TWHS Bass Fishing Team was established in the fall of 2013 with 30 anglers in grades 9-12 at The Woodlands High School (TWHS) in The Woodlands, Texas. We have grown to more than 100 members and now include students from McCullough Junior High. Only students attending McCullough or TWHS are eligible to be members of our team.
For all grades, 7-12, we offer inshore/pond tournaments about once a month on Saturday mornings on ponds in or near The Woodlands. The season begins in late September and ends in March. There are no official practice days and we do not provide any equipment to anglers. We do hold occassional meetings and instructional workshops. More information can be found on our Inshore page.
For grades 9-12, we also offer offshore/boat tournaments through our affiliation with Texas High School Bass Association (THSBA). We do not provide boats, captains or gear. More information on these boat tournaments can be found below or on our Offshore page. These tournaments are held about once a month on lakes that are usually no more than 1.5 hours away. The season begins in September and finishes in May with a State Championship. Grades 7-8 may also participate in the Deep East offshore boat tournaments. ____________________________________________________________________________________________
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who can join? TWHS Bass Fishing Team is open to all students attending McCullough Junior High or The Woodlands High School (grades 7-12).
How much is the team membership fee and what does it include? Members pay $150 to join the Inshore Team. Membership fees include a team t-shirt, registration fees for all inshore tournaments including the season championship for qualifying teams, membership/insurance to Student Angler Federation/The Bass Federation/FLW, all team events, tournament hospitality, awards and prizes. To be eligible to fish, all members must have paid team dues, completed all paperwork and be UIL elegible. We hold team inshore tournaments at local ponds fishing from the shore. If you have access to a boat, you may participate in offshore tournaments at area lakes through our affiliation with THSBA (grades 9-12 only). Offshore tournaments will incur additional fees.
When can I join? Membership in TWHS BFT is annual. We will open registration for each year in early July. We reserve the right to limit membership to 100 members so that we can accommodate a maximum number of anglers at our venues. Once we reach 100 members, we will close registration and individuals will be added to a wait list. Anglers will not need a boat to participate in inshore as all fishing is done along the shoreline.
Do I need a partner to fish inshore? Teams are composed of two anglers. Once you pick your partner, you cannot change partners. The teams remain together for the ENTIRE YEAR. You can fish by yourself if you prefer. If you need a partner, we will help you find one. We want everyone to fish!
What if I miss a tournament? You do not have to fish every inshore tournament. The points are cumulative and the teams with the most points will get to fish in the inshore champioinship tournament.
What is the Offshore Team? Registration for the Offshore Team is separate and requires additional registration, paperwork and fees. The Bass Fishing Team does not provide boats for boat tournaments. You must either own your own boat, borrow or rent one. Parents of our students are usually the boat captains. A relative or friend 21 or over can be a boat captain.
What are the boat and captain requiments for Offshore? Offshore (THSBA) tournaments require a boat (16 feet +) and a captain (21 years +). We do not provide boats or captains.
Does the team provide equipment? Anglers must provide all their own tackle, rods, and gear.
Do you sell team branded gear? A TWHS BFT t-shirt is included with your dues. All other PFGs, jerseys and clothing is an additional purchase.
What about UIL? Anglers must be academically eligible to fish (we follow UIL guidelines).You cannot participate in any of our tournaments unless you have joined our team and your paperwork is up to date.