Toyota Texas Bass Classic Leaving East Texas

It drew thousands to East Texas and helped pump money into the local economy. Now, after two years on the waters of Lake Fork, the Toyota Texas Bass Classic is leaving East Texas.

Next years classic will be held on Lake Conroe near Houston in May.

Tournament Director Lenny Francoeur told KLTV 7 Sports Director Maya Golden they were pleased with the success of the event on Lake Fork, however the idea is to rotate the tournament Francoeur said the goal is to showcase several Texas lakes and their resources.

Money raised from the tournament benefits Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Last April, more than 30,000 people attended the event on Lake Fork.