The 2017 Bassmaster Classic will be held within driving distance of south Louisiana bass fishing fans after B.A.S.S. and Harris County-Houston Sports Authority executives announced the 47th Classic will be held on Lake Conroe with daily weigh-ins set for the Houston Astros home stadium, Minute Maid Park in downtown Houston.
The Classic is set for March 24-26, 2017, and marks the first Classic move on Texas waters since 1979 when Hank Parker won the Classic first venture into Texas on Lake Texoma, a reservoir on the Texas-Oklahoma border.
The Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo, which runs on the same days as the Classic, will be held in the George R. Brown Convention Center.
The Classic carries a $1 million purse with the champion taking home $300,000.