There is a brand new youth angler bass fishing trail that has incorporated an interesting twist for participants.
The “twist” incorporated into the new Bass Tactix Youth Trail is a rule allowing boat captains to fish in a concurrent
tournament of their own. No longer will boat captains have to suffer thru a long tournament day without
being able to wet a line.
Shane Mansell, Director of the Alabama Division said, “The Bass Tactix Youth/High School trail offers a new
innovation to high school angler tournaments. We call this ‘high school tournament fishing with a twist.’ That
twist is incorporating a boat captain tournament that runs separately but alongside the high school angler competition.”
Mansell added, “I get asked all the time why I decided to devote the time required of a Bass Tactix state director.
The answer is simple. I have a passion to see these students out on the water doing what they love and enjoying
the outdoors. Also, while most consider the trail as a “high school trail”, the actual organization is a youth program.”
The Alabama Division will fish four tournaments beginning October 8 of this year on Guntersville Lake, plus the state championship0n Wheeler Lake, and concluding on June 9 thru 10, 2023 with the national championship
on Pickwick Lake.
Here are the highlights of the new tournament trail:
– Age range for the young participants is Kindergarten thru 12th grade
– Membership in Bass Tactix Alabama & TBF/SAF required (for Alabama Division)
– Entry fee of $80 per team (2 anglers) per tournament
– $40 for each boat captain per tournament that participates in the tournament
– Each boat/team must choose at least three lakes to fish on the trail
– Fishing 3 lakes qualifies the team for the State Championship
– Contestants have the opportunity to advance to the Bass Tactix Nationals
10/8/2022 Guntersville Lake, Goose Pond
10/29/2022 Logan Martin, Lincoln Landing
2/25/2023 Smith Lake, Smith Lake Damn
4/8/2023 Black Warrior River, TBD
5/5-6/2023 Wheeler Lake, Ditto Landing (State Championship)
6/9-10/2023 Pickwick Lake, Pickwick Landing State Park (National Championship)
For more information on fishing with the Bass Tactix Alabama Division please contact Shane Mansell, Alabama Director
or visit Bass Tactix Alabama Division on Facebook, phone 205-765-8020, or email smansellal@gmail.
com. The national contact is Richard Parker, 601-307-8492, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.