Individual Division - Dick Murray (Aledo) - 31.05 Pounds
Team Division - Dale Rabe (Arlington) & Charles McFarland (Burleson) - 31.88 Pounds
Couples Division - Jeff & Michelle LeBlanc (Sugarland) - 24.95 Pounds
Senior Team Division - William & Anna Polster (Riesel) - 29.13 Pounds
Adult & Boy Division - William & Hunter Muncrief (Pineland) - 26.76 Pounds
Adult & Girl Division - Mark and Natalie Wych (Huntington) - 9.87 Pounds
High School Team Division - Emily Hamilton & Lesley Sallas (Huntington High) - 23.46 Pounds
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...