Are there opportunities to advance to big tournaments or even fish professionally?

TBF members qualify through their club events and State Federations to fish on 12 man state teams in the TBF Division Championship series. From there, each state advances one boater and coangler to the TBF Federation National Championship.


FNC anglers will compete for 15 berths in two of the sport’s most coveted events – the Forrest Wood Cup and the BFL All-American. The top boater and co-angler from each of the seven TBF divisions will advance to the BFL All-American. The TBF Federation National Champion boater will also advance to the world championship of bass fishing, the Forrest Wood Cup, for a shot at winning the biggest payday in bass fishing.


The winning boater also will receive the $100,000 “Living the Dream” prize package to include a prize check, fully paid entry fees on the FLW Tour as a Pro, travel expense stipends for each event and use of a “Living the Dream” wrapped Ranger boat for the year. The top co-angler will ALSO receive fully paid entry fees into the FLW Series division of choice.


All of this for a national average cost of only $200 a year in TOTAL dues and entry fees to fish you way all the way to the Forrest Wood Cup!