- Wet Dream
- Liquid Asset
- Happy Ours
- Anchor Management
- Feelin’ Nauti
- Yes Dear
- Serenity Now
- Fish Tales
I realize comparing names of bass fishing clubs and yachts is hardly apples to apples, but I’ve wondered at times why most clubs stick with the usual ho-hum names. The standard formulas seem to be Insert City Here Bassmasters, or Insert Lake Here Bass Club.
Why not step out and let a little character show in your club’s name?
For example, you can let your club’s name make a public statement about what makes your club different. There’s probably no need to email the president of the Never On Sunday Club to ask what days they fish. Likewise, if you’re looking for a club but don’t own a big boat, the Bass-N-Tubes or the High Voltage Bass Anglers might be a good place to start.
Like to sleep-in? Try the After Breakfast Bass Anglers in Danville, NY.
With respect to the Hydrilla Gnats and the Saluki Bassers, what about mascots? Virtually every team in sports has a mascot of one form or another, except bass club teams which rarely do. Why not the Bassin’ Bulldogs? The fishing skills of ospreys, otters and pelicans are all suitable for bass clubs, and their images could be incorporated into supa-cool logos for a fishing club.
How about names that sound cool when they roll off the tongue? You have to admit that the Bronzeback Maniacs and Bass Assassins aren’t bad.
My Top 10
The point is that it is okay to think outside the box. These clubs get my vote for having the top 10 bass club names:
- Southern Outcasts, Alexandria, AL
- Hydrilla Gnats, Seminole, GA
- Georgia Peaches, Gainesville, GA (Women only club)
- Five Alive Bassmasters, Toms River, NJ
- Bass Finatics, Milton, NH
- Drive 4 Five, Flowery Branch, GA
- Happy Hookers Bass Club, Moline, IL
- Badlands Bass Bandits, Dickinson, ND
- Castaways, Warick, MD
- Jack Daniels Bassmasters, Mt. Juliet, TN
Think About It First…
Thinking outside the box can backfire on you, though. The original name of our club was Tailchasers. We thought we were so clever coming up with that name. That is, until we created a website, at which time we proceeded to get all kinds of traffic from unsavory visitors chasing a different kind of tail.
My wife suggested we rename the club to “a bunch of fools with TOO MUCH TACKLE,” thus the TMT in TMTanglers was born.
We might have once again outsmarted ourselves with the new name, however. In recent years I have received numerous items of correspondence addressed to “TNT anglers” (like the dynamite). I have also heard our club called THE TANGLERS numerous times, which ironically isn’t far from the truth.
Here are some other clubs whose names might cause problems in the PR department:
- Leavenworth Bass Club
- Folsom Bass Team
- Butts Bass Busters
- Dumb Bassers
- Team 911 Bass
- Harvester Bass Club
- Bass Fishing Freaks
What are your favorite fishing club names? Got a good one? Let’s hear ‘em BassParaders!