|The Philadelphia Bass Busters club was formed in 1987 to further the sport of freshwater angling. The goals of the club are to educate and support the sport of angling. Through this goal we encourage the members to learn all they can about this sport and to share the knowledge and love of this sport with fellow anglers of all ages. We are a family oriented club and encourage all family members to participate in all of the clubs many functions. The club holds tournaments about every 2 weeks during the season. Tournament winners receive trophies for first, second and third places. They also receive points toward a (Classic tournament) held in the fall. The top 14 anglers, according to pointís standings attend a 2-day fish off to determine the CLASSIC WINNER. This is the top award in the club. Another top award is Angler of the year. During the year anglers gather points for total weight of fish caught. at the end of the tournament season the points are counted and the winner is announced at the annual banquet. Other awards that are giver are for member of the year and most improved angler. Also we give out citations for largest fish in each of several species caught during the year. Citations for 5 different species qualify the winner as an expert angler 10 species qualify the winner as a master angler. Every member is eligible for these awards.|
As stated above the club hold tournaments about every 2 weeks during the tournament season (About 19) we also allow the use of LIVE BAIT which is unheard of in many bass clubs actually we encourage the use of live bait (minnows, shiners, night crawlers, garden worms, crayfish, and etc. WE ARE NOT A BASS CLUB. We do fish for bass but we also target all the other species of freshwater fish. We also try and have 2 kidís only outings a year 1 in the spring and 1 in the fall. Every child that attends receives participation trophies and the top 3 receive trophies indicating place. Trophies are given out for both the weekly tournaments and kidís outings at the next monthly meeting.
Trophies are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes once you have accumulated 4 trophies and you are to receive a 5th you may choose to receive a plaque, you turn in the first 4 trophies and the results of these are recorded on the plaque.
Many members make new friends to go fishing with and not just for tournaments but whenever the mood hits, which seems to be pretty often judging by the many reports we receive from many members to print in the newsletter which you will receive every month.
As a member you will receive a monthly newsletter packed with reports, hot spots, not so hot spots previous tournament results and current standings in the chase for top awards and upcoming tournaments and some tips on what to use and what areas to fish.
The monthly meeting is held the second Monday of the month at 7:00 P.M. and usually last about 2 hours. At the meeting we give currant standings and minutes from the previous meeting comments on the upcoming tournaments. Discussions about hot lures, baits and equipment seem to dominate some of the many topics we discuss. We try to schedule speakers who are knowledgeable about a certain subject that the members should find of interest. The speakers are not always Pros but sometimes we find gold right in our club. Anyone who has had a good bit of luck in a certain area qualifies him or her for speaker status and we more than welcome you ALL to do so and share your knowledge with the other members.
The annual banquet is held at the end of the fishing season, usually mid November. At this gathering we give out the top awards of the club, the citations earned through the year and try to make light of the many things that CAN and DO happen to an angler through the year. The food is home cooked and plentiful and we have MANY door prizes to please everyone, not only the anglers.
We urge anyone wanting to know about our club to attend one of our meetings and see what we have to offer you and your family to help you all enjoy the sport of fishing. (THANKS FOR CONSIDERING JOINING OUR FISHING CLUB)