U.S.A. Bassin’, headquartered in Bedford, Indiana, is a grass
roots team tournament trail that caters to the amateur angler
and promotes a “family-friendly” atmosphere.
The year 2008 marks the U.S.A.’s sixth year of competition.
This original concept for the trail allows the youth to be
involved and experience competitive angling, while learning good
We offer free membership for anyone under the age of 16. Our low
membership fees of $25, entry fees starting at $25 for a
weeknight, and $50 for a weekend tournament per boat/team makes
it very affordable and fun for everyone.
In 2008 11 states (Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan,
Ohio, Tennessee, Missouri, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Maine and South
Carolina) will host 320 local tournaments in 60 divisions.
Membership is expected to grow another 15-25 percent. The
incorporation of fall tournaments begin, and any team with a
score of 1,500 points or more in the Open Division will receive
a FREE membership good for the next season.
The 2008 season marks the first year of Regional Qualifying
tournaments due to the incredible growth in membership. There
will be nine Regional Qualifying, and four Super Regional
Qualifying tournaments for the 2008 season. Tracker Marine steps
up continued support by giving away a Grand Prize Tracker Pro
175 boat at each of the four Super Regional Qualifying
tournaments. Regional Qualifying tournaments will incorporate
Teams will qualify at the divisional level to fish in a
regional of their choice, and as many as they choose. Divisional
Champions including the Open Champion will get a FREE paid entry
into a Regional. The Regional Points Champions from each
Regional will compete for an extra cash bonus at the Classic.
The Top 40 percent at each Regional tournament will qualify
for the 2008 Classic to be held on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes on May
2&3 2009. The Grand Prize of a new 898 Nitro Bass Boat powered
by a 175 HP Mercury motor from Tracker Marine/Mercury, will be
given away at the Classic.
We believe our growth continues because of our dedication to
the weekend angler and a “youth-friendly” atmosphere.
We would like to invite you to become a member of our
organization to experience the difference and see how tournament
fishing is supposed to be. Nationally and locally, U.S.A. Bassin
has partnered with many companies who believe in U.S.A. Bassin's
goals and efforts, anglers are assured a chance to win big
prizes during the course of the season at many of our
tournaments, including the Classic. Please feel free to browse
our web site and register to participate in our bulletin board.
For more information (or participate in the forum bulletin
www.usabassin.com; or write, U.S.A. Bassin’, P.O. Box 1126,
Bedford, IN 47421; or call (812) 276-8043. Particiapants can
also sign up for a monthly newsletter at the U.S.A. Bassin’s
website. The USA Bassin website is updated with related articles
contributed by journalists Ed Harp, Adam Flynn, Justin Hires and