Ponca City, Okla. (April 24, 2012) — The Bass Federation’s brand new Dream Team Rally tournament trail is excited to announce the TBF of Kansas is scheduled to host its first TBF Dream Team Rally event.  The event is scheduled for July 1, 2012 on Lake Wilson Reservoir, at Hell Creek boat ramp in Wilson State Park, Kansas.  The TBF of Kansas Dream team event will follow TBF’s Student Angler Federation, 2nd Annual Kansas High School Fishing State Championship on Lake Wilson, June 30.  Make it a family event!  The event is open to ALL TBF and SAF members.    Interested teams can go online at bassfederation.com; Dream Team; to enter, the tourney # is 1025.  ALL interested TBF clubs and state federations can go online and register to host their own event today! 

“The TBF sanctioned event is bringing grassroots fishing back to Kansas,” TBF of Kansas President and Kansas Dream Team event coordinator, Larry Freesemann, said.  “TBFKS is proud to host one of the first Dream Team events in the country!  Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome; each boat fishes as a team for the same prize, a coveted spot on the 2013 TBF Dream Team.”

“Think about it, even if there are 50 or 75 Dream Team Rallies in the US this year when it comes championship time those 50 or 75 qualified teams not only get a “paid” vacation but also get to compete for a new Ranger boat plus a national pile of cash and other prizes!”  TBF President, Robert Cartlidge, said.  “The odds don’t get much better than that! The more Dream Team events held the bigger the payout, and it all goes back to the members!”

TBF Dream Team Rallies are designed to fill a void not only in the federation, but also the fishing industry to give anglers exactly what they’ve been craving.  Fish no-hassle events close to home; fish with who you want, when you want, where you want.  All Dream Team Rally event payouts and advancements are based on 25 boats.  For every 25th team, one team advances with paid entry fees to the 2013 Dream Team National Championship Rally, with travel, hotel and boat gas stipends and the chance to win big time “dream” prizes and payouts at a “dream” vacation event.  Payouts will be big and deep to the field, and the national team champions will walk away with a Ranger Boat Dream Rig!  Register to host an event anywhere in the US anytime in 2012, or sign up to compete in the first Dream Team Rally on Hamilton Lake, in Hamilton, Ind., or both!  There’s no limit on how many Dream Team Rallies members can host or fish; so get started now!

Dream Team Rally event:  TBFKS Dream Team Event

When:  July, 1 2012; take-off, 6am; weigh-in, 2pm

Where:  Wilson Reservoir, Hell Creek boat ramp, Wilson State Park, #3 State Park Rd., Sylvan Grove, KS 67481

Host: TBF of Kansas; Tournament Director: Larry Freesemann, 913-593-5569,


Creel Limit:  5 fish; 15 inches

Off-Limits: Sunday, June 24-June 30 ** Dream Team participants can’t be on the water Saturday, June 30, UNLESS they’re participating in the Kansas High School Fishing State Championship, boat captains or high school anglers, etc. 

Restrictions:  artificial baits only

Pre-tournament meeting:  Hell Creek boat ramp, Wilson State Park, June 30, 6:30pm

TBF’s Dream Team Rally is an extensive program with much more to offer; mostly it’s about fishing and fun.  For full details go to bassfederation.com, and click the Dream Team link, or email/call Lauren at lauren@bassfederation.com or TBF National Office, 580.765.9031.    

The Cedar Creek Bassmasters, club # 10890, of the Indiana Bass Federation was the first to register their event of TBF’s new and widely talked about Dream Team tournament Rally events.   Their rally will be held on Lake Hamilton, in Hamilton, Ind., on May 6.  Sign up now!

About The Bass Federation, Inc.

The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing organization. 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 a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 40 years.  Visit bassfederation.com, www.highschoolfishing.org