Dedicated to Youth, Conservation, and Bass Anglers of Michigan


Benefits and Resources

Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation logo150Here are some of the benefits of being a member of Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation (MBN) including B.A.S.S. Nation benefits, and resources to join, start a club, an active clubs list link and other resources related to being a member of Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation. In addition to B.A.S.S. Nation benefits, active Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation members receive discounts from several of our current sponsors. Ask your club president for details. Download a list of the latest Member Benefits (PDF).

Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation State Championship logo120In addition to the benefits listed on this page, a significant effort in time and resources is made each year to host our annual adult Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation State Championship for our members. A member can possibly advance all the way to the Bassmaster Classic as MBN member Luke Gritter did in 2017! See our State Championship page for the latest information such as schedule and results.

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General Benefits

  • Use of B.A.S.S. shield.
  • Youth, High School and College programs including a Junior Bassmaster Championship, High School National Championship, College National Championship and bracket event leading to a Bassmaster Classic berth.
  • Conservation voice for issues facing U.S. Sportsmen, locally, state, and national.
  • B.A.S.S. assistance in identifying, applying and grant writing.
  • B.A.S.S. Times Magazine, $24 value.
  • $1,000,000 General Liability Insurance Policy for your club.
  • Early entry into the Bassmaster Opens.
    • Pros that attempt to enter after priority entries typically do not get in.
  • Early entry as Elite Series Marshals.
  • B.A.S.S. Nation Championship winner earns berth to Bassmaster Elite Series.
  • A Bassmaster Classic Berth given to the top three anglers at the B.A.S.S. Nation.
  • Nation’s Best truck and boat package provided for one year to the top three anglers from the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.
  • Eligibility to compete through your state team at one (1) of three (3) B.A.S.S. Nation Regionals.
  • Eligibility to represent your state at the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.
  • 7 Boats awarded, one (1) each at each of the three (3) Regionals & four (4) at the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.
  • B.A.S.S. Stage and B.A.S.S. Release Boat provided at each B.A.S.S. Nation Regional, B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, College Conference and National Championship, Bassmaster High School Open and Championship as well as the Junior Championship.

Sponsor Benefits and Incentives

  • Eligibility for Alliance awards if running Alliance Products and your state is signed up.
    • Monetary Awards from Triton and Mercury.
    • Up to $4,000 for winning your state championship, up to $4,000 for winning a divisional , up to $35,500 for winning the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, up to $60,000 bonus for winning the Bassmaster Classic (must meet all requirements).
    • Members that purchase an Alliance package receive Two Triton/Mercury shirts and hats, a $500 Mercury rebate,150 hp and above, and the option to purchase discounted extended warranty.
  • Berkley product discounts.
  • Humminbird discounts for the State Team members.
  • Lowrance discounts for state team members.
  • Livingston lures $250 bonus, Day two leader at Regionals and B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.
  • B.A.S.S. Nation state championships and National events are Skeeter Real Money eligible. A bonus of $25,000 for winning the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship and a $50,000 bonus for winning the Bassmaster Classic. From Skeeter/Yamaha (must meet all requirements).
  • Toyota Bonus Bucks, $500 to eligible members for making the state team, $750 to highest qualified angler at the divisional, $250 for second highest qualified member. $1000 if you make it to the BNC and are a qualified member. $5000 to the highest qualified angler at the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, $2500 to the second highest qualified member. Your state receives reduced matching funds for each of the above.
  • Discounts from other sponsors, periodically passed down to the members through the B.A.S.S. Nation.