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#10864756 - 05/22/15 06:28 PM Keep up with TTBC live (Saturday through Sunday)
basseditor Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/26/06
Posts: 511
Loc: Austin
I'm going to try to provide as much interesting info throughout the tournament as I can. (One man band on much of this effort.)

The Toyota Texas Bass Classic tournament begins May 23. The event is held at Lake Fork again this year, where the event began 9 yrs. ago. It has become a showcase bass tournament where minimal fish handling and conservation values are stressed.

To make sure each judge weighs the bass equally and fairly, the judges went through a day's training on Friday, May 22. They learned fish care, tournament rules and safety. The judges will call in (via mobile phone) the weight of the bass caught to the scoring headquarters and a running scoreboard will be online and onsite at the venue.

The weighing process has been very successful previously to ensure the best care of the fish, which is critical when you consider the size of the bass that will be caught this weekend.

The "radio" transmission this year is being done through a push-to-talk mobile app called Zello (a Texas company). Also, each mobile phone has the photo app Flickr. Judges will take photos of the pros and interesting subjects throughout the event and the those photos upload in the background so I can retrieve them.

And, the phones have a "phone tracker" app, which allows the scoring crew to monitor where the anglers are fishing so 1) camera crews can find anglers who are doing well to get video, 2) in case on an emergency, the anglers can be found and 3) if anglers are out of cell range, the scoring crew will be aware.

Many of the boats will have GoPros too.

You can follow along live (as much as possible).

Toyota Texas Bass Classic live blog

And via Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Besides the live blog, my Twitter feeds:

@TPWDbass and @Basseditor (different items will be posted)

or by TTBC personnel:

@TXBassClassic on Twitter and Instagram

TXBassClassic on You Tube

Kistler Rods

#10864770 - 05/22/15 06:34 PM Re: Keep up with TTBC live (Saturday through Sunday) [Re: basseditor]
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Posts: 21668
Loc: Bedford, TX
David Short

#10865253 - 05/22/15 09:41 PM Re: Keep up with TTBC live (Saturday through Sunday) [Re: basseditor]
SkeeterMarine Offline
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Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 14652
Loc: Crowley, TX
"Once a Marine, Always a Marine"

#10865323 - 05/22/15 10:19 PM Re: Keep up with TTBC live (Saturday through Sunday) [Re: basseditor]
Shaun Lowe Offline

Registered: 04/20/13
Posts: 209

#10865332 - 05/22/15 10:25 PM Re: Keep up with TTBC live (Saturday through Sunday) [Re: basseditor]
Shingles Offline
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Registered: 10/29/12
Posts: 7086
Loc: Rockies/Metromess
Cool! Thanks

#10865607 - 05/23/15 07:03 AM Re: Keep up with TTBC live (Saturday through Sunday) [Re: basseditor]
Okhissa2 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/29/13
Posts: 545
Is anyone else keeping up with the TTBC on a Cell phone and having issues?? On mine only half the page comes up and a few things are stacked on top of each other .. Could be my service here at work just wanted to ask? Thanks guys

#10866454 - 05/23/15 03:20 PM Re: Keep up with TTBC live (Saturday through Sunday) [Re: basseditor]
Hook'em79 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 1978
Loc: Ray Roberts
Won't load up for me.
God, Family, Friends

#10866991 - 05/23/15 07:29 PM Re: Keep up with TTBC live (Saturday through Sunday) [Re: basseditor]
NITRO Z8 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 524
Loc: fortworth tx, tarrant co.
Would not load up for me either.

#10867024 - 05/23/15 07:45 PM Re: Keep up with TTBC live (Saturday through Sunday) [Re: basseditor]
Outdoor Therapy Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/26/06
Posts: 3484
Loc: Royse City, Texas
Scroll around, maybe click on the stacked bars on the top right, look for the full site button. Took me awhile l, but once I found it I could at least see the leader board.

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”- Thomas A Edison

#10867103 - 05/23/15 08:22 PM Re: Keep up with TTBC live (Saturday through Sunday) [Re: basseditor]
5Redman8 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 2759
Loc: Forney
Terrible site....locked up safari the times I tried access it.

The live scoring in the other thread is much better.
Originally Posted By: Dubee
People wanting to learn, watching idiots that don't know what they are doing doesn't help anyone.


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