|We are a small Bass Club located in the Rio Grande Valley of Deep South Texas. Our goal is to promote Bass Fishing as a Sport. We always welcome any prospective members to visit us or e-mail us at McAllen Bass Anglers for information pertaining to our club or tournaments schedules. |
Our Purpose is to improve our skills in catching freshwater Bass through a fellowship of friendly exchange of fishing techniques and ideas. We currently have a roster of approximately 25 members. We hold a two-day tournament each month. Tournaments are either "individual competition", "team" or "draw" format.
Members earn points based on the total weight of fish caught during each tournament, to determine the Top Ten Anglers. Points are also given for showing up at meetings and at the tournaments. Awards are given at the end of the year to the Top Ten anglers. In the past, the Top Six were sent to the State TABC or Federation tournament to compete on the State level. Each year in December the club decides on the awards to be handed out.
Some of the lakes we fish are Falcon International, Choke Canyon, Coleto Creek, Lake Corpus Christi (Mathis), RGV Lake, and occasionally Lake Amistad and Mexico lakes.
We are currently members with the Texas Association of Bass Clubs (TABC). We have fished a few of Top Sixes, including Richland Chambers, and Toledo Bend. For 2011, we will be fishing the Top 8 Championship in September.
The McAllen Bass Anglers established as a club in the early 70ís.
Some of the early members were Pancho Hamlin, of Hamlin Pools, Gil McMillan of Foremost Paving, Jesse Reed (now deceased), Jack Vickery, a now retired Border Patrol Agent, Frank Kraus, former Postmaster in Weslaco, Pat Kooch, and Glen Newby.
Before long there were about 25 members. The club held their tournaments at Falcon International on the Mexican border, and at Sugar Lake (Marte Gomez) in Mexico, near Roma, Texas.
About 15 years ago the club teamed up with the Beeville club and hosted the TABC State tournament at Falcon.
The club originally held their club meetings in the Texas State Bank tower (now the Chase Bank Building) on South 10th Street in McAllen until about 2001, when they began meeting at the Hacienda Ford dealership in Edinburg