Abu Garcia pro Dave Lefebre caught 46-pounds, 12-ounces of bass to claim the 2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic, which was held on Lake Conroe, Texas. Lefebre’s three-day bag was enough to earn him a share of the $500,000 purse while edging fellow pro Andy Montgomery by a sheer 4 ounces.
“I was very fortunate to come out here and put together a solid performance,” said Lefebre. “Being a consistent angler in a tournament is tough to do. You don’t want to go out and bleed your best spot early and be left with nothing down the road. I was able to milk the spots that I located and it paid off. Abu Garcia Revo reels have been the most steady and durable reels that I have fished. They continue to perform day in and day out.”
This event highlights the conservation efforts of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, the other big winner from the weekend tournament and music festival. TPWD was presented with a $250,000 donation prior to the final day’s weigh-in. The donation will go towards youth fishing and outreach programs across Texas.