TBF Junior World Championship Heads for Hot Springs, Ark.

January 20, 2015 – Ponca City, Oklahoma
The Bass Federation (TBF) and Visit Hot Springs are pleased to announce that the 2015 TBF Junior World Championship will be held in Hot Springs Arkansas August 20th -22nd during the Forrest Wood Cup Championship week.

Young anglers in the 11-15 year old age group who have qualified as their States Champions from all 47 TBF State Federations as well as Canada will be invited to attend this event, with their families for what promises to be an exciting week of competition and clean family fun.

“Hot Springs is extremely pleased to welcome back to our city the 2015 TBF Junior World Championship to be held on Lake Hamilton” Stated Steve Arrison Executive Director of Visit Hot Springs.

“I can think of no greater event than this one, which gets young people started early in the sport of fishing and continues to foster the kids’ enthusiasm for the sport, which is one of the best ways I know to steer them toward productive lives.


2014 Champs   Perry Marvin NY  Joe Stolski MN

2014 Champs Perry Marvin NY Joe Stolski MN

While here, the national participants and their families will enjoy the excellent fishing that Lake Hamilton offers. And in their spare time they will be able to enjoy all the other attractions and activities that Hot Springs offers. In addition to our historic heritage as the prototype for the National Park System, Hot Springs offers great entertainment, including our Mountain Tower, Magic Springs Water and Theme Park, great dining and warm hospitality We are eager to host these young champions and show them all Hot Springs has to offer ” added Arrison.

“Returning to the Hot Springs area is always a pleasure for us”, cited TBF National Youth Director Mark Gintert.  “This town has a rich place in America’s history as well as a wealth of fishing opportunities and things to do for our anglers and their families. The Visit Hot Springs Staff is top notch and committed to the very best event we can have for our anglers and their families.”

The scenic shores of Lake Hamilton will provide the fishing grounds for these future stars of the sport to test their skills. On day one of the competition the anglers will be paired with another angler from a different state  in boats provided by the Federation and FLW volunteer boat captains. At the conclusion of day one, the top angler from each TBF division will advance on to Saturday’s final round. Day two will pit the division winners against each other and a new 2015 JWC Champion will be crowned! All participants who make Saturday’s final round will receive a scholarship and all of the participating anglers will go across the FLW Stage before the start of the Forrest Wood Cup day 3 weigh-in.

The latest and greatest Ranger Boat models powered with the all new Evinrude G2 Outboards will be on site at the Junior World Championship weigh in area each day giving test rides to anglers, families and the general public, everyone is invited and it is all free of charge.  There are many more activities in town this week during FLW’s Forrest Wood Cup Championship be sure to check those out at www.flwoutdoors.com

About FLW

FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing unparalleled fishing resources and entertainment to our sponsors, fans and host communities. FLW is offering anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 231 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water,” through a variety of platforms including tournaments, outdoor expos and FLW Fantasy Fishing. For more information about FLW and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

About The Bass Federation

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 there is. 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 45 years. TBF started the Student Angler Federation and the national High School Fishing program in 2008 to promote clean family fun and education through fishing. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org