Bux-Mont Bassmasters is a club that continues to thrive and grow because of the ever growing sport and conservation surrounding competitive bass fishing. Our club is made up of members that come from every background in life you can imagine and that results in friendships that have been around for more than a decade.
The club was started in 1998 on the banks of the Schuylkill River. The passion for fishing and friendly competition sparked a club environment that has continued to draw anglers from all over Southeast Pennsylvania. Those of you who fish in Pennsylvania know you need a good sense of humor to fish our waters as they are tougher than most. But when you combine the fun of bass fishing, 70 mph bass boats and the smell of 2 cycle oil as the sun rises over the horizon, you know you are having a good time.
Our club of 25+members meets the first Wednesday of the month all year round. When the fishing season begins for us, we meet and discuss and share what was learned and experienced from the previous week’s tournament and celebrate all our victories on the water. These stories range from the “one that got away” to the “lunker of the day”. During the off months, we still meet for the comradery and to plan for the upcoming tournament trail and attend the regional winter hunting and fishing shows.
One of the best things about joining a fishing club is the knowledge and sharing that goes into making everyone in the club a better fisherman. The one thing you hear a lot of our members say is “I wish I would have joined a bass club sooner,” as you will learn more in one year fishing with 25 plus anglers every other weekend than you will fishing by yourself for 10 years. Best of all, you will see your results improve on every outing.
Over the past three years now, Bux-Mont Bassmasters has been conducting a Reel Kids Casting Competition program to help promote our sport of bass fishing and conservation to the next generation of young anglers.
Every year the numbers of children we put through the program have almost doubled. This has been a great source of pride to our members because we all show up early and take shifts instructing the children through the program. Parents are always very grateful for us taking time to show the kids how to cast and target their baits to earn the most points they can. It’s all done while generating smiles in a fun atmosphere and that in itself is worth all the prep work and hours spent. The kids all get a certificate to prove to their friends and family that they are true Bass Fishing Professionals. Kudos also needs to go to The Bass Federation and Berkley for supporting such activates around the country.
Bux-Mont Bassmasters tournament trail covers not only North East Pennsylvania but reaches to Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and New York. This diverse trail gives every member an opportunity to fish their strengths as well as discover the thrill of fishing new waters. This year’s new venue includes the famous Lake Anna and a stop at the lunker producing waters of the Potomac River. Bux-Mont is affiliated with the FLW, TBF and PA Bass which entitles our members and club to qualify to travel to one of the regional State Team Championships every year. This awesome event is usually hosted at one of the best bass lakes in the North East, Lake Oneida in New York. For those anglers that experience this event for the first time, it will ignite their passion for the sport like no other event. The launch of 60+ bass boats and the thrill of fishing with and competing amongst the best fishermen in the region really gets the blood pumping.
Getting social online has been in the news for a few years now and Bux-Mont Bassmasters has used its website www.buxmontbassmasters.com and its Facebook page to reach out and make its presence even more known in Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, Berks and Lehigh counties. We’ve even recently added a blog to our site where members are posting news and information almost daily. As you’ve read in Bass Digest over the years, keeping your members engaged is important and Social Media is working very well for our club as our numbers of members continue to grow from anglers finding us in the online space. their tools make it easy for any club to get online Bux-Mont Bassmasters of Montgomery County PA “reels” into 2011 with an exciting tournament trail and a great amount of enthusiasm for our shared sport of Bass Fishing. We encourage everyone to get out and go fishing just for the fun and for any angler looking to take his or her skills to the next level, seek out a local club and see where it takes you! www.buxmontbassmasters.com email@example.com