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MBA Trail and Member Points Race

May 21, 2019

Points standings for the MBA Tournament Trail and the MBA Members have been updated for the first tournament of the year. Click on the links below for the current standings.

2019 MBA Tournament Trail

2019 MBA Members

Falcon Lake Bass Classic Results

May 21, 2019

Jamie Bruce and Brian McNanney were successful as defending champions of the 2019 Falcon Lake Bass Classic. They dominated the field, with more than 1.5 lbs separating them from 2nd place on route to their second victory in as many years at this event. They finished the day with 14.21 lbs. Ted Stewner and Steve Ellie finished second with 12.70 lbs. Full results can be seen here.

Aquatic Invasive Species Guidelines

May 8, 2019

The MBA are working with Manitoba Sustainable Development to ensure our water bodies are protected from Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Accordingly, Manitoba Fish and Wildlife has provided the AIS open-water checklist for Competitive Fishing Events. All competitive fishing event participants must adhere to Manitoba Fishery Regulations, 1987 and provincial and federal Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) regulations. We will have hard copies of the AIS checklist available at each event. It is the event participant’s responsibility to ensure they have followed the appropriate guidelines before using their watercraft in a Manitoba water body. We would also ask event participants, as well as other users of our Manitoba water bodies, to review all of the information available on the Government of Manitoba’s website to help stop the spread of AIS. 

Falcon Lake Bass Classic

May 8, 2019

With the lake now ice free, the Falcon Lake Bass Classic is officially ON for opening weekend in Manitoba. The event takes place Saturday, May 11, 2019 and participants should plan to be at the Faloma Beach Marina at least 45 minutes ahead of take off, which is 8:00 a.m. This provides adequate time for launching, check-in and boat inspection (including receiving number tag, etc.). Please be aware, that if you have not checked in and had a boat inspection prior to fishing, you will not be considered fishing in the event (EVERYONE MUST CHECK-IN BEFORE TAKE OFF).

We would also ask that once participants have checked-in and completed their boat inspection, they exit the marina area to make room for other boats to complete check-in and inspection. We are expecting a full field (50 boats) and will need the available docking slips to complete the check-ins and inspections.

MBA 2019 Tournament Information Available

March 22, 2019

Tournament information is now available for the entire MBA 2019 season, except for the Tournament of Champions – information on that event still to be finalized. Tournament details, including format, rules & regulations and entry forms are available on each tournament page (links provided below or by following the links in the tournament schedule).

New for this year, we’ve extended our online entry forms requiring payment submissions via Interac E-Transfer to all of our events. Please keep in mind, submitting an online entry form without submitting payment DOES NOT RESERVE A SPOT IN THE EVENT.

Falcon Lake Bass Classic – May 11, 2019

Lac Du Bonnet Bass Championship – June 8, 2019

Nutimik Lake Bass Challenge – July 13, 2019

Winnipeg River Rumble – August 24, 2019 – * * *MBA members and Trail participants only

Big Bass Battle – August 25, 2019 – * * * MBA members only

MBA Amateur Trail Tournament Series

February 19, 2019

For 2019, the Manitoba Bass Anglers will again be hosting the “MBA Amateur Trail.” This open tournament series allows non-MBA members to participate in the team bass fishing tournaments hosted by the MBA. The series is comprised of the four team tournaments planned for the 2019 season, including the Falcon Lake Bass Classic, the Lac Du Bonnet Bass Championship, the Nutimik Lake Bass Challenge and the Winnipeg River Rumble (refer to the tournament schedule for more details of each event).

A 2019 MBA membership is not required to participate in The MBA Amateur Trail. Instead, a $50 per person entry fee is required to participate (along with the regular tournament entry fees for each event being fished). MBA members are also eligible to join the trail for the same $50 per person fee. Participants in the trail will earn points from each event they fish (participants can fish as many or as few events as they like). Points earned from each participant’s TWO best tournament finishes will be used to determine who qualifies to compete in the final tournament of the season, the Minn Kota Humminbird Tournament of Champions, which is set up as a mostly all expenses paid two-day individual tournament with some great prizes.

Registration for the MBA Amateur Trail can be made in person at the regular monthly MBA meetings, or by filling out THIS FORM and mailing it in.

2019 Falcon Lake Bass Classic Entry Form

February 15, 2019

The 2019 Falcon Lake Bass Classic Entry forms are now available on the tournament page.

2019 Tournament Schedule

February 6, 2019

The 2019 tournament schedule has been finalized and there are a couple of changes for this upcoming season. The Kenora Mega Bass event hosted in 2018 has been split into two separate events. Each event will still remain on consecutive days (weekend of August 24 & 25, 2019) however they will be held on different water bodies for the 2019 season. The typical team tournament has been renamed the Winnipeg River Rumble and will be hosted on the Winnipeg River (in Ontario), and the Big Bass Battle will remain on Lake of the Woods. Additionally, the boundaries for the Nutimik Lake Bass Challenge have been extended, including waters above Sturgeon Falls.

Please go to the tournament schedule page for dates and details of each event. Not all tournament details have been finalized so additional information will be added to each tournament page as it becomes available.