Become a Philadelphia BassBusters Member:
1.) The Philadelphia BassBusters club was formed in 1987 to further the sport of freshwater angling.
2.) The goals of the club are: to educate, to build friendships, and to build the sport of angling.
~ Through this goal, we encourage our members to learn all they can about the sport AND to share their knowledge & love of the sport with fellow anglers of all ages.
3.) We are a family-oriented club & encourage all family members to participate in our club's functions.
4.) The club holds 19 regular season tournaments about every 2 weeks during the season.
~ Tournament winners receive trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
~ They also receive points toward our CLASSIC Tournament held in the fall.
~ The Angler with the MOST FISHED WEIGHED-IN during the regular season, wins the TOP CLASSIC QUALIFIER AWARD -- One of Our TOP AWARDS!
~ The Top 10 anglers (according to our CLASSIC point standings) then attend a 2-day fish off to determine the CLASSIC WINNER.
~ This is also a TOP AWARD AWARD in the club.
~ Another TOP AWARD is "Angler of the Year".
~ During the year, anglers gain points based on the total weight of their fish caught in each tournament.
~ After the entire 19 tournament season, the points are counted & the winner is announced at the end of the year.
~ Other awards that are presented are:
A.) "Member of the Year" and …
B.) "Most Improved Angler".
~ We also give out citations for largest fish in each of several species caught during the year.
~ Citations for 5 different species qualify the winner as an "Expert Angler".
~ 10 species qualify the winner as a "Master Angler".
~ Every member is eligible for these awards.
* THINGS that SEPARATE Our Club from other Fishing Clubs *
~ As of the 2023-2024 Season, we "currently" allow the use of LIVE BAIT (which is unheard of in many bass clubs).
~ We "currently" encourage the use of live bait (minnows, shiners, night crawlers, garden worms, crayfish, and etc.)
~ WE ARE NOT JUST A BASS CLUB.
~ We certainly fish for Bass, but ,we also target ALL other species of freshwater fish.
~ Trophies are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes.
~ Once you have accumulated 4 trophies (and you are to receive a 5th), you may choose to receive a plaque. Turn in the first 4 trophies & those results are recorded on the plaque.
~ We have important club meetings throughout the year:
Summer is our Lake Schedule Meeting (usually in July),
Fall is our TROPHY PRESENTATION (usually in November), and...
Winter to discuss important topics, vote on new Board Members, & vote on/discuss rules, changes, etc. (usually in February).
~ At the meetings, we give currant standings & go over previous meeting intel along with comments on the upcoming tournaments.
~ Discussions about lake permits, scheduling, fundraising, sponsorships, etc. usually dominate the discussions.
~ We welcome you ALL to share your knowledge with the other members.
~ We urge anyone interested in our club to attend one of our meetings in order to see what we have to offer you & your family (to help you all enjoy the sport of fishing).
~The Annual Trophy Presentation is held at the end of the fishing season (usually in November).
~ At this gathering we give out the top awards of the club, the citations earned through the year and try to make light of the many things that CAN and DO happen to an angler through the year.
** THANKS for CONSIDERING JOINING Philadelphia Bass Busters **