Mission Statement

The B.A.S.S. Nation of West Virginia main goal is to stimulate public awareness of bass fishing as a major sport. To offer the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources our organized moral and political support and encouragement. To promote full adherence to all conservation codes and to demand adequate water standards and legal enforcement of existing regulatory standards. To detect and report any polluter and call public and political attention to crime. To improve our skill as bass anglers through the fellowship and friendly exchange of expert bass catching techniques and ideas, and to promote and encourage youth fishing and love for this great recreation. To function as a dynamic and effective link with individual chapters and other federations embracing the principles and purposes of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society

Basic Information:


Mailing Address:


PO Box 1932
Pineville WV 24874

Club dues to B.A.S.S. Nation of West Virginia (BNWV) are $ 50 per member with a maximum of $500 a club. The cost for a six man club is $300 to BFNWV. Club dues are payable before or at the March meeting.
All club members must be a member of B.A.S.S. and a club must have a minimum of six members.
Dues to BASS Federation Nation are $30 per member.

Buddy Trail
For 2012 there are 5 tournaments.
The entry fee is $100.
The top fifteen teams that are BNWV members will advance to the State Championship. Both members of the team must be BFNWV members before the first tournament.

State Qualifying Tournaments
There are three regions (Western, Southeast and Northern) with one State Qualifying Tournament in each region. State Qualifying Tournaments (SQT’s) are draw tournaments and there is a $25 entry fee per angler. Each club can send three boaters and three non-boaters to the SQT’s.  Forty five boaters and forty five non-boaters will qualify from the SQT’s to fish the State Championship.

State Championship
There is no entry fee for this two day tournament.  There are a maximum of 60 boats in this tournament. The top 12 anglers will be on the State Team.
State Team

General meetings are held in the Flatwood area. Attendance at these meetings is encouraged. It is important that clubs attend the meetings to vote on issues that will affect them.  Clubs vote on all bylaw changes and motions that come to the floor at meetings. Each club gets one vote.
The clubs elect the Board members.  The clubs, on a rotating basis, select the site for State Championship tournaments.  The clubs select the site for the State Qualifying Tournament in their region.

For more information please contact:

Tim Mitchem (304) 290-9641 Email: tim.mitchem@mail.wvu.edu
B.A.S.S. Federation Nation of West Virginia