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BOB MAINDELLE: Pro-Am Bass Trails series set to begin as others wind down

The Pro-Am Bass Trails is not your traditional bass tournament. In Pro-Am events, an on-board official quickly scores caught fish for the angler, thus facilitating an immediate release right at the place of capture. Tournaments utilizing this concept are referred to as ‘immediate release format’ events…… [click for the full article]

BOB MAINDELLE: Big check this week for Pro Am Angler, Heroes on the Water

The competition for nearly $1,500 in cash prizes drew 18 anglers and their accompanying in-boat officials to Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir for round five of the Pro Am Bass Trails Solo Cup Division on Feb. 18….. [click for the full article]

BOB MAINDELLE: Army angler introduces new bass tourney format

In the span of eight hours Aug. 19, the course of local bass tournament fishing was changed for the better.

Leading the charge was Linwood Cottner, Tournament Director for Pro Am Bass Trails, who has largely modeled the Pro Am tournament format after the popular Major League Fishing television show…. [click for the full article]

TPWD Launches Scale Loaner Program for Bass Tournament Organizers

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries division is launching a scale loaner program to give local tournament organizers the ability to use the catch, weigh and immediate release formats made popular by state and national-level tournaments like the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest (TBTF) and Major League Fishing.

“We are trying to promote new tournament formats that are very conservation minded that remove impacts of delayed mortality,” said Dave Terre, TPWD Chief of Inland Fisheries Management and Research. “They take the extra fish handling, weigh-in and livewell containment process completely out of the tournament.”

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The 2018 – 2019 competition year is preparing to begin!  We thank all the anglers and experienced organizers who are contributing to making this the best tournament trail in Texas for anglers to sharpen their skills just like the pros! Track our events here, on Facebook, or on Major League Fishing’s score tracker event listing.

Registration is simple, click on the REGISTER link above and purchase your annual membership and register for your selected event. Shortly there after you’ll be added to our SMS Alert system and begin receiving updates as they happen before everyone else! Once the lake is announced you’ll receive an email from Scoretracker Live to confirm your registration.

Once you’ve registered if you’re forced to cancel for any reason once you’ve confirmed your status in Score Tracker live then we cannot refund you the fees we pay to MLF in order to register you.

Become a Boat Official

Boat Officials are crucial to the success of the Pro Am Trails. We’re constantly looking for individuals willing to volunteer as an official. Officials are primarily responsible for weighing and scoring fish, ensuring anglers are following the rules, and assessing penalties when they don’t. Officials are required to have a device capable of receiving and sending on a cellular signal and will be issued a scale and score sheet prior to meeting their angler for the day. Lastly Officials serve as times keepers and above all else, the measure of safety on the water. All Officials are given training by Pro Am personnel prior to be allowed to official any event.

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