The 1st Annual Southeastern High School Bass Class will be held in Anderson, SC on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13 and 14, 2017. The High School Bass Class will be held at the Civic Center of Anderson, located at 3027 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
The High School Bass Class is open to high school and middle school anglers, boat captains and team coaches throughout South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. The cost to attend is $45/person and that will include dinner Friday night, the classrooms-style sessions on Saturday, plus a shirt and gift bag for each registrant.
Drawings and other door prizes will be distributed throughout the weekend. In appreciation of their commitment to high school bass fishing, all coaches attending this event with a team of anglers, will be registered and admitted without charge.
The two-day event will begin on Friday, January 13 with check-in at the Civic Center of Anderson from 4pm-6pm, followed by dinner at 6:30pm. We are pleased to announce that 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year, Gerald Swindle, will be our featured speaker on Friday evening. There will also be other professional anglers in attendance.
If we have seating available for the Friday night dinner, parents interested in attending the dinner will have the opportunity to purchase a ticket on Friday during check-in. Tickets will cost $15 each and will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis, with all proceeds going to a scholarship fund that will be distributed at a later date. The Friday night program will close at the conclusion of dinner.
On Saturday, the program will begin at 8am and will break for lunch at 11:45am. There will be four 45-minute sessions during the morning with four 45-minute sessions during the afternoon. The day will be divided by a two-hour block for lunch and the opportunity to spend time with the vendors that will be on site with their products, some available for purchase.
Among the featured classes on Saturday will be rules and regulations, fish care, electronics, fundamentals of fishing and more. We will also have a panel of college anglers that will lead a session geared to giving the young angler the necessary information and feedback on making the transition from the high school clubs to collegiate fishing teams.
Among the anglers scheduled to attend the High School Bass Class are Bassmaster Elite Series anglers Ott Defoe, Britt Myers, and Justin Lucas, along with FLW Pro’s Brian Latimer and Brandon Cobb. Paul Gettys, Lowrance Pro Staff, will be leading the session on electronics.
Anglers from the University of South Carolina and Clemson as well as others will be leading the college panel. Representatives from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be conducting the sessions on fish care, rules and regulations and covering additional topics as well. We are working on securing additional anglers from FLW and the Bassmaster Elite Series at this time.
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