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Nutimik Lake Bass Challenge – Results
July 18, 2018

The third MBA tournament of the 2018 season was held on Saturday July 14, 2018. Fifteen teams took part in the newly relocated event held at Nutimik Lake. Derek Stannard and Bruce Huynen took first place with a 5 bass limit of 11.42 lbs. Brothers Brad and Darryl Melnyk, fishing with partners Guyle Sternat and Chris Klassen respectively, took second and third place with weights of 9.98 lbs and 9.86 lbs. Big fish of the day went to Riley Smith and Eric Rey at 3.34 lbs. The full results can be found on the Nutimik Lake Bass Challenge tournament page.

We’d like to extend a special thanks to all the volunteers and participants that made this event happen. The MBA hope’s to see everyone again next year!

Lac Du Bonnet Bass Championship – Results
June 12, 2018

The second MBA tournament of the 2018 season was held on Saturday June 9. A total of 27 teams took part in this years event which featured record setting weights and more cooperative weather than the 2017 event. Familiar faces Jamie Hubutka and Luke Hiebert took first place once again (their third time in the last 4 years) with a total weight of 14.49 lbs. Not far behind were second place finishers Ben Lang and Tye Hiebert with a total weight of 14.35 lbs. Third place went to the always consistent Garth Cheung and Matthew Gelley with a total weight of 13.83 lbs. The full results can be found on the Lac Du Bonnet Bass Championship tournament page.

We’d like to extend a special thanks to all the volunteers and participants that made this event happen. The MBA hope’s to see everyone again next year!

2018 Falcon Lake Bass Classic – Results
May 14, 2018

With the ice coming off the lake earlier in the week, the Falcon Lake Bass Classic took place as originally scheduled on Saturday May 12, 2018. With the later than normal spring, fishing proved to be more difficult than the prior year as evidenced by the standings. Only 10 of the 43 participating teams managed a limit and nearly one third of the teams didn’t weigh a fish. Congratulations to this year’s winners Jamie Bruce and Brian McNanny with a total weight of 13.63 lbs. These two are no strangers to the top of the leader board in any of the regions tournaments and they showed once again why they are always one of the favorites. Second place went to Jamie Hubutka and Steve Hassett, who were just over a quarter pound behind Bruce and McNanny with a total weight of 13.27 lbs. Third place went to Luke and Tye Hiebert with a total weight of 12.10 lbs. The full results can be found on the Falcon Lake Bass Classic tournament page.  

We’d like to extend a special thanks to all the volunteers and participants that made this event happen. The MBA hope’s to see everyone again next year!

More Tournament Details
April 25, 2018

Tournament details for the Manitoba Bass Anglers second, third, fourth and fifth events of the 2018 season have now been updated. Please visit the Lac Du Bonnet Bass ChampionshipNutimik Lake Bass Challenge and the Kenora Mega Bass Event tournament pages for all the details, including entry forms. If you have any questions or comments regarding these events, please feel free to Contact Us.

MBA Season Kickoff Burger & Bevy Fundraiser
March 15, 2018

The Manitoba Bass Anglers will be hosting the annual Season Kickoff Burger & Bevy Fundraiser dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Tavern United located at 826 Regent Avenue West in Transcona. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and tickets are available for $20.00 (which get’s you a burger, fries and a beverage). Tickets can be purchased by contacting any MBA member. For those that can’t attend the dinner but want to support the MBA, you will also be able to purchase $10.00 support tickets, which are also available at the next MBA meeting or through any MBA member.

In addition to hearing about all the upcoming changes for the 2018 season, there will be a Chinese auction, 50/50 draw and the early bird draw for starting positions at the Falcon Lake Bass Classic season opening tournament (it will also be the last day for early bird registrations in the tournament). We will also have all the necessary forms available for anyone looking to join the club or the Amateur Trail Tournament Series. Hope to see you there!

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.

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

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!