All adult clubs in the IBN who pay annual dues to both the state and nation are eligible to fish in a qualifying pro/am format state tournament for a spot on the Illinois state team. The top 6 boaters and co-angler’s from this event make up the lion’s-share of team Illinois. Interested parties can find a club to join by visiting our Find a Club page.
The IBN Team Series trail is a multi-event circuit across the state of Illinois. Anglers will compete for cash payouts and cumulative points, with the top team(s) earning an opportunity to advance to the Team Series Championships.
High School Bassmasters have an opportunity to compete in 2-person teams in multiple state-tournament-qualifying events. Top teams will advance to the B.A.S.S. High School National Championships. Please see your local high school or contact us for more information. These events are run in parallel with our Junior Bassmaster events.
As part of the Junior B.A.S.S. Nation, young anglers can compete in the Junior B.A.S.S. Nation State Championships and in the Junior National Championship. These events are run in parallel with our High School events. Contact us for more information.