We will have pro bass fisherman, Marco Vacca, as a guest speaker. He will be sharing helpful information and tips that will be beneficial to everyone at all levels of bass fishing skills. He will also stay for a Q&A afterwards. This will be very beneficial to all students considering joining the team, as well as parents, and anyone that might serve as a boat captain. It will be held in the JH/HS library.
If you would like more information on the Bass Team, please contact Jason or Monica Huchton at (940) 781-8219 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Muenster High School Bass Fishing Team
Our anglers are members of the Texas High School Bass Association (THSBA). We are in the North division of the THSBA. For more information contact Monica Huchton at email@example.com or 940-781-8219.
This is a club team through the Texas High School Bass Association. It is the largest high school tournament bass fishing organization in Texas. They awarded over $130,000 in scholarships in the 2016-17 season and even more this past year. I invite you to look at the association’s website to gain more info. Texashighschoolbassassn.com
Becoming A Member
Membership will be open to any boy or girl in 9TH-12TH grade providing that the 12th grade student does not turn 19 before September 1 of their senior year. Students over 17 must have a valid fishing license for the waters they fish. This is a club team that will hold meetings after school 3-4 times per year as needed. All tournaments are held on Saturdays, so it will not interfere with the academic school day. The only possible interference would be if a team was to advance to regional or championship tournament, which could involve a further lake location. There are about 5 fishing tournaments per year, running from late September to mid March, with the regional and championship tournaments following for those that qualify.
Membership cost for each student is $60 per year. That will include membership & insurance. Tournament fee is $60 per tournament per team (2 students & 1 boat captain). Each member will also have a tournament team fishing jersey. This will be the same jersey for all students on the MISD Club Team. These are going to run approximately $45 per member. We hope to be getting local sponsors to help cut cost of the jerseys. We would also like to do 1-2 fundraisers per year to help with cost of tournament fees.
One of the primary goals of the THSBA is to promote education through fishing. Per the THSBA Tournament Rules, in order to be eligible to compete in any THSBA tournament, contestants must have passing grades in all subjects enrolled. There is an Academic Eligibility form that must be filled out, signed, and turned in to their team advisors.
What you need to participate in tournaments
Each team will consist of 2 students & 1 boat captain. You will need to provide your own transportation to tournament lakes, as well as provide your team with a boat that meets tournament standards. You will also be responsible for finding a boat captain for your team. PLEASE SEE TOURNAMENT RULES FOR SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS ON BOATS & BOAT CAPTAINS AS WELL AS LIABILITY INSURANCE REQUIRED ON THE BOAT YOUR TEAM USES. You can also find this information by going to the website and clicking on the link for Tournament Rules. We can reach out to the community to try and get volunteers for students needing a boat/boat captain. They do not have to be the same boat or captain each tournament.
*Tournament Rules are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, contact the MHS Bass Team Rep., Monica Huchton, or go to http://www.texashighschoolbassassn.com/
One of the primary goals of the THSBA is to promote education through fishing. A critical piece of this movement is encouraging our student anglers to excel in the classroom as well as on the water.
Per the THSBA Tournament Rules (Section 2: Participation & Eligibility) we have the following requirement: "In order to be eligible to compete in any THSBA tournament, contestants must have passing grades in all subjects enrolled. Team Advisors are accountable to ensure all competing student anglers from their respective schools are meeting this requirement for eligibility."