Big Bass Splash coming to Lake Fork this weekend


The Big Bass Splash returns to Lake Fork this weekend with $497,000 guaranteed in cash and prizes. First place overall will be winning a 2018 Triton 19 TRX Powered by Mercury equipped with Minn Kota, Lowrance, Power Pole and Navionics; 2018 RAM Truck Plus…. $7,000 cash!

Fifteen places will be paid in cash each hour of each tournament day beginning with the 7-8 a.m. hour and continuing through the 1-2 p.m. hour for the 15 single heaviest bass weighed in. Heaviest bass each hour will win $1,500! Hourly updates will be broadcasted live on KMOO 99.9 FM.

Contestant(s) weighing in the first 2.50 exact weight bass each day of the tournament will win $5,000. New this year: the contestant(s) who weighs in the heaviest bass under the slot each day will win $5,000. In addition, all contestants are eligible to win a 2018 Triton 189 TRX Powered by Mercury, equipped with Minn Kota and Lowrance in the famous “Elimination Drawing.”

“You Can’t Win if You Don’t Play” optional bonus games such as the Bonus Card “AKA” Insurance Card and Bonus Shirt Hours can win you additional cash.

Children ages five to 12 may participate in the Little Anglers Division and win Academy gift cards and trophies/medals for their winning catches of bass, catfish, crappie or perch.

Registration is open online for the Big Bass Splash Presented by Sealy Outdoors benefitting St. Jude Children Research Hospital. To enter, visit Onsite registration will be at Lake Fork Marina from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20. Registration will continue each morning from 5-6 a.m. on days of the tournament. Tournament entry fees are $160 for one day, and $210 for two days, $260 for three days. The Little Anglers Division entry fee is $10 per day.

All participants and spectators ages 18 years of age and up can get in on the action. Come out to the tournament site, enjoy the festivities and get your free ticket for the open drawing Sunday, Sept. 23.

The Big Bass Splash events are considered to be the world’s largest grassroots amateur big bass fishing tournament of its kind. The Big Bass Splash attracts thousands of amateur anglers to these weekend events. A portion of the proceeds from registration fees will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

For more information go to, call 888.698.2591 or stop by your local Academy Sports & Outdoors store for an official entry form. Follow us on


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