Today, thousands of anglers are standing in lines at Umphrey Family Pavilion at Lake Sam Rayburn. Tomorrow is day one of the record-breaking 40th Annual Big Bass Splash.

Sealy Outdoors
Sealy Outdoors

Some fishermen have already registered online and are getting their tournament ID cards, t-shirts, and other tourney necessities. Others are going through the registration process for the first time.

This 40th annual event promises a guaranteed payout of $1.3 million in cash and prizes. That makes this the richest payout for a bass tourney, amateur or otherwise.

There will be a total of $571,000+ in hourly cash payouts, and the grand prize winner is going to be awarded a prize package that's valued at $300,000. That huge stash includes a new Phoenix boat, a new Ram Truck, and a check for $150,000.

Sealy Outdoors
Sealy Outdoors

You Can Still Register

The Thursday before any of the Sealy Outdoors Big Bass Splash events is always the big registration day, but you can still get signed up after today's registration has wrapped up.

Today's registration should be done sometime around 8 p.m. Then, on Friday morning, sign-ups will again be taken beginning at 5 a.m. You can register for one, two, or all three days of the tournament.

Registrations will again be taken starting around 3 p.m. on Friday. Then the sign-up process will repeat on Saturday and on Sunday morning

For Full Coverage, Download the KICKS 105 App

KICKS 105 will be lakeside on all 3 days of the tournament. We will be doing periodic live updates on the air, and posting updates on our website.

It's highly suggested that you download the free KICKS 105 App. You can listen to our live stream from anywhere on the lake, and keep up with the hourly standings.

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