The San Diego Bassmasters, the oldest and largest bass fishing club in San Diego County, was also the first B.A.S.S. Chapter in San Diego County and the third in California.
We welcome anyone who is interested in bass fishing to attend one of our monthly meetings. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month and begin promptly at 6:30 PM at the LA MESA ADULT CENTER, 8450 LA MESA BLVD, LA MESA, CA. There are no prerequisites for membership other than basic fishing skills and a love of fishing. Persons without boats are welcome.
The San Diego Bassmasters fish 10 tournaments per year, which count towards our year-end awards. These awards are presented during our annual Awards Banquet. We typically fish three or four of our tournaments at lakes outside of San Diego County. These “out of town” tournaments may include the lower Colorado River, Lake Havasu, Lake Mead, and lakes in Arizona such as Alamo and Roosevelt. The remaining tournaments are fished locally and may include one or two night tournaments.
In addition to fishing, the San Diego Bassmasters holds a number of family-orientated events each year. These events may include a family fishing tournament, a fish fry, a chili cook-off, Bunco, a tournament of champions, and a picnic. These events promote a sense of family to the club, which accounts for its many long-term members. Many of our members are celebrating memberships in excess of 25 years, with some members for nearly 50 years.
The San Diego Bassmasters have participated in many community activities over the years. For example, since 1985, the San Diego Bassmasters collected food and donations for El Cajon’s Crisis House, which aids families in need of emergency assistance.
The Club also makes an annual college scholarship award to a deserving student.