Tampa Bay Junior Bass Club 

Youth Director Joe Craighead 
813-433-6454 or by email at jcraighead@sstlift.com

The Tampa Bay Junior Bass Club is for 11 - 18 years old youth that want to learn bass fishing. They meet the last Tuesday of every month (except Dec) at PJ Dolan's Irish Pub on E. Bearss at 7 pm.

They fish every other month on the first Saturday of the month. For meeting and event schedule please follow this link for the Tampa Bay Junior Bass Club website. Meetings, tournament annoucements, and results are available on their website.


Ina Mahoney died on October 23, 2009 after a very short battle with Colon Cancer. There were no symptoms and it was discovered with a routine exam. After surgery and one chemotherapy treatment, it was determined that the cancer was to far advanced to beat. Hospice was called to help take care of her. Gulfside Regional came in with a team of professionals to help with her care. They were great people to work with and made the next month a lot less stressful. They took care of Ina's needs as well as the families questions and concerns. They never charged the family a cent and depend on contributions to help them stay in business.  

Bay Area Bassmasters would like to do our part to keep this organization helping those in need. We have pledged a $1.00 a pound for all fish brought to the scales. We raised $6,157.44 in 2019 year for a total of $34,777.69 in total donations since our first event in 2009. We are looking forward to continuing with this tradition in 2019 and beyond.

Thanks everyone for your continued support.

Tom Mahoney
President Bay Area Bassmasters


2019 Donation Based on TAOY 2018 Results

Team #     Team Members Hospice $
1 Joe Hobson & Gary Ford $235.00
2 Mike Hardy & Pam Hardy $200.00
3 Tom Mahoney & Carol Mahoney $275.00
4 John Cincotta & Perry Cincotta $300.00
5 Chuck Redding & Ginger Redding $100.00
6 Chris Neatherly & Steve Gallette $70.00
7 Jimmy Thibeault & Austin Thibeault $100.00
9 Casey Gonzalez & Eugene Terkoski       $220.00
10 Lewis Roberson & Calvin Boyette $325.00
11  Matt Smith & Alex Udwari $150.00
12 Don Garard & Kenny Garard $120.00
13 Greg Shamblin & Newt Hill $100.00
14 Gary Cox & Larry Tyson $40.00
15 Paul Macchia & Ron Hebert JR   $100.00
16 Kevin Hebert & Ron Hebert SR. $120.00
18 Bruce Young & Jared Young $100.00
19 Matt Norris & Tim Grimes $45.00
20 Tom Craighead & Bob Grosso $200.00
21 Joe Craighead & Dylan Casazza $110.00
24 Ron Stoker & Paul Gregory $150.00
25 David Mangrum & Michael Medina $100.00
26 Brian Renshaw & Bobby Squires $45.00
29 Elton Brewer & Dennis Brewer $210.00
31 Jim Stillwell & Gwen Mills-Owen $562.82
32 Brian Stillwell & Fred Haus $272.00
35 Greg Allen & Lee Allen $100.00
36 Jeff Crandon & Jared Crandon $150.00
38 Terry Wien & Gary Wien $200.00
39 Frank Jones & Fred Liggett $100.00
40 Tony Office & Mike Blanchard $110.00
41 Rodney Yavorsky & Aaron Yavorsky $87.64
42 Bo Snively & Craig Kristof $65.00
43 Charles Gomes Jr & Ryan Gomez $62.16
46 Brian Hofmann & Rick Cortina $190.00
47 Shawn Cartwright & Rick Borden $200.00
48 Steve Mekdeci & Ryan Mekdeci $40.00
49 John Simmerman & Tony Mere $200.00
50 Jeff Baker & Archie Garner $100.00
  Carla (Hospice) $10.00
  Beef O Brady Waitress $30.00



Through being a member of the Bay Area Bassmaster club you also have membership to B.A.S.S. and the B.A.S.S. Nation. These organizations provide some wonderful member benefits that you may or may not be aware of. Some of the benefits are as follows:

Bay Area Bassmaster Club Benefits:


 $500 off any exterior coating job, $250 off any interior or exterior standard paint job, or $250 off any safety/security film job.


30% discount on purchases through the Culprit Store. Use promo code: BCC0015


10% discount available on many items throughout the store. Please see Tom or mention that you are a club member at the counter.


B.A.S.S. Benefits (see website for details: B.A.S.S. Member Benefits)

  • Bass Pro Shops - Double Rewards Points for your rewards card
  • Boat US Angler - 50% Discount on Boat US Membership, $1,000 Trailer Coverage, Lower Deductibles for Electronics and Trolling Motors
  • Cabela’s - Up to 40% off on select items
  • Bassmaster Lunker Club - Get Published in Bassmaster Magazine
  • BASS Stuff - 5% off Official BASS Merchandise
  • Walt Disney World Fishing - 10% off Guided Fishing Excursions
  • Avis - Up to 25% off
  • Ramada Hotel - 20% off Best Available Rates


B.A.S.S. Nation Benefits (see ‘Member Benefits’ area at: Bassmaster.com)

  • BassGold.com - 1 year free of the Bass Patterning App
  • BASS Insider Membership - Free



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We will update as we learn of more benefits made available to our members!