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What is Camp Bass?

The goal is to help develop future leadership in the fishing industry. In hopes that one day they will give back to the youth. Selected youth from all over the nation come together the last week of July to fish on the Premier Large Mouth Trophy Lake in the country, Lake Fork. Not only do they get to fish Lake Fork but they get to do it with the professional fishing guides of Lake Fork. The professional guides donate their time and skills to teach these Jr. Anglers.

Camp Bass ends with a banquet. The parents, Jr. Anglers and, guides get to eat great bar-b-q and, enjoy our awards ceremony. We share in fond memories created during the week. We have awards from the Anti-Lunker to Camp Bass Angler Of The Year. Angler Of The Year is chosen based on the evaluations of the pro guides. Angler Of The Year receives paid entry into next year’s Camp Bass. Our most prized award which is sought after all week is presented by Lake Fork Taxidermy. The largest bass over 24” receives a beautiful replica of their bass.

The future looks bright for Camp Bass. Each year gets better and better. We have many thanks to give to many people. The community of Lake Fork has been great to us. Mr. and Mrs. Donahue of Lake Fork Marina and Motel have selflessly opened their doors to us. I could not imagine a better place with better accommodations for us to hold Camp Bass. Also we must thank the guides of Lake Fork. It is the great guides of Lake Fork who have helped create Camp Bass. All have spent the extra time to make recommendations to improve the experience for the youth and help make us become the best in the nation.

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More about CampBass

“We at Lake Fork Trophy Lures are honored to sponsor and work with our nation’s youth in many annual summer bass camps across the states over the years, and none are better managed and operated than Camp Bass on Lake Fork Texas.  Founded and lead by Mr. Danny Gove, along with the coordination and fishing guide leadership of Mr. Rick Carter (a touring FLW Pro and guide on Lake Fork) this youth bass camp teaches not only excellent fishing techniques on one of the best bass fisheries in the U. S., but also other skills and responsibilities such as boating and boating safety, co-angler courtesy, leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.  We at Lake Fork Trophy Lures are proud and honored to be one of the sponsors of this excellent youth bass camp!”

  Ronnie Parker

            CEO and Co-owner

              Lake Fork Trophy Lures

              1000 E. U. S. Highway 69

              Emory, TX 75440

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