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IBF Stocks More Bass in Monroe

The Indiana Bass Federation stocked 2,800 largemouth bass into Lake Monroe on Friday, October 21, 2022! This marks over 10,000 bass having been stocked in Indiana lakes by the IBF since 2017. A special thanks to Tincup Whiskey for helping to make this stocking happen again this year. Go out …

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Indiana Bass Federation Raises $4000 for Camp Riley

(Syracuse, IN) Despite the wind, rain, and storms the 2022 Riley Children’s Foundation Benefit Tournament at Lake Wawasee was a success. Even with threating skies sixty-nine boats entered the tournament which benefits the Riley Children’s Foundation. Forty-nine teams weighed in five fish limits. In all 282 fish were weighed in …

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A note of thanks from NWI Fishing FUNdamentals

Thank you so much Indiana Bass Federation for allowing us to use the Kids Casting Boat for our event on Saturday, July 16th at Robinson Lake in Hobart IN. Children and adults alike enjoyed the challenge of casting to their favorite “fish board”! We look forward to borrowing it again …

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Trailmaster Donates New Trailer for IBF Kids Casting Boat

The IBF Kids Casting Boat has been used for years to not only demonstrate to kids how to flip, pitch and cast lures it also allows them to practice what they learned. When Zone 1 Director Fred Zimmerman saw the IBF Kids Casting Boat, he said we really need to …

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Benefit Bass Tournament

Sunday, May 15th on Pine & Stone Lakes. Indiana Bass Club will be hosting a Benefit Bass Tournament on Pine & Stone Lake with all proceeds going to the family of Jim Michael. Jim worked as an ER nurse at the University of Chicago and contracted Covid in 2020. Due …

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SAFE HOME CASH

2022 Guidelines and Rules for Contingency Cash Qualification(updated 4/4/22) “Safe Home Cash” is a cash contingency award program designed specifically for the Indiana Bass Federation.  The winners (Boater and Non-Boater) of any one of the six IBF Pro/Am Tournament Trail events or the IBF Classic that are Safe Home Cash qualified, may …

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Patoka Lake Habitat Build

Our Patoka Lake habitat build day, March 5th, 2022, was absolutely awesome. Great weather and plenty of volunteers. We want to thank everyone for showing up today. Thanks to AFTCO, Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, and Friends of Reservoirs for the grants to make this possible. We teamed up with …

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IBF/DNR Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Maps

The Indiana Bass Federation and Indiana DNR collaborative Reservoir Habitat Enhancement Project has been adding structure to our Indiana reservoirs and lakes since 2016. In an effort to further help anglers locate and fish these structures, the Indiana DNR has created .gpx files that locate the structures in the maps …

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2022 Indiana Bass Federation Raffle

The 2022 IBF Fundraising Raffle will have two winning prizes. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from an IBF Club or at the Indiana Bass Federation booth during the Indiana Boat Sport and Travel show, February 18-27, 2022. Drawing will be held on the 27th. No need to …

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Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Makes Four Conservation Grants

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – August 9, 2021 – For the second consecutive year, the Board of Directors of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame announces that the Hall has awarded four conservation grants to contribute to its mission of celebrating, promoting and preserving the sport of bass fishing. The recipients were selected …

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