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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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Tin Cup Whiskey to Sponsor IBF Trail Classic

Luke Foli who works with Tin Cup Whiskey grew up fishing the IBF Trail and won the classic at age 19. He then went on to fish professionally. We think this will be a great relationship for both organizations. Welcome aboard Tin Cup Whiskey.

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Patoka Lake Habitat Build 3/13/21

Patoka Lake, Jackson Boat ramp parking lot, off of S Co Rd 1075 W Join DNR in improving fish habitat at Patoka Lake at a volunteer habitat structure build day. As reservoirs, such as Patoka Lake age, the number and type of hiding places for fish have decreased.  The Reservoir …

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IBF Membership Meeting News Feb 2021

Highlights of the General Membership meeting on February 20, 2021. CLUB AWARDS While the Covid 19 pandemic cancelled many programs and events some clubs were still able to do things for their communities, youth, and the environment. The Indiana Bass’n Gals took home the Community Service Award. They passed out …

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Bass Fishing Hall of Fame expands its mission – conservation grants to assist with fishery enhancement projects

Taking a step beyond honoring the greats in the sport of bass fishing, the Board of Directors of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame announces the Hall has awarded four conservation grants this year to contribute to the mission of celebrating, promoting and preserving the sport of bass fishing. The …

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