Ignition Bass YFL started
in 2009 as a separate entity of Igniton Bass (a bass
fishing tournament series for adults). With just
a 18 kids fishing the first tournament for kids in the
local area, it was a sucess. Mr Brockman started the YFL
in 2009 long before highschool
fishing really started. Over the years as fishing
and highschool fishing really took off the YFL started
to grow. The YFL fits in for the kids that really love
to fish but are to young for the highschool
series. With this program you can join at
the age of 6 and compete against other anglers
of the same age. Over the next 6 years the YFL continued to
gain popularity and exposure adding more kids year after
year. By the start of the 2014 season
the YFL had more than 40 youth anglers.
Jim did the YFL for the kids plain
and simple. He has enjoyed watching
a 6 year old start in the Little League
and grow and advance through the program
and make it to the highschool and college
ranks then onto fishing for a career.
As many of you know Jim Brockman has been turned
the YFL over to a new board on September 14, 2014 at
the conclusion of the Championship Event
on Toledo Bend. With his health issues he
felt that he would not be able to continue
the run both Ignition Bass & the YFL.
He still remains on the board
and helps us out with what ever we need
help with. You will usually see Jim
at the Lake Conroe event and at the Jim
Brockman Youth Open held on Lake Sam Rayburn.
He tries to attend as many as he possibly
4 of us that have taken the YFL over all have youth
anglers that are either in the Little League and Minor
League division and we also fish the Igniton Bass Series.
Our first order of business was to
take the YFL in a direction that would not only benefit
us but benefit all of our youth anglers. We have been
working hard behind the scenes this off season to ensure
that we would have a great 2015 circuit and an even
better 2016 circuit and the 2017 season is looking like
it is going to be the best season yet.
During the 2015 season
the YFL had 53 kids signed up and we drew 77 youth anglers
at our 1st Jim Brockman Youth Open. We are in the process
of growing this program into a top noche youth fishing
league. We have a wide variety of anglers some
are just starting out in the little league division
and some have been fishing the YFL for years. A
few of our youth anglers fish multiple tournament circuits
weather its highschool, the Tuesday nights or Sunday
morning tournaments on Lake Conroe. We invite
anyone 5-18 years old that wants to fish to come out.
There are not many youth circuits that fish 8 different
lakes around Texas and Louisiana.
the 2016 season the YFL had 68 kids signed
up and we drew on an average of 59 kids
per event and 76 youth anglers from
all over Texas & Louisiana
joined us for
the 2nd Annual Jim Brockman Youth Open.
As we have been in the past we are
working very hard to off seeason grow this
program to the best Youth Fishing Tournament
Circuit in Texas & Louisiana.
2016 was also a record breaking year
for the Championship Event we had 31 youth
anglers fishing. We handed out over
$13,500 in cash and prizes.
2017 season is just a few weeks away and
we have 16 youth anglers who have signed
up and out of that we have about 12 new
anglers. We are looking at a record
breaking season this year.
May 4, 2015
The YFL announces we are now
a registered non-profit with the state of Texas and as
of May 4, 2015 the Youth Fishing League, Inc
is now officially operating under Section
501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions donated to Youth
Fishing League, Inc. are fully tax-deductible retroactive to the founding
of the organization on January 28, 2015.
GONE SOCIAL MEDIA
Some of the other changes that you may have noticed
is the launch of our new web site, facebook and twitter
and google plus.
Stay up to date with us as we do follow all of our youth
anglers that fish the YFL, SETX and The DETX. Taking
the YFL to social media we will be able to expand our
network and tournament circuit to kids across the state.
is to be the premier tournament fishing organization for
youth anglers, in the state of Texas, Louisiana and in the surrounding