Since 1968, the independent state bass Federations have worked together to support the grassroots growth of fishing and the growth of the entire sport fishing/outdoors industry in their states. Simply put, Bass Federation, Inc ( TBF ) and the Federations do not work for any one organization in particular, although we do have several long-term relationships and partnerships in the industry. TBF is proudly partnered in fishing with FLW Outdoors. www.flwoutdoors.com Conservation, by joining together to demand clean waters, to protect anglers rights and by making additional funds available to the member states through our partners, sponsors and other avenues to assist with conservation projects Fishing, by providing a means for our members to compete in the majority of the most prestigious tournaments in the world While our name contains the word bass and would imply we are bass fishermen only. That is not the case. Our mission is to support fishing and support the industry. We are "about fishing."