Erie County Bassmasters welcomes anglers of all skill levels. If you have a desire to learn how to become a better bass angler, or if you are a boat owner already confident in your skillset, you will find that here.
Erie County Bassmasters is the oldest competitive bass fishing club in Western New York. We are affiliated with the New York State Federation of B.A.S.S. and the Erie Country Federations of Sportsmen Club.
Annual membership dues are $60 ($30 Club dues and $30 Bass Fed Nation dues). There is an additional $20 membership fee for the NYS Federation (optional).
The Erie County Bassmasters has 10 - 12 club sanctioned tournaments annually, consisting of "catch & release" as well as "paper" events.
Our club sanctioned tournaments are primarily held on Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and most of New York’s Finger Lakes. The vast majority of our tournaments are held on Sunday, starting at 7 AM and concluding at 3 PM. We try to schedule at least one weekend tournament (Sat & Sun) per year, usually in the summer months, allowing for camping or cabin rental.
In the fall we have our "Classic". This is a two day event, which you have to qualify for. Qualification is earned through club participation, NOT by how well you fish.
All of our tournaments are DRAW events. A random draw pairs each boater with a member who does not have a boat (non-boater) and they will fish together for the day. During this tournament you will be fishing against all club members, including the member you are paired with. This is a great way for a rider to learn new techniques, tricks, and "on the water protocol" although quite often both benefit.
We are currently accepting applications for new members, both boater and non-boater