Anglers visit San Sebastian Mission

A group of 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic qualifiers visited the San Sebastian Mission to promote youth fishing and give back to the Greenville community.

A group of 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic qualifiers arrive the San Sebastian Mission to visit with aspiring young anglers.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - A group of 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic qualifiers arrive the San Sebastian Mission to visit with aspiring young anglers.
Prizes from Yamaha, Skeeter, Carhartt, Pure Fishing and Dick's Sporting Goods were unloaded from the angler bus.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Prizes from Yamaha, Skeeter, Carhartt, Pure Fishing and Dick's Sporting Goods were unloaded from the angler bus.
Reigning Classic champion Randy Howell shows how to assemble the Shakespeare Rod and Reel combo complete with Berkley lures and line.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Reigning Classic champion Randy Howell shows how to assemble the Shakespeare Rod and Reel combo complete with Berkley lures and line.
B.A.S.S. Nation qualifier Troy Diede demonstrates how to thread the line through the rod guides.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - B.A.S.S. Nation qualifier Troy Diede demonstrates how to thread the line through the rod guides.
Cliff Crochet of Pierre Part, La., works with a student to build his new rod and reel set.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Cliff Crochet of Pierre Part, La., works with a student to build his new rod and reel set.
Piecing the rod together, Brandon Palaniuk shows a young student how to line up the rod guides.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Piecing the rod together, Brandon Palaniuk shows a young student how to line up the rod guides.
Cliff Pace, 2013 Bassmaster Classic champion, helps two young ladies tie their baits on after they picked out a bright chartreuse lure.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Cliff Pace, 2013 Bassmaster Classic champion, helps two young ladies tie their baits on after they picked out a bright chartreuse lure.
Spooling line and tying lures can be tricky; four-time Classic qualifier Keith Combs teaches an aspiring angler his tricks.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Spooling line and tying lures can be tricky; four-time Classic qualifier Keith Combs teaches an aspiring angler his tricks.
BASSfest champion Jacob Wheeler shows Nicolas how a big fish feels once you set the hook.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - BASSfest champion Jacob Wheeler shows Nicolas how a big fish feels once you set the hook.
Bill Lowen grabs a handful of Yamaha teddy bears to distribute to the group.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Bill Lowen grabs a handful of Yamaha teddy bears to distribute to the group.
Wheeler takes a selfie with his rod building partner.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Wheeler takes a selfie with his rod building partner.
B.A.S.S. Nation qualifier Steve Lund gives a lesson on how to use a reel.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - B.A.S.S. Nation qualifier Steve Lund gives a lesson on how to use a reel.
Cliff Prince of Palatka, Fla., strings a bobber onto the line while a student watches closely.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Cliff Prince of Palatka, Fla., strings a bobber onto the line while a student watches closely.
Howell poses with a young angler that just received a new B.A.S.S. hat.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Howell poses with a young angler that just received a new B.A.S.S. hat.
The 2015 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation champion Paul Mueller demonstrates how to hold the rod and use the reel.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - The 2015 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation champion Paul Mueller demonstrates how to hold the rod and use the reel.
The new B.A.S.S. hats are a hit.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - The new B.A.S.S. hats are a hit.
First-time Classic qualifier Chad Pipkens makes a new friend.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - First-time Classic qualifier Chad Pipkens makes a new friend.
Two children investigate how their rods are built and how they work.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Two children investigate how their rods are built and how they work.
Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic qualifier Brett Preuett leans in for a photo opportunity with a group of students.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic qualifier Brett Preuett leans in for a photo opportunity with a group of students.
Preuett spends time with the group teaching them his fishing tricks.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Preuett spends time with the group teaching them his fishing tricks.
Lowen shows how to pull line from the reel.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Lowen shows how to pull line from the reel.
New Carhartt clothing is a surprise gift for the children of the San Sebastian Mission.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - New Carhartt clothing is a surprise gift for the children of the San Sebastian Mission.
Nicolas works to straighten the line on his rod.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Nicolas works to straighten the line on his rod.
Fun Carhartt jackets were given out to the group.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Fun Carhartt jackets were given out to the group.
The children get ready to pose for a group picture with the anglers.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - The children get ready to pose for a group picture with the anglers.
Palaniuk poses with two aspiring lady anglers.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Palaniuk poses with two aspiring lady anglers.
Paul Mueller and Jeff Lugar take a photo with a fan.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Paul Mueller and Jeff Lugar take a photo with a fan.
A young lady models her new B.A.S.S. hat.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - A young lady models her new B.A.S.S. hat.
Brett Preuett signs autographs in Bassmaster Magazine.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Brett Preuett signs autographs in Bassmaster Magazine.
Keith Combs and Cliff Crochet finish up their trip by signing a few autographs.
Photo: Helen Northcutt - Keith Combs and Cliff Crochet finish up their trip by signing a few autographs.