Valley Bassmasters Inc.
is an award winning Domestic Not For Profit Corporation and is Nationally Sanctioned
by the Bass Angler's Sportsmen Society (B.A.S.S.). Founded in 1996,
its' energetic charter members built the club on the "5F Principals"
of "Fishing, Friends, Family, Fun and Future". During its
first year, Hudson Valley Bassmasters is proud to have organized New York's first
and largest Junior Bassmaster Club, which is known as the Hudson Valley Junior
Bassmasters (ages 11-18) and Hudson Valley Bassmaster Kids (ages "Almost
7" to 10). We are affliated with both New York and National B.A.S.S.
Federation as well as the Federation of Dutchess County Fish and Game Clubs, Inc.
You've read about us, now come experience the thrill of fishing with
the Hudson Valley Bassmasters!!! Learn fishing and make new friends -- enjoy sportsmanship!!!
adult club, Hudson Valley Bassmasters annually have approximately 10 draw type
tournaments a year on local waters in Connecticut (Candlewood, Lillinonah, Zoar)
and in New York (Saratoga, Mahopac, Lake George, the Mohawk Erie Canal and of
course, our own pond, the Hudson River). To encourage participation,
especially to new anglers, club tournament entry is $20, which results in a payout
to at least 20% and up to 50% of the participants, plus "lunker" payout.
We sponsor a club team based on yearly standings which compete in the New York
State Club Team 4 Day Event, which each year is on major waters in New York State.
For further angling experience, the club is affiliated with the NYS B.A.S.S. Federation
and eligible to participate in their statewide tournaments. These
tournaments are in the Hudson River, Lake George, Lake Champlain, Cayuga Lake
and other Finger Lakes, and the Great Lakes - do well and qualify for the New
York State Team and fish B.A.S.S.'s Eastern Bassmaster Regionals on the way to
the Bassmaster Classic. The Club also has frequent family outings
associated with the Junior Club, a Father-Son/Daughter or "Sweetheart"
Tournament. We also host the New York Junior Mr/Miss Bass Tournament
for state-wide youth anglers. Don't know how to fish for bass?? Well,
don't fret, Hudson Valley Bassmasters is an extremely friendly club for new anglers
-- we're sportsmen and proud to pass on the sport. Come give us a
try and you'll get caught up in the excitement!!! We'll hand you a lure and say,
Monthly Meetings are held in the Poughkeepsie's Galleria Mall Community
Meeting Room, off of the food court on the last Monday of each month. Our Youth
Bassmasters meet at 5:30 to 7:00 PM and our Bassmaster meeting runs from 7:30
to 9:00 PM. Meetings are opened to the public, and new members welcome.