Bass Brigade is part of the Texas Brigades organization, whose mission is to empower high school youth with skills and knowledge in wildlife conservation, land stewardship, team-building, communication, and leadership to become ambassadors for conservation in their communities. Seven camps currently make up the Texas Brigades organization. These include Bass Brigade, Ranch Brigade, North and South Texas Buckskin, North and South Texas Bobwhite and Waterfowl brigade. At the camps the students are taught about the species of interest, habitat, and management practices by biologist from TPWD, Texas Agrilife, and private industry leaders.
The students invited on this trip arrived in Comanche County Friday evening and were treated to dinner at the local favorite Cooks Fish Barn. Saturday morning came early with one student catching a couple bass before the others even woke up. The entire day was spent fishing two lakes on boats provided by the Fishing club members of Comanche Star. As the day warmed up so did the fishing with several three to five pound bass caught. Of course there was also one bass lost at the boat that was estimated to weight 6-8 lbs depending on who you asked.
Dinner, smores, and stories by the fire concluded an extraordinary weekend. As everyone reminisced about the past summers camp and their fishing trip it was easy to see that both the students and the parents had made memories that will last forever.
To find out more about Texas Brigades or to apply before the March 16th deadline visit their website www.texasbrigades.org and to make fishing memories of your own on Comanche Star Ranch visit www.trophybasscsr.com.
Steven Bardin M.S.