World's Oldest Open Bass Tournament

Founded in 1955

Opened to All in 1956


Inducted Into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall-of-Fame in 2016.

(Click HOF Trophy for Film)


Watch Honey Hole All Outdoors Filmed at the 2018 Tournament

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 Tournament Director
Sam Scroggins





2018 Tournament Champions

Individual Division – Jim McDonald (Hemphill) 17.55 lbs
Team Division – Emily Hamilton & John Hamilton (Huntington, TX) 29.40 lbs
Couples Division – Joseph Wayne & Tammy Fagen (Dayton, TX) 34.12 lbs
Senior Team Division – Glen Hamilton & John Long (Jacksonville, TX) 22.03 lbs
Adult & Boy Division – Terry Stevens & Layne Stevens (Hutto) 19.60 lbs
Adult & Girl Division – Phil Marks & Payton Marks (Dallas) 13.20 lbs
Bass Club Top 6 – Ft. Worth Westside Bass Club (Team 2) 54.64 lbs
Big Bass Overall  - Scott Burns (Lufkin) - 7.74 lbs
Big Bass Youth - Hunter Cope (Ft. Worth) 2.00 lbs

Click here for tournament champions report
Click here for full tournament results
Click here for bass club results.
Click here for Big Bass results.

The Mother of All Bass Fishing Tournaments

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...