Lyndsie Byer, 11, of Hays, proudly holds a bass she caught as HBAA’s Bob Stewart, left, stands proudly behind her on May 24, 2018, at Darrell Augustine’s pond just outside of Hays. HBAA members hosted youth from the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ellis County during their annual fishing event to benefit youth involved with the organization.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters go fishing with HBAA

Hays, Kansas (May 24, 2018) — Nearly 20 kids gathered at Darrell Augustine’s farm pond on the outskirts of Hays on Thursday to take part in an annual event conducted by¬†members of the Hays Bass Anglers Association designed to introduce youth to the sport of fishing. The event began with a hot dog feed for the kids and shortly after the kids were given their fishing poles and a container of night crawlers as they headed to the pond to try their hand at fishing. Even though the fishing was slow, everyone enjoyed the outing according to HBAA officers. Click here to view the slideshow from the event.


Big Bass Challenge date set for Sept. 8 

Hays, KS (March 19, 2018) — The Hays Bass Anglers Association (HBAA) is officially announcing the date of the Big Bass Challenge has been set for Sept. 8, 2018, at Lake Wilson. The club agreed to to the final date during their March club meeting. The date is now official as all permitting has been approved.

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