Archive for October 1st, 2010

Toyota Texas Bass Classic

Friday, October 1st, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

Save the household chores for later, because this weekend you need to be at Lake Conroe for the Toyota Texas Bass Classic, where 50 of the country’s top bass anglers will compete for the world championship and $420-thousand dollars prizes.

13—This tournament is assembling the world’s best largemouth bass anglers from across the country. According to, this is the best field ever assembled for any bass tournament in recent memory.

Dave Terre is TPWD Chief of fisheries. The competition benefits the agency’s efforts to introduce young people and urban families to fishing and the outdoors.

15—With this year’s event, the department will receive a million dollars as a direct result of this tournament. TPW takes those funds and puts it back into several different youth outreach programs. One of them being the Neighborhood Fishing program.

Conservation is critical, and during the two days of tournament fishing, pros will have judges aboard their boats.

09—These judges weigh and measure the fish for the angler, and then they are called into a central control tower by radio. The fish then is immediately released with no harm.

Anglers may bring a few fish ashore so the public can see what big healthy bass look like. Find details about the event at

That’s our show for today… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

Watch a YouTube video from the Toyota Texas Bass Classic from 2008.