Memberships, Games, Planners and More are Bound to Make Your Season Bright

CELEBRATION, Fla. – Is there an outdoor enthusiast on your gift list? This holiday season, BASS offers gift ideas to make everyone’s season bright. From stocking stuffers to angling courses, BASS has something special to satisfy every angler and outdoorsman with gifts that last throughout the year.

Give and Receive with a BASS Membership

Know an aspiring bass angler? Sign them up to be part of the largest bass fishing organization in the world and receive a 2006 BASS calendar for yourself. For only $15, your special angler will join 545,000 and growing worldwide members who constantly enhance their knowledge and skills of bass fishing. Current BASS members who renew memberships can share the thrill of the sport at a discounted rate, while new members will begin enjoying one full year of Bassmaster magazine, which is brimming with bass fishing techniques, challenges and tips from the pros.

For the youngster on your list, a BASS youth membership is the perfect way to teach them the bass fishing basics. They also can read feature stories about anglers their own age and get advice from the sports top pros. Additionally, each Junior Bassmaster will be part of the Master Angler Program – a step-by-step guide instructional to the fundamentals of bass fishing.

Order a gift subscription by calling 1-877-BASS-USA.

Get the Inside Scoop with BASS INSIDER

Get all the benefits of the regular BASS membership plus news exclusives, audio and video clips of the latest bass fishing techniques, discounts at Bass Pro Shops, chances to win entry fees to BASS events and more are all part of BASS Insider, an exclusive membership offering access to a Web site designed to raise your BASS IQ. Sign up for a free 30-day trial on www.bassmaster.com and keep your INSIDER status for as little as $2.99 each month after the trial period.

Class is in Session – Enroll your Favorite Angler Now

From basic instruction to learning advanced skills and techniques, Bassmaster University offers courses for everyone enthusiastic about bass fishing. With more than 40 separate locations in 24 states, Bassmaster University offers intensive one- and two-day programs taught by BASS professionals and experts. Each course is tailored to the strengths of the instructor and divided into advanced ($139), masters ($169) and basic ($99) bass fishing courses. Spouses and children younger than 16 receive a 25 percent discount when attending with a full-paying participant. And each enrollment includes a $50 merchandise pack and a 15 percent off Bass Pro coupon (some restrictions apply). Discounts for BASS members and BASS INSIDER members are also available. For more information, contact Bassmaster University at 1-866-732-BASS.

Plan 2006 with BASS

Keep track of peak fishing times, moon phases, appointments and more in the BASS Daily Planner & Fishing Guide. More than just a daily calendar, the planner offers tips from BASS pros, features beautiful color photographs of largemouth and smallmouth bass, fishing records from around the country and a personal fishing log to record your latest catch. Priced at just $14.95, it will be on every angler’s wish list. To purchase, call 877-BASS-USA.

Get in the Game with the BASS Angler Championship Plug & Play

Want the thrill of the catch without getting wet? The BASS Angler Championship Plug & Play Game by Jakks Pacific is an interactive BASS fishing game that brings you into the action without ever stepping foot in a bass boat. The life-like fishing reel controller with pullback mechanisms lets you feel the thrill of the catch with each interactive cast. It features two game modes, three mini-games and variations of real life fishing elements such as weather, temperature and lake conditions that create a realistic scenario with each game. Priced reasonably at $19.99, it can be found at major retailers nationwide.

BASS, MONOPOLY Team Up for a BASS Fishing Lakes Edition

BASS and the MONOPOLY brand have joined forces and developed a unique spin on a board game classic. The objective to winning remains the same, but up for grabs are 22 of the most prized bass fishing lakes in the U.S. with the chance to build cabins and resorts on each property. Additionally, Chance & Community Chest are replaced with Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass and six collectible pewter playing pieces are featured, including a bass fishing boat, largemouth bass, tackle box, bass fishing reel, trolling motor and a miniature CITGO Bassmaster Classic trophy. Designed for ages 8 and up, it’s sure to delight BASS fans of all ages. The game is priced at $35.95 and can be found at major retailers nationwide.

Mark Your Calendar!

The 2006 BASS Championship Lakes calendar is a 15-month wall calendar featuring the sites of the 2006 CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series and CITGO Bassmaster Majors. As you mark your anniversaries, birthdays and fishing excursions, not only will you enjoy striking photography, but each lake is presented with a variety of interesting facts and references to past BASS tournaments. Modestly priced at $9.95, this unique calendar can be enjoyed all year long. Order yours by calling 1-877-BASS-USA.

Fish at the Most Magical Place on Earth

When planning your next vacation, set aside a few days to enjoy the magic and splendor of the Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s BASS fishing excursions. Disney’s lakes offer world-class bass fishing a cast away from the Magic Kingdom. Expert guides provide rods, reels, lures and cold drinks along with cameras to turn moments into lifetime memories. Boats can accommodate up to five people. For more information and reservations, call 407-WDW-PLAY.

With so many gift ideas to choose from, a gift from BASS offers anglers gifts they will remember.

BASS is the worldwide authority on bass fishing, sanctioning more than 20,000 events through the BASS Federation annually. Guided by its mission to serve all fishing fans, BASS sets the standard for credibility, professionalism, sportsmanship and conservation, as it has for nearly 40 years.

BASS stages bass fishing tournaments for every skill level and culminates with the CITGO Bassmaster Classic. Through its clubs, youth programs, aquatic resource advocacy, magazine publishing and multimedia platforms, BASS offers the industry's widest array of services and support to its nearly 550,000 members. The organization is headquartered in Celebration, Fla.

To join BASS, or for more information, contact BASS Communications at (407) 566-2208 or visit www.bassmaster.com.