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How to become a member of the Washington State Bass Federation


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To fish our state events or to join as a $20.00 standard member you must be a member of a local TBF affiliated fishing club.

You also must be a full standard competitor or Gold FLW member of FLW Outdoors. (included with PREMIUM memberships) When you join a club, all FLW Dues will be collected at the local level and sent into the TBF main office.

You can join an existing TBF club, sign up an already established club that wishes to join TBF or start a new club. (only takes 6 members to form a TBF club).

Your club must belong to its home state TBF Federation.

Your club will submit your club membership roster and dues and keep it updated using the TBF online Club Roster Management system

Pretty simple, but that’s all there is to it!

Click below to read everything you ever wanted to know about the Federation

Member Benifits

To become a member of the W.S.B.F. you must also belong to:

A WSBF Club:  Each club's dues structure and pricing is different.  Some offer family memberships and some are only individual

The W.S.B.F:  $20.00 Per Year

The T.B.F. (The Bass Federation):  $15.00 Per Year

The FLW:  $35.00 Per Year


Contact Gerald Dunn  for more information

6716 179th St. Ct. E. Puyallup WA. 98375








PLEASE take this to your next meeting and share it with your members! TBF is a 100% member owned company; it’s YOUR federation!  Our purpose is to support state federations and the core values we’ve had for nearly 45 years; Youth, Conservation and Fishing!  TBF and our sponsor partners offer unmatched member benefits and opportunities!


You cannot fish the BIGGEST events in fishing for less money on any circuit!  Even if there’s no desire to advance to “big” events we do offer the best low cost or NO cost opportunities to compete with your friends and family.  It’s unequaled in the industry; it really does PAY to belong to TBF!   Just FUN fishing opportunities, no pressure.


TBF continues to grow and prosper thanks to YOU!

·      E-News weekly email blasts – Subscribe & get the latest news & member benefit offers!!! 

·      Federation Falling Price Auctions! – Items start at retail price & drop until someone buys!  Buyers save BIG$$   

·      Dream Team Rallies - Any TBF CLUB or state federation can host their own event!  Register now until April 30, 2013 to qualify teams for the 2013 Dream Team National Championship!  YOU decide when & where; YOU define the event.  Only 10 teams minimum; there’s no limit on how many you can host or enter.

·      Faculty of Fishing Online – Log on to the members-only store to access your first 11 courses FREE to TBF members ($19.99) – and then a 25% discount on any additional pro courses!  

·      High School State Championships  The TBF Student Angler Federation (SAF) and FLW conducts the largest student fishing initiative in history. High School State Championships for EVERY state! Earn scholarships! To register a club:

·      High School Fishing World Finals – The pinnacle of High School Fishing worldwide! A one of a kind “come one, come all” week-long family event to earn prizes and scholarships of a lifetime! Open to ALL SAF members

·      Insurance - FULL industry leading insurance for all SAF clubs, officers and members, piece of mind!

·       “No-entry” fee TBF Division Championship Series –2013 events hosted by WA, AZ, TX, TN, OH, RI & NJ.

·      2013 Federation National Championship - April 8-13 on Grand Lake in Grove, OK with over $200,000 in cash and prizes, and the esteemed “Living the Dream” prize package.

·      2013 Junior World Championship, Aug 15-18, TBF’s premier youth event!  The top junior angler in the 11-14 and 15-18 age groups compete from each state.

·      Reel Kids casting events. FREE to affiliated clubs! Includes rods, reels, targets, etc! Contact your state federation for details. 



FLW - Full member benefits and unparalleled federation support in our 45 year history by our partners in fishing at FLW! Unmatched tournament opportunities, and eight big issues of FLW magazine with the latest products and techniques and four full pages on the TBF!  SEND US YOUR STORIES!  


Ranger Boats - Sign Up each year to be Ranger Cup qualified;  TBF has one of the largest Ranger Cup programs; the richest bonus program in fishing! Every TBF state federation is offered Ranger Cup cash payouts at state events and division championships.  A new Ranger Boat is also awarded at the Federation Championship!  Any TBF member buying a new Ranger boat can turn in a Ranger Bonus voucher to TBF with-in 60 days of purchase to receive $300 of Ranger product/clothing…just for being a TBF member! Ranger Boats also makes a $125 donation to YOUR home state federations for every new boat sold to a TBF member!


Cabela’s – Sign up each year to be eligible, it’s free!!


Solar Bat - WE NOW HAVE NEW COLORS, LENSES, AND CUSTOM LOGOS!!  Every TBF state federation is eligible for CASH rewards for promoting Solar Bat to help support YOUR state federation.  Every TBF member can participate in the TBF/Solar Bat Fund-raiser.  Earn BIG for your LOCAL club with custom TBF /Solar Bat Glasses. MANY clubs and states are making BIG $$.


Take advantage of one or more benefits and save more money on one purchase than the full cost of your TBF and FLW dues for a year, plus much more!                      




Check out these benefits of being a TBF member:

  • $1 million in general liability insurance for your club.

  • $25,000 excess medical coverage!

  • $10,000 AD&D event coverage for every TBF member. View Insurance FAQs

  • Free member newsletter delivered directly to your email inbox via the TBF eNews – Signup now!

  • Great discounts UP TO 50% OFF on all products and services within the TBF Members-Only Online Store –

TBF exclusive Fundraisers for YOUR club.

Special product discounts and TBF member rewards from many of our sponsor\partners, including:


  • Ranger Boats

  • Evinrude

  • Lowrance

  • Cabela’s

  • Berkley

  • Solar Bat

  • And more

A chance to advance through competition to fish in major bass tournaments: MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TBF MEMBERS

Forrest Wood Cup (1 TBF pro angler, 1 TBF co-angler)

  • Federation National Championship  

  • More than 20 TBF Natinal Semi Finals to cut down on drive time ( Washington & Oregon together)

  • BFL All-American (7 TBF  boaters, 7 TBF co-anglers)

  • Twice the number of TBF Anglers (2 from each state vs 1 as in the past) progress to the Federation National Championship, Presented by the National Guard.

  • Living the Dream” contract for the winner of the Federation Championship.

  • Fully-paid entry fees as a PRO into the winner’s choice of the FLW Tour events, or fully-paid entry fees into the FLW Series events.

  • The use of a wrapped “Living the Dream” branded Ranger boat powered by an Evinrude or a Yamaha Outboard.

  • The use of a wrapped, “Living the Dream” branded Chevy Truck.

FLW will reserve guaranteed berths in the FLW American Fishing Series for TBF state champions, provided that such champions enter one (1) FLW American Fishing Series division and compete in all four (4) FLW American Fishing Series events in that division. The champion must also pay entry fees for all four (4) FLW American Fishing Series events in that division to be guaranteed the berth.


FLW will provide priority registration to TBF boaters and co-anglers into the Bass Fishing League (BFL) events if they enter by the priority entry deadline with a counterpart (boater with a co-angler or co-angler with a boater). FLW will provide priority registration dates to TBF co-anglers who are dual members into the FLW American Fishing Series (“FLW American Fishing”), the Wal-Mart FLW Tour (“FLW Tour”) and Wal-Mart FLW Series (“FLW Series”). The early registration time period shall be available to dual registration for the general public.


Funds to state Federations from sponsor promotions. members after the early registration for Ranger, Stratos and Champion boat owners and prior to $42,000 in cash awards at the TBF National Guard Junior Anglers World Championship, 2 Children from each TBF state progress..


Funds to your state’s youth program, you decide where to spend it.


Funding and equipment for youth programs Such as the TBF “Reel Kids” casting program.


High School and College fishing teams.


Funds to your states conservation program, you decide where to spend it.


4 Full pages (Minimum) in FLW Outdoors magazine for federation stories about you! Federation coverage like never before.    (we want your stories…contact us)

FLW Membership Benefits

Magazine and Subscriber Benefits – Receive the magazine during the time your membership is active (may not be eight issues if your membership is less than a year) and all listed subscriber benefits as an active competitor member, PLUS:

Tournament Eligibility – Competitor membership provides eligibility to compete in FLW Outdoors’ over 200 freshwater tournaments across the country for anglers of all skill levels. Fish against weekend warriors in the Bass Fishing League or compete alongside the pros up at the highest level. You don’t even need a boat to compete.

FLW Partner Discounts – Save big on leading brands in cell phones, travel and entertainment, hospitality, insurance, automotive, consumer electronics and much more.

Free Players Advantage – You’ll get a FREE Player’s Advantage membership with access to all the stats, tools and professional advice needed to pick Fantasy Fishing teams that win. A $10 value – free with your competitor membership.

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