The Denver Jr. Bassmasters (DJBM) was the first B.A.S.S. Youth club west of the Mississippi and part of a grass roots initiative by Bass Anglers Sportsmans Society (B.A.S.S.) DJBM was created by the Denver Bassmasters (DBM) for the sole purpose of reaching out to Colorado's youth and expose them to bass fishing and the outdoors.
DJBM is open to youth ages 8 to 18. No experience or equipment is required for participation. The focus of the club is simple: learn, catch fish, and have fun in a family oriented setting. DJBM is run solely by the DBM, volunteers, parents, and mentors who want to share time and knowledge with the kids. Hopefully just one thought, one bit of experience shared with the kids will make them better prepared to take on life's challenges.
Dues are $40 for the year, this includes a membership into Colorado Bass Nation (CBN). A limited amount of DJBM scholarships are available for those with financial challenges, contact Curtis Welch.
2021 JUNIOR TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP (ages 8-14)
The Junior Bassmasters National Championship is held at the end of July or Early August of each year. Kids 8-14 are invited to fish in the Colorado Junior State Team Championship, the Champions and 2nd Place Team will represent Colorado at the National Championship. At the Junior Bassmasters National Championship the contenders fish for scholarship money totaling $21,000 and the distinction as the top youth anglers in the sport.
The CBN, holds a Colorado Junior Bassmaster State Team Championship Tournament every year, teams from any BASS Nation affiliated Junior club may compete. At the Junior Championship the teams will consist of 2 juniors ages 8-14 y/o with boat captain/coach Once juniors have reached 15 years old, and become HS aged, we ask the kids to either try to start a club at their HS unless there is one available. If their school does not have a team, you can contact our Youth Director Frank Villa on how to start your own HS club or what to do if your school will not start one.
HIGH SCHOOL (ages 15+)
Recently, Colorado Bass Nation started the High School open division. Kids that are beginning their high school career (becoming Freshman) are allowed to compete immediately following there 8th grade year and they can compete till the end of their 12th grade year. This is a tournament format with 4 -5 tournaments happening through the summer months. To compete at these tournaments, Teams will consist of 2 HS anglers with one boater captain/coach. HS Anglers must be BASS Members and of HS age. At these tournaments anglers can be from different High Schools.
High School teams can hold their own events as they wish and are encouraged to have there own monthly meetings to get any new information that may be coming from BASS or CBN. The CBN, holds a Colorado High School State Team Championship Tournament every year, teams from any BASS Nation affiliated High School club may compete. All Anglers must be BASS Members. Teams must represent a HS or HS Club and anglers must be from the same HS or HS club.
High School Teams consist of 2 High School competitors of the same school and their boater/coach. There may be more than one team per High School. Currently there are 6 BASS High School teams in Colorado but we are hoping to start more. The 6 represented are Front Range Bassmasters, which consists of Adams County High Schools, Regis Jesuit HS, Windsor HS, Payton HS, Frontier Academy, and Pueblo West HS.
If you are interested in joining one of these teams or you would like to start your own BASS NationBass Fishing Club at your High School please contact CBN Youth Director Frank Villa for more information.
Frank Villa - State Youth Director
Important Links Below
BASS Junior Bassmaster Rules (coming)