General Benefits

  • Use of BASS shield
  • Youth, High School and College programs including a Junior Bassmaster Championship, High School National Championship, College National Championship and bracket event leading to a Bassmaster Classic berth.
  • Conservation voice for issues facing U.S. Sportsmen, locally, state, and national
  • B.A.S.S. assistance in identifying, applying and grant writing
  • B.A.S.S. Times Magazine, $24 value
  • $1,000,000 General Liability Insurance Policy for your club
  • Early entry into the Bassmaster Opens
    – Pros that attempt to enter after priority entries typically do not get in
  • Early entry as Elite Series Marshals
  • B.A.S.S. Nation Championship winner earns berth to Bassmaster Elite Series
  • A Bassmaster Classic Berth given to the top three anglers at the B.A.S.S. Nation.
  • Nation’s Best boat package provided for one year to the top three anglers from the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.
  • Eligibility to compete through your state team at one (1) of three (3) B.A.S.S. Nation Regionals
  • Eligibility to represent your state at the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship
  • 7 Boats awarded or cash equivalent, one (1) each at each of the three (3) Regionals & four (4) at the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship 
  • B.A.S.S. Stage and B.A.S.S. Release Boat provided at each B.A.S.S. Nation Regional, B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, College Conference and National Championship, Bassmaster High School Open and Championship as well as the Junior Championship.

Sponsor Benefits & Incentives

  • Eligibility for Alliance awards if running Alliance Products and your state is signed up.
    – Monetary Awards from Triton and Mercury.
    – Up to $4,000 for winning your state championship, up to $4,000 for winning a divisional, up to $35,500 for winning the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, up to $60,000 bonus for winning the Bassmaster Classic. (must meet all requirements)
    – Members that purchase an Alliance package receive Two Triton/Mercury shirts and hats, a $500 Mercury rebate,150 hp and above, and the option to purchase discounted extended warranty.
  • Berkley product discounts
  • Humminbird discounts for the State Team members
  • Lowrance discounts for state team members
  • B.A.S.S. Nation state championships and National events are Skeeter Real Money eligible. A bonus of $25,000 for winning the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship and a $50,000 bonus for winning the Bassmaster Classic. From Skeeter/Yamaha (must meet all requirements)
  • Toyota Bonus Bucks, $500 to eligible members for making the state team, $750 to highest qualified angler at the divisional, $250 for second highest qualified member. $1000 if you make it to the BNC and are a qualified member. $5000 to the highest qualified angler at the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, $2500 to the second highest qualified member. Your state receives reduced matching funds for each of the above.
  • Discounts from other sponsors, periodically passed down to the members through the B.A.S.S. Nation.

Member Benefit Offers

As a member of the Illinois B.A.S.S., you are entitled to several of our member-benefit offers.

Current Offers:

  • Do you own, or are looking to purchase, boat gear from Lowrance, Mercury, Motorguide or Triton?
    See the offer for BASS Nation Members here. Applications can be found here.
  • Click Here to learn about the Toyota Trucks Bonus Bucks offer.
  • Click Here to learn about the Weigh-to-Win towing offer.

Solar Bat is the exclusive sunglass sponsor for all IBN tournaments and events

* Non-members of the Illinois Bass Nation are entitled to 20% off MSRP when ordering through an Illinois Bass Nation Club Member.

* Members of the Illinois Bass Nation are entitled to 25% off MSRP when using the B.A.S.S. promotional code.