Individual Division – Wendell Bond (Burleson) 18.91 lbs
Team Division – Phil Marks (Dallas) & John Barns (Dallas) 35.44 lbs
Couples Division – Chris & Kristina Baggett (Dayton, TX) 33.15 lbs
Senior Team Division – Curtis Smith (Hemphill) & James Edgerly (Six Mile) 23.16 lbs
Adult & Boy Division – Terry Stevens (Hutto) & Lane Stevens (Hutto) 26.68 lbs
Adult & Girl Division – Mark Wych (Huntington) & Natalie Wych (Huntington) .30 lbs
High School Student Team Division – Devon Anderson (Jacksonville HS) & Brandon Lavender (Jacksonville HS) 17.19 lbs
Bass Club Top 6 – Ft. Worth Westside Bass Club (Team 2) 55.48 lbs
Big Bass Overall & Big Bass/Boys – Weldon Sherrell (Rhome) 8.41 lbs
The year was 1955. Earl Golding, Outdoors Editor for the Waco Tribune-Herald, organized the very first bass fishing tournament; the Texas State Bass Tournament. No big prizes were offered, just the honor of being recognized as one of the State's top anglers, plus the opportunity to see and make friends from all parts of the Great State of Texas. Part competition, part reunion, this event offers various competitive divisions that encourage family and youth participation. Participants range from anglers attending their first bass tournament to seasoned veterans. For many, if they only attend one tournament event a year, this is the one!
CLICK HERE to read the Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine cover story about how it all started...