Oakley, Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Marine host open big bass tournament on the “Urban Bass Fishing Capitol of Texas” on September 25-26, 2010.

Based at Lake Park, the 3rd Annual North Texas Big Bass Classic comes to Lake Lewisville on September 25-26, 2010; offering amateur bass anglers the chance to compete for thousands in cash and prizes. The angler with the largest overall big bass of the tournament will take home a 2011 Nitro Z7 valued over $25,000.

The North Texas Big Bass Classic will be open to amateur anglers only. Anglers will compete for thousands in hourly cash payouts throughout the two day event. There will be seven hourly weigh-ins each day with the overall largest fish of the event earning the winner a fully rigged 2011 Nitro Z7 powered by Mercury. The first 100 anglers to pre-register for this event will receive a custom Oakley 7′ MH Carolina Rod valued at $150. Anglers may pre-register for this event online at www.oakleybigbass.com <http://www.oakleybigbass.com/> Anglers may also register by phone, fax or mail. Additionally, mandatory event registration will be held at Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine, Texas on Friday September 24th from 11am-8pm. Anglers may pick up registration forms at Bass Pro Shops. Anglers must check in at Bass Pro Shops on Friday to pick up tournament packet.

Oakley’s Rolling O Lab http://www.oakley.com/community/olab <http://www.oakley.com/community/olab> will be onsite at Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine, Texas for Friday’s registration. There will be complimentary food and drink on Friday along with prize raffles and contests. Saturday and Sunday’s weigh-ins will take place at the Toyota Main Stage at Lake Park. The public is welcome at the live weigh-ins from 8am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday and after the weigh-ins there will be angler and attendee hospitality activities from 3-5pm each day. Lake Lewisville information can be found here. http://www.visitlewisville.com/where-to-play/lake-and-outdoors/fishing/ <http://www.visitlewisville.com/where-to-play/lake-and-outdoors/fishing/>

“We are thrilled to be back in Dallas for another year,” says Keith Odom with the Oakley Big Bass Tour. “Our partnerships with Oakley, Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Marine have allowed us to create one of the premier tournament experiences that exist at the amateur level. We welcome all anglers and look forward to a great event weekend on Lake Lewisville.”

Sponsors of the North Texas Big Bass Classic include: Oakley, Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Marine, Mercury, MotorGuide, Lock-n-Haul, Quantum, Toyota, Lake Fork Trophy Lures, and Power-Pole.

Oakley is a worldwide leader in performance optics including premium sunglasses, goggles and prescription eyewear. Headquartered in Southern California, the company’s optics brand portfolio includes Fox Racing, Mosley Tribes, Oliver Peoples and Paul Smith Spectacles. In addition to its worldwide wholesale business, Oakley operates retail locations including Oakley Stores and The Optical Shop of Aspen. The company also offers a wide selection of Oakley-branded technical and active apparel, footwear, watches and accessories. Additional information is available at www.oakley.com <http://www.oakley.com/> .