Michigan Bass Anglers Junior Bassmasters Club
Junior Michigan Bass Anglers is a club that focuses on having fun, teaching others,
and preserving the sport of bass fishing for generations to come. We know that
today’s youth are the future of our sport and we want to provide them with an
atmosphere to learn all about bass fishing that is safe and fun.
As a Junior Club Member you will learn about all facets of bass fishing,
including safe boating, from Adult Club members. You will bass fish in youth tournaments in real bass boats and be able
to fish in the Michigan Youth State Championship sponsored by the Michigan BASS
Nation. It is possible to start in our club and qualify all the way to the
Junior Bassmaster World Championship.
We encourage all prospective members to come to a few meetings to see what
the Junior club is all about. They usually last a couple of hours and are run by our
Junior members. Please come and check us out!
If you want more details, or would like someone to contact you,
Click Here, to fill out our contact form.
Click Here to see what B.A.S.S. has to offer the Youth in addition to the Michigan
As far as Youth Tournaments in 2012, we had a great season. If you want to check out
the results click on the links below.
Joining a Youth Club
If you would like to get started with the process of getting
into a Youth Club, you will at some point need contact one of the existing Youth
Clubs or contact the
Michigan BASS Nation to see what it takes to start a new youth club.
You can go to the Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation web site for more information or if
you are interested in joining the Michigan Bass Anglers club you can fill out an
application ON LINE.
Our club has some limitations on how many youth members we can accept.
You can also go right to the BASS Web site get more information on what a youth
club is all about
CLICK HERE to get to the page to start the process. You can
contact our Junior Michigan Bass Anglers Youth Director Greg Choiniere at
firstname.lastname@example.org , he can help
you through the process.
How does a Youth Tournament Work??
you want to see how we actually do things, check out this article...
Our Own Austin Ruddell takes Second Place at the B.A.S.S.
Northern Divisional in Iowa
Austin Ruddell, a Junior Angler with Michigan
Bass Anglers, managed to squeak out a second place finish at a very
tough tournament on the Mississippi River on August 12th.
The 2011 B.A.S.S Northern Divisional was held out of Ft. Madison
Iowa on pool 18 and 19 on the mighty Mississippi over 3 days with
the final day also hosting the Junior Northern Divisional
Championship. 10 of the 16 Youth Anglers did not manage to
catch a keeper but Austin managed to get a single 2.2 pound
Largemouth. That fish got him a second place finish, right
behind the winner. Zach Nighswonger also participated in the
tournament representing the Michigan Bass Busters as the Younger
Youth Championship winner from Michigan. The Michigan Adult
Team took Austin and Zach under their wings and helped them find and
share fishing spots during pre-fishing. It was impressive to
see them all work together. Congratulations should go out to
Austin for his efforts.
Michigan Bass Angler Austin Ruddell Wins Junior State Championship
One of our Junior Anglers did the
best out of the other 30 Junior Anglers on the famous Lake St.
Clair. Austin Ruddell managed to pull a great sack of fish out of
the lake on the one day Championship. He ended up with 14.62
pounds, which is a very respectable catch for the shortened day.
The guys only had 6 hours to fish. Austin finished First in
the 15-18 age group and is now going on to Iowa to fish along side
the Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation Adult team, this August.
Kenny Messina also did very well with a 3rd place finish with a
11.23 pound bagf in the 11-14 age group. Kenny also managed to
bring the Big Bass for the day to the scales with a nice 3.12 pound
We are very, very proud of all of our Junior Anglers, especially
Austin and Kenny. The rest of the boys did well and acted just
like the Junior Professional Anglers they are becoming. We all
want to with Austin the best of luck in Iowa in August.
See the full tournament report and results...
2011 Michigan Junior Bass Anglers Season Kicks Off
We held our first Junior Tournament of the
season on May 14th. It was help at East and West Crooked Lakes in
Brighton. After meeting for breakfast, 14 Junior Anglers and 7
Boaters headed for the lake. It was raining lightly first thing in
the morning, but the weather cooperated somewhat, after that. This
was our biggest Youth Tournament since we established the club
almost 4 years ago. Almost everyone caught fish during the day.
Zac Rosen and Kenny Messina managed to pull off a win with 15.79
pounds. A pretty good sack of fish for an inland lake.
For the rest of the results,
2011 Michigan Bass Anglers Season Also Kicks Off
We held our first adult tournament of the
season at Maceday - Lotus Lake on Saturday May 21st. Like the
first Junior Club Tournament. it was a Golden Rule type tournament
where we caught, measured and released the fish as soon as we caught
them. Chris Bishop and Jeff Najmowicz managed to pull of the
win with 11.75 pounds. Chris had a nice 21-1/2 inch Largemouth
that shows as a 6.21 pound fish. Dan Wagner got the first
Smallmouth of the season, it measured at 20 inches , which shows as
a 5 pound fish. It was a really nice day all day but the
fishing was a little tough. None of the boats got a limit.
For the rest of the results,
Michigan Bass Junior State Championship at
The 2010 Michigan Bass Junior State Championship was a big
success. Our Junior team won the Team Competition this
year. That says a lot for our Junior Members. Zac Rosen managed to find 2 nice fish for
4.14 pounds while Jared
Choiniere found 2 other for a total of 3.07 pounds. Jake
brought two fish to the scale for 2.83 pounds. This was our very win
as a club team, the boys should be proud! Every one of the Junior members should be
very proud of their selves. They worked very hard all day for those
We want to send out a special thank you to all of the
adult members who took the kids out this year. It is a tough
day on the lake when all you are doing is driving the anglers around
all day and not fishing. With out their help, we
would not have been able to attend the tournament and do as well as
we did. We are all looking forward to the 2011 Junior State
Championshiop at Lake St. Clair, it should prove to be very