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#11082013 - 09/03/15 07:14 PM Need boat captains high school bass club for September 19 on Possum Kingdom
Weldon DHS Offline
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Registered: 09/08/14
Posts: 51
Denton High School started a bass team last year. I am looking for people to help me to educate the youth. I have a lot of young members so there would be a lot of teaching moments. Below are a number of questions and answers involved with someone who would like to volunteer as a boat captain for the THSBA
Q: What is the minimum age a person can volunteer?
A: 18 with current Boater Safety certification and Texas fishing license.
Q: Do I have to be related to one of the high school team which is entered?
A: No
Q: What type of boat is permitted? What is required on board?
 Any boat that is least 16 foot and length and have outboard that does not exceed capacity plate.
 Jet Drives, Sailboats, Airboats, Stick Steer, or hand tiller steering boats are not permitted.
 Must be registered with current TX numbers.
 Must have working live well for all fish caught.
 Must be safety checked each tournament for working lights, kill switch, throw cushion and bilge pump.
 You must supply all students with Coast Guard rated PFD’s.
 Must have adequate storage for student’s rods, tackle and gear.
 Carry on gas tanks are permitted as long as they are stored under deck.
 No jet skis, kayaks, or home made water craft are acceptable.
 There is no maximum hp rating on out board as long as it does not exceed capacity plate.
 Need a working cell phone on board at all times.
 Maximum speed limit on the water is 60 mph.
Q: Can Students operate the big engine?
A: No. Students cannot operate the big engine during tournament day. However they may assist in
Loading and Unloading the boat.
Q: Do I have to carry liability insurance?
A: Yes a minimum of $300,000.00 and have proof of this (binder) on board during tournament
Q: Will I need a Back Ground Check?
A: Yes. This will be done by the school club or organization that you will volunteer for.
Can a Captain fish during the tournament day?
A: Yes. There may be a big bass side pot for boat captains at certain open events, however your catch
can not be counted with the students catch.
Q: Do I fill out a Waiver of Liability?
A: Yes. See Wavier. It must be filled out completely and returned to the club or organization you are
volunteering for.
Q: What if a student needs tackle?
A: Yes you can let student use your tackle if needed.
Q: Can student run the trolling motor?
A: Yes. If student is experienced and comfortable with operation of trolling motor.
Q: Can I help net a fish?
A: Yes. However students are to make ALL casts, hook sets, and reel bass in on their own with-out any Assistance from the captain. You may located fish, recommend different patterns, and techniques but you CANNOT catch the fish for your student anglers.

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#11083307 - 09/04/15 11:07 AM Re: Need boat captains high school bass club for September 19 on Possum Kingdom [Re: Weldon DHS]
steve Mbass Online   content
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Registered: 10/07/13
Posts: 435
Loc: Frisco
Weldon, I might be able to help but do you have a schedule for the rest of the tournaments? I don't think I can make PK on the short notice but I might be able to go ahead and get approved so I can do some other tournaments.

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#11083320 - 09/04/15 11:12 AM Re: Need boat captains high school bass club for September 19 on Possum Kingdom [Re: Weldon DHS]
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Registered: 04/21/08
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I would have definitely volunteered but can't that weekend!
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#11083805 - 09/04/15 03:16 PM Re: Need boat captains high school bass club for September 19 on Possum Kingdom [Re: Weldon DHS]
Ken Starling Offline
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Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 2766
Loc: lake tawakoni
Here is the schedule for Their division

WEST DIVISION
9/19 Possum Kingdom
10/10 Eagle Mountain
2/20 Grapevine
3/19 Ray Roberts
4/9 Ray Hubbard
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#11083823 - 09/04/15 03:23 PM Re: Need boat captains high school bass club for September 19 on Possum Kingdom [Re: Weldon DHS]
Ken Starling Offline
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Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 2766
Loc: lake tawakoni
Here are the links to the all divisions and also a list of current schools. If you think you may be able to help any of these schools, you can contact me through here and I will send you the advisors info.

http://nebula.wsimg.com/f27adede4cde0e9b...p;alloworigin=1

There will be post like this popping up all season, unfortunately there will be a lot of kids looking for captains, there is no fees to pay. All you need is a background check through the school you are helping , 300,000 liability on the boat, and a couple of forms to sign. It is a great time, great kids and memories that they will have forever.

There are several members on here that volunteer their time as boat captains and I've heard nothing but good comments from them.
Thank you guys and gals

Ken Starling
THSBA VP


Edited by Ken Starling (09/04/15 03:23 PM)
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#11096814 - 09/11/15 12:02 PM Re: Need boat captains high school bass club for September 19 on Possum Kingdom [Re: Weldon DHS]
Weldon DHS Offline
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Registered: 09/08/14
Posts: 51
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#11096848 - 09/11/15 12:13 PM Re: Need boat captains high school bass club for September 19 on Possum Kingdom [Re: Weldon DHS]
Weldon DHS Offline
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Registered: 09/08/14
Posts: 51
The next tournament October 10 at Eagle Mountain we will need 3 more boats and boat captains. This tournament came so fast. I have all freshman but one on my team of 8. So, they didn't sign up until school started. It has been a whirlwind start. Excited for the students that I have. They are willing to learn and love to fish.

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#11097135 - 09/11/15 02:51 PM Re: Need boat captains high school bass club for September 19 on Possum Kingdom [Re: Weldon DHS]
Weldon DHS Offline
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Registered: 09/08/14
Posts: 51
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#11097172 - 09/11/15 03:17 PM Re: Need boat captains high school bass club for September 19 on Possum Kingdom [Re: Weldon DHS]
Weldon DHS Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/08/14
Posts: 51
Thank you Ken

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#11097190 - 09/11/15 03:32 PM Re: Need boat captains high school bass club for September 19 on Possum Kingdom [Re: Rockie Martin]
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Registered: 06/11/08
Posts: 869
Originally Posted By: Rockie Martin
I would have definitely volunteered but can't that weekend!

they said "boat" captains Rock! Last time I checked you were a bank fisherman now. roflmao
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