When thinking about how PIERCE Ranch + Outdoor can share my lifelong love of fishing, Bass Champs is the perfect fit. We are glad to join you in your passion for fishing.
To me, fishing is like treasure hunting. You never know what you are going to get. The next cast could be the biggest of your life.
I’ve been fishing all my life. My grandfather, Vincent Stine, taught me using a one piece bamboo cane pole. Once we caught the fish, we’d put it in a feed sack so that the turtles couldn’t get them. Every other week in the spring and summer my grandfather took me to fish around Clay County. He was a patient fishermen and didn't always catch fish. When I was older I’d use a rod and reel but I could never get him to use the rod.
I was 11 or 12 years old the first time I caught a 5 lb. bass. I was using a Zebco 33 and a rubber worm that was just introduced to anglers. It was the big rave and caught me a big one. I’ve been hooked ever since.
I wanted to fish whenever I wanted and buying a boat wasn't in the budget. So, when I was 13, I went to the city dump and took a freezer, removed the lid, dragged it about a mile, and fished. It sure would have been nice to have a PIERCE fishing kayak and cooler.
In high school, I was part of the local fishing club and I told the principal to give me excused absences to pre-fish on the lake and prepare for the competition. They let me use P.E. (my first two periods) to fish. I doubt you could do that in school anymore. The biggest bass I caught was 8.5 lbs and I caught it before school one morning.
In college, when given the opportunity, I always chose fishing. Especially when my father gave my sister and I the choice to choose Cancun or Amistad - I chose fishing.
I've purchased both grandkids fishing rod and reels. We are ready to start using them once they are older. I can’t wait until they are older. I’d rather have my kids and grandkids bass fishing than out running around.
I hope you catch the big one this year!
See you out on the lake!
- Jeff Pierce
MORE ABOUT BASS CHAMPS
Bass Champs will pay out over $2.5 million in cash and prizes in 2018!
2018 Skeeter Bass Champs Schedule of Events:
January 13, Amistad
January 20, Sam Rayburn
February 3, Travis
February 10, Falcon
February 17, Toledo Bend
February 24, Fork
March 3, LBJ
March 10, Rayburn
March 17, Mega Bass on Lake Fork
March 24, Amistad
April 7, Ray Roberts
April 14, Belton
April 21, Amistad
May 5, LBJ
May 12, Toledo Bend
May 19, Tawakoni
June 8 - 10, Skeeter Owner's Tournament on Lake Fork
June 16, Cedar Creek
June 23, Techron TX Shootout on Sam Rayburn
October 13 - 14, Team Championship TBA
October 20 - 21, Berkley Big Bass on Lake Fork
Payback details, rules, and additional information is available on basschamps.com