CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
As we are all aware, coronavirus is spreading rapidly and it is uncertain as to how long its current pandemic state will last. Because of our concern for public health, especially as it pertains to our competitors, staff, and their families, we are suspending plans for this year's April 25-26 State Bass Tournament. Please mark your calendars for the 65th annual tournament to be rescheduled during the same weekend and at the same place next year.
We hope that all who read this post will follow the CDC's recommendations to help avoid contracting and possibly spreading coronavirus.
Stay safe and stay well.
TEXAS STATE BASS
Toledo Bend Reservoir
Fin & Feather Resort
April 25 & 26, 2020
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...