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What You Need to Know
Do I Need to have a boat?
Like most things in life, this is a complicated question. For those anglers who do not have a boat or have access to a boat, they must rely on volunteer captains. Due to the size of our club, if you can not secure a boat for yourself, you will have to be on a standby list for the tournaments. This means that if there is an empty seat on a boat, you will be able to compete. Otherwise, you're more than welcome to attend our meetings and learn more about bass fishing!
We highly encourage anglers to reach out to family/friends and find themselves a dedicated captain for the season. Because of our size, GBC is unable to commit to matching up anglers and volunteer captains.
What are the age requirements?
Our club is open to any youth anglers in 6th-12th grade. However, the age requirements for tournaments differ by tournament trail rules:
To compete in FAN Tournaments: Anglers must be going into 6th grade by the start of the school year and can not have already graduated from high school.
To compete in SAF Tournaments: the minimum age is 7th grade.
To compete in THSBA Tournaments: anglers must be in 9th - 12th grade
What is the cost?
Detailed information is available in our Member Packet, but membership dues are $160 for the school year. This includes your tournament jersey, cap, neck buff, dri-fit t-shirt and car decal as well as both your SAF and FAN membership fees.
Additional costs throughout the year may include travel (hotel, gas, meals), captain compensation and tournament registration fees (typically $20).
What is the commitment?
There is no minimum participation or commitment. Your participation is completely at-will and does not affect your membership in the club. We will participate in (on average) 1 tournament per month with opportunities to fish in additional tournaments as they are announced.
Do I need to be really great at fishing to join?
Our club has a variety of experience levels represented - from beginners who have never fished before to kids who have been fishing since they could walk. There will be plenty of educational opportunities both in our meetings and on the water.
I'm in! How do I sign up?
You can access all of the membership information here, including a link to download the Membership Packet. Once you have everything filled out, email your packet to us and you can pay your membership fee through PayPal or send a check. Call or email with any questions.