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Congratulations Nick Angiulo! The 3rd time was a charm for Nick, 6th place finish on the co-angler side of the TBF National Championship on Grand Lake, with 31.3 lbs.Nick now moves on to the All-American not a small feat by any imagination, I know we all wish him well; he is a deserving and dedicated angler and a true ambassador to the sport of Bass Fishing. To my friend I wish you much success. Mike Hart VP NJBF View Article and Pictures
Exciting and great news for NJBF, "Sharp Athletics" has become a state sponsor for the NJBF allowing the NJBF to purchase divisional state team JERSEY shirts for the NJ state team contestants at an incredible low price and also extending that offer to all NJBF members as well. Please see form if your club wishes to purchase shirts for your six man team coming this May at the Potomac River. Order Form
Bass Fishing News: Big finish at the Ramapo show - College Fishing Bass Fishing News: STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – When Ramapo College anglers Jeff Voss and Joseph Zapf launched on day one of the FLW National Guard College Fishing Series Northern Regional Championship on Sayers Lake, they knew they wanted to put themselves on the road to success – literally. http://www.collegefishing.com/tournament.cfm?tid=6736&t=news
Vermont (VTFW) on Lake Champlain: http://www.mychamplain.net/forum/official-vtfw-position-statement-fishing-al abama-rig, "The Department's interpretation of the Alabama Rig is that by definition, it does not constitute a "lure" in and of itself, since it is hookless. As such, it can be construed as nothing more than terminal tackle, such as a wire leader, except with 5 strands of wire instead of one. The Alabama Rig does not become a lure intended to catch fish until hooks are added. It is the Department's interpretation that the Alabama Rig is legal to use in Vermont, provided no more than two lures with hooks intended to catch fish are attached to it." New York regs on Champlain mirrors Vermont's on Champlain which only allows two baits on one line. As of now, it's still legal in the rest of NY. There are a bunch of new regs in NY up for public comment I saw someplace but I don't think the A-rig was one of the proposed changes up for review. But in my opinion, it will come up before too long.
Some of these questions are you asking yourself: Q. Do I want to fish more? Q. Can I be able to fish more? Q. How can I join, or create a club? I want to explore other possibilities. Q. Who do I contact for this club Information Stuff? Answer NJBF - Too both non and existing New Jersey Bass Federation members, or you wish to be become one. If you want to create a new club chapter, or wish to join an existing club chapter, you can be put onto a newly created page to help you succeed into doing so. Let club recruiter’s contact you!
Contact me, Elliott Liardo by sending me an email email@example.com with all of the necessary header information needed below. I will place you on this newly created page list that will be posted to the NJBF web site http://www.njbassfederation.com . You must be 18 yrs of age and older to be placed on the list.
View Page...... Name (First & Last) Your Location (county) Contact Info (Phone/Email) Mission: Join, or Create a New Chapter (6 man team or Larger) Boater/Rider
Federation Meetingsare held at the American Legion Post 12, on Route 28, Somerville, NJ the second Friday of the month at 8:00 pm. Directions from Rt 287: Exit 13 or 13B, follow Rt 28 West 1.6 miles to Cleveland Avenue. Turn left and then a quick right into the parking lot behind the building. Use the front entrance.
Tournament Participation - How Can I? There are three different ways to participate in a tournament: as a driver/boater, a Co-Angler and an observer. With each comes varied responsibilities and privileges. Read more....
FLW Fantasy Fishing, the world's largest and richest fantasy sports game, announced it is substantially increasing its prize pool from $7.3 million in 2008 to $10 million in cash and prizes in 2009 with a guaranteed $1 million cash winner, plus six guaranteed $100,000 cash winners. Additionally, FLW Fantasy Fishing is offering a $3 million cash exacta and a $5 million cash exacta, plus over 2,500 other prizes including new Ranger boats, a Chevy SUV, four-wheelers and hundreds or thousands of dollars in free cash cards and Walmart gift cards. Read more.....
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Very Important! Berkley Pure Fishing Program….It pays to belong to TBF!
The Pure Fishing/Berkley program is again in effect. A TBF member simply logs onto the TBF online secure members only store. The info is all there. Click the correct Pure Fishing logo. At check out, enter the code given and receive a deep discount. http://www.bassfederation.com/storelanding.html
The New Jersey Bass Federation is an organization of chapters dedicated to the sport of bass fishing. Over the years, the Federation has progressed in scope from a bass fishing club to the voice of concerned anglers throughout the state.
Local chapters within the organization work with civic groups and communities to inform, educate and assist in environmental and localized issues.
The Federation produces an annual magazine, The Reel to Reel which serves to act as an annual recap of chapter contributions, events and tournament statistics. Other statistical information from the Federation record books is also included for reference.
The Federation has formed Junior Chapters for youngsters under the age of eighteen. These chapters are scattered from north to south and are mushrooming in membership. The goals of a junior chapter are to teach children the value of the outdoors and how to maintain an ecologically sound environment, as well as how to fish for bass.
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NJBF 2013 Ranger Cup Payout Schedule - Coming soon A picture of the Ranger Cup winners in their approved clothing and boats at
the Tournament must be taken and must be forwarded to TBF. Ranger Cup
program guidelines can be found onrangerboats.com(again if you have
questions just call TBF), along with names and the amount of payout (which
should match our payout sheet posted). Mike Hart
Ethanol Issues - Highly important for boaters to read ! How this affects boaters: There are two issues – one is a safety issue for those boats equipped with fiberglass gas tanks, generally those made before the mid-80’s. Ethanol tends to dissolve certain resins, which then find their way through the engine intake and coat intake valves, which makes them stick causing bent pushrods or worse. More important is the possibility of a gas tank degrading to the point of leaking. As anyone knows, gas is the bilge is an explosion waiting to happen....Read More
About The Bass University THE BASS UNIVERSITY, the institution for advanced anglers, is the launch program created and hosted by professional anglers, Pete Gluszek (FLW) and Mike Iaconelli (BASS). DEVELOPED for advanced students with experience and knowledge of the industry, bass fishing and the art of finesse and created as a tool to take anglers to the next level of fishing. Unlike any other bass fishing seminar, students will learn proven tactics and techniques from the world’s best fishermen and gain access to the most cutting edge techniques, tackle, and equipment. A TWO-DAY INTENSIVE PROGRAM, taught by six of today’s top pro anglers in an easy-to-learn classroom style environment, kicked off by your hosts, Pete Gluszek and Mike Iaconelli. In addition to this exclusive, personal, and customized training, students will receive a one-year subscription to BASSIN’ MAGAZINE ®, -Course Literature, tackle gift pack and official BU alumni T-shirt.
Bass University, unlimited potential, unlimited success.
Be part of the Institution for Advanced Anglers.
Things you need to do and check before your fishing begins! a. Get, or renew your fishing license
b. Check all your fishing gear, rods, reels, line, tackle, etc..
c. Check boat and trailer are in good working condition,\, grease axles, livewells work, pumps, etc...
d. Have a good pair of polarized sunglasses and good rain gear ready
e. Check your life vest cartridges are good
f. Have updated insurance ready, car and boat
g. Send tournament application forms in on time
Care to see what time it is USA.See time zone across NA
Dam Removal to Restore Raritan Fish MigrationsRead More
Future Fisherman Foundation & The Bass Federation Join Forces McLean, V.A. (May 31, 2011)—In light of difficulties raising much-needed funding to support its programs, the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) has sought and found a new home with The Bass Federation (TBF), Inc. of Ponca City, Okla. Since 1968, the Federation has been recognized as the oldest and largest organized broad-based, independent, grassroots organization in bass fishing. After weeks of discussion, F3’s board of directors and the leadership of TBF approved the merger, which will ensure important F3 programs such as Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) continue to be available for educators and youth throughout the U.S. The transfer of all F3’s assets to TBF will take place immediately.
“For the last several years, our board members and staff have worked diligently to maintain the health and integrity of F3’s important youth fishing education programs despite a poor economy that made fund-raising extremely difficult,” F3 board chair, Kerry Campbell, said. “But, lack of funding in recent months made it clear we’d have to think outside the box if we were to continue supporting the dedicated educators nationwide who volunteer to teach fishing to children in almost every state.”View entire"
ONCE IN A LIFETIME My Day Fishing With Scott Martin Submitted by: Nick Angiulo
Most Federation members consider themselves to be serious anglers but due to the intrusion of “real life,” we are relegated to the old “weekend warrior” circuit. Many of us dream of the chance to fish the “big time” professional bass fishing circuit, envisioning being on television proudly holding up a big fish and an even bigger check. However, in our sober moments, we know, realistically, that those opportunities will never happen for most of us. I, personally, have always wondered how I would stack up pitted against the top bass anglers in the world. Well, in early January 2012, I had a likely once in a lifetime opportunity to fish with a rising legend in the bass fishing world and see what separates us from the professionals. Read all and pictures
Announcements: NJ Bass Federation is now on Facebook
New Proposed tournament Schedule for 2012, Read March minutes Cheapest license for Potomac/Flats Cost $10.00 or $5.00 if you were born prior to 1946. the license was good for Potomac River (all tributaries on MD & VA side, also the Susquehanna Flats. This license does not include Washington DC. Potomac River Fisheries Commission: http://www.prfc.state.va.us/sports/fish_license.pdf
I have just been informed by TBF that New Jersey has won Lowrance’s $5,000 National Award for the 2nd time in a row! This is in addition to a $1,000 State Award.
Monumental Sportsmen's Act of 2012 Introduced in the Senate Many of the sportfishing industry's top legislative priorities addressed in historic package of 19 pro-fishing and hunting bills View Entire here
2012 MID-ATLANTIC DIVISIONAL
NEW JERSEY FINISHES 3RD
FROST and ANGIULO QUALIFY
for NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - Read entire
To All :
Congratulations on your 3rd place finish at this years 2012 Divisional on the Potomac River. You all should be proud of this accomplishment, coming from last place after the 1st day of competition to 6th place after day two (next to last) and more than 8 lbs out of 3rd (the only position in the top 3 that we had a real chance to obtain). But through the after tournament meetings you were able to determine what needed to be done and your execution was perfect.
I was very proud to be a part of your accomplishment. A special congratulations to Dave Frost and Nick Angiulo as they will be moving on to the 2013 TBF National's Dave will be representing NJBF as the Angler and Nick will be the NJBF Co-Angler (3rd time, pretty impressive).
2013 NJBF RemainingTOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
NJBF Lake Hopatcong 7/28/2013 Lee's Park
NJBF Mid-Atlantic Regional Lake Hopatcong 9/19-20/2013 Lee's Park
NJBF Delaware River 10/13/2013 West Deptford
I just wanted to extend an offer to the TBF members of a 15% off all lures to all anglers of the NJTBF atwww.proedgebaits.com.
Some of you will likely already have this, but wanted everyone to know...
Please be aware that they are now discussing banning soft baits in Maine. That would pretty much stop bass fishing in the state. Some of you might remember an article from BASS Times in which they were discussing that at the Federal level, they are discussing treating Bass as an invasive species.
The logic is not hard to follow that if you stop protecting the species and then indirectly make it impossible to fish for it, the industry will cease. This is just what the extreme environmentalists want ... without regard to our rights or even the economic impacts (we are over a $1B industry).
Please start making lots of noise by signing this petition, making phone calls and writing to your Congressmen and Senators. Kids should make noise as well. I can't stress enough the need to speak up and be heard. For those who will be at the Oaks, PA and/or Suffern Shows, please stop by the Keep America Fishing booths and sign up and support them.
Bergen Bassmasters Presents the Lake Hopatcong Challenge Great Northeast Lunker Tournament - $60 Entry Fee September 21, 2013. Lee's Park To Benefit our Troops c/o the USO of Metropolitan New York, $1,000 LUNKER AWARD c/o NEW JERSEY
Lunker Award and Value of Non-Cash Awards amount to over 100% of Entry Fees
AUCTION OF NY GIANTS TICKETS AND OTHER VALUABLE ITEMS FOLLOWING WEIGH-IN. PUBLIC INVITED!!!View Flyer and entry for form Here
"Snap" up some gear in our "My Minn Kota" Photo Sweepstakes! View Here
June 1st, 2013
Ramapo and Rutgers Buddy Tournament
The first ever buddy tournament between Ramapo College of New Jersey and Rutgers University took place on Lake Hopatcong Saturday June 1st, 2013. It was sunny skies and calm winds and the lake was in a post spawn transition. The tournament format placed one collegiate angler with a boat captain and their best five fish (paper tournament) would take home bragging rights. The tournament was held from 6:45am till 2:00pm.Con't Reading....
SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR
Submitted by: Nick Angiulo During the week of June 24, 2013, I had the good fortune to experience an opportunity that only a few true “amateur” bass fishermen get: the chance to fish at the yearly BFL (Bass Fishing League) All American tournament run by the FLW, the premier bass fishing organization in the country. Read All