ARCHDALE, N.C. — The North Carolina B.A.S.S. Nation teaches young anglers the basics with its course, Bass Class 101.
The six-week series for high schoolers focuses on bass biology, tournament strategy/tactics, community interaction, resource conservation and business management. After the series is complete, anglers go out in a boat for at least one day of scouting, and then they compete in 11 tournaments. A trophy is awarded at the end of the year.
In 2012, the project required six volunteers and attracted 30 participants, dedicating a total of 352 man-hours.