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

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Junior Angler Spotlight

Chris Pharr

The Junior Angler Spotlight is shining on Alabama North District’s Chris Pharr. Chris is the 13 year old son of Michael Pharr. Chris has been fishing the National Bass Fishing Trail since 2009. During his time fishing the NBT Chris has had great success. Just in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons Chris has had 5 First Place, 4 Second Place and 2 Third Place finishes in Alabama North District Qualifier’s. He placed 2nd in the Alabama North’s District Championship Tournaments in 2015 and 2016. Chris has also had great success on the national level. Chris won the NBT National Championship Tournaments at Columbus Pool in Columbus Mississippi in 2011 and the 2015 National Championship Tournament on Pickwick Lake in Alabama with a three day total of 40.09 lbs.

Chris’s favorite lakes are Pickwick and Guntersville. He enjoys fishing soft plastics with the Zoom Ol’ Monster Worm being his favorite. Chris’s biggest fish do date are a 7.45 lb. Largemouth and a 6.50 lb. Smallmouth.

Chris is in the 8th grade and attends Ardmore School. Ardmore School is in the process of forming a High School Fishing Team on which Chris plans to participate.

Chris says he enjoys fishing the National Bass Fishing Trail; because, it gives him an opportunity to compete against other youths his age.

Chris will have great success in the future in the Bass Fishing World be it on the High School, College or the Pro Level of bass fishing.

National Tournament Info

National Tournament Information

2016 Nationals Information

Nationals June 11-16 Practice 11th-13th Tournament 14th-16th

Host Hotel: Birdsong Resort & Marina

255 Marina Road - Camden, TN 38320

Phone 731-584-7880

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

Ramp: Birdsong Resort

Please take the opportunity to visit the Benton County TRRD Board 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.

Congratulations Brent Sain and Blake Wheat. 2016 National Tournament Champions


Brent Sain dominates on the Ledge, Blake Wheat goes deep!

Brent Sain of the Tennessee district won his second consecutive NBT Championship after leading wire to wire in Kentucky Lake. This years event was held out of Birdsong Marina with 43 adults and 15 juniors. Blake Wheat of the Tennessee Central district edged out Chris Pharr for the win in the Junior division.

Sain, who won with a total of 15 fish weighing 54.02 pounds, caught his fish on a 3/4 oz football jig and 12-14 inch paddle tail worms. Brent primarily fished ledges capturing the title fishing smaller schools and running to 15-20 spots a day. Unlike most other anglers, he also made long runs on each day downriver. Justin Freeman finished 2nd with 15 fish weighing 46.46 pounds and Brandon Looney was 3rd with 13 fish weighing 40.59 pounds. This was Brent’s 3rd NBT championship win.

Blake Wheat got his win in his first try at the NBT nationals, fishing along with Justin Freeman. Blakes fish came in deep water 20-25 ft on a drop-shot then switching to a 3/4 Slickhead shaky head with a green pumpkin senko to upgrade each day. Despite losing a couple large fish during the three day event, Blake's winning weight of 14 fish for 42.31 pounds was just enough to hold off Chris Pharr with 14 fish for 41.23 pounds and Kyle Palmer whose 10 fish weighing 31.19 pounds was third.

Brent Sain would also take home the Angler of the Year for 2016, his 4th time to win this award. Chris Pharr would capture the Junior Angler of the year. Congratulations to not only Brent, Justin and Chris, but a sincere thanks to all NBT anglers and their families for making this year’s championship a success.

  • 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 90% of all money paid in. At each tournament end, 80% of the fees will be paid at the ramp, the other 10% 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 60$ including the 5$ big bass pot.
  • Of the 60$ tournament entry.
    $5 goes to the Big Bass Pot
    $43 will be paid back at the ramp.
    4$ 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