Bassmaster Classic event moves to Houston

Posted at 2:58 PM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 16:06:05-04

TULSA – For the first time in 47 years, the world champion of bass fishing is moving to Texas for 2017.

The GEICO Bassmaster Classic took place at Grand Lake and the BOK Center this year, but for 2017 it will be held at Lake Conroe and Houston’s Minute Maid Park March 24 through 26.

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“We are thrilled to bring the biggest event in bass fishing to the biggest city in the biggest state,” said Bruce Akin, B.A.S.S. CEO. “Of the 500,000 members of B.A.S.S. worldwide, nearly 45,000 — more than any other state — call Texas home. We’re glad to be able to hold the Classic near them.”

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