Each state in the Western Division will be represented by two junior anglers vying for a chance to go on to the national level.
Scott Hausman, Utah's youth director, got a great view of the Classic action as a Marshal in Pace's and Palaniuk's boats.
The future of fishing is enjoying the Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo presented by Dick's Sporting Goods.
New Jersey's youth director's photo now hangs on the wall of the Clifton recreation department's office.
Rockcastle County High School anglers got a special treat when Bradley Roy spent time preparing them for the first Kentucky high school championship.
When Riley Laymon, 17, was killed in an automobile accident, his friends and family banded together to carry out his wishes for a bass fishing program.
For the past two years, Randy Howell has conducted speaking engagements for various high school fishing teams around the Birmingham area.
J.T. Rawski, left, and Ben Stone, right, won the 2012 South Carolina B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Junior State Championship. Bassmaster Elite Series pro Davy Hite served as the emcee.
Justin Hettinga and Skylar Hammond won the two-day 2012 New Mexico B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Junior State Championship this fall on Elephant Butte Reservoir.
This is where it all starts: a young angler discovers the joy of hooking a bass. This gallery is full of 50 children who have found the excitement, all contributed by B.A.S.S. Facebook fans.