Big Bass Splash: Amateur bass anglers compete for $500,000

Family, Fishing and Fun at the Big Bass Splash presented by Sealy Outdoors. $500,000 Guaranteed in Cash and Prizes with 1st Place Overall winning a Phoenix 721 Pro XP powered by Mercury equipped with Minn Kota, Lowrance, Navionics, Power Pole and X2 Power Batteries; a RAM Truck plus $5,000 Cash. That yields a total GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE VALUED AT $100,000!

Fifteen places will be paid in cash each hour of each tournament day beginning with the 7-8 AM hour and continuing through the 1-2 PM hour for the fifteen single heaviest bass weighed in. Top prize each hour is $2,500. Hourly updates will be broadcasted live on KICKS 105.1 FM and once hour is official, results are listed on Facebook/BigBassSplash1984.

Contestant(s) weighing in the first 3.00/4.00/5.00 exact weight bass each day of the tournament will be awarded $5,000 at Sunday awards ceremony. In addition, all contestants are eligible to win a Phoenix 819 Pro powered by Mercury, equipped with Minn Kota, Lowrance and X2 Power Batteries. That drawing, deemed as the renowned “Elimination Drawing”, will be held during the Sunday awards ceremony and entrants must be present to win.

Optional Bonus Games such as the Bonus Card (aka “Insurance Card”) and Bonus Shirt Hours can win you additional cash.

Children ages 5-12 may participate in the Little Angler’s Division and can catch bass, catfish, crappie, or perch.

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 entry for the Open Drawing on Sunday May 22.

Registration is open online for the Lake Toledo Bend Big Bass Splash®. To enter, visit Onsite Registration will be at Cypress Bend Park in Many from 10 AM-8 PM on Thursday, May 19. Registration will continue each morning starting at 5 AM on days of the tournament. Tournament Entry Fees are $165 for One Day, $215 for Two Days and $265 for all Three Days. The Little Angler’s Division entry fee is $10 per day.

The Big Bass Splash events are considered to be the World’s Largest Grassroots amateur big bass fishing tournament of its kind. Sealy Outdoors attracts thousands of amateur anglers to these weekend events. It’s what we call “Fishing, Family and Fun” for everyone. This event benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Sponsors includes Phoenix Boats, Mercury Marine, Minn Kota, Lowrance, T-H Marine, Power-Pole, Navionics, X2 Power Batteries, Weaver Motors of Kirbyville, TX, Costa, Shimano and Texas Fish & Game Magazine.

A Special Thank You to the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission and Sabine River Authority for hosting this event.  

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