TBF of Michigan Tournament Information

The main tournament event of The Bass Federation of Michigan is the annual state championship, held around the state on different bodies of water. All members are eligible to fish the state championship. Each TBF of Michigan club sends their team to the state championship. Teams must consist of an equal number of boaters and non-boaters.

Each participant has equal time in the front of the boat including travel time between fishing spots. See the latest TBF of Michigan state championship rules for complete details. Entry fee is set and announced each year by the board of directors.

There may be big bass prizes and sponsor bonus prizes, but most of the entry fee collected goes to fund the state team from each event to the TBF Division Championships. The top 13 finishers in the state championship advance as the state team. The top 6 becomes the team boaters, 7-12 are the team non-boaters and the 13th place finisher travels as the alternate.

The number of entries in each state championship determine how much expense money is shared by the team members towards expenses. TBF of Michigan generally covers the cost of double-occupancy hotel rooms first before divvying out expense money. Each teams non-boaters help with boater gas money during the Division Championship week rather than collecting a rider fee. Further details are provided to the state team each year by the board of directors.

It Pays to Fish with TBF!

Through the TBF of Michigan state championship, members have a shot at over $2 MILLION DOLLARS in prize money for an average of less that $200 total dues and entry fees! Here’s how it works!

Qualify for TBF of Michigan’s state team through our state championship tournament.

To the NO ENTRY FEE TBF Divisional Championship Series – one event held in each division rotated each year between the division’s states. Every state team gets a check! Top two anglers from each state ADVANCE (highest finishing angler from state advances as boater while 2nd highest advances as non-boater)

To the NO ENTRY FEE TBF Federation National Championship, present by the National Guard, with a payout of nearly a quarter of a million dollars in cash and prizes!! Top 2 anglers from each division ADVANCE!

1 TBF angler wins the LIVING THE DREAM! $100,000 package. The TBF Federation National Champion (Boater) earns the TBF Living The Dream package to include; $$ CASH$$ + PLUS+ fully paid entry fees to the FLW Tour as a tour pro (24K) , PLUS, use of a custom, Living The Dream wrapped Chevy Truck and wrapped Ranger Boat on tour for the year, PLUS a travel stipend for each event.

PLUS 14 TBF Anglers Advance to the $1 Million Walmart BFL All-American!

All 14 TBF division champions advance from the TBF Federation National Championship to the NO ENTRY FEE, $1 million Walmart BFL All-American! Where all the anglers there have another chance to win!

PLUS $2 Million Forrest Wood Cup Championship!

2 TBF Anglers Advance! In addition to the $1 Million BFL All-American, the TBF Federation Champion Boater & Champion Non-Boater automatically ADVANCE directly to the NO ENTRY FEE, $ 2 Million Forrest Wood Cup Championship!