Ponca City, OK. (November 11, 2021) – The Bass Federation (TBF) and Visit Conroe announced today that the nation’s top grassroots anglers are headed to Conroe, Texas and Lake Conroe, February 28 – March 4th, 2022.  If you’re a bass angler you know that early spring in Texas can be a “bucket list” trip. Lake Conroe is certainly near the top of that list. The lake record is nearly 16 pounds (15.93) and Conroe has more than a few 10lb plus bass swimming in it, Conroe can and has turned out five-fish limits of 35-45 pounds!

“Federation angler families from across North America will enjoy the local area as there is a lot of things to see and do.” Stated TBF National President Robert Cartlidge. “And these anglers will have a real chance at catching a fish of a lifetime.”

Known by anglers as one of the top fisheries not only in Texas but in the United States, Lake Conroe is known as Houston’s aquatic playground. The lake boasts an impressive population of bass and crappie and is a year-round catfish hotspot. There is a catch for all freshwater anglers on Lake Conroe all year long! See you on the lake!

TBF anglers in the no-entry fee event will also enjoy increased payouts fueled by the popular TBF National Semi-finals qualifiers that pushed the prize purse in 2021 to nearly $400,000.00 in cash and prizes.

Competitors qualified out of thousands of anglers from across North America at 22 close-to-home district competitions called the TBF National Semi-Finals. The format is designed to make it easier for TBF anglers to fish premier events by minimizing travel time and expenses. TBF anglers fish a national semi-final one year in their home state and in their neighboring state the next to qualify for this National Championship. So, travel to qualify is usually no more than the state next door every other year and the success of the TBF National Semi-finals programs and it payback to the membership continues to climb annually.

All Fifty-five boaters and fifty-five co-anglers from across the US and Canada who earned a spot will fish the first two days of the event and only the 7 Division Champion Boaters and Co-anglers will compete on Friday, the third and final day for the Live Your Dream Prize packages and the National Championship titles.  In addition to the cash prizes, all eligible anglers will receive a lodging stipend from TBF to help offset the cost of their choice of lodging in the area for the actual event days as a part of their qualifying prize and all 14 finalists earns a Living YOUR Dream prize package of various amounts plus multiple advancement contingencies.

The TBF National Champion Boater and National Champion Co-angler will receive a Live Your Dream (LYD) package. The National Champion Boater’s Live Your Dream angler will receive a $130,000 prize package consisting of a $20,000 cash prize, advancement opportunities, a set amount of paid entry fee stipends to their choice of affiliated circuits, a fully rigged Ranger Z520 boat, 250 HP motor, trailer, rigged and ready to go and more!  All theirs to keep and live their dream out of!

The Federation strongly believes in the value of co-anglers, the 2022 National Champion Co-angler LYD package is over $30,000, including 20K cash, advancement opportunities, PLUS a set amount of paid entry stipends into the circuit of choice of affiliated circuit, clothing package and more! All 110 anglers who qualified for the championship on Lake Conroe will be awarded a prize of some amount.

Coverage of the TBF National Championship will be broadcast in high-definition in Federation Angler TV block on the Pursuit Channel, on Outdoor Action TV and streamed live from Lake Conroe’s Stowaway Marina daily on

For more information about Conroe, TX or Lake Conroe please contact

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About TBF

The Bass Federation Inc. is the oldest and largest, organized grassroots angling organization in America and a member of the freshwater fishing hall of fame. TBF is 100% owned by those it serves and is dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year, and have provided the foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for 50 years. The Bass Federation is proud “Partners in Fishing” with industry-leading companies like MLF and including Ranger Boats, Lowrance, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Humminbird, MinnKota, Berkley, T-H Marine, and Power Pole. For more information about The Bass Federation, visit, or call 580-765-9031. Look for TBF on facebook at and on twitter at