Utah Bass Federation http://www.utahbassfederation.com Eating, drinking and sleeping bass fishing in the Beehive State. Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:56:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.5 Announcing the 2016 TBF State Team! http://www.utahbassfederation.com/announcing-the-2016-tbf-state-team/ http://www.utahbassfederation.com/announcing-the-2016-tbf-state-team/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:53:18 +0000 http://www.utahbassfederation.com/?p=418 Boaters

Roger Mezenen (Team Captain)

Travis Graham

Justin Hicks

Don Allphin

KC Stone

Rhett Fornof

Colton Wright

Corey Jones

Steve Brusig

Steve Christensen

Non-Boaters

Andy Cochran

Joshua Enz

Miff Bishop

Jared Roos

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Qualifier Information & More http://www.utahbassfederation.com/qualifier-information-more/ http://www.utahbassfederation.com/qualifier-information-more/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:54:39 +0000 http://www.utahbassfederation.com/?p=409 Thanks to everyone who is planing on fishing the spring qualifier!

We need a couple of things accomplished before the event.
 
1) We would like to have all of the entry forms back to us by the 10th of March. This will give us ample time to plan for food and logistics of the event.
 
2) WE NEED NON-BOATERS! If you can please post on your individual Facebook / Twitter / Webpages and send out emails that we need them, that would be great!
 
3) We are looking for donations for the raffle. This is really where the Federation gets the money to help pay for the state team’s travel expenses in May. If you can see the value in this … then please reach out to your friends / business owners for raffle donations.
Any Questions or Comments?
Thanks in advance!
Brent
801-706-8917
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Things For The Qualifier! http://www.utahbassfederation.com/things-for-the-qualifier/ http://www.utahbassfederation.com/things-for-the-qualifier/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:30:41 +0000 http://www.utahbassfederation.com/?p=398 Thanks to everyone who is planing on fishing the spring qualifier!

We need a couple of things accomplished before the event.

1) We would like to have all of the entry forms back to us by the 10th of March. This will give us ample time to plan for food and logistics of the event.

2) WE NEED NON-BOATERS! If you can please post on your individual Facebook / Twitter / Webpages and send out emails that we need them, that would be great!

3) We are looking for donations for the raffle. This is really where the Federation gets the money to help pay for the state team’s travel expenses in May. If you can see the value in this … then please reach out to your friends / business owners for raffle donations.

Any Questions or Comments?

Thanks in advance!
Brent
801-706-8917

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2015 Qualifier Entry Form http://www.utahbassfederation.com/2015-qualifier-entry-form/ http://www.utahbassfederation.com/2015-qualifier-entry-form/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:05:07 +0000 http://www.utahbassfederation.com/?p=402 Click On The Link Below To Download The Form!

UBF Qualifier Entry Form 2015

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Catch A Special Thrill Needs Our Help! http://www.utahbassfederation.com/catch-a-special-thrill-needs-our-help/ http://www.utahbassfederation.com/catch-a-special-thrill-needs-our-help/#comments Fri, 09 May 2014 19:35:36 +0000 http://www.utahbassfederation.com/?p=394 Strawberry Reservoir

Heber City, Utah

Saturday, August 9, 2014

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This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the sport of fishing.

Take to the water with C.A.S.T. for an unforgettable morning of fishing and boating!

Questions? Contact Edward Vidmar via email or call 801-379-1182.

http://www.castforkids.org/events-calendar/cast-events/strawberry-reservoir/

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Wade Headrick & Rhet Fornoff tackles the Lake O’ The Cherokees! http://www.utahbassfederation.com/wade-headrick-rhet-fornoff-tackles-the-lake-o-the-cherokees/ http://www.utahbassfederation.com/wade-headrick-rhet-fornoff-tackles-the-lake-o-the-cherokees/#comments Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:26:50 +0000 http://www.utahbassfederation.com/?p=390 NewsTBF Federation National ChampionshipTournament News

Ponca City, Okla. – October 8, 2013 – The Bass Federation, announced today the Grand Lake Association and the city of Grove, Okla., will once again host the TBF Federation National Championship. The event will be held April 7-12, on Grand Lake.  Only the best anglers from each US state federation, the Association of Collegiate Anglers National Champions and the Canadian Champions earn a slot at the national contest.

Each angler competed locally to qualify for the 2013 no-entry fee TBF Divisional Championship Series. The top two anglers from each state federation at the divisional championship series advance to compete in the no-entry-fee 2014 TBF Federation National Championship.

“We’re extremely excited to have the TBF Federation National Championship on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees and to use the Wolf Creek Park Facility,” Grand Lake Association Executive Director, Tad Jones, stated.  “This is a great organization and we welcome the anglers from around the country.”

Three official practice days will be held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 7-9, followed by three days of competition held, April 10-12. The entire field will compete Thursday and Friday with weigh-ins lakeside at the new Wolf Creek Park in Grove, Okla. The field will then be cut to the top boater and co-angler from each of the seven TBF divisions.

Grassroots fishing’s most prestigious event will once again be held in conjunction with an FLW Tour stop taking place on Beaver Lake.  The final day weigh-in will be held at the FLW Outdoor’s Expo downtown at the John Q Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, Ark., Saturday, April 12.  The expo will offer festivities for both events.  The National Champion boater and co-angler will be crowned with the heaviest three-day cumulative weight in the John Q Hammons Convention Center.

“We’re excited to return to Grand Lake for the second year in a row,” TBF National President, Robert Cartlidge, stated. “The Grand Lake Association and the City of Grove had the vision to build a new state of the art facility at Grove City Park.  The facilities are unmatched, and the tournament was a huge success last year.  Our feedback from the anglers on the event, the lake and, most importantly, the quality of fishing let us know another FNC event would be a highly talked about and supported decision; we’re thrilled to return to Grand Lake in April.”

TBF National Championship anglers will compete for their share of nearly a quarter of a million dollars in cash and prizes. Every TBF championship angler will receive a check and other prizes.  In total, 16 berths will be awarded in two of the sport’s most coveted events – the Forrest Wood Cup and the BFL All-American presented by Chevy.

The top boater and co-angler from each of the seven TBF divisions will advance to the 2014 BFL All-American. The TBF Federation National Champion boater and co-angler will also advance to the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup.  In addition, the winning boater and co-angler will receive a 2014“Living the Dream” prize package.

The boater package will include a prize check, fully paid entry fees on the 2014 FLW Tour as a Tour Pro, travel expense stipends for each event and use of a “Living the Dream” wrapped Chevy truck and Ranger boat for the year, as well as, other sponsor merchandise.  The 2014 co-angler “Living the Dream” prize package will include a prize check, fully paid entry fees on the FLW Everstart Series in the division of his/her choice, and other sponsor merchandise.

Coverage of the TBF National Championship will be broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBCSports network and streamed live on, www.bassfederation.com, all three days.

The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF), is the oldest and largest, organized grassroots angling organization in America. TBF is 100% owned by those it serves and is dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year, and have provided the foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for nearly 45 years.

For more information about The Bass Federation, visit bassfederation.com, or call 580.765.9031.

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2015 State Team http://www.utahbassfederation.com/2015-state-team/ http://www.utahbassfederation.com/2015-state-team/#comments Sat, 05 Apr 2014 16:31:31 +0000 http://www.utahbassfederation.com/?p=370

Congratulations to the 2015 State Team!

Final Results 2014 TBF Qualifier

 

2015 State Team:

 

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Team Captain: (Boater) Cody Compton

(Boater) Justin Hicks

(Boater) Travis Graham

(Boater) Colton Wright

(Boater) Don Allphin

(Boater) Joe Johnson

(Co-Angler) KC Stone

(Co-Angler) Khalad Alhamdani

(Co-Angler) Mark Roberts

(Co-Angler) Clif Gallagher

 

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Quagga mussels have invaded Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam http://www.utahbassfederation.com/quagga-mussels-have-invaded-lake-powell-glen-canyon-dam/ http://www.utahbassfederation.com/quagga-mussels-have-invaded-lake-powell-glen-canyon-dam/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:57:49 +0000 http://www.utahbassfederation.com/?p=367

By Brett Prettyman

Like a bad rumor spread with malicious intent, invasive and destructive quagga mussels have finally taken hold at the massive Lake Powell reservoir on the Utah/Arizona border.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area officials announced Tuesday that “thousands” of adult quagga mussels have been found from Glen Canyon Dam to Bullfrog Bay, some 95 miles up the lake.

The mussels have caused extensive damage across the country since landing in the Great Lakes in the 1980s. State officials estimate an infestation in Utah would cost more than $15 million annually if the 6,000 miles of pipes and canals and numerous dams become coated with the creatures.

The mussels can also severely impact fisheries, aquatic life and tourism as a result of sharp shells lining the beaches of popular recreation areas.

“I can picture what Lake Powell is going to look like and it isn’t pleasant,” said Greg Sheehan, director of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR). “Every beautiful sandstone outcropping will be encrusted with snails. The days of running barefoot on the beaches will be gone.”

The growing number of mussels at Lake Powell — the recreation area’s website says more than 1,300 adult mussels have been removed — does not mean attempts to prevent other waters will be halted.

“We are going to tighten up our efforts to educate boaters and make sure they know the threat they could carry with them if they leave Lake Powell with water in their boat,” said Jordan Nielson, aquatic invasive species coordinator for the Utah DWR. “We need to make every effort to keep mussels from getting to other waters.”

The Utah Legislature agrees that preventing quaggas from spreading is a high priority. The Legislature appropriates $1.35 million each year to provide high-pressure hot water cleaning stations and the staff to operate them at numerous boating destinations.

A new bill, SB212 “Invasive Species Amendments,” is being considered during the current legislative session. The bill would allow Utah wildlife officials to create inspection stations at state borders. People hauling boats could face a Class B misdemeanor for failing to stop at the checkpoints.

If SB212 passes the annual appropriation for the aquatic invasive species program will likely increase.
Utah waters have dodged several possible quagga infestations as young mussels were detected at two reservoirs — Red Fleet and Electric Lake. But reproduction never occurred and the waters were eventually deemed quagga free. A single adult quagga was found at Sand Hollow Reservoir, but no other quagga mussels were ever found on the water near Hurricane.

The first sign of a quagga mussel at Lake Powell showed up in a water sample in the summer of 2007. The reservoir then proved negative for the presence of quagga for several years before the current population emerged.

Nielson said there are developments with a bacterium that will kill quagga mussels — and also invasive zebra mussels —but that the cost of treating a reservoir as large as Powell (with a water capacity of 27 million acre-feet) would be prohibitive. The effectiveness of such a treatment would also be questionable. The bacterium would likely prove useful, if approved, on smaller lakes and reservoirs, Nielson said.

Boaters at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will still have to have their vessels inspected and decontaminated if there’s a risk of carrying mussels or other invasive species from known infected waters.

To help prevent the mussels from moving to other unaffected lakes and reservoirs, watercraft owners who visit Lake Powell will need to decontaminate their vessels before launching at another location.

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Congratulations Are In Order! http://www.utahbassfederation.com/congratulations-are-in-order/ http://www.utahbassfederation.com/congratulations-are-in-order/#comments Sun, 02 Feb 2014 15:20:37 +0000 http://www.utahbassfederation.com/?p=358 Utah Valley University competed this weekend on Lake Havasu against other universities in the first FLW Western event of the year. The team of Matt George and Clif Gallagher finished with the best of the best at 3rd place. They brought home 500.00 for their club and two pretty cool trophies! They also qualified for the 2014 Regional event being held on Clear Lake in October. The team of Joey Peterson and Stephen Johnson also qualified for the regionals by squeaking out enough to beat several other teams! Great job guys! You can see the story on www.collegefishing.com

 

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