Tournament Director, Gary Waingrow and Co-Tournament Director Bob Newland, started this trail in 2002, with the help and sponsorship of Bass Pro, and the Broward County Parks and Recreation Division. In February 2017, James Snead assumed the role of Tournament Director. These tournaments are open to all the kids in the community and are orientated towards education of the sport in a fun family atmosphere
The trail consists of eight tournaments a year. Six tournaments are qualifying events, one tournament as a wildcard. Participants are divided into two divisions, Small Fry for ages 5 thru 10 years old, and Juniors for ages 11 thru 17 years old. The top-qualifying anglers will then compete in the kid’s classic.
At the end of every tournament, medals and prizes are awarded. At the classic, the grand prizes are awarded in an honorary ceremony. We are proud to award each year a Pond Boat with a Minn Kota Trolling Motor and Interstate Battery & Hummingbird Color Fish Finder.
This year has been our best so far. We have had an average of 40 - 60 kids competing in all qualifying tournaments. We expect this number to continue to grow. In 2008 Palm Beach County came on board.
If you would like to start a kids trail in your area or you interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us by using our CONTACT US page.
Bass Fishing Kids, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization.