The Shelby County Bass Anglers was created by a dedicated group of anglers holding informal tournaments on Lake Pinkston in the summer. In 1991, Norris Askew put together a set of Bylaws that are still used today.
The SCBA hosts eight monthly tournaments beginning in February each year. The annual membership meeting is held in late January. Prospective new members must be voted in on or before the Tuesday meeting held before each tournament. Tournaments alternate between Toledo Bend and Sam Rayburn Reservoirs.
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 20 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 custom rods and plaques that are awarded at the next January Membership Meeting.
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. Our trailer also become a great source of revenue in that we sell advertising that is then used to fund scholarships and support for our community.
The club has been and still is 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, Santa Rides a Motorcycle, 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, Joaquin Youth Sports and others.
We also sponsor and help form a Junior Club that is now able to compete in the fastest growing sport in high school.