St. Croix and Texas Fish & Game want to take this to the youth and incentivize conservation activism among Texas high school bass fishing competitors.
“We believe this tech-savvy generation can do great things for fisheries and conservation. We have partnered with Texas Fish & Game to create the Texas High School Bass Conservation Challenge, which will be a fun way for students to promote conservation as well as win some great prizes,” said Jesse Simpkins, Vice President of Marketing at St. Croix.
Beginning Jan. 17, TF&G and St. Croix will send challenges to high school bass team sponsors throughout the state. New challenges will go out every two weeks, with a total of seven before the end of the spring 2021 semester.
Individual challenge winners get their choice of a Bass X rod from St. Croix and a special package of books and other items from Texas Fish & Game.
A special panel will evaluate all entries at the end of the semester, and select a grand prize winner. That student will win a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of St. Croix and get special recognition at the 2022 Bassmaster Open at Lake Sam Rayburn on Oct. 22.
The challenges kick off with a #hashtag challenge.