kingfish and striped bass. FLW Outdoors is also taking fishing mainstream with the largest cash awards in the history of fantasy sports, $7.3 million.
The Bass Federation Inc. (TBF) is the oldest and largest, organized grassroots angling organization in America. TBF is owned by those it serves and is dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year and have provided the foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 30 years.