Texas Farm Bureau & Academy Sports + Outdoors present
16th Annual TuffMan


Guaranteed for 1st Place at the Championship with the top 5 teams all receiving guaranteed payouts
$1,000 Guaranteed for Big Bass at the Championship in 2016


Qualifiers, please note that since Monday, the 18th, is a holiday, the lakes do not go off limits until midnight the 18th!
Championship Dates
January 23 on Lake Stillhouse

January 24 on Lake Belton

Teams will register Friday evening at the Bell Expo Center for the championship

Lakes Stillhouse on Jan. 23 & Lake Belton on Jan. 24 will be the lakes for the Championship/weigh-in at the Bell County Expo during the boat and outdoor show.



Saturday, Jan. 23, Lake Stillhouse, we'll fish from safe daylight to 3:00 PM with the weigh-in during the Central Texas Boat Show in the dome at the Bell County Exposition Center in Belton starting at 3:30 PM.
Sunday, Jan. 24, Lake Belton, we'll fish from safe daylight to 2:00 PM with the weigh-in during the Central Texas Boat Show in the dome at the Bell County Exposition Center in Belton at 2:30 PM.
*Due to lake levels please check back for possible lake or ramp changes just in case a lake or ramp are closed to the public.

Registrations forms will be available starting August 1 at Tightlines Premium Fishing Tackle in Killeen, Marine Outlet in Temple, Texas Boat World in Harker Heights, Waco Tackle in Waco, and B&G Boat Services in Gatesville.  For an additional fee you may also register online at (up to 6:00 PM the Thursday before the tournament) or at the ramp the morning of the tournament.
The top 12 teams of each tournament will automatically qualify for the championship. Points will be calculated based on how well a team finishes in each of the four qualifying tournament and the top 12 points finalists (after removing the teams that automatically qualified) will also be eligible to fish the championship. Entry fee is $200 per team per tournament (includes big bass) if pre-registered by 6:00 PM the Thursday before the tournament. Afterwards entry is $250 per team. Teams that have qualified for the championship pay only $110 if they pre-register or $150 for late registration.  Registration will also be open the morning of the tournament at the headquarters (HQ) pavilion near the lauching ramp. See full tournament rules for complete details. The lake is off limits starting at Sunday midnight the week before the tournament (unless the Monday following Sunday is a federal holiday then off limits is Monday at midnight).  You may launch your boat for the qualifiers at any open launching ramp as early as 4:00 AM the morning of the tournament, but you must report in to HQ to draw your team number and must not start fishing until your team is released by the weighmaster.