Big Bend Bassmasters, Ravenswood, WVis a local bass club dedicated to the weekend tournament angler.

Big Bend is an affiliated chapter of the TBF, Inc./FLW and the West Virginia Bass Federation.

Big Bend Bassmasters was formed by charter on March 22, 1989. It currently has Twenty Three club members for 2023, including our one lifetime member

The Purposes of Big Bend Bassmasters are:
To stimulate public awareness of bass fishing as a major participation sport.

To offer our state conservation departments our organized moral and political support and encouragement.

To demand adequate water standards and legal enforcement of existing regulatory standards.

To encourage private and governmental study to restore and maintain top bass fishing for ourselves and our children.

To promote and encourage youth fishing through education and participation.

To enjoy the sheer exhilaration of competitive bass fishing and to share the experience with others.
(Founder C. M .)
Roy Headley
(Web site Administrator)
Mark Lewis

Ravenswood, WV 26164

Are you looking to join a bass club?

  The club Big Bend Bassmasters here in Ravenswood, West Virginia has openings for those in the surrounding areas that might be interested in joining the club for a chance to fish tournaments that takes us to local waters such as the Ohio, Kanawha Rivers, and Stonewall Jackson, Burnsville, Sutton, and Summersville Lakes.
   Boaters are welcome, but must have operating live wells, and at least $300,000 water liability insurance.  

Contact Roy at 1-(304)-273-4561
Between the hours 11:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M., EST
Monday thru Friday.

Big Bend Bassmasters, Ravenswood, WV 26164

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This page was last updated: September 25, 2023

What's New !
West Virginia Bass Federation 2015 & 2016 State Team 
came in first place at the Mid-Atlantic Divisional.

Tommy Goodson pictured with Jimmy Houston!!!

Posted: 03-24-2013

TBF Online Roster for 2019:
Big Bend Bassmasters club roster has been updated on the TBF online roster for 2019.
Big Bend Bassmasters now has (20) twenty active club members for 2019 Tournament Trail year.
Get your fishing gear and boats ready to tournament fish !!!
Posted: 05-21-2019

New Club Weight Record & Total Bass Record:
Club member Randy Norris has finally broke the all time club weight record and number of bass caught. 
Finishing up the 2012 Tournament Trail with a total weight of 64.36 lb. and 47 bass caught.
Randy has broken the old record that Jim Merical had that weighed 54.41 lb. back in 2002.
Good job Randy!!!
or should I say Grandpa!!!
Posted: 07-31-2012

Good Job Randy!!!
During Big Bend Bassmasters 2010 Tournament Trail,
Randy Norris brought a total of 44 bass to the club scales of which beat 
the all time club record of 39 bass that Jim Merical had held.
Posted: 07-19-2010

Sponsor's of our Big Bend Bassmasters Awards Banquet and Ladies Appreciation Night
Would like to thank our Sponsor's for their door prizes and for making our banquet such a success.
Listed below is all our club Sponsor's.
Once again....THANK YOU!  
Posted:  02-15-2015

Big Bend Bassmasters made an all time Club Record:
For the first time ever, Big Bend Bassmasters had six club member's go to the 2009
Northern Qualifier and for a overall of the two day tournament came in Third Place as a club.  
This is the best as a club, Big Bend has ever done at a Qualifier.
Those club member's are Tommy Goodson, Adam Leachman, Mark Lewis, 
Randy Norris, Dale Taylor and Rick Vincent.  
Dale Taylor finished in Sixth Place at the Northern Qualifier.
Mark, Randy, Dale, and Rick all qualified to go on to the State tournament, but with only one making the State Team and that was Randy Norris. 
Good job guy's!
2010 Northern Qualifier:
Big Bend Bassmasters came in fourth place overall this year.
Posted: 02-23-2011

2023 Club Sponsor's  

2023 Banquet - Western Sizzlin Steakhouse - Lubeck, WV​
T & T Taxidermy - Sandyville, WV
Wrights Riverside Marine - St. Marys, WV 
Schwarzel's Marine - Hockingport, OH  ​
Ohio River Outdoors - Fairplain, WV​
Vance General Store, Bait & Tackle LLC - Ripley, WV​
Dairy Queen - Ripley, WV
The Grind - Ripley, WV​
Hornbecks - Ripley, WV​
Steaming Cup Caf​e. - Ripley, WV
​Duke of Suds Car Wash - Ripley, WV
Artisan Market - Ripley, WV​
The Yacht Club - Ripley, WV​
Roadhouse - Ripley, WV
Bridgeport Equipment

     2023 Buddy Trail                         (Tournament Dates approved by the DNR.)               
 WVBF Meeting: 5th of March & Nov.      State Championship Qualifiers: on Sunday's
 April 16th - Summersville Lake             Northern Divisional:
 April 30th - Stonewall Lake                      October 22nd– St. Mary's, Ohio River   
 May 7th - Burnsville Lake                     Central Divisional: 
 May 21st - Ravenswood, Ohio river          October 1st – Burnsville Lake
 June 4th - Mon. River                          Southern Divisional:
 July 9th -Championship-Mon.River          October 8th – Summersville Lake
WVBF State Championship: Hannibal Pool, Ohio River, Moundsville, - October 28th & 29th
Buddy Trail Championship: Mon. River, (Palentine Park), July 9th
TBF Semi National: (WV Hosting) September 16th & 17th - Mon. River
Ford Gregory Fun Tournament: Sutton Lake, November 4th