Hays Bass Anglers Association’s Darrell VonFeldt is pictured with Zoey Berens (7), of Hays, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, during an annual guided fishing trip for youth from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ellis County at Augustine’s pond on the outskirts of Hays. The event is part of Hays Bass Anglers Associations regular community service activities to promote the sport of fishing.

Kansas Bigs enjoy an evening of guided fishing with HBAA

HAYS, KS (May 18, 202) – Youth from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ellis County gathered at Darrell Augustine’s farm pond near Hays, Kan., as members of the Hays Bass Anglers Association (HBAA), acting as youth mentors, guided a fishing adventure that was sure to be a success. HBAA hosted the annual event as part of their community service activities that is part of the mission of the Hays Bass Anglers Association. The evening began with a hot dog feed for the kids and shortly after each was given a fishing pole and a container of night crawlers as they ventured down to the pond to fish. “This is an important activity for us and for the kids,” said Clayton Rudman, Youth Director for HBAA. Youth mentors from HBAA helped the kids rig their poles with worms underneath a bobber and the event became a success as each of the youth landed multiple fish during the evening event. The event was another successful trip helping HBAA fulfill its mission to continue spreading the excitement about the sport of fishing. Click here to see more pictures from the event at Shutterfly.

Drew and Terry Blackwood, Concordia, show off their limit of bass on Saturday, April 2, 2022, to win the first event of the HBAA Team Trail at Lake Wilson. The father-son team’s winning catch totaled 22.77 pounds.

Father-son team win first HBAA Team Trail event

LAKE WILSON, KS (April 2, 2022) — The early morning bite paid off for the father-son team of Drew and Terry Blackwood, Concordia, during the first event of the Hays Bass Anglers Association’s Team Trail. The first team tournament of four in a series kicked off at Lake Wilson on Saturday. “The fishing was awesome and we had a great time,” Drew Blackwood said after he and his father won the event. The two made the tough bite pay off throwing a jerk bait and boating a mixed bag of smallmouth and largemouth bass. Their five-fish limit tipped the scales at 22.77 pounds. Click here to see the detailed breakdown of the standings in the team trail events. The second and third events are scheduled to launch on Saturday, May 21, 2022; and again on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Cedar Bluff Reservoir.  The final event will take place at Lake Wilson on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Entry forms are available to download here.

HBAA to offer Team Trail tournaments this year

HAYS, KS (March 17, 2022) – The Hays Bass Anglers Association will offer anglers an opportunity to fish its first ever team trail event series this year featuring four events on two Western Kansas reservoirs. The HBAA Team Trail is a new series that will replace the club’s popular spring open events that have been held over the last two years. The first event on the 2022 team trail will be held at Lake Wilson on Saturday, April 2, 2022. The second and third events will launch on consecutive days: Saturday, May 21, 2022; and again on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Cedar Bluff Reservoir.  The final event will take place at Lake Wilson on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Entry forms are available to download here. Anglers may enter one form to register for all events, or any combination of the four events in the team trail. The complete set of rules can be downloaded here to review. Entry forms should be mailed to: Curt Wachs, treasurer, Hays Bass Anglers Association, 2023 Metro Lane, Hays, KS 67601.

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