Fort Worth Stockyards

Fishing fans from around the globe are in for a Texas-style treat with daily Classic weigh-ins and other events situated in close proximity to Fort Worth’s historic Stockyards District.

Alabama-based Bassmaster will bring its biggest stage to Fort Worth on June 11-13 as the belated Academy Sports and Outdoors Bassmaster Classic plays out on nearby Lake Ray Roberts, a powerhouse reservoir near Denton.

Originally slated for March 19-21, the 2021 Classic was rescheduled to June because of COVID-19 and the limits on large gatherings that were in effect at the time. Restrictions have since been relaxed and the hype is building for a fan favorite fishing event that many consider to be professional bass fishing’s marquee tournament.

Matt Williams is a freelance outdoors writer based in Nacogdoches. His email address is