The purpose of our Junior BASS Club is to promote and encourage youth fishing through education of fishing ethics, sportsmanship, fishing techniques, and conservation of our natural resources. Membership is open to anyone between 10 and 18 years old. And if your parent has a boat, donating it’s use or being a boat captain on a monthly basis is greatly appreciated.
JOIN US Call the club President Martin Bozeman at 863-640-8349 or visit our Tournament Trail page for more infomation on joining our club.
M E S S A G E B O A R D
Next Meeting March 5th, 2014
Regal Chevy Dealership 98 South 6pm
March 8th The D.S.I. Slam on Lake Shipp
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Once again not so great weather for the Lakeland Junior Bassmasters, However some faired better than others. Most anglers braved the wind and some even got a little rain. After the second tournament of the year we have some anglers stepping up, getting it done and making the veterans nervous. After all, this year more than ever everything is on the line, including a trip to attend the 2015 Bassmaster Classic with Van Soles. O Yea, Top 5 in each age group courtesy of Van Soles will be taken to root him on at the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina. Jonathan Jones wins the 11-14 age division giving him a boost to the top with Bryson Temples taking 2nd. Kyle Stafford finishes 1st in the 15-18 division followed by Dalton Akins comming in 2nd. This is the year to top all years with so much ridding on those top 5 positions. Plenty of time left in the season, and anything can happen. Winterhaven Chain, here come the Lakeland Junior Bassmasters March 8th. Good Luck to all and hopefully we will have some good weather.
Congratulations to Van Soles on his big win. Van weighed in over 50 pounds of bass at this past weekends Bassmaster's Southern Open taking top honors. Van Soles is one of our very own boat capatains and our Progressive Insurance rep. for the area. Its not just the win, this also secures Van Soles for a spot in the 2015 Bass Master's Classic. Can you believe it someone we actually know fishing in the Bassmasters Classic. I tell you what Jr. Bassmasters, a lot of good things are happening with anglers connected to this club. Luke Ferguson doing what he did at the college level and now one of our boat captains winning a Southern Open and going to the 2015 Classic! We got some good luck rushing through this organization. I will be getting with Van to invite him to our meeting on Feb 12th. I want the junior Bassmasters to see that trophy and let Van tell you first hand how it feels to do what he has done. WOW! Congrats to Van Soles!!!
As some of you may have already heard, there has been an accident involving the 18 year old brother of one of our Anglers. David White, brother of Adam White, was a gymnast who while at practice on Saturday, took a fall on a trampoline landing the wrong way on his neck. This fall unfortunately, caused David to break his neck. He has been hospitalized every since. David has been undergoing different surgeries to try and repair nerves and plates to hopefully bring him out of the paralyzed state he is currently in. Please join me in giving Adam, David and his family our deepest thoughts and prayers at this time and throughout this long and trying road ahead. He is expected to remain in the hospital for up to 6 months. The final out come of how this will affect David is still uncertain. This is something most of us can't and wouldn't ever want to imagine happening to one of our kids. So, please reach out to Adam and his family with support to show we care.
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