Our History

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 reservoirs. In addition, only the “team” format is being utilized.

The visions of the original officers and directors are still upheld as the club continues to prosper.

Sam Rayburn is our host this weekend. Cassell Boykin. Take off at safe light. Must be in weigh in line by 3:00pm