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 Terry Knueppel of Coweta, Okla., is pictured with his smallmouth bass weighing 2.89 pounds that claimed the top honors at the Hays Bass Anglers Association’s Big Bass Challenge on Sept. 19, 2015, at Lake Wilson.  (Photo by Steven Hausler)

Big Bass Challenge set for Sept. 10, 2016

Wilson, KS — (July 28, 2016) After a long period of drought, anglers are now excited about the future of bass fishing at Lake Wilson after summer rainfall has brought the lake back, flooding natural shoreline vegetation including an abundance of improved EntryFormDownloadLinkshoreline habitat. The Hays Bass Angler’s Association is excited about the future including the club’s signature event — The Big Bass Challenge. The event is scheduled to be held at Lake Wilson on Sept. 10, 2016. The 16th Annual event conducted by the Hays Bass Anglers Association has become a tradition for anglers across the Midwest. Be sure to reserve your spot for this year’s event now. Entry fees and forms are now being accepted. From the link on the right you can download the registration form. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

 

Mark Hladek of the Hays Bass Anglers Association, right, helps Alex Loving during the Kids Bass Casting competition on Aug. 20, 2016, at the Youth Outdoor Festival in Hays.

Mark Hladek of the Hays Bass Anglers Association, right, helps Alex Loving during the Kids Bass Casting competition on Aug. 20, 2016, at the Youth Outdoor Festival in Hays.

 Kids Casting Challenge draws good crowd

HAYS (Aug. 20, 2016) — The Kids Casting Challenge attracted big numbers of participants again at the Youth Outdoor Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at the Hays City Sportsmans Club. More than 100 youth learned basic casting techniques as they competed for prizes during the event sponsored by the Hays Bass Anglers Association. The program has remained a strong youth event over the last several years. HBAA Club members teach the three casting techniques designed to help them develop skills that may be used later on actual fishing trips.  Click here to read more and see the list of winners on the Youth Page.

 

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