The mission of Centennial Bass Club is to get people who are interested in the sport of bass fishing together for fun fishing. In the winter months, this means monthly meetings that are held on the first Tuesday of every month at Pappy's Corner Pub in Ft Collins, CO. In the spring, summer, and fall months we meet after the mini tournaments which are held in the evenings at Carter Lake or Horsetooth Reservoir on the first Tuesday of every month. Other Mini Tournaments are held on the third Tuesday of every month at various local lakes. The annual membership fee is $57.00, and you must be a paid member of B.A.S.S. ($20.00/yr is in addition to the $57.00). This is a great opportunity for the avid angler or the beginning bass fisherman to become more involved in the sport, and to learn from others who know local waters.
The mini-tournaments begin in April and we meet at the main boat ramps of the lake being fished. Between 4:30 - 5:00 pm we draw for partners. The entry fee is $15.00 and you can sign up as a boater (with proof of boat insurance) or as a non-boater (who contributes $10 for boat and gas expenses). We fish from 5:30pm to about 9:00 pm. Winners are announced after all cards are tabulated. Every third Tuesday we hold a mini-tournament at various local lakes and the same rules apply except we do not hold a business meeting following the tournament. Four times throughout the season we have weekend tournaments for those who wish to travel to places outside the state. Weekend tournaments are $60.00 entry fee and $20.00 is given to the boater for fuel.
Centennial Bass Club has recently introduced a team format tournament series. Weekday mini tournaments will be 50.00 per team, weekend all day tournaments will be 100.00 per team.
We practice Catch and Release and measure the Bass with a Golden Rule Board, which the boaters carry on board. Cash and other prizes are awarded, and there is also a payout for the biggest Bass of the tournament.