When Bryn Maynard, 12, died of cancer, his family's request was that Dennis Tietje lead the processional.
Members of the Junior Bass Buddies taught other young anglers how to cast at the recent ISE Youth Fair in Sacramento.
Competing in its first state championship, the North Augusta Fishing Team won five of the Top 6 spots in the two age groups and the big bass award.
The more positive and motivating experiences that a child receives during his younger years will ultimately transfer over to adulthood.
It's tough to condense all the great occurrences in the B.A.S.S. Nation into just 13 of them, but here are our picks of the best moments. Got anything to add? Post it in the comments!
Wyatt Stockman and Cody Symonds of Prospect Mountain High School won New Hampshire's first high school bass fishing championship.
Dylan Wawruck's supporters pledged money for each fish he caught. He raised more than $2,300 for cancer in less than a year.
A rising star from the Florida B.A.S.S. Nation junior ranks is on a torrid pace in his quest to become a pro angler.
Kannon Baker, 16, won a youth tournament this fall thanks to his patience and composure.
Austin Mize and Matthew Windham won the Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation Junior Bassmaster Championship, Sept. 14, on Lake Neely Henry.
Alex Williamson and Joe Curtis win the first Maine B.A.S.S. Nation High School Championship.