Stints in the Junior Bassmaster program and an adult B.A.S.S. Nation club have helped Garrett Cates become one of the stars of the Kansas State University bass fishing team.
MEEKER, Okla. — The Leavenworth Bass Club, in conjunction with Whopped Baits of Meeker, Okla., started an effort in 2012 to recycle members’ used soft plastic lures. The club’s conservation chairman collected the lures from members during the last six months of the year. He mailed 13 pounds of used soft plastics to Whopper Baits in December. Whopper Baits re-poured the used lures and provided the re-poured lures to youth bass fishing clubs at no cost to the clubs.