May 8, 2018
WHO: Pro bass anglers Terry (Big Show) Scroggins and Jacob Wheeler, members of the Toyota Fishing Team; Morgan’s Wonderland guests.
WHAT: Fishing With the Pros, an opportunity for guests at the world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind to learn from Scroggins and Wheeler and to land fish at the park’s 8-acre, catch-and-release lake. Fishing equipment will be provided.
WHEN: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018.
WHERE: Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive (at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive a half-mile west of IH 35 in Northeast San Antonio).
WHY: To share fishing tips and have fun with Morgan’s Wonderland guests, thanks to the park’s presenting sponsor, Toyota.
ETC.: Known for his ability to locate large schools of bass, Scroggins is one of the world’s best anglers, having recorded almost $2 million in Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) tournament earnings. This super-friendly angler from Palatka, Fla., also is a winner at grilling anything that swims in fresh or saltwater. Wheeler, an Indiana native who now lives in Tennessee, is an up-and-comer with approximately $450,000 in B.A.S.S. earnings. Last year, the 27-year-old won the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Lake Cherokee, Tenn.
The anglers are stopping by San Antonio on their way to Jonestown, Texas, just outside of Austin for the 2018 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest (benefiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department) at Jones Brothers Park, May 17-20. The $1-million, 108-man tournament not only will feature big bass but also lots of other excitement such as companies showcasing their latest products and gear, kids’ activities and prizes for all. The best part — everything is free.
Non-profit, ultra-accessible™ Morgan’s Wonderland offers more than 25 rides, playscapes, gardens and other attractions. Amusement Today proclaimed Morgan’s Wonderland 2017 “Park of the Year” in the prestigious Golden Ticket Awards. Check www.MorgansWonderland.com for the latest information about operating schedule, admissions and special events.