Plano Signs on to Support Berkley Abu Garcia High School Bass Class

Grand Prairie, TX  – Leading fishing brands continue to sign on in support of the Berkley Abu Garcia High School Bass Class seminar program, including storage solution manufacturer Plano.


Plano, the go-to source for outdoor storage solutions, has signed on as a presenting sponsor of the bass fishing seminar program for high school and middle school anglers. Having previously supported the event through in-kind donations, Plano is increasing its commitment to youth anglers through sponsorship of the event.


“We are proud to be a part of this young angler education program.” Stated Chris Russell, Marketing Director for Plano Molding. “These young men and women are changing our sport; they have become a force as they move up in the ranks of pro tournaments and it is exciting to get to work with them face to face. Sharing our knowledge, telling some fish stories and encouraging new anglers to get involved in the sport of fishing is what Plano is all about.” 


A two-day classroom format experience, the High School Bass Class is open to middle school and high school anglers. With Plano’s support, attendees will have access to a robust list of industry professionals – business leaders and professional anglers – to learn about all facets of the fishing industry.
“I don’t know of anyone that has ever fished that didn’t have a Plano box of some kind to store their favorite baits,” said Neil Paul, co-founder of the High School Bass Class. “Plano is a well established leader in the fishing industry and their commitment to the next generation of anglers is strong – we’re proud to have them on board as a partner.”


The experience provides sessions on angling skills and conservation education and creates awareness of young anglers’ professional and post-graduate opportunities. Exposing middle school and high school anglers to the fishing industry and the prospect of developing a career in the industry is invaluable as young anglers navigate school paths and attempt to align with their passions.


Registration is now open for the December event, and high school and middle school anglers can register online at The two-day event is $95 and includes a shirt, gift bag with sponsor items, a networking lunch on Saturday, dinner on Saturday night and breakfast on Sunday morning. 

About High School Bass Class
Founded in 2016, High School Bass Class is an experience designed to provide education, exposure and connections for high school and middle school anglers. The program offers opportunities to foster engagement with the broader bass fishing industry on the topics of on-the-water skills, conservation, networking and career development. For more information, visit
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