welcome to the
Long Island bassmasters


Freshwater Bass Fishing Tournaments.  Youth and Conservation.









About us and Our Sport

The Club

Started in 1970, Long Island 

Bass Masters is an affiliated chapter 

of the Bass Anglers Sportsman's Society (B.A.S.S.).  Standing in as the 22nd affiliated club created, 

LIB is the first Club north of the
Mason Dixon line, 

and the sixth longest lasting in the 

B.A.S.S. organization.


Long Island Bassmasters holds its meetings on the 2nd Thursday
of every month, at 8 pm at the Ronkonkoma VFW Hall, 

55 Lake Shore Dr., Ronkonkoma, NY. 


Anyone interested in joining LIB or just attend one of our meetings, is urged to stop by. There's no obligation to join. We'd just like to meet you and introduce you to our members. If you are 17 years of age or older, come on by and join in on the fun. You might even pickup a fishing tip [or buddy]. 

"A Brainstorm in a Rainstorm”

Ray Scott sat in his hotel room after being run-off Ross Barnett Reservoir, outside Jackson, MS, during a thunderstorm and talking bass fishing with other diehards who had been chased-in, due to the bad weather, this man wondered out loud why the bass fishermen of America had to hide their love of the sport in a closet? Why, he would wonder, didn’t someone form an organization to bring 

bass fishing fanatics together?


He held the first bass tournament, 

“the All-American”, on Beaver Lake, near Rogers, AR. And as history has proven, this first B.A.S.S. tournament opened the door to the most successful fishing organization in the world.

2018 Tournament Model

6 Gas / 6 Electric Tournaments
2 day tourney = 1 Qualifier
(Combined weight)
Any angler can fish any tournament
5 fish limit per angler
Best 8 out of 12 Qualifiers for points
1 partner draw on Electric Lake,
5 with choice of partners

Tourneys fished in individual format
Combined Classic (must have
fished 4 tourneys)
Riders prioritized by overall points
AOY Most points electric and gas
BOY Most points Electric and Gas
ROY Most points Electric and Gas
Mr. Bass (By weight)
Rookie of the year (points)
Classic Winner (most weight)
Top overall weight for the season
1st, 2nd, 3rd place finish for each 

Contact Us About joining or one of our open tournaments

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We'd love to hear from you!

Send us a message if you have any questions about joining our club or club  open tournaments. We'll try get back to you 

as soon as possible.

long island bassmasters

Ronkonkoma VFW Hall, 55 Lake Shore Drive, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-5853