HOUSTON (KTRK) --For the first time in the event's 47-year history, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic is underway in the Houston-area.
The tournament kicked off Friday morning at Lake Conroe in Montgomery County. Fifty-two anglers hope to reel in the biggest largemouth bass.
A $300,000 grand prize is up for grabs.
The weigh-in for the fishing competition takes place at Minute Maid Park. Also, there is an expo taking place inside the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Admission to the expo is free.