Lake Amistad, outside of Del Rio, is a man-made hydroelectric reservoir which is home to a wide variety of plants and animals. It is 64,900 acres, ranges in depths, and juxtaposes with beautiful natural cliffs. Officially part of the Amistad National Recreation Area, Lake Amistad is connected to Seminole Canyon, named for the Seminole Negro Indian Scouts, who served in military here between 1872 and 1914. Many anglers love to fish at this spot each year, and the Border Bass Battle is one of the biggest events held.
Occurring this year on November 14, 2020, this bass fishing tournament boasts more than $25K in cash prizes. Over the course of the eight hour day, fishermen and women can complete with their rods and reels. To sweeten the pot, prizes will not only be given for best overall, biggest largemouth and smallmouth, as well as youth best, but also every hour, a first, second, and third place is determined. This means every hour someone will win $1,750, $750, or $250 in the Border Bass Battle. The entry fee is $125 per angler, without limits.
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A shuttle is provided to weigh-in site for participants, and there’s a chuckwagon dinner to be held at the end of the day with a raffle. It is important to note the registration rules include a requirement that all bass weighed-in will become the property of the Event and will be released back into the lake alive, if possible. If you can’t make it but want to follow the action, the tournament will be broadcasted live on radio station, KDLK 94.1, both live on the radio and online. The next planned date for the Border Bass Battle is on March 13, 2021. Whichever month feels luckiest to you, head out to Del Rio and glide across Lake Amistad with your best bait. May the best anglers win!