9 members of the Hells Gate Bass Club assisted organizers of the Texas High School Bass Association to conduct their tournament on Possum Kingdom Lake. The volunteers conducted safety checks on every boat prior to being released to fish, directed traffic and assisted participants. HGBC donated the use of their weigh in trailer for the event and Mineral Wells Bass Club donated electricity. Club members conducted the weigh in and attended to the fish prior to being returned to the lake. Over 80 fish we weighed in. Club President Bruce Ray, was heard to say that the club is dedicated to promoting junior fishing in the area. Members gathered at the public boat ramp at 4.30 am, now that’s dedication, Ray said. These young people are the future of bass fishing and we need to do what we can to help them gain knowledge and stimulate interest.
The picture shows some of the volunteers, left to right, Johnny Hicks, Bobby Koncak, Mike Hallford, Barry Smith and Steve McCain.