Trinity River Bass Battle
Recreation on the river has become a part of the culture of Fort Worth. In 2016, the Trinity Bass Battle started at Panther Island Pavilion to give anglers the opportunity to experience some of the best urban fishing in the state. In 2017, there were 10 tournaments held on the Trinity River totaling over 295 entries. The largest fish caught, 24.75’’, would have won Big Bass in all but 3 other known tournaments in the North Texas area in 2017.
Tim Martin, General Manager of Backwoods-Fort Worth and the tournament director, sees the importance this event has on raising awareness for recreation and urban fishing in the Trinity. “The founding purpose of the Trinity Bass Battle was to raise awareness of the recreational and competitive bass fishing potential of the Trinity River in Fort Worth and inspire more people to launch a kayak and explore it,” said Martin. “For many years, the river was an underappreciated resource in Fort Worth and it’s great to see so many people interested in getting out on the water.”