Maine is a premier bass fishing destination and the Kennebec Valley can be considered the center of it all.
In fact, the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce received the 2017 Award for Marketing and Promotion at the Maine Office of Tourism because of the committee’s hard work promoting fishing in the area. The director of the tourism office remarked, “[they are] an inspiring example of asset-based marketing and the power of storytelling. Telling the story of fishing in their region has helped build awareness of the world-class fishing available in Maine.”
Because of this, fishing is expected to be as popular as ever this season. You definitely don’t want to miss out, so here’s a list of a few great bass fishing clubs in both Kennebec and Somerset counties:
Classic Bass Masters
Information: The Classic Bass Masters are known for co-hosting the Special Olympics Tournament on Cobbosseecontee Lake.
The Bass Federation of Maine
Information: The Maine chapter of a national association of fishermen.
The Fall Guys
Information: True to their name, the Fall Guys hosts fishing tournaments from October-December.
Kayak Bass Anglers Of Central Maine
Location: throughout central Maine
Information: a fairly new group actively recruiting new members.
Kennebec Valley Bass Masters
Location: South China
Information: The Bass Masters have been successfully fishing in the area since the 1980’s!
Maine Smallmouth Bass Club
Contact: Jedediah Harris 207-542-4451
Man Vs. Bass Maine Trail
Information: The Man Vs. Bass is home to an exciting yearly tournament, drawing participants from all around the state.
Millennium Bass Masters
Information: Millennium focuses on youth involvement in fishing, conservation, and preservation of Maine’s world-class bass waters.
New England Bass Fishing
Location: all over New England
Information: Known as an exciting regional individual / team tournament that’s sweeping the Northeast.
Western Maine Bassmasters
Contact: Chris Brewer 207-500-2419
For a more complete look at clubs outside of these counties, or a list of tournament dates that they will participate in, click here.