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Author Topic: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Jun 8 Mullett Lake  (Read 16827 times)

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Through some last minute wheeling and dealing (AND because we have the best partners any bass federation could want in FLW Outdoors), The Bass Federation of Michigan was able to negotiate a date and location for the 2008 state championship that is the best compromise available.

Date:Sunday, June 8, 2008
Location:Burt/Mullett Lakes - Lake Huron/Cheboygan River Closed at Lock
Marina:Aloha State Park* M-212 off of M-33

* Annual or daily MI state park permit needed to get into park; campsites are available at the park - call 800-44-PARKS to reserve

Entry fee is $100 per angler (includes big bass). (There will be a purely optional side pot maintained by volunteer anglers, not TBF of MI, collected prior to the event with 100% payback.)

Entry deadline to TBF of Michigan is postmarked by May 24, 2008.

All members are eligible again this year to fish as long are you belong to a TBF of Michigan club in good standing, pay your entry fee by the deadline and your club sends in an equal number of boaters and nonboaters who all participate in the event.

There is a mandatory meeting for all competitors 7 PM Saturday June 7 after the BFL tournament at Aloha SP. If you can not attend this meeting, you will need to have your club team leader contact state championship chair Brian Belevender ASAP - 248-804-9738 or statechampionship@michigantbf.com.

This is a draw format - each club must send an equal number of predefined boaters and nonboaters to avoid coin flips, but each angler gets half the day fishing their water if they want it. Anglers work this out between each other prior to the start of the fishing day.

Top 12 finishers make up the 2008 state team with the 13th place finisher traveling with the team as the alternate. First through 6th place become boaters, and 7th through 12th become nonboaters on state team. All entry money left over after expenses and big bass award is split evenly among the 13 state team members to cover divisional expenses. 2008 state team fishes this September 7 - 12 on Lake St. Clair - a GREAT year to make the state team!!!

This is the day after the Michigan BFL on that same water, so we encourage all members to consider fishing that event also. Put your FLW Outdoors membership to good use and fish a top quality even. See bfl.flwoutdoors.com for further info. I'll be there - hope to see you!

Bonus to Ranger Cup eligible members - there will be Ranger Cup money available to the highest fully qualified finisher in final standings at the state championship of up to $1,250. Also, great odds for top Ranger Cup qualified member of the state team - top fully qualified finisher at the 2008 TBF Northern Divisional Championship will receive $1,000!!! Talk about GREAT odds!! Additional bonuses and awards to be announced.
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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2007, 02:15:36 PM »

thats great news looks like I may fish both events now :-*
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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007, 02:35:58 PM »

Great move......That should really increase your attendance
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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2007, 02:57:37 PM »

Dan or anyone else out there in cyber space that can answer this. There a few guys from the west side that I have talked to that would like to get in the TBF to be able to fish the state championship. Can this still be done and if so what do you recommend that we do to hook up with a club or start one here? When is the deadline for all of this?

Thanks
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dashaver63

Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2007, 03:45:22 PM »

I wish I belonged to Michigan TBF instead of Ohio, Thats sounds like an awesome weekend.
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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2007, 04:29:23 PM »

Can you only belong to one or the other? I know you don't have to live in the state you fish for. That is, in the BASS Federation anyway.
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dashaver63

Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2007, 04:40:53 PM »

I know you don't have to live in the state you fish with. Down in the southern part of Ohio, there are guy's that live in Kentucky that fish with Ohio. I think the only thing is being a member in good standing with a TBF club in that state. This will be the first year I don't fish any Ohio events due to conflicting schedules.
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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2007, 11:30:42 PM »

We have a number of Indiana and Ohio residents in TBF of Michigan. A southern Ohio resident made the state team last year.

TBF of Michigan does not have a limitation on who can join - clubs or members. You have to pay state dues for every club you belong to, but you can belong up to 3 clubs for national dues.

There is one TBF Inc (national) rule though that all TBF federations and members must follow - you can only participate in ONE state championship to ATTEMPT to make one state team per year. If you fish a qualifying tournament in another state, you are not eligible to fish our state championship whether you make a team or not.

Dan - the closest club to you at this time is Rapid City Bass near GR. TBF board member Jeff Kellogg (616 754 1629) is the contact for that club. You'll need to contact him as far as boater/nonboater and local qualifying for 2008 is concerned.

It is not hard to form your own club if you have 6 total anglers. My club - The Bass Boys is open to anyone who can't find a local club. Since TBF of Michigan is allowing any member to fish the 2008 state championship again, I am going by the date people pay to join the club to match up boaters and nonboaters. The only real way to guarantee you get to fish is to sign up as a boater/nonboater pair and both fish (you'll be drawn to someone else - it is a draw tournament, not pro - amatuer), but I'll match up who I can and I don't expect to have as many cancellations this year.

If you want to start a new club, we just need a club name, president and secretary, and 6 paid members. We have an Excel format roster form you can download from www.michigantbf.com and I believe we have a sample bylaws you can use to make your own - we need a copy of that once you start to send to national. If we don't have the download, then you can get it from www.bassfederation.com.
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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2007, 11:34:53 PM »

Can you only belong to one or the other? I know you don't have to live in the state you fish for. That is, in the BASS Federation anyway.

Dan - do you mean one or the other state? Or one or the other federation? TBF of Michigan does not concern itself with whatever organizations in whatever state you belong to as long as you meet our simple membership requirements - pay your dues and belong to a TBF club.
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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2007, 07:05:56 PM »

Hey Lt. Dan,
When is the deadline to either join a club or start a new one in order to fish the state championship? Also, in your post above, I believe it to read that one could fish the Federation Nation state championship as well as the TBF state championship, correct?

Thanks,
Dan
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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2007, 10:23:16 PM »

Hey Lt. Dan,
When is the deadline to either join a club or start a new one in order to fish the state championship? Also, in your post above, I believe it to read that one could fish the Federation Nation state championship as well as the TBF state championship, correct?

Thanks,
Dan

What you do outside of your TBF-time is completely your business - you can fish anyone else's non-TBF event you want. If I had the time and money, I'd fish both federation championships. I'm a BASS Life member and eventually will get in another club - just not enough time to do so at the moment. I'd rather see all bass anglers belong to one federation or the other instead of none for sure!

We have not set a deadline yet, but it won't be before the general meeting in April. Last year we took entries right up until the day before the event at the BFL. I'm not sure if we will that this year again or not, but the deadline is a long ways off and everyone is eligible to fish who is a TBF member and enters the event by the deadline we do pick.

I will post any deadline on hear once we choose it.
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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2007, 10:29:20 PM »

Dan, When you get ready to join a BASS club I am sure we can find room for you in Team Bass...We need all the help we can get to slow savage down on the Team Bass Trail..That goes for anyone else that may be looking to fish both state fish-offs..
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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2007, 01:53:20 AM »

okey dokey (where is Savage anyway... he used to post on here more? Too busy on the Team Bass trail?)
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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2007, 06:39:11 AM »

SAVAGE moved to a different job within Delphi, which meant no more internet time, oh well 8 years of surfing all day was enough!  ;D
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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2007, 12:39:29 PM »

yeh... it hurts to have to actually work for a living!! ;D
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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2007, 02:03:41 PM »

So, who out there needs a roomate for two nights to save a little$
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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2007, 09:38:54 PM »

My first thought when I saw it was on Burt / Mullet next year was "...aaarrrrgh!! Anywhere but there!"  But after more careful, intelligent thought I've changed my attitude.

The first BFL two years ago was the first time I had ever seen the lakes.  And with only two days of practice I didn't do so well.  Last year my team tournament partner practiced for us all week (I had other commitments) so we both did much better.

This time I am danged determined to figure it out once and for all and (1) win the BFL on Saturday and (2) make the state team on Sunday. ;D

One question I have for those that have been fishing up there for eons is this;  Is it always so darned hot up there that early in June?!?  I swear that I have never fished in such heat that early in the season in all my life.  Especially to be that far North to boot.  Is that normal or has it just been a fluke for the past two seasons?   

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Re: The Bass Federation of Michigan 2008 State Championship Date & Location
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2007, 09:53:21 PM »

Fluke... but right now at this particular moment... another fluke is not a problem for me.
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LAPORTE


Anyone have a spot on the floor for the night of june 7.  Im looking for a place to crash. The campground would be nice ?

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Laporte, I have a campsite booked at burt lake state park.  It's going to be just me and a huge tent.   You'll have to sleep on the floor, unless you like the tent roof?  I dont spoon very well so I'd just take the other side of the floor as well.

PM me with your number and I'll give you mine.

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