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DANE WATTS

President

I caught my first fish at the age of 3 and I've been hooked ever since! I have worn out so many reels and restrung so many miles of mono, I couldn’t start to count. I have fished stock tanks, city ponds, creeks, rivers, lakes, and oceans. I was very fortunate to grow up with stock tanks just a barbed wire fence away from my backyard, and every opportunity that I had, I was fishing. I was also lucky enough to have a grandfather that retired early and whose favorite pastime was bass fishing. We spent many days on Brazos River lakes, including Possum Kingdom, Granbury, and Whitney, as well as other North Texas lakes. 


Throughout my life, I was taught the sport with a healthy emphasis on conservation.  I love to pass along the knowledge of the sport and instill that spirit of conservation in others.  I started teaching friends about bass fishing in high school and even had our own unofficial fishing club.  I have introduced many family members to fishing throughout the years.  Once my children, Evan and Ava, started to show an interest, I started to teach them, as well as some of their friends.  I have helped many family and friends catch their very first fish, and each time, I feel blessed to be a part of the experience.  

I love to foster and share in the success of others, especially our youth, and feel a deep sense of responsibility to help mold our future.  I started coaching youth basketball and baseball when I was in 8th grade and added football to the list over the years.   I am still coaching youth sports now, over 25 years later.  I could not be more excited for the opportunity to combine my love for fishing with my love for teaching and coaching by helping with and serving as President of the Carroll Bass Team.