The Shelby County Bass Anglers was created by a dedicated group of
anglers holding informal tournaments on Lake Pinkston in the summer
of 1991. With Norris Askew putting together a set of Bylaws that are
still used today, and a board and officers comprised of: Jerry
Parker - President; Gary Mize - Vice President; Norris Askew -
Treasurer; Curtis Walker - Secretary; Jimmy Andrews - Tournament
Director; James Elliott - Director; Gary McDonald - Director; Lance
Hughes - Director; Randy Smotherman - Director.
The original tournament schedule alternated between individual and
team events on the following lakes: Lake Pinkston, Lake Murval,
Martin Creek Lake, Sam Rayburn, and Toledo Bend. As the club grew to
over 100 active members, Lake Pinkston, Martin Creek Lake, and
Murval were eliminated due to size constraints. Currently the
schedule alternates between Toledo Bend and Sam Rayburn, having
tournaments on both the north and south ends of the reservoirs. In
addition, only the "team" format is being utilized with an "Open
Team" night tournament held in August during the full moon phase.
The visions of the original officers and directors are still upheld
as the club continues to prosper.