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

(Click on the Photo Below)

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 Tournament Director
Sam Scroggins





2019 Texas State Champions

Toledo Bend April 27 & 28

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

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...