The effort to enhance Arizona’s bass fisheries with man-made habitat received a big boost recently, when the Arizona B.A.S.S. Federation Nation was awarded a $12,600 grant.
The contribution came from a portion of sales of rainsuits, available exclusively to B.A.S.S. Federation Nation members.
Clubs from Ontario and New York won the 2011 Berkley Conservation and Recruitment/Retention awards, presented at the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.
Awesome. Tremendous. Terrific. That’s the way that state conservation directors for the Fed Nation summed up their experience at the recent conservation summit.
B.A.S.S. will renew an old tradition at this year’s Bassmaster Classic, when it plays host to a 2 ½-day Conservation Summit.
Cooperation among anglers and resource managers kept the situation under control while more was learned about LMBV.
Tim Cook, the Texas B.A.S.S. Federation Nation conservation director since 2003, wanted a way to share and inspire other conservation-minded anglers.
Quality Bass Club event coordinator Cal Bienhoff said, "Anything we can do for these service members, we should do."
B.A.S.S. Federation Nation chapters can take people fishing who otherwise may never get the chance.
Water willows in Lake Oconee add shoreline vegetation, nursery habitat and ambush cover.