The SCBA hosts eight monthly tournaments beginning in February each year. The annual membership meeting is held in late January and the schedules for the upcoming year are voted on by the members. Prospective new members must be voted in at the Tuesday meeting held before each tournament weekend. To accommodate for anglers that work on Saturdays, the monthly events are a Saturday "or" Sunday tournament. The SCBA is owner of one of the most up to date tournament live release trailers in the state, and the care of the fish is of the upmost importance.
The year-end championship is named after the founding father of the SCBA, the late Mr. Norris Askew. This Classic is a two day event held one day on Toledo Bend and the other on Sam Rayburn. The top 15 teams at year end automatically qualify for the Norris Askew Classic held in October. Year-end standings are determined by a points system. Anglers of the Year receive special club jackets and plaques that are awarded at the year- end banquet.
The club is also very active in supporting our local community through college scholarships, and donations to other organizations such as: Take a Kid Fishing Tournament, TAKF Casting Contest, Logansport Chamber of Commerce Sand Bass Tournament, Center Youth Baseball, Center 4H Shooting Sports, ASA Softball, UT Tyler Fishing Team, CASA, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Texas Parks and Wildlife Kids Programs and others.
First Annual Stanley Burgay Memorial Bass Tournament Details can be found HERE. The Entry and Sponsorship forms can be found in our Forms section.
SCBA May meeting
The Shelby County Bass Anglers will hold their May pre-tournament meeting tonight at 7pm at the residence of David and Angela Koonce. This month's tournament is scheduled for Huxley Bay Marina on Lake Toledo Bend. Anyone interested in joining the SCBA is invited to attend tonight's meeting.
The Shelby County Bass Anglers would like to thank all the people that contributed to the club's annual fundraiser by purchasing raffle tickets. This was a very good fundraising event and the SCBA will put these funds back into our community by presenting scholarships to local deserving students. The following were winners:
The South East Texas High School Fishing circuit announced year end standings for the region last Friday night at Brookeland High School at the Championship pre-tournament meeting. The newly formed Shelby County Jr. Bass Anglers made an awesome showing in their first year of participating in the events. Jared Wiggins and Brett Clark were crowned Anglers of the Year for the and received over $4000 in scholarships for this accomplishment! In addition, the team won other scholarship monies throughout the tournament season. This is the pinnacle award of High School fishing and these boys worked extremely hard to accomplish this feat! Their fathers, Darren Wiggins and Scooter Clark, were also recognized for being their boat captains for the year. Also being recognized finishing in the top ten for standings were the team of James Marshall and Chandler Burgay with their impressive tenth place finish. Shelby County also had several other teams that finished high in the standings, and congratulations go out to all that participated and represented our communities.
The South East Texas Regional Championship was also held this past weekend at Umphrey's Pavillion on Sam Rayburn. This was a two day event and 266 teams of anglers from area schools qualified to fish for the grand prize of $10,000 in scholarship monies. A total of $110,000 of scholarships and prizes were given out over the weekend to these anglers. This is a testament that high school fishing is the fastest growing sport for these youngsters. In addition, the collegiate level of bass fishing has grown over the past few years and colleges are giving 4 year scholarships to anglers to compete for their schools. Jared Wiggins and Brett Clark continued their dream season with a 6th place finish in the Championship racking up another $3000 in scholarship monies, plus prizes for capturing the second place overall big bass of the event weighing 8.24lbs! Congratulations to these boys and every team that qualified for the Championship. On behalf of the Shelby County Bass Anglers, and the Shelby County Jr. Bass Anglers, we would like to thank Lynn and Diana Stanford for taking on the task of being the club Advisors for these kids and making it a success for the club, as well as the kids fishing. Anyone interested in joining this fishing club is urged to contact Lynn Stanford or any one of the Shelby County Bass Anglers' members. Great Season!
Meeting Location Change
The Shelby County Bass Anglers will be assisting with the live release of fish caught this Sunday May 17th at Umphries Pavillion at Lake Sam Rayburn. This is the final event of the regular season for the Southeast Texas region where over 400 teams of kids from 7th grade to seniors have participated for their local schools or clubs in tournament bass fishing. This sport has grown significantly over the recent years as well as on the collegian level. Thousands of dollars of scholarships will be awarded at the conclusion of the season to deserving students in our region that stretches from Center southward all the way to Beaumont. In addition, a team of the Shelby County Junior Bass Anglers is currently leading the points race for the Anglers of the Year title. Congratulations to Brett Clark and Jarod Wiggins for their great year, and we wish them luck in the final event on Sunday! All SCBA members are encouraged to participate in this function.
Click here for your copy of the 37th Annual Take A Kid Fishing Bream Tournament. Saturday, May 9th 2015 @ Huxley Bay Marina CO-SPONSORED BY SHELBY COUNTY BASS ANGLERS! Forms must be turned in at Center Broadcasting * 307 San Augustine St. Center, TX. 75935, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber's Grocery, Trail's End Grocery & RV, Hometown Tackle or First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, by 8:00am on May 4th, or mailed to Center Broadcasting @ P.O. Box 930 Center TX. 75935, postmarked by May 1st, 2015. *PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED TO ENTER TOURNAMENT*
The Shelby County Bass Anglers held their annual fundraiser at the Poultry Festival. Once again, 5 guns were given away by raffle and 5 lucky people were all smiles when the tickets were drawn on stage Saturday night before the chicken sale. The SCBA would like to thank the donors and contributors for all the support of the club. All of the proceeds of the fund raising goes towards local scholarships and other programs promoting the youth of our communities. Coming in the near future for our community will be the Shelby County Junior Bass Anglers club that has been formed as a subsidiary of the SCBA. This newly formed club will be open for high school aged kids that want to compete in the Regional High School fishing tournaments, which makes them eligible for more scholarships and possible advancement to Collegiate Bass Fishing. More details to come in the near future.