The Panhandle Bass Anglers (PBA) is a non-profit organization rooted in the Northwest’s history of competitive bass fishing. For more than 30 years now the PBA has been a destination organization for those wanting to participate in competitive angling at an accessible level as well as hone those angling skills that can only come from the camaraderie a club setting can offer. Each month a meeting is held where we discuss the upcoming events, hold seminar presentations, as well as tell a few tales of the one that got away and much, much more.
We are both Bass nation and Bass Federation affiliated. These partnerships allow us to hold annual state qualifying events through which an individual has the opportunity to work his or her way through the grass roots ranks all the way to the Bassmaster Classic as well as the Forest Wood cup. It was this exact path that led our own Brandon Palanuik to his career as a Bassmaster Elite Series Professional.
The PBA plays integral part in the annual Michael Roos Foundations“Fish & Chips” tournament by providing boats and anglers to get the participants on the water and into some fish. All the proceeds raised through this event provide funding for regional and national youth organizations. We also participate with the Idaho Fish & Game by providing boats and anglers for their annual take me fishing youth event. Where young anglers and there family can have the opportunity to experience the joy of fishing hopefully for generations to come