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HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 17, 2017) Beginning on March 24 and continuing until March 26, the city of Houston and surrounding area will play host to the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic. The competition which will be presented by DICK’s Sporting Goods will bring 52 of the best bass anglers to H Town in the 47th edition of the world championship of bass fishing.
The competitive fishing will occur at Lake Conroe Park, which is a short 30-minute drive from Houston, in Montgomery, Texas. Beginning at 7:20 a.m. CDT each day, with the official weigh-in daily at 3:15 p.m. at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. The park, which is the home of the Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros will be the central location for the Classic, along with nearby George R. Brown Convention Center. The Center, which is two blocks from Minute Maid Park, will host the Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo. The Expo, along with the afternoon weigh-ins, is free to the public. Hours at the Expo are Friday, March 24, 12 p.m to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.