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Geographic Boundaries

Blackhawk Bassmasters
Looking for new members
Club President: Kevin Collins
Meeting Location – Northbrook

Illinois Bass Anglers
Looking for new members: (Team Format)
Club President: Bob Blumenstein
Meeting Location – Naperville

Three Rivers Bass Club
Club President: Joe Sanderson
Meeting Location: Hero’s

Maple Bassmasters
Club President: Rick Stanczak
Meeting Location – Westmont

Greater Chicago Bassmasters
Looking for one fun Boater and one fun Non-Boater
Meeting Location – Des Plaines

Prairie State Bassmasters
Club President: John Majcherek
Meeting Location – Bolingbrook (BassPro)
New Boaters welcome / needed!

West Suburban Bass Anglers
Club President: Bill Olson
Meeting Location – Schaumburg

Blunkers Bass Club
Club President: Brad Waller

Illinois River Bass
Club President: Josh Uthe

Central Illinois Bassmasters
Looking for new members
Club President: Austin Moore
Meeting Location – Bloomington

Happy Hookers Bass Club
Club President: Mike Koenig
Meeting Location – Wilmington, IL

Thunderbird Bass Club
Club President: Chris Kaufman
Meeting Location – Spring Valley Boat Club

Tri-County Hawg Hunters
Club President: Mark Klemp
Hog Wild BBQ, Braidwood

Timber Pigs
Club President: Brad Norris

Flippin’ Hawgs
Matt Marques

Champaign Urbana Bass Club
Club President: Milt Waltermire
Meeting Location – Urbana

River Rats
Club President: Curt Samo
Meeting Location: Quincy

All Stars Bass Club
Glenn Wegener
Meeting Location – Salem

Hanging Rock
Vice President: Chris Baker

IL Regional Map

Starting a New Club

To become affiliated with the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation:

  1. Fill out the National Affiliation Application, attach a check for National dues and mail directly to B.A.S.S.
  2. Complete the IBN Club Roster form, attach a check for the State dues and send all the forms to the State Secretary. 
  3. To start a new B.A.S.S. affiliated club, read the Sample By-Laws, then complete the necessary forms.


Q: When are Nation dues required to be submitted each year?2018-11-13T19:03:37-06:00

A: Both State B.A.S.S. Nation dues and National B.A.S.S. Nation dues are due by December 31st of each year and are generally paid by the club on behalf of its members.

Q: When I join a club, how much will my annual dues be, and where does my money go?2020-11-30T09:42:11-06:00

A: Club dues can range from $50/year to $150/year depending on how active a club is. As you know, every organization needs operating funds and your dues help each level of the Nation provide the services and benefits you enjoy as a B.A.S.S. Nation member. Of the dues you pay at the club level, $30 goes to the National BASS Nation and $65 goes to the State BASS Nation. The remainder of the dues are your clubs operating funds for that year.

Q. How do I get involved in the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation?2020-11-30T09:53:16-06:00

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.

Q: How does our B.A.S.S. club become affiliated with the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation?2020-11-30T09:55:51-06:00

A: There are some basic requirements for clubs that affiliate with the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation. There must be at least 6 club members and all members of your club must be a member in good standing with B.A.S.S. Contact the Regional Director for your region for any additional info.

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