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TTBC To Air On Versus

CONROE, Texas – More than 75 million homes will be able to able watch this year’s Toyota Texas Bass Classic  when the world championship of bass fishing airs on Versus, which is part of the NBC Sports Group.The TTBC, an annual three-day bass fishing world championship and outdoor music festival, will take place Oct. 28-30 in Conroe.“We are thrilled about becoming partners with Versus and the NBC Sports Group,” said TTBC Event Director Lenny Francoeur. “The outdoor programming on Versus is a perfect fit for the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. Not only are we showcasing the world’s top anglers competing for the title of world champion, we’re also increasing awareness of the tremendous conservation and education efforts of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.”As the official broadcast partner of the TTBC, Versus will air the championship in three parts (tape-delayed) with two 30-minute episodes for the first and second rounds and a one-hour special for the final day. The official broadcast schedule is as follows:First Round – Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. ET (will re-air Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. ET)

Giant Leaps Highlight Tundra 10

CONROE, Texas – Trying to make the top 10 at a professional bass fishing tournament with the best field from three tours is tough.But it’s even tougher when the angler is way back in the pack with only one day to catch up.Four pros bucked the trends and made huge moves Saturday in the Toyota Texas Bass Classic, landing themselves in the Tundra 10 to fish again Sunday.Oklahoman Edwin Evers had success in practice this week, and was noticeably down after Friday’s first round. He adjusted well to surge into the final day.“I just made up my mind to fish deep all day long,” he said. “I knew I didn’t have a chance to catch a 9-pounder shallow.”Evers moved all the way to fourth place with a combined total of 38 pounds, 12 ounces.

Combs, Ike Eye TTBC Crown

CONROE, Texas – Powerline Services pro Keith Combs of Texas is making his lead in the Toyota Texas Bass Classic look easy, but he says that’s an incorrect assumption.Combs put together a five-bass limit weighing 27 pounds, 4 ounces, for a total of 55-12 to hang onto the lead going into the final day of the world championship on Lake Conroe. He’s still ahead of Toyota pro Mike Iaconelli of New Jersey, who had 25 pounds Saturday and trails with 51-12.

Combs And Ike Pull Away From The Pack

Go ahead and throw away everything you know about winning weights at Lake Conroe, because Keith Combs and Mike Iaconelli are averaging at least 26 pounds a day at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic.On a post-frontal day that delivered high skies and still waters, combs clobbered 27-04 and now leads with a monstrous 2-day, 55-12 total. Ike walloped 25 even today and sits exactly 4 pounds behind Combs with 1 day left to fish.Everyone else is fishing for 3rd.

Toyota Texas Bass Classic

CONROE, TX – The 2011 edition of the Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) will be bringing together some of the biggest names in country music with the biggest names in professional bass fishing for the annual three-day fishing and music festival Oct. 28-30 in Conroe and this year it’s free! More:

TOYOTA TEXAS BASS CLASSIC PROMISES PLENTY OF BOATS, BASS AND BANDS

Conroe, TX – The 2011 edition of the Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) will be bringing together some of the biggest names in country music with the biggest names in professional bass fishing for the annual three-day fishing and music festival Oct. 28-30 in Conroe and this year it’s free! Proceeds from the TTBC will go towards the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and their year-round education and conservation efforts. AdmissionAdmittance to all three days of concerts, the Reliant Energy Outdoor Adventures Zone, tournament weigh-ins, and the interactive expo area is free to the public through exclusive tournament partners. Limited quantities of free tickets are only available while supplies last through respective sponsor promotions, visiting Houston-area Toyota dealerships, Academy Sports and Outdoors locations or atwww.toyotatexasbassclassic.com.

Lane, Faircloth in MLF field

Bobby Lane and Todd Faircloth have been added to the field for next month's Major League Fishing Challenge Cup, which will take place at Texas' Lake Amistad.Lane replaces Marty Stone, who has chosen to serve as the on-air analyst for MLF events, on the regular roster. Faircloth will fill in for Tim Horton, who encountered a scheduling conflict, for the Challenge Cup. Horton will return to the 24-angler field for the 2012 events.“We’re delighted to announce that Bobby Lane and Todd Faircloth will be joining the Challenge Cup field,” said MLF commissioner Don Rucks. “They’re outstanding anglers and first-class individuals. We are honored to have them among our competitors. We couldn’t be more pleased at the way the Challenge Cup event is unfolding.”Here's a look at the revised Challenge Cup roster:

TTBC: real-time scoring

Fishhound.com, the provider of real-time fishing reports supplied by professional anglers, licensed guides and charter captains, has been selected by the Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) to provide the technology that will enable real-time scoring for the Oct. 28-30 tournament. The TTBC will leverage Fishhound’s mobile applications to enable judges to submit real-time information to tournament organizers and allow them to create a fan experience that has never been seen before.

Edwin Evers' 3 ways to beat turnover blues

Fall turnover is baffling to most anglers. Our waters are cooling and mixing. Thermoclines that set up over the summer and restricted bass movement in the water column are gone and the bass are scattered, tournament weights are down and strikes are harder to come by.If you're a casual angler, you can combat fall turnover in a handful of ways. For one, you could lean back in your recliner and check out the college and pro games on the tube. For another, you could gut it out on the water, knowing the action will be slow but hoping the lovely fall colors will perk things up.Or you could take the advice of Edwin Evers, a man who makes a living from his ability to find and catch bass. The 11-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier has posted consecutive runner-up finishes in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race and is on the short list of favorites to win one or both of those titles in 2012. When his favorite waters turn over in the fall, Evers has a three-pronged approach to turns things in his favor.

EVERS WILL FISH WITH BAMBOO

When Edwin Evers launches his boat at Lake Conroe in sunny southeast Texas for the Toyota Texas Bass Classic later this month, you’ll have the chance to fish with him. But be warned, he will be fishing with bamboo. Evers will also fish with bamboo at the upcoming 2012 Bassmaster Classic near Shreveport, and throughout next year’s Elite Series season.No, the graphite in Evers’ high performance rods will not be replaced with bamboo, but the polyester fibers in his clothing will. 

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