Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the entry fees?
The cost for a 1 Day entry is $135; 2 Day entry is $185 and a 3 Day entry is
$235. Sam Rayburn, Texas; Toledo Bend, Louisiana and Lake Fork are three day
events whereas Lake Guntersville,, Alabama is a two day event. A $10 discount is
applicable to each adult entry paid via cash or *check. Once entry is submitted
and non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason.
How do I enter?
You can always go online at
and complete and submit the official entry form; print a copy of the official
entry form and mail to: PO Drawer 5431, Sam Rayburn, Texas 75951; or register in
person. There are several designated registration locations prior to each event.
Payment is accepted in the form of cash or credit card (Visa/MasterCard).
*Checks are only accepted until the "Early Bird" deadline date for each of the
events you are entering.
Who can enter?
Adults, children, anyone who is classified as an amateur angler can fish the Big
Bass Splash®. See official rules
definitions and eligibility. For children twelve years of age and under, there
is also a separate division "Little Anglers Division",
in which they may participate.
Once I have entered, how do I receive my official
You must come by one of the designated registration locations. There you will
receive your Official Tournament Packet which consist of: Tournament cap, weigh
bag, red ticket for Sunday's open drawing. Also included in your packet will be
the $15 Event Bonus Shirt and/or the $5 per day Event Bonus Card "aka" Insurance
Card if you have already previously purchased them online.
Do I have to fish with a partner?
No, this is an individual tournament.
Anglers may fish in a boat together, but each person in the boat must be a paid
tournament contestant. No spectators are allowed in the boat.
Do I have to fish from a boat?
No. Another difference between most
tournaments and the Big Bass Splash® tournaments is that anglers may fish any
way they choose, from a boat, the bank, a jet-ski, an inner-tube, a kayak . . .
Are the paybacks Guaranteed?
Yes. All Big Bass Splash® tournaments have
GUARANTEED cash and prizes and are awarded regardless of the number of entries
received unlike other tournaments which only guarantee one place (the winner) or
have places which are based on the number of anglers in the field.
Are polygraph test given?
At the conclusion of each hour random
unofficial winners are chosen for a polygraph exam and must be pasted before the
said hour is official.
What times are the weigh ins?
The tournament hours are 6am to 2pm.
Beginning with the 6-7am; 7-8am; 8-9am; 9-10am; 10-11am; 11-12pm; 12-1pm and
1-2pm. This give you a full eight hours of hourly payouts each day.
Can you win more than one hour a day?
Yes. You may have three fish
in your possession at any one time and you can weigh one fish in per hour. Once
you weigh in a fish that fish is out of your possession and has been released
back into official tournament waters which feasible allows you to go back out
fishing and catch another to weigh in another hour.
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