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High School Division

Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation High School Division

Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation High School logo-smallThe Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation (MBN) High School Division is for anglers in High School from grades 9 through 12. Clubs are formed within each individual High School with as few as two members and a mentor. How to Start Youth Club

​If you have a High School team looking to compete in the upcoming season, you’ve come to the right place where thousands of dollars worth of scholarships are given away each season. On this page, you will find links to all the information you need to get your team club registered to compete in High School tournaments (see more below).

High School Division dues are $31/angler per year (Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation dues, national B.A.S.S. Nation dues and discounted high school student B.A.S.S. membership). See How to Start a Youth Club for complete details including how to register your new High School club and pay dues online to the MBN-Youth Division, who will pass on the appropriate dues to national B.A.S.S. for Bassmaster High School registration.

Youth Director

Bret Straffon

810-610-3207

Please get started as soon as possible. Don’t wait until late in the season to establish your clubs!! The annual deadline is May 1st. You will be eligible to compete in our Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation High School State Championship. Contact our Youth Director for more information.

See a List of – High School Clubs Currently Registered – with Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation

Keep in mind that the High School clubs are in no way directly associated with existing Junior Bassmaster clubs. High School club members can also be in a Junior Bassmaster club. This is a separate program altogether. The only thing that is associated is the dues that get paid. If they have already paid club dues in the a higher club, they would not pay a second time. Members only pay the highest level of dues, in this order:

  1. Adult Club
  2. College Club
  3. High School Club
  4. Junior Bassmaster Club
  5. Youth Club

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High School Tournament Opportunities

High School Club Tournaments

Each High School club is encouraged to hold tournaments. This allows the team members to compete and understand what tournament fishing is all about. These tournaments can be anything from 2-3 teams up to several teams. You can use a handheld scale to weigh the fish. We offer a lot of how-to information and worksheets to track your tournaments.

Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Tournaments

The Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation does offer several opportunities for your club members to participate in competitive tournaments. Most of the time we take our fully-equipped tournament trailer out and set it up, your club can also hold a tournament. We do have some criteria you need to meet but it’s a fairly simple process to setup a concurrent club tournament. These tournament dates vary from year to year. They include our Bassmaster Team Championship Series dates, an Injured Veterans tournament date and may include other dates. To set it up ahead of time contact our Youth Director for more information if your High School club wants to hold a tournament on a day we are holding one of our State tournaments.

Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation High School Team Trail Series logo120Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation High School Team Trail

Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation hosts the Michigan B.A.S.S. High School Team Trail Series – 4 high school angler bass tournaments at different locations over the season. The Michigan High School Team Trail Series winners can go on to compete at the B.A.S.S. Nation High School Championship.* The team(s) with the highest points will advance to the Championship. (One team can advance for every 25 teams registered.​)

* For every 50 individual anglers that compete in at least one of the High School Team Trail tournaments we will qualify 1 team for the B.A.S.S. Nation High School Championship.

Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation High School State Championship logo120Michigan B.A.S.S. High School State Championship

Each year we hold a State Championship for our High School Division. You must be a registered High School club with National B.A.S.S. and Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation to enter this tournament. This is a two day event with the total accumulated weight for the two days determining the overall winning team.The top two teams from this competition are invited to advance on to the B.A.S.S. Nation High School Championship. Once you are a registered school, you will receive a tournament registration packet several weeks before the tournament to register to fish. There is an entry fee for this Championship. High School Teams are required to provide an Adult Boat Driver and boat for this High School Championship.

2018 Bassmaster High School MO DSG Series logo200Bassmaster High School Fishing Opportunities

Your Bassmaster High School Club gives you access to tournaments across the nation. As part of the B.A.S.S. High School Nation, young anglers can compete in the B.A.S.S. High School Nation Opens and in the B.A.S.S. High School Nation Championship. Teen anglers can also attend the High School Elite Experience, a free opportunity for anglers who live near certain Bassmaster Elite Series tour stops (see more below).

If have questions or need assistance with things related to national B.A.S.S. High School Fishing contact B.A.S.S. at 205-313-0900. Or email Emily Hand at ehand@bassmaster.com or Hank Weldon at hweldon@bassmaster.com.

2018 Bassmaster High School MO DSG Series logo120B.A.S.S. High School Opens

The B.A.S.S. High School Open Tournaments are another opportunity for High School Teams to compete for possible advancement to the High School Nation Championship. The tournaments are held around the country by B.A.S.S. The list of dates and locations are posted on www.bassmaster.com/high-school-bass-fishing. You will find the latest registration form link there also.

Upcoming B.A.S.S. High School Opens

B.A.S.S. High School Nation Championship

This B.A.S.S. High School Nation Championship tournament is organized by B.A.S.S. and held at different location each year. Teams from all over the nation have competed at their State levels and in the B.A.S.S. Nation Opens for an opportunity to advance to this tournament. The winning teams are awarded prizes and possibly scholarships. The top prize has included a new Triton boat package with Mercury – Motorguide – Lowrance equipment.

There are 3 ways you can qualify to fish this tournament. One is to qualify through our High School State Championship. Another is to compete through one of the B.A.S.S. High School Opens. The third is to compete through a State High School Team Trail (which requires at least 25 teams to qualify for a national spot).

Please get started as soon as possible.  Don’t wait until late in the season to establish your clubs!!

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