Day one of the Big Bass Splash Fall Shoot Out on Lake Sam Rayburn is in the history books.  Throughout the morning, quite a few nice bass between 4 and 8 pounds made their way to the weigh-in scales, that is until William DeWare brought in his monster fish.

The angler from New Braunfels, Texas was all smiles when the scale reached nearly 11 pounds for his large mouth bass.  His 10.84 fish weighed over 2 pounds more than the current runner-up bass.  That would seem to put him in a good spot for a run at the grand prize of the Fall Shoot Out, which is a Nitro Z19 Bass Boat powered by Mercury and equipped with gear and features from Minn Kota, Lowrance, Navionics and Power Pole. However, there is still another full day of fishing to go...and anything can happen.

Also on day one, two fishermen each won $2500 for bringing in the first exact weight 3.00 and 4.00.  Doug Smith of Nederland brought in the 3.00 and Shawn Malone of Brookeland brought in the 4.00.  Another $5,000 will be on the table for exact weight fish on Sunday.

Fishing will start again on Sunday morning beginning at 6.  The first weigh in hour begins at 7 a.m.  Hourly weigh ins will continue until the conclusion of the Fall Shoot Out at 2 p.m. Registration will start at 5 a.m. on Sunday at Umphrey Family Pavilion off of RR 255, just east of the Rayburn Dam.

Here's a look at the overall top five after day one of the Fall Shoot Out:

  1. William DeWare, New Braunfels, TX - 10.84
  2. Charlie Parker, Zavalla, TX - 8.42
  3. Derek Mundy, Broaddus, TX - 7.60
  4. Johnnie Fountain, Hemphill, TX - 7.42
  5. Tanner Cockle, Killeen, TX - 7.39

Here's a look at some of big catches brought in on day one of the Fall Shoot Out

2021 Fall Shoot