August 10, 2017

Hourly Payouts, Prize Packages and Open Drawings for Your Next Chance to Win

Lake Fork- Alba, Texas – September 15-16-17, 2017 - Family, Fishing & Fun at the Big Bass Splash presented by Sealy Outdoors. $475,000 Guaranteed in Cash and Prizes with 1st Place Overall winning a 2017 Triton 19 TRX Powered by Mercury equipped with Minn Kota, Lowrance, Power Pole and Navionics; 2017 RAM Truck Plus…. $7,000 CASH!

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.

Contestant(s) weighing in the first 2.50 exact weight bass each day of the tournament will win $5,000. The contestant who weighs in the heaviest bass under the slot during the 3-day 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 Play” Optional Bonus Games such as the Bonus Card “AKA” Insurance Card & Bonus Shirt Hours can win you additional cash.

Children ages five to twelve 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 now open online for the Big Bass Splash Presented by Sealy Outdoors benefitting St. Jude Children Research Hospital. To enter, visit Early Bird Registration Deadline is Friday, September 1. Onsite Registration will be at Lake Fork Marina from 10 AM – 8 PM on Thursday, September 14. Registration will continue each morning from 5 AM until 6 AM 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, September 17.

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.

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

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please contact Nicole Sealy ~ 409.382.3876 ~ 888.698.2591