Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The B.A.S.S. Nation of West Virginia’s main goal is to stimulate public awareness of bass fishing as a major sport. To offer the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources our organized moral and political support and encouragement. To promote full adherence to all conservation codes and to demand adequate water standards and legal enforcement of existing regulatory standards. To detect and report any polluter and call public and political attention to crime. To improve our skill as bass anglers through the fellowship and friendly exchange of expert bass catching techniques and ideas, and to promote and encourage youth fishing and love for this great recreation. To function as a dynamic and effective link with individual chapters and other federations embracing the principles and purposes of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society

Basic Information:

Mailing Address:

c/o Ed Vozniak
51 Juniper Dr.
Bridgeport, WV 26330 


Adult Clubs
Club dues to B.A.S.S.  Nation of West Virginia (BNWV) are $75 per member with a maximum of $600 per clubClub dues are payable before or at the March meeting.
All club members must be a member of B.A.S.S. & B.A.S.S. Nation and must have a minimum of six members.
Dues to BASS Nation are $30 per member.

Adult Buddy Trail
The entry fee is $100.
The Top 15 teams will advance to the State Championship. Both members of the team must be BNWV members before the first tournament.

Adult State Qualifying Tournaments
There are three regions (Western, Southeast and Northern) with one State Qualifying Tournament in each region. State Qualifying Tournaments (SQT’s) are draw tournaments and each club can send six boaters and six non-boaters to the SQT’s. Forty five boaters and forty five non-boaters will qualify from the SQT’s to fish the State Championship.

Bassmaster Team Trail

The BNWV will use the Buddy Trail to qualify one or more teams to compete in the B.A.S.S. Team Trail, provided we have enough paid teams. Entry fee is $10 per team member.   The registered team finishing highest in the final Buddy Trail team standings  is eligible to compete at the Toyota Bassmaster Team Championship.  One angler from this Championship advances to fish the Bassmaster Classic!

Adult State Championship
There is a $50 entry fee per competitor for this two-day tournament. There are a maximum of 60 boats in this tournament.  This is a Pro-Am style event.  The Top 21 finishers will be offered a slot on our State Team: 10 Boaters, 10 Non-Boaters and 1 Alternate

General meetings are held in the Flatwoods area. Attendance at these meetings is encouraged. It is important that clubs attend the meetings to vote on issues that will affect them. Clubs vote on all By-Law changes and motions that come to the floor at meetings. Each club gets one vote.
The clubs elect the Board members. The clubs, on a rotating basis, select the site for State Championship tournament. The clubs also select the site for the State Qualifying Tournament in their region.

For more information please contact:

Ken Hackworth
(304) 552-7089

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