Tie On Your Umbrella Rigs

In October B.A.S.S. announced that it would increase umbrella rig restrictions on all qualifying tournaments that lead directly to the Bassmaster Classic (see article here). Immediately after hearing the news Texas B.A.S.S. Nation Regional Directors and Officers began having discussions concerning the use of umbrella rigs at tournaments operated by Texas B.A.S.S. Nation. Throughout these discussions it became clear that the Region Directors and Officers felt we should continue to allow the use of umbrella rigs at any Texas B.A.S.S. Nation tournaments. The last step was to contact B.A.S.S. and determine if this was a restriction that would flow down from the B.A.S.S. to each affiliated state. On the first of December we received notification from Jon Stewart – B.A.S.S. Nation Director that affiliated states could still allow the use of umbrella rigs. Texas B.A.S.S. Nation plans to allow umbrella rigs in all tournaments. While Texas B.A.S.S. Nation is allowing the use of umbrella rigs, it’s important for anglers to remember that umbrella rigs will not be allowed at any tournament operated by B.A.S.S. that leads directly to the Bassmaster Classic. It is the responsibility of each angler to know the tournament rules and to abide by these rules to safeguard the fairness and integrity of our sport. … [Continue reading]

The BASS Club To Host Annual Charity Tournament

The BASS Club of Montgomery, Texas, will host its 2nd Annual Toys For Tots Charity Tournament.  The Annual event will be held on Lake Conroe, out of StowAway Marina, November 29th.  Entry fee for the 2-man Team Tournament will be $100 per team, along with a $500 "BIG Fish Bounty".  Entry into the  "Bounty" requires a donation of a $20 new unwrapped toy, or a $20 donation to Toys for Tots.  Registration/Entry Fee will be taken the morning of the tournament. Tournament Rules & Entry Form:  2ndANNUALToysforTots(CASH)     … [Continue reading]

Six Head to The Classic


The 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic has a nearly full field now with the addition of six anglers from the 2014 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Championship! One of them is Paul Mueller, who nearly won the Bassmaster Classic last year when he caught the … [Continue reading]