A. The Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation is an association of B.A.S.S. clubs around the state that are affiliated with Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society (B.A.S.S.). So the fist step as an individual is to locate a club in your area that is affiliated with the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation. To find a club, scroll down to the regions map, find the region in which you reside, click on the respective “+” sign for your region to view the list of clubs and contact info.