Texarkana to Host National Professional Fishing League Tournament April 22-24


The Big Bass anglers are coming to Texarkana, as some of the top touring pros will be in town participating in this event scheduled for April 22 thru 24 at Wright Patman Lake with weigh-ins at the Texarkana Texas Convention Center.

Looking at the NPFL Facebook page, the anglers are making their predictions now, with one expecting a 2-day total weight of 70+ pounds.

Press Release:

The City of Texarkana, Texas and the Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce will
host the National Professional Fishing League (NPFL) tournament April 22 – 24, 2021. The 110 anglers will begin to arrive April 18 for three practice days, and a media day on Wednesday. The tournament will take place at Wright Patman Lake on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Weigh-ins will be held each afternoon of the tournament at the Texarkana Texas Convention Center, beginning at 3:30 PM.

The NPFL is a bass fishing competition between 110 of the best anglers competing in the country. The NPFL hosted their first tournament of the year in Eufaula, AL. The winner took home $50,000. Texarkana is the second stop on the tour. Each competition day and weigh-in is live streamed nationally to the NPFL Facebook page and website.

“Over 500 room nights have been sold in Texarkana so far,” explains Barbara Walker, director of sales for the Hilton Garden Inn. “Money is being spent in our gas stations, hotels, restaurants, and retail stores. Events like this help promote tourism in Texarkana,” continued Walker. Many anglers have been in Texarkana leading up to the event, practicing and spending time in the community.

“The NPFL organization is excited to come to Wright Patman. We really feel the unique setup of the anglers fishing at Wright Patman, then coming back to the city for the weigh-in will make a great event for the fans,” said Al McCulloch, founder and president of the NPFL.

“The City is excited to partner with the Chamber, Convention Center, NPFL and all the sponsors to make this event a reality,” Lisa Thompson, City of Texarkana, Texas spokeswoman said. “Events like this only bolster Texarkana’s economy, and add to the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. We are always proud to show off the sportsman’s paradise here in the Texarkana region, and hope to continue partnerships like this one and others to attract more people to our lakes, trails, and outdoors.”

Academy Sports + Outdoors is the lead sponsor of the event. If you would like to sponsor or participate please reach out to Natalie Haywood at nhaywood@texarkana.org.

The Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce is a private not for profit membership trade association focusing on connecting the community and businesses. The Chamber has been a community partner for over 100 years in Bowie and Miller counties. Information on the Chamber and membership is available at 819 North State Line Avenue, Texarkana, Texas or 903-792-7191. Questions can be directed to Natalie Haywood at nhaywood@texarkana.org



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