Lake Fork Big Bass Splash Sept. 15-17



Lake Fork – The Big Bass Splash presented by Sealy Outdoors returns to Lake Fork Sept. 15-17 with family, fishing and fun, and of course $475,000 guaranteed in cash and prizes.

The overall first place winner in the tournament will go home with a 2017 Triton 19 TRX Powered by Mercury equipped with Minn Kota, Lowrance, Power Pole and Navionics, a 2017 RAM Truck plus $7,000.

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. It’s what we call “Fishing, Family and Fun” for everyone. A portion of the proceeds from registration fees will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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. Heaviest bass each hour will win $1,500. Hourly updates will be broadcasted live on KMOO 99.9 FM.

The fisherman weighing in the first 2.5-pound exact weight bass each day of the tournament will win $5,000. The fisherman who weighs in the heaviest bass under the slot during the tournament will win $5,000. In addition, all contestants are eligible to win a 2017 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 Playoptional bonus games such as the Bonus Card aka Insurance Card & Bonus Shirt Hours can win additional cash.

Children ages 5 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 benefitting St. Jude Children Research Hospital. To enter, visit Early bird registration deadline is Sept. 1. Onsite registration will be at Lake Fork Marina from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sept. 14. 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 Sept. 17.

Sponsors includes Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Minn Kota, Lowrance, Okuma, Power Pole, Navionics, River2Sea, Texas Fish & Game, TH Marine, RAM-Weaver Motors of Kirbyville, TX, GP8 Oxygen Water, Fire Disc Grills, Vicious Fishing, Missile Baits, Vicious Vision, Simms, Wood County and City of Emory.

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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