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2019 Navajo Lake Qualifying Tournaments #3 & #4

August 24th & 25th are the last two qualifier tournaments at

Navajo Lake.


SAFETY: Safe boating will be observed at all times. During competition and official practice each contestant is required to comply with all state boating and fishing laws. Weather can’t be forecasted and will be determined by the tournament director the morning of the tournament. All participants will be notified immediately via email, the tournament page, and Facebook page.  If you have any concerns please contact the tournament director, Dave Smith, 505.401.1626 or via email at davesmithtd@nmbfn.com


Entry Fees are $100 for boaters and $50 for non-boaters.  Optional Big Bass is $10 per day, per angler.


Registration is Friday, August 23rd at The Sportsman Bar & Grill 1810 NM-173, Navajo Dam, NM 87419 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The rules meeting will start promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Attendance is mandatory unless OK’d by tournament director in advance.  Remember, you must be off the water by 4 PM Friday.  If you will not be attending the registration or rules meeting on Friday August 23rd YOU MUST contact Dave Smith and have your registration form, payment, release form, written proof of $300k liability insurance (boaters) and proof of fishing license (boaters and non-boaters) to Dave Smith before Wednesday August 21stNo exceptions!  BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR WRITTEN PROOF OF INSURANCE WITH YOU AT THE MEETING AND ON THE LAKE!  THIS WILL BE CHECKED AT THE MEETING ON 8/23.  YOU MUST BE IN GOOD STANDING WITH YOUR CLUB, NMBN, and BASS TO COMPETE AT THE EVENTS.


The tournament format is boater/non-boater with NO DRAW.  Boaters compete against boaters and non-boaters compete against non-boaters.  Drawing will only be done to pair unpaired registrants.  The lake off limits will begin at midnight on Sunday 8/18 (Monday morning) before the tournament until Friday morning 8/23 safe light.  

Congrats to Kenny Hansel and Brad Hauf. They are the 2019 NM B.A.S.S. Nation Regional qualifiers heading to Lake Hartwell for the B.A.S.S. Nation National Championship.

The schedule for the 2019 NMBN State Team Qualifying events are:

Qualifier #1-#2  April 6-7  Elephant Butte
Qualifier #3-#4  August 24-25  Navajo

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For general inquiries or to receive club and tournament information contact Billy Dunson at president@nmbfn.com

Clubs, Please send your 2019 NMBN State Club Dues ($20/member) and current roster to: 

 NMBN Treasurer
c/o San Juan Marine
Jack Phelps
PO Box 220 
Flora Vista, NM 87415