The Illinois B.A.S.S. Nation
Youth, Conservation, Competition, and Community Service

2018 Tournament Schedule *

* The 2018 schedule is tentative, pending permits and logistics, and IS subject to change

IBN Team Series Tournaments

Date Tournament Launch Location
March 25 Lake Springfield Lindsay Ramp
April 14 Clinton Lake Clinton Marina
May 6 Cal Sag / Lake Michigan Alsip Launch
June 24 Clinton Lake Clinton Marina
July 22 Des Plaines River Big Basin Launch
Oct 6-7 Team Series Classic ** Location TBD
2018 Team Series Entry Forms

Open registration is available with $50 deposit for boat position.
Deposits can be made via mail, or by Paypal.

For Paypal deposits, please send your deposit & a $2 convenience fee ($52 total) to our Paypal account for EACH event you are reserving.

Entry forms may also be paid via paypal by sending your
entry fee + a $3 convenience fee (PER ENTRY!) to our Paypal account.

Paypal payments should be sent to
Team Series Standings

2018 IBN State Championship Qualifier

Date Tournament Location
September 22-23 IBN 10-man State Qualifier / Championship Tournament Lake Springfield, Lindsay Ramp

Roster entry forms can be found by clicking here


2018 Angler Of The Year Tournament

Date Tournament Location
July 21 IBN 2018 AOY Tournament Des Plaines River, Big Basin Launch

IBN High School and Junior Series 2018 Tournaments

The following events are qualifying events for the 2018 IBN High School State Championship:

Illinois North Region HS Trail (Spring Schedule)

March 24 - Lake Springfield
April 8 - Illinois River - Big Basin
May 5 - Braidwood
June 2 - Braidwood

Qualifying Southern Illinois Trail *

March 31 - Lake of Egypt
April 29 - Clinton Lake
May 12 - Rend Lake

Illinois High School State Championship

June 10 - Lake Springfield

2018 Spring High School Entry Form
2018 Spring Juniors Entry Form

* Rules for Eligibility for the 2018 IBN High School Trail

Fall 2018 Qualifying Event

The last IBN Youth event of 2018 will be on September 9th on the Mississippi River in Albany, at the Illinois City Ramp. This event is benefiting The Childrens Therapy Center of the Quad Cities, and will be sponsored by Shimano, Crestliner, and the Illinois Bass Nation. This will be an Illinois State Championship qualifying event for the 2019 season for both Junior and High School participants. Anglers will have an opportunity to win a Shimano $50,000 college scholarship and/or a Crestliner PT18 boat with a 150hp Mercury motor! Entry is $60 per boat, with proceeds benefiting Childrens Therapy Center of the Quad Cities. ALL anglers/teams MUST be registered with B.A.S.S. to compete. The event will be MC'd by Shimano Youth Fishing Coordinator, Mr. Frank Hyla. Prizes and trophies will be awarded to the top finishers.

Detailed tournament information can be found here:

Registration and payment can be submitted here: