Things are heating up in Central Texas, and that means it's almost time to load up the boat and head to Lake Belton for the Spring Classic Bass Tournament.

Registration is open now for the 20th annual tournament happening Saturday, May 8. Proceeds will benefit the Central Texas Area of Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs Association's (CTACPSA) Annual Scholarship Fund, so you'll be out doing what you love while helping a great cause.

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Now through Thursday, May 6, you can get signed up early at either Marine Outlet, 4410 S General Bruce Drive in Temple, or Tightlines Premium Fishing Tackle5902 E Veterans Memorial Blvd in Killeen.

You can also get signed up at Temple Lake Park14190 FM2305 in Belton, on the day of the tournament beginning at 4:30 AM. The tournament starts at 6AM and runs 'til 3PM.

The entry fee is $100 per boat - Big Bass guaranteed, $250.

There's a guaranteed prize of $2,500 for 1st place, plus one place paid for every 10 entries!

Temple Lake Park will serve as the tournament headquarters and weigh-in site, so if this will be your first time in the area or fishing Lake Belton, be sure to spend a little time familiarizing yourself with the area. Lake Belton's a beautiful place to boat and fish, so welcome and enjoy!

Remember, your entry fee helps fund a CTACPSA scholarship offered to the children of active peace officers in Central Texas.

For more information, give Billy Conway a call at (254) 718-7275. To learn more about the CTACPSA scholarship or to apply, visit their website.

Billy Conway is the co-host of On the Dock, a weekly fishing and outdoors show broadcast live from Temple every Friday afternoon from 5-6 PM on KTEM 1400 AM. If you love fishing, hunting, and hiking at our local lakes and you want to keep up on the latest outdoors news in Texas, be sure to tune in.

Billy and host Rick Smith frequently have game wardens, members of the Corps of Engineers, and other experts on to keep you appraised of what's going on with our local lakes and across the great state of Texas.

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