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 $10,181.67 in 2021 year for a total of $62,802.82 in total donations since our first event in 2009. We are looking forward to continuing with this tradition in 2022 and beyond.

Thanks everyone for your continued support.

Tom Mahoney
President Bay Area Bassmasters


2022 Donation Based on TAOY 2021 Results

 So FAR.......

Name  Donation
Chuck & Ginger Redding $75.00
Steve Paynter $1,470.00
Calvin Boyette & Lewis Roberson $100.00
John & Perry Cincotta $675.00
Jack (Cincotta) $100.00
Bobby Sheets $100.00
Bruce & Jared Young $100.00
Glen & Lee Allen $150.00
Brian Hoffman $125.00
Gary Cox & Larry Tyson $20.00
Matt Miller & Carl Powers  $200.00
Frank Lauria $170.00
Barbara Stillwell $5.00
Fred Haus $30.00
Jim Stillwell $10.00
Mike & Pam Hardy $100.00
Ron Stoker $100.00
Andux $40.00
Mary, Don & Kenny Garands $1,950.00
Drew Pitts $20.00
Mrs. Pitts $20.00
Shawn & Tia Cartwright $266.69
AJ Jones $40.00
Jeff Crandon $150.00
Alan FuQua $20.00
Gwen Owens $200.00
Newt Hill $40.00
Joe Craighead $110.00
Tom & Theresa  Craighead $675.00
Carol & Tom Mahoney $400.00
Warren Gensel $40.00
Colin Mattson $30.00
Jon Smith $10.00
Jimmy Thibeault & Austin Thibeault $70.00
Luke Ayotte $40.00
Terry Wien $131.54
Greg & Newt $238.44
Brian Stillwell $360.00
Eric Botnick $350.00
Someone (Joe) $200.00
Tom Craighead- Someone $100.00
Mekdeci $50.00
Kevin Hebert $100.00
Susan Arch $1,000.00
Sum $10,181.67

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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!