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Q: When are Nation dues required to be submitted each year?2018-11-13T19:03:37-05:00

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?2018-11-13T19:01:55-05:00

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, $30.00 goes to the National BASS Nation and $40.00 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?2018-11-13T19:02:30-05:00

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, go to the Region’s web page. Each of the four Regions has a web page that lists the clubs in that Region. You can either contact the Region Director for assistance or contact a representative of the club nearest you. The club officers and members will guide you on how the membership process works.

Q: How does our B.A.S.S. club become affiliated with the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation?2018-11-13T19:03:13-05:00

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. All required forms can be found on the section above. State forms and dues should be submitted to the Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation Secretary.

Geographic Boundaries

Blackhawk Bassmasters
Looking for new members
Club President: Kevin Collins
847-977-1506
Meeting Location – Northbrook

Illinois Bass Anglers
Looking for new members: (Team Format)
Club President: Bob Blumenstein
630-209-0331
Meeting Location – Naperville

Three Rivers Bass Club
Club President: Joe Sanders
815-671-8793
Meeting Location: Hero’s

Bass & Gill Fishing Club
Club President: Nick King
708-691-9193
Meeting Location – Plainfield

Maple Bassmasters
Club President: Rick Stanczak
708-369-3349
Meeting Location – Westmont

Bass Pac
Club President: Mark Peterson
708-421-3585
Meeting Location – Bolingbrook (BassPro)

Greater Chicago Bassmasters
Looking for one fun Boater and one fun Non-Boater
Club President: Matt Brueck
630-258-4180
Meeting Location – Des Plaines

Chicago Lake Michigan Anglers
Club President: Ed Bohn
708-602-5409
Meeting Location – Alsip

Prairie State Bassmasters
Club President: John Majcherek
815-693-0946
Meeting Location – Bolingbrook (BassPro)
New Boaters welcome / needed!

West Suburban Bass Anglers
Club President: Bill Olson
847-204-5355
Meeting Location – Schaumburg

Central Illinois Bassmasters
Looking for new members
Club President: Austin Moore
309-846-3747
Meeting Location – Bloomington

309 Bassmasters
Club President: Jamie Maisenbacher
309-310-3700

Chicago Windy City Bass Team
Club President: Kevin Rebouche
815-274-6237
Meeting Location – Frankfort

Happy Hookers Bass Club
Club President: Kristopher Gaertner
815-509-1625
Meeting Location – Wilmington, IL

Thunderbird Bass Club
Club President: Chris Kaufman
309-945-5920
Meeting Location – Spring Valley Boat Club

Tri-County Hawg Hunters
Club President: Chris Lide
815-530-9325
Jones Eez BBQ, Braidwood

Champaign Urbana Bass Club
Club President: Milt Waltermire
217-398-8128
Meeting Location – Urbana

River Rats
Club President: Curt Samo
815-762-7555
Meeting Location: Quincy

All Stars Bass Club
Glenn Wegener
618-267-3443
Meeting Location – Salem

Hanging Rock
Vice President: Dennis Walker
djwalker2554@yahoo.com
618-562-3944

Steel City Bassmasters
Club President: Lawrence Heagy
618-402-8610
Meeting Location – Collinsville

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. Have each of your club members fill out a State Chapter Roster form, attach a check for the State dues and send all the forms  to the State Secretary. This is the same form you use to submit your state dues and roster annually.
  3. To start a new B.A.S.S. affiliated club, read the Sample By-Laws, then complete the necessary forms.