About The Aurora Backlashers...
In 1991, Blackie Barton and Bill Berry decided Aurora needed a second bass fishing club So around the kitchen table at Robert Bowling's home, the Aurora Backlashers was established . The first official meeting was February 5, 1991, with 18 members present. Blackie Barton was elected president, Dave Hicks, vice-president and Robert Bowling, secretary.
Sign at Shell Knob Boat Landing honoring
Jim "Blackie" Barton for many years
of promoting bass fishing
in the Aurora area--placed there by his many friends.
THE PURPOSE OF THE BACKLASHERS IS TO PROMOTE FUN, OUTDOOR RECREATION, AND FELLOWSHIP IN A SPORTSMAN-LIKE MANNER THROUGH THE SPORT OF FISHING.
2014 Sportsman of the Year
Meetings are held at tournament locations 30 minutes before each night tournament
and 30 minutes after each day tournament.
For information, contact
Sherman Oetker at 417-737-3020