Angler of the Year - Crawford Odom
2012 Classic Champion - Jerry Walker
Top six anglers (L-R in photo)
Gary Humrichouser, Mike Merritt, Crawford Odom, J.R. O'Gwynn, Chuck Vinson, Mike DeCoux (not pictured)
The Olive Bass Club is an associate program of the Olive Baptist Church Recreation Outreach Ministry. Since the formation of the club, its mission has been to share the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, as well as to disciple fellow fishermen through the sport of bass fishing.
The club conducts eleven tournaments per year (October - August), through which members qualify for participation in the Annual Classic in September. The club also hosts an annual Kid's Day fishing tournament for children 15 years of age and under (families are also invited). The club provides food, drinks and prizes for the tournament at no cost to the participants.
Membership is open to anyone who loves to fish. You don't even have to own a boat! The club follows the three "F's" - Fun, Fellowship and Fishing. If you would like to become involved or attend a pre-fish meeting; call the ROC for more information at 474-3602. All pre-fish meetings are held at 4:45pm the Sunday prior to the tournament in Olive's ROC.
Crawford Odom, President - 850.525.1053
Jim Hardy, Public Information Officer - 850.712.2912
Fishermen Called as Disciples
"And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." They immediately left their nets and followed Him."