🐟The 40th Annual Big Bass Splash is Coming to Lake Sam Rayburn

🐟$1.3 Million in Cash and Prizes is Guaranteed to be Paid Out

🐟The Grand Prize is Valued at Over $300,000

The 40th Annual Big Bass Splash presented by Sealy Outdoors is coming to Lake Sam Rayburn April 19 - 21. This three-day tournament (Friday-Sunday) will feature guaranteed cash and prizes of $1.3 million!

Let's take a look at some of the different ways you can win big money.

Hourly Payouts

Each day, there are 7 weigh-in hours (7 a.m. through 1 p.m.) Fifteen places will be paid to the heaviest bass every hour with the following allotment.

HEAVIEST BASS . . . $10,000
2nd Heaviest Bass. . . $2,500
3rd  Heaviest Bass. . . $2,000
4th  Heaviest Bass. . . $1,700
5th  Heaviest Bass. . . $1,500
6th  Heaviest Bass. . . $1,400
7th  Heaviest Bass. . . $1,300
8th  Heaviest Bass. . . $1,200
9th  Heaviest Bass. . . $1,100
10th Heaviest Bass. . .$1,000
11th  Heaviest Bass . . . $900
12th  Heaviest Bass . . . $800
13th  Heaviest Bass. . .  $700
14th  Heaviest Bass. . .  $600
15th  Heaviest Bass. . .  $500

T-shirt Hours

The 8 a.m. and 12 noon weigh-ins are designated T-shirt hours. If you bring in the heaviest bass for that hour AND have purchased the official Big Bass Splash t-shirt, you will double your prize from $10,000 to $20,000.

You must either be wearing the t-shirt or have it in your possession at the time of the weigh-in. The cost of the t-shirt is $30.

Exact Weight Fish

The contestant(s) who weighs in the first 3.00/4.00/5.00 exact weight bass each day of the tournament will be awarded $10,000 at the Sunday Awards Ceremony. That's a total of $90,000 that will be given away for exact weight bass.

Keep in mind that this is guaranteed money to be paid out, so for any unclaimed exact weight bass not caught, the money will go into a drawing among all paid contestants at the Sunday Awards Ceremony.

But, you must be present to win. If your name is drawn and you didn't stick around, as they say at the Sealy Outdoor Tournaments -- "You're history!"

Top 5 Overall

The anglers bringing in the top 5 heaviest bass of the tournament will receive the following:

Grand Prize -

  • Phoenix 21 PHX Bass Boat powered by Mercury, equipped with Minn Kota, Humminbird, Navionics, and Power Pole
  • Dodge Ram Truck
  • $150,000 Cash

2nd Place - $50,000 Cash Plus an Idle Time Travel Trailer

3rd Place - $30,000 Cash

4th Place - $20,000 Cash

5th Place - $10,000 Cash


The Dream

The Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash footprint covers Lake Sam Rayburn, Toledo Bend Reservoir, Lake Fork, and Lake Guntersville (Alabama).

The first Sealy Outdoors tournament started in 1984 on Lake Sam Rayburn and has expanded to the amateur fishing benchmark that it is today. It all started with a vision that Bob Sealy had in 1983.

After fishing several pro tournaments, he soon came to realize that these types of events weren’t just for the pros. This is when he decided to start his own fishing tournament, one that would cater only to the amateur anglers, allowing them to be put into the same limelight as the pros by winning “BIG CASH & PRIZES” without the huge fees.

Registration and More Details

Online registration is happening now for this historic tournament. To register and for more details about the tournament, click here.

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Ray Albritton of West Monroe won the Big Bass Splash with a 10.04 fish. Here's a look at his fish and many other 'hogs' that were caught during the three day tournament

Gallery Credit: sean ericson

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Gallery Credit: Danny Merrell

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