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 6-10, 2022
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

15th Battalion – July 7-11, 2021

2021 Top Cadet

Lulu Eakes

2021 Top School

Bass Monkey

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Dylan Wunderlich – $750

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

2021 Top School & Early Bird Fishing Trip

TBD –  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 and Wildlife DepartmentPresident/Coordinator
Glenn ChancellorTexas Parks and Wildlife DepartmentVice President
Kanyan KleinTexas Pro Lake ManagementSecretary
Joshua FlowersTwin Oaks PondTreasurer
Dakus GeeslinTexas Parks and Wildlife DepartmentMember
Steven BardinTexas Pro Lake ManagementMember
Kyle BrookshearTexas Parks and Wildlife DepartmentMember
Cynthia HoltTexas Parks and Wildlife DepartmentMember
Thomas JohnsonKlein ISDMember
Thomas Johnson Jr.StudentMember
Gary KleinProfessional AnglerMember
Haley KokelMember
Grant MareshStudentMember
Andrew MyersDepartment of State & Health ServicesMember
Austin OrrTexas Parks and Wildlife DepartmentMember
TJ PullenMember
Keira QuamTexas Parks and Wildlife DepartmentMember
Robert RamirezCity of Fort WorthMember
Kassi Scheffer-GeeslinTexas Wildlife AssociationMember
Trevor TroxelTexas Parks and Wildlife DepartmentMember
Deborah WadeMember
Clint RobertsonTexas Parks and Wildlife DepartmentMember