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Welcome to the Connecticut B.A.S.S. Nation (CBN), founded in 1974 by a group of people whom shared a common passion for fishing. As the years passed the membership has grown to more than 300 members. There are clubs comprised of men, women and children whom take an active interest in fishing and protecting our resources. We encourage and promote “Catch and Release” fishing and are dedicated to youth and the environment. Each year the CBN awards four scholarships to member families to help defray the rising costs of college tuition. The CBN is also proud to support the Bryan V Kerchal Memorial Fund, Folds Of Honor, and Riverfront Recapture. The CBN hosts a trail of fishing events each year,  there are three Tournaments, these events are open to all our members. We then take the top 25 Anglers and top 25 Co anglers from the three Tournaments combined points to fish Tournament #4. Our top three Anglers and Top Three  Co Anglers advance to the state team, along with the top Angler and top Co Angler in the the Bryan Kerchal Tournament of Champions (Mr. Bass). At the end of the year we hold a state championship and the top 7  Anglers and the top 7  Co Anglers  move on to fill our remaining spots on the state team. The 22 person state team competes in a regional tournament against 17 other states Canada and Spain for a week. The top  Angler and the top Co Angler from each State advances to the BASS Nation National Tournament and if they are the winner of their division they move onto the Bassmaster Classic. Find out how Here

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Connecticut’s own  Bryan Kerchal

1994 Bassmasters Classic winner!