Combs wins on Conroe

CONROE, Texas — Entering the final day of the Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) on Lake Conroe, tournament leader and Elite Series pro Keith Combs was comfortably on edge. He led his closest pursuer by 7 pounds, 8 ounces, but on a lake where a 9-pound largemouth crossed the stage on Friday, he knew that it would be a mistake to relax on the final day and coast to his second TTBC victory in the past three years.

After opening round limits weighing 24 pounds, 8 ounces on Friday and 23 pounds, 4 ounces on Saturday, the Texas pro went to work on Sunday and put together a 15-pound limit on Lake Conroe. Combs’ cumulative weight of 62 pounds, 12 ounces easily outdistanced the 2nd place weight of John Murray by 12 pounds, 8 ounces. See full tournament results from the 2013 Toyota Texas Bass Classic.

The wire-to-wire victory capped off a stellar 2013 season for Combs that included a Bassmaster Elite Series win on Falcon Lake this past March and a 5th place finish in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year point standings. Combs also became the first angler to earn a second TTBC championship ring after winning on Conroe in 2011.

For the full story, visit