The Bass Federation of Michigan Youth Division

The primary purposes of The Bass Federation of MI are to promote conservation, be involved with youth, promote the sport of fishing. The future of our sport depends upon the fostering of values and principles of the outdoors that helped create this country and the resources that we enjoy and protect.

By getting our youth involved in outdoor activities we fulfill the mission of building tomorrows anglers by passing on our values and principles through education and participation. We do this through youth programs such as our Jr clubs while providing support, when necessary, to TBF national’s Student Angler Federation High School Fishing and college fishing. If you have questions about these activities, please contact The Bass Federation of Michigan Youth Director (see below).

You can check the events calendar for youth activities information or the latest youth news.

The Bass Federation of Michigan Jr State Championship

Any child between the ages of 11 – 15 can fish in the annual TBF of Michigan Jr. State Championship. *New for 2018 – the Jr. State Championship is a TEAM tournament. Two Junior members need to join and sign up as a team to be eligible to fish.

For latest schedules, entry fees and information, contact Mike & Melissa Krontz, Michigan Youth Bass Fishing Association, 517-416-2647, or visit .

Entry fee is $30 for TBF youth club team members, or $80 for non-members (which gives each Junior angler a TBF youth membership). Competitors must provide their own parent/coach boater to take them out fishing during the event. The adult volunteer does not help with fishing spots, but does all the boat driving. All general tournament safety rules are followed.

At the weigh-in, the top team by total weight is the Jr. State Champion Team. The Jr. Champion Team then moves on to the next level of competition where they fish the TBF Junior World Championship.

The TBF Junior World Championship is the premier junior fishing tournament in the world and it is held each year in conjunction with the FLW Cup, professional fishing’s richest event. Junior Anglers are treated to 3 days of action packed events which include a series of educational seminars, a 3 day tournament format and complete access to the National Guard Fun Zone and the FLW Cup Event with a shot at valuable scholarship packages. Check the events calendar and youth news for information on the next Jr. State Championship, or contact the TBF of Michigan Youth Director for more information.


Reel Kids Casting competition winners

Past Reel Kids Casting competition winners