Sabine Parish officials attended the opening ceremonies for the St. Croix Bassmaster Open Tournament. on April 13 on Toledo Bend. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser welcomed participants to Louisiana before the fishing began.
The competition continues April 14-15. Takeoff is at 6:45 AM CT each day and weigh-ins start at 2:45 PM CT.
According to Nungesser, Louisiana has had 46 major Bassmaster tournaments over the past 50 years, and 18 of them have been held in Toledo Bend! He wished all the competitors the best of luck this weekend!
Miss Battle of Pleasant Hill 2023, Emma Rose McElwee, sang the national anthem.
A field of 225 boats, pros, and accompanying co-anglers will compete on 185,000 acres of water on storied Toledo Bend Reservoir along the Louisiana-Texas border. At stake is a total payout of over $250,000, an invitation for the pro-division tournament winner to the 2024 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Toyota, as well as EQ points that could result in an invitation to fish the coveted 2024 Bassmaster Elite Series.
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