2016 MBN Tournament Dates Announced
Dec 7th, 2015
The Maryland Bass Nation announces 2016 tournament dates!
SQT TRAIL (Best 3 of 4)
#1: April 16, Potomac River, Smallwood State Park
#2: July 9, Upper Bay, Dundee Creek Marina
#3: September 10, Deep Creek Lake
#4: October 15, Nanticoke River, Sharpstown
June 18-19, Deep Creek Lake
May 21-22, Potomac River (Launch Location TDB)
June 10-12, Potomac River, Smallwood State Park
BASS NATION REGIONAL
May 2-6, Douglas Lake, TN
Stay Tuned for Details
2015 Butch Ward Memorial Open Tournament, October 3rd, 2015
Jul 19th, 2015
The Butch Ward Memorial Open Team Tournament is scheduled for October 3rd, 2015.
Please download the tournament application and send to Doug Zittle at 11452 Old Frederick Road, Thurmont, Md. 21788. Or, scan and send to his email, email@example.com, postmarked by September 15, 2015.
** Application: 2015 Butch Ward Memorial Open Team Tournament!
The purpose for registering early is because if we do not get at least 15 boats registered then we are going to cancel the tournament due to lack of boats the last 2 years. If we do get 15 registered then we will proceed with the tournament. Anyone can still also register the morning of the tournament.
PLEASE DO NOT send money with this application. Monies will be taken the day of the tournament.
2015 Tournament Dates Announced
Nov 23rd, 2014
The Maryland Bass Nation announces 2015 tournament dates!
SQT TRAIL (Best 3 of 4)
#1: April 11, Potomac River, Smallwood State Park
#2: July 18, Nanticoke River, Sharpstown
#3: August 29, Upper Bay, Dundee Creek Marina
#4: September 26, Deep Creek Lake
May 2-3, Potomac River, Smallwood State Park
May 16-17, Upper Bay, Dundee Creek Marina
June 5-7, Potomac River, Smallwood State Park
JUNIOR YOUTH CHAPIONSHIP
August 9, Upper Bay, Dundee Creek Marina
HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP
October 4, Potomac River, Smallwood State Park
june 15-19, Monongahela River, Fairmont, WV
BASS ELITE (for volunteers)
August 13-15, Upper Bay
Stay Tuned for Details!
2014 Tournament Season Kicks Off
Apr 14th, 2014
The Maryland Bass Nation (MBN) held its’ first tournament of the 2014 season with a SQT Trail event out of Smallwood State Park on the Potomac River. This was the first of three Trail events with the second to be held July 12 out of Dundee Creek on the Upper Bay and the final on September 20 at Deep Creek State Park.
From left to right, 1st place: Brian Trieschman, 2nd place: Andrew Sams, 3rd place: Dave Price, 4th place: Brett Quader, 5th place: Ed Riley
The top six finishers will lock up spots on the 2015 State Team and will eventually fish a BASS Divisional tournament in the summer of 2015.
The remaining team spots will be provided through the MBN Mr. Bass event held in May and a new weekend SQT event in late September.
Blessed with good weather and a rather quite weekend crowd for Smallwood in the spring our tournament progressed smoothly.
Still trying to shake off the harsh winter effects weights were down somewhat. . This was not exactly your typical winter so conditions are probably behind by few weeks. But a few contenders still grinded it out and found fish.
As weigh in progressed and five, six and seven pound bags were looking to be the normal we were still eyeballing that bump tub for a juicy lunker fish.
Greg Ledwell stepped up midway through and dropped a 6.70 lb fish in the tank. Here we go. Our bench mark lunker. Come and get her guys.
If that fish had stood, well no harm no foul, my friend that’s a nice fish. But here comes Brian Trieschman. I mean like next batter up and bang there I am gazing upon this fat 8.58 lb beauty.
Rounded out with three more keepers Brian took first place with a 17.79 bag.
Our remaining top five competitors that walked away with trophies and checks were Andrew Sams with 14.30 lb, Dave Price with 13.12 lb, Brett Quader with 12.37 lb, and Ed Riley with 11.34 lb.
Many thanks to our new Tournament Director Don Bronson and to our volunteers Jim Horn, Randy Bottomly, Tom Waters and Brian Barth.
Also a “thank you” shout out to Lisa Duarte who showed up with hubby John to take in Michaels’ inaugural adult MBN tournament and gladly sat in to do are hard copy weigh in stats.
2014 Tournament Page Updated
Feb 27th, 2014
The tournament page is now updated with the 2014 Maryland
Bass Nation tournament schedule.
In the Tournament Resource section you can find SQT Letters,
Individual and Chapter applications, as well as the Boater and Rider applications
for the Mr. Bass tournament.
We have also established links where tournament results will
The Standing Rules (tournament rules) and other links are available