Date set for HBAA’s 2015 Big Bass Challenge

LAKE WILSON, Kan. (March 3, 2015) — The Hays Bass Anglers Association set theDownloadForm2015 date for the 2015 Big Bass Challenge for Sept. 19, 2015, at Lake Wilson. Event registration has been confirmed with KDWP&T.  Mark your calendars now. Entry forms for the event are available now for download using the link at right. HBAA’s event committee will accept entries for the annual event beginning April 1, 2015. Starting positions will again be determined by the order entry forms are received. This will be the 15th year HBAA has conducted the Big Bass Challenge. We hope everyone will make plans to attend this unique event again this fall. We appreciate your support over the last 15 years. Make plans to celebrate with us. You may take home a nice check too.



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Keith Harmoney, a member of Hays Bass Anglers Association, helps Haylea Heslet, Hays, with her casting technique as she competed in the Kids Casting Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at the Youth Outdoor Festival in Hays. 

Kids Casting draws crowd at Outdoor Festival

HAYS (Aug. 15, 2015) — More than 100 youth learned basic casting techniques as they competed in the Kids Casting Challenge sponsored by the Hays Bass Anglers Association’s HBAAcastingKids8944on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, 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 18th 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 changed the name of the event and 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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