Jimmy Houston -
First instructed in Bass Techniques in 1974!




This award winning series had its beginnings at Rose State College back in 1974. Since then it has been hosted by 137 colleges and universities in 43 states and Canada.

Bass Techniques actually began in 1974, when founder Gary White was a Financial Aid officer at Rose State College in Midwest City, Oklahoma. "I saw the college offering real estate, guitar picking and quilting through their continuing education program and I thought why not bass fishing?", White says.  The event expanded over the years and has been offered through 137 colleges and universities in the US and Canada.

Jimmy Houston and Ken Cook, both on this year's instructional staff, instructed in the original Bass Techniques program at Rose State College in 1974.

In 1994, Bass Techniques was inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame for contributions to education and conservation.

The event became a part of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) in 1995, where it continued as Bassmaster University through 2006.

Now, after a seven-year hiatus, Bass Techniques is returning to its college roots. White says, "This is not a boat show seminar. It's an accelerated course in bass fishing strategy with eight hours of classroom instruction. Time is allowed for questions and answers as well as informal visits with the pros."

The course curriculum is geared to the strengths and techniques favored by each pro and will concentrate on new "cutting edge" approaches, along with a few tricks of the trade.