To provide an atmosphere of adult fellowship and youth learning by offering affordable tournaments for Bass Anglers and their family with the goal of building relationships and mentoring our youth while improving our fishing ability

Interested in Starting a district please click here or contact Donnie Story at either or (256) 777-3428 .

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Junior Angler Spotlight

John Moore

The National Bass Fishing Trail is proud to recognize Alabama North District’s John Moore in the Junior Angler Spotlight. John has been a member of the NBT since 2011. He’s had great success fishing the NBT. Since becoming a member of the NBT, John has had 3- 1st place, 9- 2nd place and 8- 3rd place finishes in Alabama North District qualifying tournaments. In 2011 after zeroing the first day, John came back to win the Alabama North District Championship on Wilson Lake. John also finished 3rd in points in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for the Alabama North District’s Junior Angler of the Year. John won the honor of Alabama North District’s Junior Angler of the Year in 2014. John is 16 years old and attends A.P. Brewer High School where he is a member of the fishing team. John has only been on the team one season. During that season he and his partner’s best finish was on Eufaula Lake where he and his partner finished 15th in individual boat and Brewer as team finished 5th overall. John enjoys fishing soft plastics. His favorite bait is a plastic worm. He loves to fish Lake Guntersville where he caught his largest lake fish to date a 6 plus pound Large Mouth. John also likes to drop shot. His favorite lure for the drop shot is the Dream Shot by Strike King. John also enjoys working with physically challenged kids. He volunteers with Outdoor Friends Forever an organization that takes physically challenged kids deer hunting and CAST for Kids which allows physically challenged kids and a parent to spend a few hours one the water with a volunteer boat captain. John said he loves fishing the NBT He enjoys the camaraderie and he values the many friends he has made through the years of fishing the NBT. He also loves the chance the NBT gives him to compete against kids his age.

National Tournament Info

National Tournament Information

2015 Nationals Information

Nationals June 12-17 Practice 12th-14 Tournament 15-17

Host Hotel: Jamison Inn, Muscle Shoals Alabama $62 rate (Kim Bates hotel contact) 4900 Hatch Blvd, Sheffield, AL 35660 Phone:(256) 381-4710

We would like all Anglers participating in the tournament that need accomodations to please stay at the host hotel or in Colbert County

Ramp: River Front Park Sheffield, Alabama (Ricky Canup, director of parks and rec)

Please take the opportunity to visit the Colbert County tourism website.

New Member Offer

Current Members receive free membership for a new member in 2015 for bringing a new member to NBT in 2014. The New Member must qualify and fish a District Championship.

2015 National Tournament on Lake Pickwick

The National Bassfishing Trail will hold its 2015 National Championship on Lake Pickwick from June 12th-17th. Practice will be from Sunday June 12th to Tuesday June 14th. The first day of the touranment will be Wednesday June 15th and run through Friday June 17th.

The host hotel will be the Jameson Inn, in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and the nightly rate will be $62. Kim Bates is the hotel Contact. The address and phone are: 4900 Hatch Blvd, Sheffield, AL 35660 and (256)-381-4710.

Tournament Hosted by the Tourism Board of Colbert County

Please take a moment and visit their website for what is available around the tournament lake.

  • One-day tournaments where individuals fish with or without a boat.
  • Non-boaters fish with either a family member or through a partner draw.
  • No mandatory meetings, pre-registration or late fees.
  • Tournament meeting and draw will be held at the ramp the day of the tournament.
  • Boaters are guarantee usage of their boat. If you bring a boat you will have the option to fish from it.
  • Youths 17 and under will fish with the adult that brought them.
  • Non-boaters are welcome. (Please contact District director to make sure of boat availability.)
  • Total pay out is 88% of all money paid in. At each tournament end, 76% of the fees will be paid at the ramp, the other 12% will be paid at the Annual Championship.
  • Tournament reports will be posted on this website, -Standings will be posted monthly on this website.
  • Members can fish in any NBT tournament in the country and their points will count in their home district. -National standings will be determined by top 4 qualifier finishes as well as one District Championship result.
  • Costs:
  • Tournament entry fee is 50$ plus a 5$ big bass option pot.
  • Of the 50$ tournament entry.
    $38 will be paid back at the ramp.
    4$ will go to the director.
    6$ will go towards the national escrow-2$ will go towards operations cost
  • Junior
  • 15$ annual membership.
  • Tournament entry fee is 15$ plus a 5$ big bass option.
  • Of 15$ entry:
    10$ is paid back at the ramp.
    5$ will go towards the national junior escrow.
  • National Bass Fishing Trail ContactBoard of Directors