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Tonka Customs Discount

March 6, 2015
Tonka Customs is now offering 20% off to Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation members at www.tonkacustom.com
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The Problem with Ethanol for Anglers

March 5, 2015
When ethanol levels go above 10 percent, fuel burns hotter and often reduces engine life. Support legislation that amends the Clean Air Act and prevents the Environmental Protection Agency from allowing blends of ethanol higher than 10 percent, such as E15, from entering the marketplace.
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Prop MD Discount

March 4, 2015
Prop MD is now offering 15% off on prop repairs to Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation members
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The Rod Glove Sponsorship

February 11, 2015

The Rod Glove is now the exclusive rod protector of the Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation!
The Rod Glove
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2015 B.A.S.S. Annual Youth and High School Meeting

February 10, 2015

Find out how to get involved in bass fishing, learn techniques, get free fishing lures & tackle. Bring your friends! Join our Facebook page
The 2015 BASS Youth and High School annual meeting will be on Saturday March 7th at the Medina Ballroom, 500 Highway 55, Medina, MN.
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Mike Iaconelli at 2015 Banquet

February 4, 2015
Over 200 people joined us and B.A.S.S. Elite and Rapala pro Mike Iaconelli on Saturday, January 3, 2015 for the Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation Banquet. We had an assortment of silent auction items including a MinnKota Fortrex (80lb thrust) trolling motor, Humminbird Helix 5, and UMBCS tourney paid entry.

Minnesota Winning Team at 2014 Northern Divisional

Over three days no angler caught a five bass limit, but the Minnesota finished above all the other state teams with 104-14 pounds. Rich Lingren of Lakeville, MN, led the Minnesota team with 14-4 which eeked past Brad Gravenhof of Rochester, MN, by 1 ounce. However Brad caught a 7-pound, 1-ounce largemouth the first day of the tournament to earn the $500 Carhartt Big Bass award.
Old Milwaukee BASS Nation Northern Divisional
8/13/2014 - 8/15/2014
Lake Monroe - Fourwinds Marina - Bloomington, IN
    Day 3 Accumulative
Name City, State # Fish # Live Lbs - Oz # Fish # Live Lbs - Oz
Richard Lindgren Lakeville, MN 2 2 3-15 6 6 14- 4
Brad Gravenhof Rochester, MN 0 0- 0 0 4 4 14- 3
Corey Brant Minnetonka, MN 1 1 1- 9 5 5 13- 7
Michael Kepp Rochester, MN 1 1 2- 2 4 4 12- 8
Brent Haimes
Elgin, MN 2 2 3- 4 4 4 8-15
Sharaku Kishida Duluth, MN 0 0- 0 0 3 3 8- 4
Randy Wieczorek Buffalo City, WI 2 2 3-13 4 4 7- 6
Aaron Daeges Carver, MN 1 1 1-15 4 4 7- 2
Mike Holzer Trempealeau, WI 0 0- 0 0 2 2 6- 3
Andrew Nitchals Willmar, MN 0 0- 0 0 1 1 4-14
Larry Krohn Le Center, MN 2 2 4- 1 2 2 4- 1
HS MN - Stearns - Haroldson
Lakeville, MN 1 1 2- 3 1 1 2- 3
Jeff Lueck Watertown, MN 0 0- 0 0 1 1 1-8
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ReBaitsŪ: Recycle Soft Plastic Baits

March 3, 2012
Minneapolis, MN
The Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation is launching ReBaitsŪ. ReBaits is designed to keep potentially discarded soft plastic baits out of the water and out of the stomachs of bass, and into recycling, not landfills.

In September 2011, B.A.S.S. Times Senior Writer Robert Montgomery described the story of Joe Ford, an angler who had caught a 10-pound bass that died. The bass' stomach contents revealed that the bass had eaten 12 large soft plastic lures, which had created a mass in the bass' belly. "Too many anglers tear worn baits off their hooks and toss them over the side," said Montgomery in his monthly conservation column. "Either they do so without thinking about it, or they believe that a little bit of plastic can't hurt anything. They are wrong."

At the March B.A.S.S. Nation meeting, each club representative was given a ziplock bag to kickoff the program. Each bag has contact information to return and recycle the baits. A collection bin will be available at all B.A.S.S. Nation events such as the Junior Tournament of Champions in June and the Adult Tournament of Champions in September. Also each B.A.S.S. Nation tournament contestant will be given a ReBaits bag and we will be attempting to partner with our tournament organizations in Minnesota.

The Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation will be partnering with MG Lures to help sort and recycle the soft plastic baits. Mickey Goetting, owner of MG Lures, "We hope this project will be a win for all parties involved. We will keep plastic out of lakes and rivers and these lures will be recycled and given to youth."

If you are interested in partnering with the Minnesota B.A.S.S. Nation, contact Mickey Goetting, Conservation Director at mgoetting@mnbfn.org.

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