Big Bass Challenge just around the corner

Hays, Kan., (Aug. 26, 2014) — Entries are still being accepted for the 14th Annual Big Bass Challenge scheduled for Sept. 20, 2014, at Lake Wilson. Send in your entries EntryFormPicnow to take advantage of numbered starts which ensures you of the best starting position for the event. Send in your entry form to: HBAA, P.O. Box 394, Victoria, KS 67671. Entries must be received before Sept. 14, 2014, to take advantage of the lower entry fees. Late entries will be accepted after Sept. 14, but a late fee of $20 will be required. Late entrants may also enter the event at the ramp on the morning of the tournament but fees must be paid in cash (no checks will be accepted). Numbered starts will be determined by the order in which entries are received. Download the entry form here: BigBassChallengeFlyer2014

 
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 ABOVE: HBAA’s Clayton Rudeman, left, assists Sophia Spiess, Victoria, as she learns a casting technique while competing in the Casting Kids Competition on Aug. 16, 2014, at the 17th Annual Youth Outdoor Festival in Hays.
 

Youth compete in casting competition

HAYS (Aug. 16, 2014) — More than 100 youth competed as they learned basic angling techniques in the Casting Kids Competition sponsored by the Hays Bass Anglers Association’s on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the Youth Outdoor Festival in Hays. The program kept alive by the club is a favorite part of they outdoor festival event which is now in its 17th year. The Bass Anglers Sportsman Society first created the Casting Kids program, similar to the NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick competition. The program has remained strong in western Kansas and has grown exponentially over the last several years. HBAA club members have kept the program alive in Hays. Youth are judged on their ability to flip, pitch and cast. HBAA Club members teach the three casting techniques designed to help them develop skills that may be used later on actual fishing trips.

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LEFT: HBAA’s Youth Director Fred Highfill, right, and Clayton Rudeman, left, prepare to award prizes to the winners of the event in three age classes. RIGHT:  HBAA’s Darrel VonFeldt, right, visits with Hunter Storer, Hays, left, who stopped by this year’s event to visit with other competitors. Hunter was a past winner of the event, who went on to win a State title allowing him to compete in the national event in 2005.
 
 
 

 

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