In 2013, B.A.S.S. launched a Bassmaster High School Series. This birth allowed High School Athletes to compete in State and National Bass Fishing Tournaments which offer prizes and scholarships. Although the De Soto School District has not yet accepted Bass Fishing into their program, this has not stamped out the enthusiasm and thirst for 6 young men to form the first De Soto (High School) Bass Fishing Team.
The members individually have many years of fishing experience including competing, and placing among top anglers in numerous local, state, regional, and national tournaments. The team participates in conservation projects and activities locally, serves as role models for youth interested in Bass Fishing, and competes in Bass Tournaments.
With the support of Personal Financial Group, this team had 2 out of 3 teams have qualify to compete in the State Championship at Perry Lake May 2nd.
The teams have been through the extremes with the weather, emotional ups and downs, and yes even physically hauling in lunkers for 8 hours each day on the water. One courageous angler empathized with the bass so much that he tumbled into the water and hooked himself in the lip with his own bait! True story, his dad was there to net him and pull the hook out, ouch! Heck of a time trying to shove him into the live well.
After the State Championship the team begins their youth series for the summer.
Personal Financial Group is proud to support and encourage these young outdoorsmen!
Go De Soto Bass Team!