Enter now for 22nd Annual Big Bass Challenge

LAKE WILSON, KS (July 10, 2022) — The Hays Bass Anglers Association is calling for entries for the 22nd Annual Big Bass Challenge, scheduled for Sept. 10, 2022, at Lake Wilson. The event will launch at safe light from the Wilson State Park Boat Ramp. Entry forms can be downloaded from this link and will be accepted beginning today. Starting positions will be awarded in the order they are received. Enter today. If you are interested in sponsoring HBAA’s Big Bass Challenge including the host of youth programs the club is involved in, sponsorship forms are available here. Include your sponsorship form with your entry form and include your company’s logo and contact information. For details on this and other advertising opportunities contact the club by email.

Father-son team win HBAA Team Trail series

LAKE WILSON, KS (June 18, 2022) — Drew and Terry Blackwood, Concordia, take top honors as they win the Hays Bass Anglers Association’s Team Trail following Saturday’s final event on June, 18, 2022, at Lake Wilson. The event was the final tournament of four events in the Team Trail. This is the first year that Hays Bass Anglers Association has offered the team trail. The HBAA Team Trail featured four events on two Western Kansas reservoirs. The first event was held at Lake Wilson on Saturday, April 2, 2022. The second and third events launched on consecutive days: Saturday, May 21, 2022; and again on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Cedar Bluff Reservoir.  The final event was held at Lake Wilson on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The results for each event can be found here: Team Trail Results Event #1; Team Trail Points after #1; Team Trail Results Event #2; Team Trail Points after #2; Team Trail Results Event #3; Team Trail Points after #3; Team Trail Results Event #4; Team Trail Points after #4;

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.

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