Sharelunker Club tourney at Bass Classic: The Toyota Texas Bass Classic welcomes back the ShareLunker Club Tournament on Lake Conroe Oct. 1-21. Once again, members will have the opportunity to compete for $100,000, and this year participants will also be competing against the world’s top anglers.
To participate in the tournament, anglers will need to first register and become an SCT member, and then fish on Lake Conroe between Oct. 1-21. A $100 fee is required to become a member, and only pre-registered members will be eligible for the $100,000 prize.
The member who catches the largest Toyota ShareLunker from Lake Conroe during the tournament period will win a cash prize of $100,000. A portion of the program proceeds will benefit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s youth outreach programs.
A new component has been added to this year’s tournament, adding more competition to the field of anglers. Professionals fishing in the Toyota Texas Bass Classic Sept. 28-30 will be able to participate in the ShareLunker Club Tournament, during TTBC official rounds only. To be eligible, they will also need to pay the $100 fee to become an SCT member.
A Toyota ShareLunker, as defined by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, is considered any legally caught largemouth bass that weighs more than 13 pounds and is accepted into the Toyota ShareLunker Program. The contest will be limited to the first 1,000 anglers signed up; anyone who signs up after Sept. 29 will be subject to a 48-hour grace period before they are eligible to participate.
Visit toyotatexasbassclassic.com to download a registration form and submit the membership fee. Additionally, interested anglers can sign up at Stow A Way Marina and RV Park, located on Lake Conroe at 13988 Calvary Rd., Willis, TX 77318.
The ShareLunker Club Tournament is the perfect way to cap-off the Toyota Texas Bass Classic and continue the excitement from the event. The Toyota Texas Bass Classic will feature 50 of the best professional anglers in the world battling it out to claim the title of the world’s best, along with three days of concerts and expos.
The 2012 SCT will kick off the annual Toyota ShareLunker Program across the state of Texas. The Toyota ShareLunker Program runs Oct. 1 through April 30 with the mission of promoting the catch-and-release of large fish and selectively breeding trophy largemouth bass.
Limited quantities of free tickets are available this year to the three-day outdoor music festival and professional bass fishing world championship. Fans can obtain free tickets online now at toyotatexasbassclassic.com, while supplies last. Tickets are available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday individually. Fans can also pick up TTBC tickets at any Toyota dealership or Academy Sports + Outdoors location in the greater Houston area. Walk-up tickets the day of the event will require a donation toward the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and all days are subject to sell out.
The daily tickets are valid for admission into the festival grounds for angler weigh-ins and the concert on each day. All activities, including concerts, weigh-ins, the Reliant Outdoor Adventures Area and the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Expo, will take place at the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center’s festival grounds in Conroe. Concert headliners include Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan and Jake Owen.