Archive for September 6th, 2013

Angling/Conservation: Conservation Practices at the Bass Classic

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Toyota Texas bass Classic, Image by Larry Hodge

Toyota Texas bass Classic, Image by Larry Hodge

This is Passport to Texas

Bass anglers in the know – regardless of where they are in the world – make tracks to Texas to reel in big fish.

04—By Texas standards, a big bass is one that’s 13 pounds or larger.

Dave Terre, with Inland fisheries, says the 7th Annual Toyota Texas Bass Classic will bring the world’s top bass anglers to Lake Conroe for a world class tournament. And maybe someone will reel in a 13 pound lunker.

17—Lake Conroe is one of the lakes in the state that’s produced a lot of fish of that size. At no time have we caught a lunker during a Toyota Texas Bass Classic Tournament, but I think this is the big year. I keep making those promises every year, but I think this is the year that it’s going to happen.

Family activities and musical entertainment are also on the agenda of this free event, set for October 4 – 6. But anglers, bass, and conservation, take center stage.

23— This tournament is the most conservation-minded bass tournament in the history of bass fishing. Every fish that’s caught and weighed in this tournament is done so in the boat. Most of them are released immediately after being caught. We do bring a few big fish to the stage for the public to see, but they are taken care of by Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists.

Admission for the event October 4 – 6 at Lake Conroe is free if you sign up for tickets online at Toyota Texas Bass Classic dot com.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.