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 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.

Time & Place

Bass Brigade
July 7-11, 2021
Warren Ranch
Santa Anna, TX

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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.

Bass Brigade

14th Battalion

2019 Top Cadet

Andres Herrera

2019 Top School

Smally Skwad

2020 Scholarship Recipients

Dylan Wunderlich – $1,500

Anna Cole – $1,100

Drew Harrison – $1,000

Andrew Childress – $750

Jacob Grimes – $750

Andres Herrera – $750

Thank you to Repel, Triton, Texas Boat World, Power Pole, Private Water Fishing, and Washington County donors for making these scholarships possible!

2019 Top School & Early Bird Fishing Trip

February 8th –  Lake Texoma (Pottsboro, TX)

Members of the Top School and Eligible Early Bird Applicants will be notified directly.

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THANK YOU to our generous Bass Brigade Donors and Supporters!

Bass Brigade Committee

NameProfessional AffiliationCommittee Role
Nicholas GriffinTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentPresident/Coordinator
Blake ThorntonVice President
Deborah WadeSecretary
Joshua FlowersTwin Oaks PondTreasurer
Steven BardinTexas Pro Lake ManagementMember
Kassi SchefferTexas Wildlife AssociationMember
Dakus GeeslinTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentMember
Keira QuamTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentMember
Thomas JohnsonKlein ISDMember
Thomas Johnson Jr.StudentMember
Michael HomerTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentMember
Kanyan KleinMember
Kyle BrookshearTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentMember
Andrew MyersDepartment of State & Health ServicesMember
Brian RobertEducatorMember
Clint RobertsonTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentMember
Austin OrrMember
TJ PullenMember
Gary KleinProfessional AnglerMember
Grant MareshStudentMember
Paul GeeslinMember
Darla BarrTexas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentMember