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2017 Mass Bass Nation Awards Banquet

Please come join the Massachusetts Bass Nation for the 2017 Awards Banquet!

When:  Saturday March 18th 2017

Start Time:  5:00PM

Where: Franklin Elks Lodge 1077 Pond Street Franklin, MA 02038

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $25 each.  Price includes entry for a Door Prize.

Great Food, Great Raffles, Great People, Great Time…..!

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  • January 19th, 2017

Mass Bass Nation State Team Flea Market 3/4/17

The State Team will be holding it’s 4th Annual Flea Market from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on 3/4/2017 at the Medway VFW, 123 Holliston Street, Medway MA  02053.  $3 admission; 50/50 raffle

Make sure to reserve your table early as it has been have sold out the past 4 years. Vendor tables are available for $25.00 with a 7:00 a.m. set up time.

For more information please contact Dan Tavilla at

(339) 223-0332, or Josh Cotier at (978) 549-0899,

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  • December 20th, 2016

2017 Mass Bass Nation Pro-Am trail info

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2017 Mass Bass Nation

Pro/Am Trail

This year’s trail will change slightly from last year.

There will be 5 tournaments with one drop.

The TOC will count towards the angler of the year points.

We will take the top 50%of the field to a no entry TOC.

The entry fees for this year are PRO=$125  AM=$50

Opt. Lunker PRO=$10 AM=$10

PRO money gets paid out $20 towards TOC per entry $5 to State Remainder Paid at each event.

AM money gets paid out $10 towards TOC per entry

Remainder paid at each event.




April 8th

Mashpee Wakeby


May 13th

Webster lake


June 10th

 Conn. Rv. Oxbow


July 8th



September 9th




Tournament Director
Eric Johnson


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  • November 22nd, 2016

Passing of Larry Matthews

It is with deep sadness that Mass Bass Nation informs all that
Larry Matthews, of West Bridgewater, MA, a lifelong BASS member and member of the Mass Bass Nation Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
The services for Larry Mathews are at Waitt funeral home,  850 North Main Street,  Brockton.  Sunday November 6th from 4pm to 8pm.  Funeral will be on Monday November 7th at 10am
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  • November 1st, 2016

Jimmy Fund Benefit Bass Tournament


Memorial Team Invitational JIMMY FUND Benefit Bass Tournament


October 2, 2016

Mashpee-Wakeby Lake

60 Team Limit

80% Payback

Top 9 Teams


All entries must be received by: September 17, 2016


Hosted By:

American Bass Anglers

New England East


Rod Jockeys of Cape Cod

Mass. BASS Nation Bass Club


**Entry Fee: $160.00 per team**

** Includes $10.00 Lunker pool,  & EPO Fees**


Tracker/Nitro Incentive Program


Highest finish Tracker/Nitro owner to receive $200  gift certificate from BassPro Shops, Foxboro.

Courtesy of

Blake Phillips

Boating and Marine Manager


Must be pre-registered and  provide copy of boat registration or title with application*




Off Limits: September 26, 2016   until launch time on October 2, 2016


Check in & Boat inspection: 6:00 AM   Launch: 7:00 AM   Weigh-in : 3:00 PM


  1. All Massachusetts Fish & Game laws apply.
  2. All boats must be a minimum of 16 feet & equipped w/a steering wheel, aerated live well(s) & a kill switch.
  3. Each team will only weigh-in 5 FISH
  4. Artificial baits only.
  5. A penalty of 4 ozs. (0.25) will be deducted for each dead fish weighed in.
  6. A penalty of 1 lb. will be deducted for each fish below the 12 inches minimum length.
  7. All fish must be brought to the scales in a lunker bag.
  8. All boats will maintain a 25 yard distance from another competitor’s boat, anchored or not.
  9. All protests must be submitted in writing to the director NO LATER THAN 4: PM.
  10. All ties will be first decided by NUMBER of LIVE FISH. If a ties still exists, the tying team with the BIGGEST bass will be the winner.
  11. All boats must have a minimum of $100,000 liability insurance.

*12.  There must be at least 4 pre registered Tracker/Nitro  boat owners pre registered to qualify for gift certificate

  1. Qualifiers must fish out of their own boat
  2. Qualifiers will be announced during pre tournament briefing

Download the application here:

Barnicle App 2016

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  • September 15th, 2016

2016 MA Bass Nation Fish-Off Results, Lake Champlain

Congratulations to Bryan Folino for winning the State Championship with a two day 36.60 total on Lake Champlain 08/13 and 8/14/2016.

Top Three on the PRO side were:

  1. Bryan Folino – 36.60
  2. Jim Gildea – 32.29
  3. Dan Tavilla – 31.51

On the Co-Angler side Matt Breach edged out Mike Eliot to finish first place.

Top Three on the Co-Angler side were:

  1. Matt Breach – 22.82
  2. Mike Elliot – 22.13
  3. Max Danese – 20.81

The full results can be viewed here:

State Championship results


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  • August 18th, 2016