About Us

Founded in Spring of 2010 Minnesota Bass Series (formally known as Amateur Bass Series) is looking to promote the sport of bass fishing in the Central MN Area 2022 Brings a NEW NAME but this is still the same run series that people have grown to enjoy and respect.  We look forward to fishing with you!

    Keeping the tournament costs low and the competition strong.  We are looking for fellow sportsmen of all levels to come out and enjoy the tournaments in the Stearns and Wright Counties.  The Amateur Bass Tournament Series was founded in 2010 by Eric Turkowski and Ryan Payne.  After taking a year off to spend time with family Eric Turkowski is back as tournament director to run Amateur Bass Series in 2015.   Eric Turkowski a central MN native and long time bass fishing enthusiast is teamed up with Ryan Payne, whom is also a central MN native, to continue running one of the most successful tournament series in MN.  Both Eric and Ryan would personally like to invite you to share in the sport of bass fishing.  See you on the water!       

Eric Turkowski

Tournament Director

Ryan Payne

Co Tournament Director / Webmaster