This dynamic club grew out of the inspiration of a couple of
guys who met on a parking lot of a service station on a rainy
afternoon to swap some fishing gear. A few days later one called
the other and suggested the need to form a club in our local
community. The wheels were set in motion and with weeks there
was a kickoff meeting. Many of the potential members expressed
the desire to belong to a club closer to home. Some of us were
driving as much as 40 miles to meetings of our previous clubs.
Some had no previous club experience
but liked these club objectives.
It was decided at the outset that this club would be focused
on community service, kid activities and competitive bass
fishing. Associated with the SETEX Div of B.A.S.S. Federation
Nation, MTBC became an official club December 1, 2007. We held
our first club tournament that same Saturday on Lake Conroe,
Texas. We had 20 members present plus their family and friends.
We set up a bassboat at Decker Prairie Elementary Fall Festival
where we had over 200 children casting for fun and prizes in
October 2007. That sealed the deal, we had found our passion.
Another significant club
event came before we were official and it was the Wounded
Warriors fishing event on Choke Canyon, Texas in early November.
We took part in a heartwarming few hours with the wounded
service personnel from the U.S. Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam
Houston, San Antonio, Texas. These brave young people enjoyed a
few hours on the water and fishing far away from their hospital
MTBC has participated in the first three official tournaments
with the SETEXDIV of the Federation and gained respectable
points among the 17 clubs represented. We have taken part in the
Lake Conroe conservation project replacing native vegetation. As
a part of the Federation Jr.
Bassmaster Kid Cast Event held first of March at Bass Pro
Shop Katy, Texas we worked with a number of children coaching
and testing casting skills.
At our meetings we have over 30 adult members and about 12
members in the youth club. We have already exceeded our
expectations in every aspect of our mission. We expect this year
to be great for MTBC.