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Dave Bruggman
19008 78th Place West
Edmonds, WA  98026

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206-919-4933

 

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2016 Junior Bass State Championship
 

                                        Pasco youth headed to Bass Fishing’s Junior World Championship.

Blake Williams of Pasco, a seventh grader who attends McLaughlin Middle School finished his day at Washington’s Junior Bass fishing Championship on Moses Lake this last week end. Blake led by two pounds over his nearest competitor, to win the opportunity to attend the Junior World Bass Fishing Championship this August to be held in Florence Alabama on Lake Guntersville.

Lake conditions had changed due to a cold front that pushed through, over cast skies most of the day had conditions set up for a good top water bite that Blake took advantage of early.  Producing most of his bigger fish with a Zara spook before slowing down to fish with a tube in deeper water as the bite slowed later in the day.  Blake finished the day with 12.30lbs of small mouth and big fish of the day with a 3.25lb small mouth bass.

Over 40 junior state anglers will compete to win $5000 in scholarship funds and the title of junior world bass fishing champion. Blake also finished fourth the following day in a High school bass fishing team challenge where sixteen high school bass teams from all over the state competed for a future High school state bass team championship to be held on Lake Chelan in June.

Blake is hoping he wins the high school team championship to be able to move on the Western divisional championship to be held this October at Lake Havasu Arizona and the High school team national champions to compete for additional scholarship funds.

Youth and high school teams interested in competing or learning more about Washington Student Angler Federation and the Washington State Bass Federation and its programs at (www.wabass.org)

 

 
Frequently Asked Questions (Youth)

How do I join a TBF junior club?

The key to this is finding a club in your area. You can contact WSBFl Youth Director by clicking here or look up your home states Youth Director through the links provided under contact us on this website.

What if there is no TBF junior club in my area

We can help you find the closest adult club to contact about junior opportunities or, start your own TBF Student Anglers Federation student club through your school. Just contact us and we'll help you get started!

Does TBF provide our TBF junior club with insurance?

Yes. TBF provides, as a membership benefit, the same insurance coverage for a junior clubs and junior members as we do for an adult clubs and adult members. Including $1 Million dollars of general liability cover, $10,000.00 of participant AD&D cover as well as excess medical coverage.  Read the insurance FAQ list for more info by clicking here.

When are the membership dues and club rosters due?

They are due at the same time as the adult clubs. (December 31 of each year) Getting these in on time is very important to us so that we can give you full benefit of your membership.

How much are the TBF junior dues?

Currently the basic TBF youth dues are only $5.00. The individual states may add a small state fee in addition to this amount. Your club will likely have a small club fee as well. TBF also has a youth premium membership for $25.00 that includes all the TBF benefits PLUS a 1 year membership to FLW Outdoors and the magazine as well as a gift pack full of goodies to help you catch more fish!

What is the TBF Student Anglers Federation in school national education program?

This is an educational program designed to introduce students to fishing and to show students the ever increasing career and educational opportunities through fishing. It also shows students how the basic elements of their education are used by tournament anglers every day out on the water and how you can use fishing and having fun to sharpen those basic skills that will help you later in life no matter what your career choice.

How can I get the TBF Student Anglers Federation program in my school

This relatively new program is designed to get students in schools across the country excited about fishing through our classroom DVD. In this program we encourage students in the Jr. High and High School age groups to get involved by forming school fishing clubs. Our program also adds purpose to their education by giving them real life examples how education items like math, science, and language arts are used by anglers out on the water every day. Combine that with a discussion on the ever increasing career opportunities that are being created by the sport and it gives students another great option for their after school time.  Contact us by clicking here for more information.

Past Youth Results