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PONA CITY, Okla. – The Bass Federation, Inc (TBF) announced today it has acquired ownership of the nation’s fastest growing local/team fishing circuit, the National Bass Anglers Association, (NBAA). TBF will take on leadership and management roles immediately. NBAA is now owned and managed by the nation’s oldest and largest organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization with over 45 years of experience.

In the fall the NBAA began plans to establish a trail in Northern New York under the directorship of Ogdensburg’s Larry Ewart.

According to Ewart those plans will be continue.

“The NBAA is now part ofg the biggest fishing organzation for tournaments.Federation Bass is a branc h of the FLW organization. The sale has delayed getting a web site set up for the Northern New York trail and I had to change some of my tournament dates to accomodate other events that The Bass Federation may have nearby,” said Ewart who will announce information on the NNY trail as soon as it is available.“

“We’re excited to announce NBAA Tournaments, Inc. has been acquired by a new leadership group,” NBAA current owners, Jim and Jenny Sprague, stated. “NBAA is ready to “go national” and we’re proud to announce NBAA will now be under the leadership of TBF.”

The National Bass Anglers Association, (NBAA) has individual members in 36 states and 86 division directors running divisions in 12 states. NBAA has a solid foundation because of the current leadership and the work of division directors, which positioned NBAA as the fastest growing tournament trail in the nation.

“From the day Skeeter and Karen Warner started NBAA, this organization has grown and had a positive influence on tournament angling and the fishing industry,” Sprague continued.

“The Bass Federation’s long-term commitment to fishing makes it the perfect fit. TBF has the resources, horsepower, infrastructure, sponsor base and proven track record with 45 years of grassroots, member involved support of the fishing industry”.

“The Bass Federation is excited to be a new partner in the NBAA family,” TBF President/CEO, Robert Cartlidge, stated.

In the meantime, it’s business as usual for NBAA. Plans for 2013 are well underway and will be announced soon. Registration is in full swing for the 2013 Championship.

The Bass Federation Inc.is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing organization. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for 45 years. Visit bassfederation.com. or email tbf@bassfederation.com or call 580.765.9031

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