Stephen Proctor of Pryor, Oklahoma, caught Toyota ShareLunker 549 from Lake Fork on November 21.
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With the seventh annual Toyota Texas Bass Classic now in the record books, it’s time for the Toyota Tundra Top Ten to share their baits and tactics, tips and tricks they used to ply Lake Conroe to perfection.
At the awards ceremony following the final weigh-in of the Toyota Texas Bass Classic at the Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, ATX Wheels presented the ATX Big Bass award to the TTBC pro that caught the very biggest bass over the course of this exciting three-day world championship fishing tournament.
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.
The mystique of big bass is alluring. If someone guaranteed that you could exchange a season’s worth of small bass for just one chance at landing a teen-sized whopper, what would you do?
After Keith Combs recorded an opening day limit weighing 24 pounds, 8 ounces to take the lead at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Lake Conroe, he cautioned that it would be difficult to turn in a repeat performance on Saturday.
Kandie D. Candelaria of Canyon Lake, Texas is an experienced Toyota Texas Bass Classic judge. She was a judge in 2012 and so far in 2013, Candelaria has been the judge for Mike Iaconelli on Day One.
Combs’ climb to the top of the standings began shortly after blast-off. “I started running some of the stuff where I’ve caught them in the past, and I caught a good keeper on my first hole and my second hole.”
You don’t catch nine-pounders every day, and most anglers may never get one that big, but for Jason Christie fishing in the Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Lake Conroe today, it happened when he least expected it.