About the NE BASS Nation

About the Nebraska B.A.S.S. Nation

The Nebraska B.A.S.S. Federation (NBF), or currently known as the Nebraska Federation Nation (NFN), is a member of the National B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation. There are currently 51 federations in the United States and over 2,800 clubs with approximately 50,000 members. There are currently 26 affiliated clubs in Nebraska with well over 300 members.

B.A.S.S. chapter members are our grass-roots fishermen dedicated to the future of bass fishing. They furnish manpower, money and equipment for lake clean-ups, promote catch-and-release, encourage community involvement, lobby for and against proposed legislation, introduce youth to fishing and even conduct tournament creel census reports.

Our federation members also have another common interest, tournament fishing. Every weekend our anglers enjoy the B.A.S.S. National Federation Tournament Trail. It is the only amateur circuit that leads to the prestigious Bassmasters Classic where they compete against the top 40+ professional fishermen each year.

On this circuit, chapter members qualify through our state federation for a slot on our state team. Our state team then competes against other state teams at the B.A.S.S. Central Regional Championship. At this tournament the contenders compete as a team for the prize money, and the top boater and co-angler from the region advances to the B.A.S.S. Federation National Championship. At this National Championship tournament the contenders compete against all of the other regional qualifiers. The top individual advances to the Bassmasters Classic.

Today our National Federation members are actively pushing for better conservation practices, introducing kids to fishing, conducting community service projects and promoting fishing throughout their communities. Because of the hard work and dedication of our federation members the future of fishing looks bright!

Website Administrator

Doug Rishel

Omaha-River City Bass Club

doug,rishel "at" gmail.com

Website Information

The Nebraska B.A.S.S. Nation website is designed, updated and maintained by Doug Rishel, a member of the Omaha-River City Bass Club. .

I'm not a professional website designer, but I will try to keep the website looking good and up-to-date. "I want our members to have more of what they want on the website, so if you want something in particular on the site or if the site has too much of what you don't want, just let me know. If you have any comments, suggestions or problems with the website, please feel free to send me an e-mail anytime."


Doug Rishel