MBA Amateur Trail Tournament Series
March 15, 2018
For 2018, the Manitoba Bass Anglers will be hosting a tournament series called 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 2018 season, including the Falcon Lake Bass Classic, the Lac Du Bonnet Bass Championship, the Nutimik Lake Bass Challenge and the team tournament held as part of the Kenora Mega Bass Event on Lake of the Woods (refer to the tournament schedule for more details of each event).
A 2018 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.
MBA members who participate in the trail will also be eligible to win the Iron Man Award (not yet determined, but likely an entry fee in one of Northwest Ontario’s larger tournaments). This award is presented to the member who qualifies to be in the Tournament of Champions member race with the highest MBA Amateur Trail Points.
At this time, registration for the MBA Amateur Trail can be made in person at the regular monthly MBA meetings. We will be adding an online registration soon.
2018 Falcon Lake Bass Classic
February 15, 2018
Tournament details and entry forms are now available for the 2018 Falcon Lake Bass Classic! New for this year, we will be accepting online entry forms for registration ONLY if paying by Interac e-transfer. If paying by cash or cheque, please use the printable form and submit with payment in person or by mail. Please go to the Falcon Lake Bass Classic tournament page for all the details. Please note, in the event the lake is not clear of ice by the scheduled tournament date (Saturday May 12, 2018), the tournament will be rescheduled to Saturday May 26, 2018 (the Saturday after the May long weekend).
2018 Tournament Schedule
January 4, 2018
The 2018 tournament schedule has been finalized and there are a couple of major changes for this upcoming season. The Manitoba Bass Anglers will be going back to Nutimik Lake to host a tournament for the first time in over a decade. Additionally, the Kenora Crush and Big Bass Battle tournaments held on Lake of the Woods will be consolidated into one weekend and held as a two day Kenora Mega Bass event. Each tournament will still remain independent in terms of registration, participation and tournament format. So participants will be able to register for one or both of the events for that weekend.
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 (boundaries for the Nutimik tournament for instance).
2018 Executive Committee Elections Results
December 4, 2017
The Manitoba Bass Angler’s Executive Committee elections for the 2018 season were held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Results of the election were as follows:
President: Ben Lang
Vice President: Rob Reimer
Executive Director: Trish Lobaton
We would like to thank everyone who came out to be part of the election process. We are all looking forward to the upcoming 2018 season!
2017 Season Wrap Up and Tournament of Champions
November 22, 2017
The 2017 season has come to an end and we are all eagerly awaiting the results of this year’s Tournament Of Champions (TOC). The TOC was set up as a 2 day, individual bass tournament and was held on Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba on September 30 and October 1, 2017. Competitors in the TOC qualified for the ‘all expenses paid’ last tournament of the season by being the MBA’s top point earners throughout the year. Results for the 2017 TOC are held secret until the 2017 season end banquet dinner, which will be held in early 2018 (details to follow).
We’d like to extend a special thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered or were otherwise involved with the Manitoba Bass Anglers throughout the 2017 season. It was a great season and none of it would have been possible without any of you! We look forward to an even bigger and better 2018 season!