2 Junior World Championship Titles in the past 3 years!

The Colorado TBF “The Bass Federation ” sends a Huge and very Heart felt


to Southern Colorado Junior Bass Club members Madison Robertshaw and Ryan Steinhoff for their TBF Junior World Championship Victory held on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee. Maddie and Ryan with their boat captain Steve Way came in with a 12lb 5oz limit on the final day of competition to seal the victory by 5lb 4oz.

Colorado TBF also sends out a huge “THANK YOU” to our outgoing CTBF Youth Director Mr. Sam Heckman for his many years of devotion and time in helping the many Colorado TBF Youth.

2 Junior World Championship Titles in the past 3 years!



Colorado Earns Conservation Grant from Hall of Fame.

What a fantastic accomplishment by Southern Colorado Junior Bass Club assistant director and Springs Bassmasters member Ms. Kim Kissell and Southern Colorado Junior Bass Club Director and Springs Bassmasters member Mr. Sam Heckman to receive this grant from the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.

Colorado TBF would like to thank you both for your never-ending commitment and dedication to the Southern Colorado Junior Bass Club members and parents.



Bass Fishing Hall of Fame, Barbara Bowman, 501-541-6660


 RELEASE DATE: 8/9/2021

Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Makes Four Conservation Grants

 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – August 9, 2021 – For the second consecutive year, the Board of Directors of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame announces that the Hall has awarded four conservation grants to contribute to its mission of celebrating, promoting and preserving the sport of bass fishing. The recipients were selected through a highly competitive process, and they represent a diverse group of deserving projects.

“We are once again thrilled to be able to contribute to these worthy projects that should provide immediate impacts,” said Bass Fishing Hall of Fame President John Mazurkiewicz. “Habitat restoration and management, and other conservation efforts, are the lifeblood of our sport and are critical to bass fishing’s future. These grants are all going to worthy recipients for the benefit of the wider community.”

The four grantees are as follows:

  • Southwest Iowa Fishing Team (Iowa Bass Federation TBF) – The SWIFT Conservation Fish Habitat Project will place artificial fish habitat structures in lakes and ponds throughout southwest Iowa, utilizing materials that will benefit biodiversity without decomposing or otherwise negatively impacting the fisheries.
  • Spring Bassmasters & Southern Colorado Junior Bass Club (Colorado Bass Federation TBF) – Youth volunteers will create structures of chain, twine, cables and weight to sink approximately 100 cottonwood trees in the Valco ponds, adding much-needed fish habitat.
  • Tri-County Bass Anglers (Indiana Bass Federation TBF) – Youth volunteers will employ a habitat enhancement plan created by the Indiana DNR in Patoka Lake, utilizing Pennsylvania porcupine cribs, pallets, black bass nesting structures and Hoosier cubes.
  • Chattanooga Bass Association (TN) – The Association will build a release boat to redistribute tournament-caught fish throughout Lake Chickamauga, with help from TWRA, the Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga Tourism, Fish Dayton, and the Tennessee Department of Tourism.

“These represent a truly inspirational slate of bass anglers’ volunteer efforts,” said Board member Gene Gilliland, Conservation Director for B.A.S.S. “Once again, we wanted to make sure that sweat equity was incentivized and rewarded.” Gilliland and Board member Casey Shedd with AFTCO spearheaded the BFHOF conservation grant selection process.

The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame will hold its annual induction dinner on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Mo. There will also be a concurrent auction, starting on September 27 through noon on October 1. The proceeds assist the Board in hosting the dinner and other recognition events each year, along with funding its conservation grants and other worthy endeavors benefiting the sport of bass fishing. Generous donors from all walks of the fishing and outdoors industries have already donated numerous products and experiences, many of them one-of-a-kind items that cannot be purchased elsewhere at any price. For information on induction dinner tables and tickets, visit https://www.bassfishinghof.com/2021-banquet – or call (501) 541-6660.


About the BFHOFThe Bass Fishing Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization led by a volunteer board of directors and is dedicated to celebrating, promoting and preserving the sport of bass fishing. Since 2017, the Hall’s inductees and memorabilia representing the history of bass fishing is showcased in Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri, where it has rapidly become a popular destination.

For more information about the Hall, its mission, and to become a supporting member,

visit www.BassFishingHOF.com,

or contact BFHOF executive director Barbara Bowman at bbowman@bassfishinghof.com.

Congratulations to Cody Miller and Amy Winegardner!

Congratulations to Cody Miller and Amy Winegardner for their angler and co-angler win’s at the District 21 National Semi Finals held last week at Lake Navajo and hosted by the New Mexico TBF.

Colorado TBF is proud of your accomplishment and look forward to cheering you on at The Bass Federation 2022 National Championship.

At just 16 years old Cody is the youngest angler ever to represent Colorado at this prestigious event. As part of the 2020 TBF Junior World Championship Team Cody is one young man you may want to keep your eye on.

Amy is the first female to represent Colorado on the co-angler side and in her short time of tournament bass fishing has earned so much respect from her fellow Colorado anglers and co-anglers.

For those who attended the event know what a tough tournament it was and surely can appreciate both of these anglers abilities to put together a winning pattern with the tough conditions.

Colorado Conservation

Last week, CPW Aquatic Biologist Carrie Tucker and her technicians, placed artificial habitat into Wahatoya Reservoir near La Veta, CO. These structures were built out of recycled plastic barrels, irrigation piping, and landscape fabric received from Jim Ramsay (Aquatic Biologist in Lamar). The cement was purchased using money received from the  Springs Bass Masters club. Wahatoya Reservoir is devoid of submerged aquatic vegetation, so these structures will provide much-needed habitat for young fish to escape predators.

CPW biologist Carrie Tucker with technician Jake Stanton and intern Gail Hatch surrounded by some of the habitat structures before deployment.

Technicians Garrett Malone and Jake Stanton getting ready to drop a structure into Wahatoya Reservoir.

Technicians Garrett Malone and Jake Stanton, and intern Gail Hatch, surrounded by various habitat structures. Note our mascot in the foreground… Tyrone the T-Rex! J