In advance of its opening on June 10, Bass Pro Shops in Round Rock held a small ceremony to introduce the first large fish to its in-store, 12,000 gallon aquarium. The largemouth bass, weighing over 10 pounds, slipped into the water from the hands of Round Rock mayor Alan McGraw.
The bass was acquired through the Bass Pro Shops Wanted Alive program, which allows anglers to donate trophy catches for display in store aquariums.
In addition to the aquarium, the store includes a restaurant and 16-lane bowling alley. Walls in the store are adorned with hand-painted murals of Texas scenery and examples of native Texas wildlife.