Young fishing fantatics wanted for B.A.S.S. Nation teams
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Sierra Fletcher
Want to reel your kids into something fun and exciting this year? The Tuscaloosa B.A.S.S Nation is looking for new members, from children to college-aged.
B.A.S.S Nation is a high school and youth organization that gets its members outdoors and showcases the beauty of Alabama through fishing. The organization takes its duties seriously and teaches its members leadership skills and life lessons alongside angling. Members can even earn scholarships for college.
Tuscaloosa B.A.S.S. Nation organizer Darrel High said it’s a brilliant program for anyone looking for a taste of the outdoors.
“I think this is a great way for boys and girls to get together and have fun,” he said. “This is division is very competitive, but I have seen some of the teams become friends with one another.”
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For college-aged anglers, there’s Southern Collegiate BASS, which offers regional competitions and more.
Andrew Townsend, who was a B.A.S.S college angler in 2009, said it’s a great program.
“I think this is a great way to really get in tune with nature and definitely brings people together,” Townsend said. “I also really think that the younger kids could really benefit from it. This teaches valuable lessons like leadership and teamwork. I definitely hope that people sign up because it was a great experience for me and hope more people can experience the same kind of fun and enjoyment as I did.”