MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR
OCTOBER 9&10, 2021
We are cautiously optimistic that we may soon be “turning the corner” on controlling and hopefully overcoming the COVID-19 virus. We thank God and praise the vaccine developers for that, and we look forward to returning to something resembling what was formerly “normal” in the latter part of this year.
With that in mind, we are planning that Toledo Bend Reservoir will again be home for the Texas State Bass Tournament on October 9 & 10, 2021. In anticipation of the widespread distribution of COVID 19 vaccines, and in a departure from our usual spring routine, we are scheduling the resumption of the State Tournament this Fall on Columbus Day weekend. This will be the rescheduled 65th annual gathering of “the World’s Oldest Open Bass Fishing Tournament,” marking another milestone for this historic event.
More information will be coming soon. Stay safe and stay well, and we look forward to seeing you in October.
TEXAS STATE BASS
Toledo Bend Reservoir
Fin & Feather Resort
October 9 & 10, 2021
Individual Division – Ricky Blake (Lufkin, TX) - 20.31 lbs
Team Division – Larry Dale Meeks & Butch Morris (Jacksonville) - 28.46 lbs
Couples Division – Brandon & Kassie Reatherford (Bronson) - 25.82 lbs
Sr. Team Division – Norman Terry (Jacksonville) & Don Jones (Sandersville, GA) - 19.69 lbs
Adult & Boy Division – Stacey Broussard & Ethan Jurquet (Longville, LA) - 24.82 lbs
Adult & Girl Division – Mike McBurney (Sunnyvale) & Ariana Sullivan (Plano) - 27.86 lbs
Bass Club Top 6 – Fielder Church Bass Club (Arlington) - 64.02 lbs
Big Bass Overall - Bill Lee (North Richland Hills) - 9.52 lbs
Big Bass Youth - Slade Nunnally (Orange) - 4.52 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 December 2005 Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine cover story about how it all started...