The Bass Brigade

There is nothing quite like the feel of a bass tugging on your line! If you love fishing in Texas, or just being out on the water, then you should join us for the Bass Brigade! You will learn a lot about the different fish species and ways to improve their environment, as well as protect and improve the water quality of Texas' waterways, ponds, lakes, bays, and estuaries.

The Bass Brigade is a unique educational program designed to educate high school age youth (ages 13-17) about aquatic ecosystems and natural resource management. For five days, high-achieving youth study botany (terrestrial and aquatic plants), biology, river, pond, and lake management, water quality and quantity strategies, and land and water stewardship. There are also activities involving photography, journaling, and art. Fishing skills, safety, and ethics are also covered. The other major components of the Bass Brigade are life-skills, such as leadership, team-building, critical-thinking, public speaking, and communication.

When and Where are the camps held?

Bass Brigade, Warren Ranch, Santa Anna, July 5-9, 2017


See FAQ's about the Texas Brigades
Get to know the Bass Brigade committee
See photos from previous camps


Donors and Sponsors

2017 Bass Brigade Donors and Sponsors
 Mrs. Amy Muttoni  


2016 Bass Brigade Donors & Sponsors
 Antler Ranch  Appel Ford
 Attwood Marine/ MotorGuide  Austin Fly Fishers
 Bill Lewis Lures  Chappell Hill Garden Club
 Creekside Veterinary Service  Dallas Fly Fishers
 Duckett Fishing  Eagle Claw
 Fish Boss  Galveston Bay Area Chapter - Texas Master Naturalist
 H and H Machine Shop  Keeton Industries 
 Kiwanis Club of Albany  Major League Fishing
 Midwest Lake Management Inc.  Outdoor Sportsman Group
 Pond Boss Magazine  Power Pole, JL Marine Systems
 Pure Fishing / Berkley  Rapala
 Repel, Spectrum Brands  Selah Farm
 Setco Solid Tire  Shackelford County Range and Wildlife Management Association
 Smith-Root Inc.  Tackle Warehouse
 Texas Aquatic Plant Management Society  Texas Boat World
 Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society  Texas Pro Lake Management
 TH Marine Supplies  The Eikenhorst Family Trust
 The Harbor at Possum Kingdom Lake  TPWD HOH Fisheries Science Center
 Twin Oaks Pond & Lake Consulting  V & M Baits
 Warren Ranch  Washington County Farm Bureau
 Washington County Wildlife Society  Washington Soil & Water Conservation District
 WinnerComm / President Major League Fishing  Wright and McGill/ Eagle Claw
 Zebco/ Quantum  
 Mr. Mark Antley  Mr. Reid Aschenbeck
 Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Dickschat  Mr. Leighton Haselgrove
 Mr. Connor Himly  Mr. Gary Klein
 Mr. Craig Lutz  Mr. Charles Nash, Jr.
 Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Schmid