How to Join

Posted December 16, 2012

Get More Out Of Your Bass Fishing By Joining An Affiliated Chapter And Enjoy Great B.A.S.S. Nation Benefits!

• Great fellowship and the opportunity to learn more about fishing comes from associating with fellow B.A.S.S. members through Chapter affiliation.

• Affiliation with your State B.A.S.S. Nation Chapters gives you the chance to help promote and protect your bass fishing interests on both state and national levels.

• A subscription to BASS Times® magazine – a monthly publication that provides coverage from the Bassmaster® Tournament Trail, news on youth and conservation issues and reports on chapter activities from across the nation.

• You’ll receive a free BASS Insider membership with annual affiliation.

• Youth programs that collaborate with partners and agencies on the local, state and national level further enhance or develop new outdoor youth programs.

• Junior Bassmaster competition opportunities on club, state and divisional levels which can ultimately lead to Junior Bassmaster World Championship qualification.

• You are eligible to compete in state B.A.S.S. tournaments, the prestigious B.A.S.S. Nation Divisional Tournament, the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Yamaha Outboards and Skeeter Boats.

• Opportunity to earn one of six Bassmaster Classic® berths.

• You qualify for a special Insurance Program – $1,000,000 liability coverage for sanctioned club events.

• These benefits are for B.A.S.S. Nation Members only! Anglers across the country are forming new chapters each year in order to receive these unique Federation Nation benefits. For a complete summary of benefits, visit

What’s Needed To Join A Massachusetts B.A.S.S. Nation Club

• First check out the list of clubs throughout Massachusetts HERE to see which one fits your travel needs and preferences.

• Contact the club through the email or phone number on the clubs web page you just visited above.

• If you prefer you may contact an officer of the Massachusetts B.A.S.S. Nation HERE to assist you in your search for a club or to start your own club.

• Before becoming a member of any of the clubs listed on this site you should be subscribed to Bassmaster Magazine to receive your B.A.S.S. membership number. This number will be used to sign you up in a club.

• Once you find a club you will need to pay annual dues to the Massachusetts  B.A.S.S. Nation of $35 and to B.A.S.S. for $30. These dues will be collected from the club you join.

• You do not need to own a boat to join a club.  Potential new members with tournament ready boats or co-anglers, anglers without boats, are all welcome to join.

• The will to be part of an organization that encourages the education and camaraderie of anglers through friendly competitive events, meetings, and club functions.