By 6:30 Friday morning, Alex Finch of Lancaster, TX had already landed the bass that would bring him a prize package valued over $115,000.  In fact, by Wednesday of last week, Finch already knew where this monster fish was located on Lake Sam Rayburn. 

Finch was doing some 'sight fishing' on Wednesday and spotted this bass that would tip the scale at 9.90 pounds.  So on Friday morning, after a few casts, he landed the fish and brought it up to win the 8am - 9am hour, and then held on to win the overall, which included in a new boat, truck, and $10,000 cash.

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The top five winners were as follows -

1.  Alex Finch - Lancaster, TX.,   9.90 pounds

2. Walter Land - Cleveland, TX., 9.51

3. Johnny Dewald - Zavalla, TX., 9.28

4. Benjamin Craven - Colmesneil, TX., 8.70

5. Mike Price, Mansfield, LA., 8.56

All totaled, $540,000 in cash and prizes was paid out. And next year, Bob Sealy from Sealy Outdoors has promised a $1 million payout for the 30th annual event!

The next Big Bass Splash on the calendar will be coming up May 17th-19th at Toledo Bend with a guaranteed payout of $440,000 in cash and prizes.