Attend the 2018 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest Benefiting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefitting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department begins on Wednesday, May 17 and it will be an unique tournament for B.A.S.S. with anglers having a judge in the boat with them that will weigh, record, and release the fish instead of bringing the best five back to the scales at the end of the day. Anglers will be able to bring their largest bass to the stage, if it's over 21 inches.

The Bassmaster Elite Series is coming to Lake Travis in Jonestown, Texas on May 17-20!


The public is welcome for an early morning look at 110 of the best bass anglers in the world beginning their day on Lake Travis. Takeoff will begin with the national anthem at 6:15 a.m. CT.  The location for the takeoff is Jones Brothers Park. The address is 10301 Lakeside Dr., Jonestown, TX 78645 


After a day on the water, watch the Elite Series anglers weigh in their catches on stage with B.A.S.S. emcee Dave Mercer and Tournament Director Trip Weldon. Weigh-ins are scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m CT at the same location as takeoff, Jones Brothers Park. 


At every Elite Series event don’t miss the Elite Expo every Saturday and Sunday featuring:

  • Take a demo ride of a Nitro, Skeeter or Triton boat
  • See the latest from Toyota and win prizes
  • See the Berkley Experience trailer with its live aquarium
  • Buy official B.A.S.S. merchandise and more from the Huk trailer
  • Win prizes and more from Carhartt
  • Learn more about Yamaha, TH Marine, Power-Pole and more
  • Sunday is Military and Public Safety Personnel Day — bring your I.D. for an official Bassmaster hat!

Texas Parks and Wildlife Activities

  • Archery range
  • Fish aquariums
  • ShareLunker trailer
  • Fish art
  • Conservation and state parks information
  • Children’s activities including the Wildlife Outdoors Kids Challenge

Get Hooked on Fishing!

A fun activity on Saturday and Sunday featuring:

  • A kids fishing pond where children have a chance to catch catfish
  • The Toyota Casting Kids area where kids can test their skills and cast at various targets
  • A chance to meet Shakespeare expert anglers

Bassmaster University

Seminars taught by Bassmaster Elite pros will cover a variety of topics related to fishing including techniques, gear, electronics and more. Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT.

If you would like to come out and assist with Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Outdoors Kids Challenge please register here. You will receive a parking pass and t-shirt.