Individual Division – Philip Jardell (Hemphill, TX) 15.30 lbs
Team Division – Leonard Watson (Fort Worth, TX) & Ricky Watson (Fort Worth, TX) 33.90 lbs
Couples Division – Chris Baggett (Dayton, TX) & Kristine Baggett (Dayton, TX) 33.01 lbs
Senior Team Division – Norman Terry (Jacksonville, TX) & Don Jones (Sandersville, GA) 22.29 lbs
Adult & Boy Division – Kenny Sherrell (Rhome, TX) & Weldon Sherrell (Rhome, TX) 30.00 lbs
Adult & Girl Division – Wendell Bond (Burleson, TX) & Camille Rasor (Burleson, TX) 35.49 lbs
High School Team Division – Emily Hamilton (Huntington, TX) & Lesley Sallas (Huntington, TX) 18.25 lbs
Bass Club Top 6 – Ft. Worth Westside Bass Club (Team 2) 69.40 lbs
Big Bass Overall – Wendell Bond (Burleson) 8.38 lbs
Big Bass Boy – Hunter Muncrief (Pineland, TX) 4.02 lbs
Big Bass Girl – Camille Rasor (Burleson, TX) 4.87 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...