Turtlebox Lake Conroe Big Bass Classic


February 29, 2024 - March 3, 2024    
All Day


Papa's on the Lake
14632 TX-105, Montgomery, Tx, 77356

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February 29 – March 3, 2024 | $250,000

Event Details

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Turtlebox Lake Conroe Big Bass Classic presented by Visit Conroe – $250,000 Guaranteed Prizes & Payouts


Entry Fee: Four Day $325 | Three Day $250 | Two Day $165 | One Day $115 | Youth $75 (Entry fees are per angler)

Start fishing (First Cast) will be announced the week of the event.

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Lake Conroe, Texas

Weigh in Site:
Papa’s on the Lake 14632 TX-105, Montgomery, TX 77356

Guaranteed Overall Grand Prize: $55,600

2024 NITRO® Z18 rigged with a Mercury® 150L Pro XS outboard, Minn Kota® Ultrex® 24V, 80-lb, Bow Humminbird® HELIX™ 9 SI G4N with GPS, Console Humminbird® HELIX™ 8 SI G4N with GPS, Hot Foot throttle, genuine two tone cover, tandem-axle upgrade 2 brakes, 14″ tire/wheel upgrade with spare.  NITRO® trailer w/powder-coat finish & GALVASHIELD® Impact corrosion & chip protection. To learn more about NITRO® boats visit the website at Nitro.com.

Guaranteed Total Hourly Paybacks: $84,700
1st: $1000, 2nd: $500, 3rd: $300, 4th: $250, 5th: $225, 6th: $200, 7th: $175, 8th: $150, 9th: $125, 10th: $100

Youth Division Total Payback: $600
1st: $300, 2nd: $200, 3rd: $100

Early Entry Rods: $100,000, Abu Garcia Jordan Lee 7’0″ medium action and 7’6″ heavy action rods.  Model #’s JLEECW70-5 & JLEEC76-7

All four and three day entrants of the Lake Conroe tournament will receive a rod.  A one day, two day or Youth entry is not eligible for the free rod.
Click here to see the Abu Garcia Jordan Lee Rod.
Promo rods may be picked up on the day listed below or during any tournament day. Please do not call our offices related to early entry rods. *Another angler may pick up your rod for you if you’re unable to be present.

Rod Pick Up: Wednesday February 28th  3 – 7 pm Papa’s on the Lake. You may also pick up rods on any of the tournament days.

Jordan Lee Casting Rod Features:
Jordan Lee designed technique specific actions
24-ton graphite for a lightweight balanced design
ROCS™ (Robotically Optimized Casting System) Guide train for maximized casting distance with lighter lures
Ergonomic Abu designed reel seat
Winn® split grip design
Stainless steel guides with zirconium inserts

Event Registration:
Registration for an Event closes at 9:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the beginning of the Event for a four-day entry. There will be no morning registration on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday of the Event.  Once an event begins, participants that register late online on must do so before 9:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and before 6 p.m. on Saturday for the remaining days and must also adhere to the off limits rules listed in section 6.02. Click to see the rule

Text System:
You may enter yourself in the text system for this event by texting the word conroe to the number 90294. We will enter your number in the system, but some carriers block this type of message, so by entering yourself this will prevent the chance of being blocked.  Also, if you have previously opted out of our system, you will have to put yourself back in the system by texting the above keyword. If you opt-out we cannot put you back in the system.
Android users:  If you have an android and you aren’t receiving texts from us, you will need to search the number 90294 in your text app and accept that it is not spam.

Start Time:
Due to the varying times of year that we host our tournaments, we will notify everyone of the start time the day prior to the start of the tournament. We will notify you via text message. Start time (first cast) for each tournament will be safe light and set by the tournament director. You may launch and be on the water but you may not begin fishing until we notify you of first cast. Please do not call our offices related to start time. We will post start fishing time on this page and text out the time the week of the event.  You will also be sent a live leaderboard link once the event starts.

Weigh in Times: All days of event
8-9am, 9-10am, 10-11am, 11am-12pm, 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm.

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Fish Size Limits:
Largemouth 16″ minimum
Smallmouth 14″ minimum
Spotted – no size limit

Participants less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult with written parental permission. (Written parental permission must be provided to Event staff prior to the start of the Event) Participants under the age of 18 years may not fish alone in the Event.
Junior Division for 2024.  Participants 12 and under will compete for a top 3 event payout, at a reduced entry fee. The entry fee for the entire event is $75 (regardless of the number of days fished) and we will pay three places for the top three bass weighed in during the event.  Anglers 13 and over will compete for full payouts and pay full entry fees.

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