PIERCE: Official Sponsor of Bass Champs

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.

Jeff Pierce's boat

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

Jeff Pierce high school duck hunting

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. 

Jeff with College age

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. 

Jeff and his dad fishing in Mexico

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


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

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