Topics: Conservation News

Florida Nation honors governor

Jun 26, 2013

The Florida B.A.S.S. Nation plans to present a special gift to Gov. Rick Scott for his support of fishing, hatcheries and tournaments in Florida.

The 'million-dollar' Mississippi

Jun 18, 2013

Anglers will be fishing “million-dollar” water when they compete June 20-23 on the Mississippi River.

Clough and Corkran to retire

Jun 11, 2013

Two leaders of B.A.S.S.’s grass-roots membership and conservation programs today announced plans to retire from their positions.

Bass fishing where elephants roam

Jun 3, 2013

Anglers in South Africa are passionate about their bass fishing, but Mike Allen's trip there made him realize how lucky we are to have fisheries management agencies in the United States.

Bass fishing in Africa

May 30, 2013

Florida clubs host fishing clinics for kids

May 29, 2013

QUINCY, Fla. — Members of the Quincy Bassmasters and Consolidated Bassmasters helped host seven fishing clinics at a summer camp for children in northwest Florida. At the end of each clinc, participants received a Zebco rod and reel combo and a tackle pack. Fifteen volunteers contributed 150 man-hours to the project. The camp hosted 135 participants, and the club raised $1,600 to support the event.

Florida club takes wounded warriors fishing

May 29, 2013

CRESTVIEW, Fla. — Members of the Hub City Bassmasters, in association with Wounded Warrior Fishing, took 10 injured military veterans and their families fishing for a day. The volunteers taught them how to catch bass, redfish, speckled trout and flounder during the two-day event. The weekend was totally free for the participants; volunteers raised $2,500 to support the tournament. Sponsors, such as Bass Pro Shops and Mann's Bait Co., provided meals and door prizes, including rods, reels, tackle bags and other gear.

Florida club teaches kids about casting

May 29, 2013

CRESTVIEW, Fla. — Members of the Hub City Bassmasters taught children how to cast, flip and pitch an artificial bait at the Kids Casting event. Fifteen volunteers spent time with 120 kids during the four-hour event. They raised $250 for the effort. Volunteers contributed 60 man-hours.

Florida club educates youth in annual tournament

May 29, 2013

CRESTVIEW, Fla. — The Hub City Bassmasters hosted its annual tournament in Crestview. More than 300 children ages 2 to 16 participated in a catch-and-release tournament, and organizers taught the young anglers about the species of fish they caught. Twenty members of the club helped the youth measure and count their fish. The volunteers contributed 90 man-hours to this event, and they collected 1 pound of materials to be recycled.

Florida club educates youth at fair

May 29, 2013

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. — The Alachua County Bassmasters worked to keep youth interested during a 2012 event. Members set up a booth at the Alachua County Youth Fair to discuss with passersby the importance of keeping youth interested in fishing. Three volunteers contributed 24 man-hours to this project. In total, 400 participants from the education offered.