Next Youth Club Meeting
Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday April 19th.
This meeting location will be
at the Novi Gander Mountain.
Our Meeting Location will be back at the Novi Gander
Mountain for the rest of the season.
We are now going to start meeting on the third TUESDAY of
each month, we used to meet the third Wednesday of the month. We will start at 7 pm and finish up at 9 pm
Other club Members and all High School club members
are welcome to come out and sit it. We encourage all of
our youth members to attend. Remember, one of the
requirements you are required to make is at least 2 of the 5
meetings, to meet your 25% minimum requirement to fish the
Junior Bassmaster State Championship.
Michigan Bass Anglers Adult Club Meetings
We have an Adult Club Meeting scheduled for
Sunday February 28th at 1 pm at the Ypsilanti Township Aubrees Pizza
on Whittaker Road We usually don't meet during the tournament season other than
after each tournament to talk about current business. Watch
here for more information and any important news later. Anyone is welcome to contact us if you
are interested in checking out our club, we will provide you with
everything you need to know.
New Members are welcome to contact
us about joining or for more information.
2016 Tournament Schedule... (2015
We have set the schedule for the 2016
season. This year, we are doing two up north
tournaments and several locals. The lakes for the
Youth Club tournament.
Most of the lakes have maps available, if you click on the
lake names you can see and even print them.
Check out all of our Various Club Records from since
we started the club. Things like biggest fish,
biggest tournment weights as well as a lots of other
Marcel Veenstra Seminar for Michigan Bass Anglers
Marcel Veenstra put on yet another
great seminar for our Youth club and some adult club
members. The seminar was hosted by the Northfield
Township Fire Department in Whitmore Lake. Marcel
spent over two hours answering questions, showing the group
the latest baits and talking about his 2014 season on Lake
St. Clair. He gave the boys tips on the newest baits
as well as some old stand byes. He talked about how to
approach inland lakes and how to dissect them for tournament
day. Marcel always does a great job. If you ever
need a great guide for many of the inland lakes or most of
the Great Lakes, contact Marcel.
2014 Club Classic was a tough one...
The 2014 Michigan Bass Angles Club
Classic was a really tough tournament. We fished the
Portage Chain of Lakes on a brisk Sunday the first weekend
of October this year. The weather had changed and the
bite got tough. Only 5 keepers were brought to the
scales between the 5 top anglers. Dan Wagner took the
honors with a total of 3.27 pounds for his two fish.
Dave Gutuskey brought in two keepers for 2.89 pounds.
Gary Emerson managed one keeper for 1.53 pounds. Brian
Lobkovich, a prospective new member fished the tournament as
a Marshall and managed to bring in 3.73 pounds with two
fish. Tyler Leggat, a MBA Junior Bassmaster who was
also fishing as a Marshal, brought in one fish for 1.64
pounds. Everyone is really looking forward to the 2015
season and hoping things pick up.
Bass Anglers Seminar Featuring Devon Banks and Michael
Carver was a big success
We had a great seminar at the January
2014 Junior Bassmaster meeting. Turnout was great.
Devon and Michael both discussed tournament fishing,
sponsorship opportunities, fishing Lake St. Clair as well as
several other great topics. Devon and Michael are both local
pros who fish a lot of the national level tournament like
FLW and Bass Pro Shop. The guys opened up and answered
questions our JBM's had for them. There were no
limits. We want to thank them both for taking the time
to come out and share their vast experiences with everyone.
Go to Devon's web site at
to see what he is all about.
Bassmasters Northern Divisional at Francis Case Lake.
The 2013 Junior Bassmasters
Northern Divisional was a tough one. The weather was good
other than the 100+ degree temperatures all week. It
was brutal. Our very own Chase Serafin managed to find
some fish during practice and was looking forward to
tournament day. Then when the big day arrived, the
water got slick after the first hour and that seemed to shut
the fish right down. Only a few of the adult anglers
managed to catch fish during the tournament. Only 5
fish were brought to the scales by the 16 junior anglers.
Chase and the other Junior Michigan Angler, David Aukema
could not locate a keeper, and that was not for lack of
trying. The two of them fish hard all day, but the
lake just did not cooperate. We still want to
congratulate both young anglers for making it to the Junior
Bassmasters Northern Divisional in the first place, they
should be very proud of them selves. For more
information about the tournament
Cole Makes the 2014 Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation State Team
Victor Cole, one of our newest club members recently fished
the 2013 Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation State Championship
in Escanaba and managed to place in respectable 6th
place to make the 2014 State Team. This was Victors
very first Michigan State Championship tournament as a
Michigan Bass Anglers club member. During the two day
competition, Victor brought in a nice 31.25 pounds of
smallmouth bass with the largest bass of the two day event
at 5.99 pounds. We are very proud of Victor and look forward
to him fishing the Northern Divisional in 2014. Victor
should be proud of himself.
2013 State Championship Reports
Day 1 Results
Day 1 Big Fish Report
Day 2 Results
Day 2 Big Fish Report
Over All Final Results
Serafin wins 2013 Michigan BASS Nation Junior State
For the 3rd year in a row, one of our Junior Members has
taken First Place in one of the two age groups at the
Michigan BASS Nation Junior State Championship. Chase Serafin managed to pull a very respectable 15.66 pounds of
Smallmouth Bass form Lake St. Clair on Sunday June 30th.
Chase took first place in the 15-18 year old age group,
while one of our newest members, Gunner Wilson took 2nd
place in the 11-14 age group with 11.72 pounds, just ove a
pound out of first place. The entire Junior club
showed up in the new Club Shirts and and did a great job of
representing the club. Almost all of the boys caught fish
again this year. They made us very proud again this year.
Chase will be going to South Dakota along with David Aukema
from the Macatawa Bass Cubs who took first place in the
11-14 age group for the B.A.S.S. Northern Divisional Junior
Championship. That is just one step away from the
B.A.S.S. National Championship. We all wish Chase the
best of luck in South Dakota...
Ever Junior Junior Club Member Tournament Held May 11th
Photos from the event in our
2013 Photo Gallery
We had a first for the club recently. At the request of
several of our Junior Junior members, which are the 5-10
year olds, we held an "all fish" tournament on Kent Lake on
Saturday May 11th. All of our little guys showed up
all decked out in the new Michigan Bass Anglers club shirts
and fished out of our club boats in a 3 hour tournament.
They were allowed to use any baits they wanted including
live bait, to try to catch either Bass for a Bass Tournament
or Panfish for a Panfish tournament. You could feel
the excitement at launch. The bass were tallied on our
club Golden Rule tournament sheets while they simply had to
keep track of how many panfish they caught all day. A
total of 5 club boats helped out. The boaters were
allowed to help out the Junior anglers any way they wanted,
the kids just needed to be involved in some way in the fish
catch. That included help reel the fish in after the
boater or parent set the hook. The whole idea was to
get the young anglers out on the water and expose them to
the tournament fishing experience. They all had a
great time. The boys even managed to have a bunch of
energy afterwards to run and play in the park. A perk
after the tournament was a picnic lunch we had for everyone.
We had chicken, chips and pop after we came in off the lake.
In all the tournament was a huge success. The parents
seemed to enjoy the day was well. This was a perfect example
of how much interest the younger kids have in fishing and
the sport in general.
Bass Angler, Junior club member, takes 2nd place in Lake St
Clair Walleye Association April Derby.
Joey Elliott, a Junior Michigan Bass
Anglers Youth club member, caught a 19 3/4 walleye, to beat
his brother Davy, 18 1/2 inch to take second place on their
new Triton boat, from
R Sports. First, place was 20 1/2 inches. The boys won a
new fishing rod, two fillet knifes, fishing line, and soft
plastic baits. The fish was caught jigging in the Detroit
River, with over 40 boats in sight on a sunny Sunday
morning. It is very obvious that fishing is in his blood.
|New Club Shirts Acquired for
the Entire Club
<Here are the sponsors who stepped up and help us get our
After some extensive research and lots of discussion,
our club took a big forward to help
increase our club presence. We have created a new
sublimated shirt that will display several sponsor logos and
help promote our club and show support for our sponsors.
The shirts are great looking and have already been noticed
by some famous people. Skeet Reese was at the D and R
Store when we all went there for their recent open house and
seminars. He asked about the club, when he saw all of the
bright blue and yellow shirts all over the place. The new
shirts will be worn at all of our tournaments and especially
at the Junior State Championship this year. We want to graciously thank all of our loyal
sponsors and some very new ones. We can't thank you
enough. The shirt the club chose is shown to the
2012 Banquet was a great success...
This years Michigan Bass Anglers Banquet and Awards
dinner was a big success. We had around 60 people at the
banquet .We did a pot luck dinner again this year and we had food
galore. Everyone brought a dish to pass. All of our
Youth Club members got their trophies as did the top finishers in
Angler of the Year and Mr. Bass in the adult club.
also handed out Certificates to all of our "Junior" Junior Angles
for helping out at various evnets this past season. We also
handed out lots of fishing baits and other prizes to all of the
kids. The Junior Anglers of the year were also awarded a nice
Oakley/Quantum Fishing rod for their efforts. We would like to
thank the Northfield Township Fire Department for providing their
training room for the event.
CLICK HERE to see a photo gallery
Our Club is currently recruiting new members, especially
boaters. If you are
looking for a club that is a lot of fun and easy going and one that
will help you learn a lot about bass
fishing, especially if you have never been in a Bass Club Before, we
may be your club!!
CLICK HERE for
Tournament at Lake Oakland
The Annual Pre-Season Meeting is
on March 12th at 4:00 pm.
Utica Gander Mountain on Hall Road.
Dean Van Ryckeghem (586) 337-1730