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Toyota Texas Bass Classic Announces 2016 Angler Field

Top 36 anglers in the world to compete at Lake Ray Roberts.

Toyota Texas Bass Classic Announces 2016 Angler Field | Part of Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL | Lake Ray Roberts, Texas, USA

© Photo courtesy of Toyota

Source: Toyota | 4/8/16 | Frisco

As part of the 2016 Toyota Texas Fest presented by JBL (TTF), the Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) will feature 36 of the world's best professional anglers from May 20 ? 22, 2016 at Lake Ray Roberts in Denton, TX. The field for the tenth anniversary of TTBC is highlighted by defending champion Brent Ehrler and 2016 Bassmaster Classic champion Edwin Evers.


The field is made up of the top 15 anglers from the 2015 Angler of the Year (AOY) points from both the FLW Tour and Bassmaster Elite Series as well as six exemptions. Other notable anglers include 2015 Bassmaster Angler of the Year Aaron Martens, 2015 FLW Angler of the Year Scott Martin and Keith Combs, three-time TTBC champion.


“Over the past nine years the priority of the TTBC has been to promote fishing, outdoor recreation and the conservation efforts of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department,” said Lenny Francoeur, tournament director. “Each year we host the world’s best anglers on Texas’ premier fisheries, and we are excited to see these anglers take on Lake Ray Roberts, one of the Texas’ top fisheries.”


The overall field is highlighted by a combined 16 Angler of the Year titles, including eight Bassmaster AOYs and eight FLW Tour AOYs; 19 major championship titles, including eight TTBCs, six Bassmaster Classics, and five Forrest Wood Cups; 179 tour wins and over $60 million in career earnings. The field will also include exemptions Randy Howell, Mike Iaconelli, Kelly Jordon, Terry Scroggins, Gerald Swindle and 2015 TTBC champion Brent Ehrler.


“Winning the Toyota Texas Bass Classic last year was one of the biggest achievements in my career,” said Ehrler.? “The TTBC is the most difficult event to qualify for in professional bass fishing, and to raise the trophy on the final day, you had to have beaten the most elite group of anglers on the planet. I am excited to get back to Texas and defend my title on Lake Ray Roberts in May.”


Along with the coveted title of TTBC champion, the anglers will be competing for two additional awards. The angler who catches the single heaviest fish from any of the three days of competition will win the Toyota Tundra Big Bass Award and a new 2016 Toyota Tundra. The LEER Heavy Weight Award, a new LEER truck cap, will be given to the angler with the heaviest single-day weight from any one of the three days of the tournament.


Tracy AdamsWilkesboro, North CarolinaFLW Tour
Adrian AvenaVineland, New JerseyFLW Tour
Jason ChristiePark Hill, OklahomaBassmaster Elite Series
Luke ClausenSpokane, WashingtonFLW Tour
Keith CombsHuntington, TexasBassmaster Elite Series
John CoxDebary, FloridaFLW Tour
Brent EhrlerRedlands, California2015 TTBC champion
Edwin EversTalala, OklahomaBassmaster Elite Series
Shinichi FukaePalestine, TexasFLW Tour
Anthony GagliardiProsperity, South CarolinaFLW Tour
Greg HackneyGonzales, LouisianaBassmaster Elite Series
Matthew HerrenAshville, AlabamaBassmaster Elite Series
Randy HowellGuntersville, AlabamaExemption
Mike IaconelliPittsgrove, New JerseyExemption
Alton JonesLorena, TexasBassmaster Elite Series
Kelly JordonFlint, TexasExemption
Jordan LeeVinemont, AlabamaBassmaster Elite Series
Dave LefebreErie, PennsylvaniaFLW Tour
Bill LowenBrookville, IndianaBassmaster Elite Series
Justin LucasGuntersville, AlabamaBassmaster Elite Series
Aaron MartensLeeds, AlabamaBassmaster Elite Series
Scott MartinClewiston, FloridaFLW Tour
Cody MeyerAuburn, CaliforniaFLW Tour
Ish MonroeHughson, CaliforniaFLW Tour
Andy MorganDayton, TennesseeFLW Tour
Larry NixonBee Branch, ArkansasFLW Tour
Brandon PalaniukHayden, IdahoBassmaster Elite Series
Jacob PowroznikPort Haywood, VirginiaBassmaster Elite Series
Dean RojasLake Havasu City, ArizonaBassmaster Elite Series
Terry ScrogginsSan Mateo, FloridaExemption
Wesley StraderSpring City, TennesseeFLW Tour
Gerald SwindleWarrior, AlabamaExemption
Peter ThliverosSt. Augustine, FloridaFLW Tour
Bryan ThriftShelby, North CarolinaFLW Tour
Greg VinsonWetumpka, AlabamaBassmaster Elite Series
Chris ZaldainSan Jose, CaliforniaBassmaster Elite Series

See additional information below or visit:

ToyotaTexasFest.com

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