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2020 Senior Series Tournaments Announced

By on January 7, 2020 in Senior Series News

Bass Tournaments For Anglers 55 and Over

Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Senior Series logo2002020 Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Senior Series announced!

The Senior Series is a Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation members-only bass tournament trail giving 2-person teams, or individual anglers, 55 years and older their own weekday bass tournament circuit! The entire circuit consists of 5 regular Senior Series tournaments followed by a Senior Championship (for qualified participants – see below)! 80% payback at each event – 20% withheld for the Senior Championship! Note: Registration is limited to 25 boats on all of the inland lake tournaments. The first 25 boats registered will have priority. St. Clair will not have a boat limit.

red star26 All Competitors must be Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Members AT LEAST 55 Years Old to Fish* red star26

June 9: Whitmore Lake

DNR Launch

June 23: Lake St. Clair 1

Selfridge DNR Launch

July 7: Lake St. Clair 2

Selfridge DNR Launch

July 21: Kent Lake

West Launch

Aug 11: Stony Creek Lake

Main Launch

1 Smallies only
2 Largies only

All Tournaments will be on Tuesdays from 7 AM to 2 PM
Check-in starts each day at 6 AM

Entry Fee is $50 (Cash Only) per Team for Each Tournament
You can choose which ones you want to fish

80% Payout

Paying 1 Place for each 5 Paid Entries

Lake TBA
Tuesday August 25

Senior Series Championship text

$50 Entry Fee for the Championship.
Payout Money will include the 20% withheld from Series Entry Fees as well as the money collected.
To qualify you must fish at least 3 of the Series tournaments.

Tournament Directors: Paul Wagner & Larry Gargus

Teams may consist of One or Two Members. Once a Team is established, those Team Members can not change, but one of them may fish by themselves if they need to.

*Note: Additional Information: The Michigan B.A.S.S. Senior Series is limited to Michigan BASS Nation and qualified MBN Statewide Bass Club members ONLY who have already or will turn 55 sometime this season. You must be a Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation member before May 1, 2020 to fish the Series.

Only Money will be awarded as prizes for the first 5 Tournaments.

Plaques and Prize money will be awarded at the Championship.

Enter Ahead of Time

You can go right to the MBN Senior Series Team App and do your tournament registration. Payment in cash only will be taken at tournament check-in.

Entries will be received up until 15 minutes before the pre-tournament meeting each morning. Tournament check-in starts at 6:00 AM EACH DAY unless otherwise notified. All pre-tournament meetings start at 6:30 AM. BOAT OWNERS MUST PROVIDE A VALID PROOF OF INSURANCE WHEN REQUESTED. It does not need to be sent when registering.

Please go online (link above) and register at least 48 hours before each tournament day. All entries will be taken in CASH ONLY at check-in each tournament morning. We also do an optional Big Fish Pot each day. That is $5 an angler to get in.

Blast off order will be drawn at the Pre-Tournament Meeting each tournament morning.

Download the 2020 MBN Senior Series Flyer (PDF). Please register online – see floating menu above!

Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Senior Series logo120Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation logo1202020 Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation


General Series Rules

General rules, make sure you are acquainted with the complete Tournament Rules!

  • Teams may consist of one or two members. All anglers must be at least 55 years old to fish and be a Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Club or Statewide Bass Club member. You may not fish with a different partner during this series.
  • 5 fish per team limit. You must cull before continuing to fish.
  • 14 inch minimum length, 1 pound penalty per short fish and loss of fish.
  • Dead fish penalty is 4 ounces per dead fish.
  • Late return to check-in is 1 pound per minutes late, DQ after 15 minutes.
  • No trolling allowed.
  • Artificial lures only.
  • Only one (1) rod allowed per angler at a time.
  • No fishing from elevated platforms.
  • Engine cut off switch attached to operator if combustion engine is running.
  • Life jackets on and properly fastened when combustion engine is running.
  • Boaters must provide Proof of Insurance when requested.
  • Practice ceases at 6 PM the day before the tournament.
  • Entry fee is $50 per team (CASH ONLY) for each of the 5 Series tournaments, ($50 entry fee for the Championship to qualified teams).
  • No late entry fee.
  • Entries will be received up until 15 minutes before the Tournament morning meeting.
  • Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Code of Conduct is always in effect at these tournaments.

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