Big Bass Bonanza 2022 official rules - kykx1057 (2023)


This event will only take place from April 29 to May 1, 2022.

These rules will be updated as prizes and sponsors are confirmed.


Alpha(s): KYKX 105.7 and KKUS 104.1 THE RANCH, 210 South Broadway, Tyler, TX 75702 ("Alpha") and the promotional Alphas set forth in Section 9 below (together with Alpha, the "Alphas"). Please note that the list of promotional alphas may be updated frequently and a complete list will be available at and

Promotion Period: Fishing Lessons for Big Bass Bonanza 2022 (the "Tournament") begin at 6:00 AM. m. CT and end at 3:00 p.m. m. CT on Friday, April 29, 2022 and Saturday, April 30, 2022 and Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Registration Deadline: The registration deadline to enter the tournament in person is Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 2:59 p.m. CT. The registration deadline for the tournament by mail is April 16, 2022.

Participation Restrictions: Tournament is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding NY and FL). Fishing guides and professional anglers are excluded from participating in the tournament. Employees of Alpha Media LLC, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, sponsors and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Tournament. Any angler who has been disqualified from a previous Big Bass Bonanza for any reason is not eligible to participate. Any angler who has been disqualified from ANY fishing tournament for any reason in the last five (5) years will not be eligible to enter or win. Anyone who is currently or has been involved in litigation related to a previous Big Bass Bonanza or the Tournament is not eligible. This tournament is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void outside of the US, New York and Florida, where applicable and where prohibited. Alpha will disqualify any entry from anyone who does not meet the eligibility requirements.

Participants who meet the eligibility criteria for additional competitions held during the tournament are eligible to win the prize on offer. In addition to the above criteria, entrants must meet the eligibility criteria for side events as follows:

High School Challenge: Contestants who are currently students in grades 9-12 or accredited high school equivalent are eligible to win. To participate in the High School Challenge, qualified entrants must provide tournament officials with the name of the school they are attending at the weigh-in. Participants who do not provide this information will not be eligible to participate in the High School Challenge. Participants in the High School Challenge are divided into "teams" by tournament officials. The composition of each team is determined by tournament officials at their sole discretion, with the exception that each team consists of 2-4 students from the same high school. Only the heaviest weight fish from each competitor count towards the overall team score. Team members do not have to fish together or otherwise interact. Teams are determined solely for the purpose of determining the High School Challenge Team prize (see below).

Under Exact Weight: All tournament participants with a valid driver's license are eligible to participate.

Best Female Angler – All tournament competitors are eligible to win.

Best Senior Anglers: All tournament participants age 62 and over on April 29, 2022 are eligible to win.

Best Youth Anglers: All tournament participants ages 14 and under by April 29, 2022 are eligible to win.

Best Veteran Angler – Any tournament entrant who is a current or former member of a branch of the US Armed Forces is eligible to win. Winner must present proof of registration prior to receiving prize.

Best Former Champion: Former overall tournament winners 2002-2021 are eligible to win.

Senior Nurse / 1st Respondent: Currently employed nurses (RNs, LVNs, and Master Level Nurses) or fire, EMS, ambulance, and police personnel are eligible to enter.

Registration Method: To participate in the Tournament, please complete and submit an Official Registration Form and a Waiver and Release Form. The official entry form and statement of release and resignation are available online atwww.KYKX1057.commiwww.THERANCH.FM.Official entry forms and releases and waivers must be mailed to KYKX/The Ranch, 4408 US HWY 259 N., Longview, TX 75605.

Personal entry is also possible on the following dates and times at the following locations:

Date | time | Location

March 1 to April 22 -Fri. 10am-5pm | 4408 Hwy. 259 N. Longview

April 25 - April 27 ONLY Monday to Wednesday | 10am-5pm | 4408 Hwy. 259 N. Longview

Thursday April 28 | – 8am-12pm | 4408 Hwy. 259 N. Longview


Thursday April 29 | 9am-7pm | Lakeside Park, Lake O'TCVhe Pines

Only Friday and Saturday April 29 and 30 | 5am-7pm | Lakeside Park, Lake O'The Pines

Domingo, solo mayo - 5:00 am a 2:59 pm % Lakeside Park, Lake O' The Pines


Hourly Cash Prizes: In addition to any other prizes he or she may be eligible for, the six contestants who catch the six heaviest basses each hour of the tournament will receive a cash prize. Prizes will be awarded daily at approximately 8:00 a.m. (between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. for Heavy Bass), 9:00 a.m. (between 8:01 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. for Heavy Bass), 10:00 a.m. (for heavy bass between 9:01 and 10:00), 11:00 (for heavy bass between 10:01 and 11:00), 12:00 (for heavy bass between 11:01 and 12:00), 1:00 p.m. (for heavy bass between 12:01 and 1:00 p.m.), 2:00 p.m. (for heavy bass between 1:01 and 2:00 p.m.) and 3:00 p.m. for intense bass between 2:01 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.). First place per hour is paid six hundred twenty dollars ($620); second place receives five hundred twenty dollars ($520) each hour; third place receives four hundred dollars ($420) every hour; Fourth place receives three hundred and twenty dollars ($320) every hour; Fifth place receives two hundred and twenty dollars ($220); and sixth place receives one hundred and twenty dollars ($120). At Alpha's sole discretion, Alpha may award an additional six hundred and twenty dollars ($620) per hour to a first-place finisher wearing the official tournament jersey sold at the tournament if he or she weighs in the winning fish per hour.

Bass O' The Day: In addition to any other prizes for which they are eligible, the contestant with the heaviest bass on each day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) will receive a cash prize of five thousand seven hundred and twenty dollars ($5,720).

Total Cash Prizes: In addition to any other prizes you may be eligible for, the top ten entrants with the ten best shorts at the end of the tournament will receive a cash prize. The value of the prize money depends in part on the number of entries received for the tournament. Because registrations are accepted until 2:59 p.m. As of May 1, 2022, the value of prize money cannot be determined prior to the tournament. Below is the total prize money up for grabs in Big Bass Bonanza 2021. Alpha is providing these prize amounts as illustrative examples of the cash prizes it expects to offer in the tournament. However, the actual value may be higher or lower than the following.

1st: Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000)

2nd: Eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000)

3rd: Thirteen thousand seven hundred dollars ($13,700)

4.: Neuntausendfünfhundert Dollar ($9,500)

5th: Seven thousand dollars ($7,000)

6to: Five thousand dollars ($5,000

7th: Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000)

8th: Three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500)

9th: Three thousand dollars ($3,000)

10th: Two thousand dollars ($2,000)

Travel Trailer Prize: In addition to the full cash prize, the competitor who catches the heaviest bass at the end of the tournament will also receive a 2022 RV/Caravan nominated by the Hayes RV Center at a later date.

Individual High School Challenge Prize: In addition to any other prizes for which they may be eligible, the High School Challenge competitor who plays the loudest overall bass among all other High School Challenge competitors at the end of the tournament will receive one thousand twenty dollars ( $1020).

High School Challenge Team Award: In addition to any other awards for which an individual member of the team may be eligible, the High School Challenge Team with the highest total weight of Bass the team has caught of any another high school challenge team through the end of that Tournament receives two thousand twenty dollars ($2020). The prize money is divided equally among the team members. Each team member can only have one low score for the total prize weight of the High School Challenge team. The high school represented by the winning team receives a trophy recognizing the team's achievement for one year.

Best Female Angler Prize: Five hundred twenty dollars (US$520) will be awarded to the competitor who reels in the heaviest bass of any competitor at the end of the tournament, in addition to any other prizes for which she may be eligible.

Senior Angler Award: In addition to any other awards for which he is eligible, the United States Armed Forces veteran who catches the heaviest bass among all other veterans at the end of the tournament will receive five hundred twenty dollars (US$520) . ).

Best Senior Angler Award – In addition to any other awards you may be eligible for, the best senior angler (62 and over on April 29, 2022) who ends up catching the heaviest perch among all other tournament participants. you get five hundred twenty dollars ($520).

Best Junior Angler Award: In addition to any other awards for which he may be eligible, the best junior angler (14 years old or younger as of April 29, 2022) will receive the heaviest perch of all other competitors that Junior catches at the end . five hundred twenty dollars ($520

Top Ex-Champion Angler Award – In addition to all other awards for which he is eligible, the top tournament champion from 2002 to 2021 who at the end of the tournament catches the heaviest bass among all other former tournament champions will receive five hundred and twenty dollars ($520).

Pescador Best Nurse/First Responder Award: In addition to any other award for which he or she is eligible, the best currently employed nurse (LVN, RN, or Master's Level Nurse), police officer, fire, ambulance, or EMT employee who collects the heaviest bass total on each tournament day through the end of each tournament day will receive one thousand twenty dollars ($1,020). Total Price = $3,060.

Exact Weight Sea Bass Prize – In addition to any other prizes for which you may be eligible, the first competitor to weigh a sea bass exactly 5,700 lbs. (as determined by Alpha in its sole discretion) eligible to receive a 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 Lone Star Crew Cab. Pricing provider will determine color and options. Exact Weight Bass prize winner is responsible for tax, title, insurance and license and must possess a valid driver's license. The MSRP for the Dodge Ram is approximately forty-five thousand four hundred sixty-five dollars ($45,465).

Breaking the Bass Record: If an angler weighs in a bass that weighs more than 11.41 pounds during the normal, legal course of fishing at Big Bass Bonanza 2022, it will be known as a new tournament bass record. This angler is receiving a brand new air conditioning system from JD's A/C (including indoor and outdoor units, all parts and labor required to install the new system, remove the existing system, and 1 box of air filters ) with a maximum value of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00). The winner has the opportunity to receive a payment of $15,000.00 if he opts out of the new heating and air conditioning system. The competition ends immediately after the first bass weighs more than 11.41 pounds. Winner is responsible for all taxes incurred to win this prize.

Terms of Service:

1. Big Bass Bonanza 2020 (the "Tournament") is sponsored by radio stations KYKX 105.7 and KKUS 104.1 THE RANCH (the "Sponsor"). Other sponsors who provide promotional consideration are listed here.

2. Local, State, Federal, Coast Guard, and Parks and Wildlife regulations apply at all times during the tournament. Participants must be in possession of a valid Texas fishing license and other personal identification required by law.

3. Lake o' the Pines professional anglers and fishing guides are not eligible to participate in the tournament. Employees of Alpha Media LLC, its parent, subsidiary and affiliates (including, but not limited to, Sponsor) and their immediate families are not eligible to participate in the Tournament. Any angler who has been disqualified from a previous Big Bass Bonanza for any reason is not eligible to participate. Any angler who has been disqualified from ANY fishing tournament for any reason in the last five (5) years is not eligible. Anyone involved in a legal dispute with a previous Big Bass Bonanza or tournament is not eligible. To determine professional status, please refer to the Official Rules posted at or The use of professional Lake O' The Pines Guides is prohibited during the Tournament and for a period of two (2) weeks prior to the start of the Tournament.

4. The registration fee to participate in one day of the tournament is one hundred dollars ($100); the free entry to participate in the two days of the tournament is one hundred seventy-five dollars ($175); The registration fee to participate in the three days of the tournament is two hundred and fifty dollars ($250). Participants who participate in only one day of the tournament will be able to fish on Friday, Saturday or Sunday as indicated on their entry form. Entries received after April 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. are considered late entries. The late registration fee is one hundred twenty-five dollars (US$125) per day. No refunds will be given after 3:00 p.m. on April 18, 2020; Refunds will be made at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Entry fees must be paid in full before a participant can fish in the tournament.

5. Participants will receive a special tournament sticker to display when fishing in the tournament. Competitors who do not receive a sticker upon registration (including those registering online) should contact the tournament director at officially designated times and locations to obtain a tournament sticker.

6. By entering the Tournament, each Competitor, on their own behalf and on behalf of an accompanying Non-Competitor Partner ("Non-Competitor Companion"), grants Sponsor or its agents permission to identify non-Competitors. are Competitors and/or to those who are not Participants. record, film, or photograph non-competitor competitors and the name, address (city and state), appearance, photograph, voice, biographical information, and/or statements of the competitor and/or accompanying non-competitor, transmit, disclose, or otherwise use in relationship with the Tournament or its sponsors for commercial, advertising or promotional purposes without compensation, monetary or otherwise. Registration by a parent or legal guardian of a minor in the Tournament constitutes permission to register the minor and use the minor's name, etc., as described herein. A parent or legal guardian must grant this permission as a condition of the minor's entry.

7. Participation in a drug test and/or polygraph may be required as a condition of winning a prize. By entering the Tournament, entrants agree to submit to any tests requested by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. The use of alcohol or drugs (other than prescription drugs taken by the person for whom it was prescribed and in the manner prescribed) is prohibited during the Tournament and will constitute grounds for disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor.

8. To the fullest extent permitted by law, by entering the Tournament and/or accepting any prize, each entrant agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor and its promotional partners harmless on their own behalf and on behalf of a non-contestant Companion . for each of them against any claim or liability arising directly or indirectly from any prize or participation in the Tournament, including, without limitation, claims for personal injury, property damage, accident or illness. In addition, by participating in the Tournament, each competitor assumes the risk of personal injury, property damage, or other damage of any kind that he or she or a non-competing companion may suffer in connection with the Tournament.

9. All participants must read and agree to the release and waiver form as a condition of participation. Your signature on the release and waiver form constitutes your consent.

10. Sponsor is not responsible for boating, water or other accidents. Each competitor and any accompanying non-competitors are solely responsible for their own actions (including, but not limited to, actions related to inclement weather) during the tournament.

11. The tournament will be held on Friday, May 1S t, 2020, Saturday 2 MayNorth Dakota, 2020 and Sunday May 3third, 2020. Tournament fishing hours are from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. Local time of each day of the tournament. Fish caught only between 6 am and 3 pm. can be considered at any price. Lake O' The Pines must be closed to all competitors and non-competitors, except during tournament fishing hours; However, competitors may launch their boats before 6:00 am but may not fish before 6:00 am on any day of the tournament.

12. Only largemouth bass, largemouth bass, and largemouth bass (largemouth bass) will be weighed. This is a great bass tournament.

13. Competitors may only weigh one (1) fish per hour. It is the responsibility of each participant to show up on time for the weigh-in. Competitors properly lined up (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) by the last minute of the hour (eg, 1:59 PM) will be considered lined up for that hour even if their fish are not lined up for the start of the hour. the competition. next hour hour (for example, 14:05). All heavy fish must have been caught by the competitor during the tournament dates and fishing times at Lake O' The Pines. Fish must be kept in a live stringer or pit, and the fish must be alive to be weighed. Do not transport fish to the weighing point on ice or frozen water. Fish can be weighed any day of the tournament starting at 7:00 am and must be weighed on the day of the catch. The fish must be weighed by the competitor who caught it. The official weigh-in location is Lakeside Park in Lake O' The Pines. ANY FRAUD WILL BE PROCESSED. The scale provided by the Tournament Director or designee must be used for weighing and must provide the official weight of the fish for tournament purposes and determination of winners.

14. In the event of a tie for any prize, the fish weighed earliest in the day (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) will be deemed the winner. The competitor must be at the weigh-in line by 3:00 p.m. weigh the fish daily. It is permitted to tow a bass for weighing during tournament time. Only the largest fish weighed by an entrant during the tournament will qualify for one of the top ten cash prizes.

15. Nothing shall be added to fish submitted for weighing that would in any way alter the weight of the fish. The fish may be retained by the sponsor for inspection and will not be returned to the competitor. All heavy fish become the property of Sponsor and will be returned to the pond at Sponsor's discretion. Any questionable entries will be reviewed by a marine biologist or similarly qualified specialist (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Any fish that is disfigured or excessively damaged (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) will be disqualified. All protests must be submitted in writing to the Tournament Director within thirty (30) minutes of the weigh-in. Sponsor reserves the right not to award a prize for questionable Submissions (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).

16. Fishing is only possible with rod and reel and artificial passive baits (baits must not have batteries, lights, vibrations, etc.). The use of crunches is acceptable. Trolling (large motor) is not allowed during fishing. Trolling from one location to another is acceptable when not fishing. It is not allowed to fish with more than 1 (one) rod at the same time. The companions who do not participate in the competition may only help the participant with the landing net.

17. During the tournament, pitching from the tournament weigh-in area is not allowed. Funeral services are not permitted at this location. All participants and non-participating companions must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket when the outboard motor is running. There is no limit to the number of participants fishing on a single boat, as long as all applicable Coast Guard and other regulations are followed. Wading, canoeing and tube fishing are allowed, but each participant is responsible for their own safety and must display the tournament decal.

18. No competitor may fish within 50 feet of another competitor's boat that is moored, moored, or fishing from shore unless the other competitor gives permission. Bank fishing is allowed. Fishing is prohibited within 105.7 yards of the official launch area. The concern report to the Tournament Director must include the boat's identification/registration number.

19. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Tournament due to inclement weather or any other circumstance that Sponsor (in its sole discretion) deems potentially hazardous. Competitors and non-competitors accompanying the competitor assume responsibility for their safety during the tournament. Tournament announcements (including emergencies and hourly results) will air on KYKX 105.7 FM and KKUS 104.1 FM. Competitors must bring portable radios.

20. Acceptance or rejection of participation in the Tournament, determination of winners, prizes, and interpretation of these Terms of Service and Official Rules shall be at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor decisions are final when made.

21. KYKX 105.7 FM and KKUS 104.1 FM broadcast any change of weigh-in venue or other tournament venues required by sea conditions.

22. Any angler who has been disqualified from a previous Big Bass Bonanza for any reason is not eligible to participate. Any angler who has been disqualified from ANY fishing tournament for any reason in the last five (5) years is not eligible.

23. People who are or have been involved in a legal dispute with the tournament may not participate.

Payment of all federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winners. Winners must complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 or equivalent, including winner's full social security number, to receive a prize of $600 or more. Failure to submit a completed Form W-9 or equivalent will result in disqualification and forfeiture of prize.

Prior to awarding a prize, Alpha may, in its sole discretion, require verification of the winner's identity by presenting a valid government-issued photo identification.

Alpha reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any person (and all of their entries) from the Tournament if they tamper with the entry process, the operation of the Tournament, or otherwise violate the Rules. Alpha further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Tournament or any part thereof if it cannot be completed as planned or if cheating, technical failures or other factors are beyond the control of Alpha. Alpha. corrupt or interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Tournament in Alfa's sole discretion. Any attempt by a participant to undermine the legal conduct of the tournament may constitute a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Alpha reserves the right to seek criminal prosecution and/or damages from any person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Alpha's failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Alpha Media LLC, Alpha and advertising partners, their advertising and publicity agencies and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies (including, without limitation, Alphas) ​​and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors and successors of each party ("Releasing Parties") shall not be liable for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, offering or administration of the Tournament or in the promotion of any prize; (ii) Entries not received due to Internet access difficulties, service interruptions or delays, IT difficulties, outages, disconnections, other technical failures, telephone service interruptions, dropped calls or busy signals; or (iii) lost, stolen, mutilated, misplaced, expired, illegible, incomplete, misdirected, or late. In addition, Released Parties will not be responsible if any portion of a Tournament Prize cannot be awarded due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism, or any other factors beyond Alphas' control.

Participation in the Promotion and acceptance of any prize constitutes the Winner's and Guest's (if applicable) permission for Alpha or its representatives to photograph, film and record each Winner and record their name, address (city and state). information and/or statements made by him/her in connection with the Promotion or its sponsors for any commercial, publicity or advertising purpose without additional compensation, monetary or otherwise, and Alpha may, to the extent permitted by law, a winner (and a guest or travel companion, if applicable) to sign a posting release confirming such agreement prior to accepting the prize. It is the responsibility of the winner(s) to ensure that their guest(s) or companion(s) sign and return all required authorization(s). In the event of a conflict between this Paragraph 3b and a similar paragraph in the Competition Specific Rules, the general Specific Rules will prevail.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the Tournament, you understand and agree that:

the Federal Arbitration Act will apply to this Agreement and if the parties are unable to resolve their dispute amicably, it will be resolved by binding arbitration (not in court);

All disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or related to the Tournament or any prize awarded must be resolved on an individual basis without resort to any form of class action (although the arbitration panel rules and procedures allow for class arbitration). ;

iii. All claims, judgments and prizes will be limited to direct costs incurred, including costs related to participation in the Tournament, but in no event and under no circumstances will entrants or winners be allowed to receive prizes for attorneys' fees, and all they give up on them. rights to recover punitive, incidental, consequential or otherwise damages, in addition to actual out-of-pocket expenses, and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; any claim or dispute relating to the Tournament, these Official Rules, or the Terms of Service shall be resolved in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas without regard to its conflicts of laws and rules; Any claim or dispute related to the Tournament, these Official Rules, or the Terms of Service shall be resolved in a court located in the state of Texas, and you consent to the jurisdiction of such court and waive any objection to the jurisdiction or venue of such court. ; If for any reason any claim or dispute relating to the Tournament, these Official Rules, or the Terms of Service is brought in court instead of arbitration, there will be no jury trial.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the Terms of Service, including without limitation the Agreement to Arbitrate, will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the rules of the Official Rules and the Terms of Service will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision were not contained therein.

Official Rules and Winners List: To receive a copy of these Official Rules, the Terms and Conditions, or a winners list after the tournament has concluded, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (VT residents may omit the return postage) citing the "Official Rules," "Terms and Conditions," or "Winners List" for the Big Bass Bonanza 2022 application, KYKX/KKUS, 210 South Broadway, Tyler, TX 75702. A copy of the Official Rules , Terms and Conditions, and Winners List (if complete) is also available during business hours at KYKX/KKUS's main studio, 210 South Broadway, Tyler, TX 75702. All such requests must be received within thirty (30 ) days after the end of the tournament.

Terms of Service and Privacy Policy: Alpha's Terms of Service can be found here:

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Sponsors werben: Sponsors offering promotional consideration einschließlich: Hayes RV Center, 5009 Judson Rd., Longview, TX 75605; Marshall Patterson, 3435 East End Blvd., Marshall, TX 75672; Whataburger, 2406 E. End Blvd. S., Marshall, TX75671; Auto-ABC, 1403 NE. End Boulevard, Marshall, TX 75671; Distributor RK, P.O. Postfach 3244, Longview, TX 75601; Die braune Ente, 2324B Judson Road, Longview, TX 75605; East Texas Professional Credit Union, 409 East Loop 281, Longview, TX 75605; Louis Morgan Drug #4, 110 Johnston St., Longview, TX 75601; McDaniels Quality Body Works, Inc. Longview, 404 E. Marshall Longview, Texas 75601; Wings & Whitetails, 538 S Shelby St, Carthage, TX 75633 The Made-Rite Company, 20 Industrial Dr, Longview, TX 75602; Automobil-Supercenter, 1109 W Loop 281, Longview, TX 75601; Paint and body by Doug, 306 US 80, Weißeiche, TX 75693; Goode Brothers Air Conditioning Heating, Longview, TX; Telco Plus Credit Union, 423 Gilmer Road, Longview, TX 75604; Professionals de Empleo Express, 101 W Hawkins Pkwy #4, Longview, TX 75605; H&W Honda Yamaha Can Am, 3709 East End Blvd., Marshall, TX 75672; Perfect Catering, 202 N. Teague, Longview TX 75601; Milano Italian Restaurant, 1405 W Loop 281, Longview TX 75604; Herrajes Heimatstadt, 1341 Heritage Blvd, Longview TX 75605; Longview Fastsigns, 5804 Judson Road, #100, Longview, TX 75605; Brushy Landing, 5121 FM 726, Jefferson, TX 75657; Classic Stitch Printing and Embroidery, 208 N. Main St., Gladewater, TX 75647


Who won Kykx Big Bass Bonanza? ›

D.J. Watson of Longview, middle, won the KYKX/The Ranch Big Bass Bonanza held over the weekend at Lake O' the Pines. Watson is pictured with tournament director Harlen The Sports Guy, left, and Pigskin Bob. For the second time in thirteen tournaments, DJ Watson of Longview proved to be the top angler in East Texas.

How do you weigh in a bass tournament? ›

Use the weigh-in bags provided by the tournament officials, • not your own. Tournament officials use the number of bags to regulate weigh-in pace. Contestants should fill their bags with livewell water, not • lake water, before putting their catch into the bag.

Who won big bass 2022? ›

1st Place: Mike Rose Weight: 5.18lbs Prize: $300. 2nd Place: Travis Parton Weight: 4.92lbs Prize: $200.

Who won the Big Bass Bash at Lake of the Ozarks this weekend? ›

We would like to welcome aboard one of our new partners for 2023, Black Rain Ordnance Inc. Located... Congratulations to Kevin Grace on his $100,000 Grand Prize at the Big Bass Bash!...

What pound test is best for bass? ›

For bass fishing, use 8 to 12 pound test monofilament or fluorocarbon line with finesse presentations using spinning gear. Bump it up to 15 or 20 pound test in heavy cover. When casting big swimbaits, crankbaits, jigs and topwater tackle, a braided main line in the 30-50 pound test range is incredibly versatile.

What is a good weight for a bass? ›

How much does a Fender bass usually weigh? For a new Standard or American Standard Fender Precision or Jazz Bass of the 4-string variety, the weight will be between 8.5 to 9.5lbs (3.9 to 4.3kg).

How far should the weight be from the bait? ›

Depending on the depth, the distance from the hook to the weight needs to be adjusted. For shallower water, it is recommended to place your hook three to six inches above the weight. For deeper water, the hook can be adjusted to nine inches from the weight to no more than a foot and a half because of the leverage.

What bait has won the most bass tournaments? ›

So, what lure type has been involved in the most Classic wins? It's not the jerkbait. It's actually a diving crankbait (as opposed to a lipless crankbait). Diving baits have been a part of 24 Classic victories, easily outpacing the plastic worm, which has been a part of 18 titles.

What is the biggest bass ever caught? ›

1 - Current World Record - Lake Biwa, Japan

This impressive 22.311-lb bass was at Lake Biwa in Japan. This is the largest recorded largemouth bass ever caught, and what makes the catch even more impressive is the low number of largemouth in Japan.

What's the largest bass ever caught? ›

The world record bass was 22 pounds and 4 ounces. That world record has held up for 8 decades! Some people were skeptical of this world record because no pictures had been found, but in 2006 relatives of George Perry produced pictures of the world record fish.

What was the biggest bass caught on Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri? ›

Bass 13 lbs 14 oz

Who won the 1 million dollar bass tournament? ›

Logan Parks, 23, and Tucker Smith, 20, fishing buddies and Auburn University students from Shoal Creek, Ala., saw their life-changing dreams come true on Sunday on the waters of Missouri's Table Rock Lake, claiming the $1 million first-place prize at the Johnny Morris Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open National Bass Fishing ...

Who won the Bass Master today? ›

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1Lee Livesay$100,000
2Brandon Palaniuk$36,000
3Gerald Swindle$30,000
4Shane LeHew$25,000
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What is the number 1 bait for bass? ›

Shad, minnows, or shiners are some of the best live baits for bass, hands down. Baitfish come in different sizes and can be used in all types of bass waters, but they are incredibly productive in deeper water to target huge bass.

What color catches the most bass? ›

Most expert night fishermen use black or dark blue lures. The theory is that these colors provide a more distinct profile when silhouetted against the lighter background of the water's surface. Thus, a dark lure is easier for bass to see and strike accurately at night.

How old is a 7lb bass? ›

We have seen bass that were 7 pounds at age two and 14 pounds at age 6 ½. Three to four pounds in one year is max.

How old is a 15lb bass? ›

A 15-inch bass might be an average four-year-old, a fast growing three-year-old or a slow growing five-year-old. A typical northern-strain five-pounder might be anywhere between six and 16 years old, McHugh reports.

How old is a 10 lbs bass? ›

In a Florida study, 822 trophy bass (10 pounds and up) given to taxidermists showed a mean age of 9.7 years.

What is a trophy size largemouth bass? ›

By my definition, a 1 trophy largemouth bass then, must weigh a minimum of 11 pounds, 3 ounces (roughly 51 percent of the world- record weight). That is not to say that a bass must exceed 11 pounds to be worthy of the taxidermist.

Does color of bait matter? ›

Reds, oranges and yellows are only going to be effective colours in shallow water. If you are fishing in deep or turbid water and your lure is effective, then most likely the darker coloured lures would effective because they are more visible.

How far do you need to cast to catch bass? ›

Bass bites are usually strong – either a slack liner or the rod dragged over. You can use a rod rest or hold the rod, but don't leave your rod unattended. Some anglers find casting short difficult. Casting inside 50 yards is essential, and on occasions even 12 yards can be enough.

Can I mix ground bait the night before? ›

A less active mix: If you want an inert mix – ideal for browsing species like bream and tench – mix your groundbait the night before the session. This extra time will give the particles time to full soak up the water.

Who won Big Bass Bash Lake of the Ozarks 2022? ›


Who won Bisbees 2014? ›

During the Bisbee Black and Blue, a Hurricane Odile Film crew was working on a story about a team of local orphans and their caregiver — all of whom had never fished before — who caught a 385-pound blue marlin and won the Bisbee's Black & Blue Fishing Tournament on Oct. 26, 2014 in Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico.

Who won the Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament? ›

Your 2021 Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament (SBOBT) WINNERS...with a weight of 53 pounds, 4 ounces The Johnston Brothers (Canada)! This is their third time they have won the SBOBT!

What is the entry fee for the Big Bass Bash at Lake of the Ozarks? ›

Entry Fee (per angler): $140/one day. $190/two days.

How many people fish in the big bass bash? ›

It's a great tournament.” Competition this year was steep, with 3,200 anglers from 37 states coming out to participate.

Do pro fishermen get free boats? ›

Myth: Professional bass fishermen get free boats and trucks. Reality: Professional anglers get to borrow boats and trucks. Myth: Professional anglers can receive $100,000 or more each year from a company sponsorship.

What is the highest paying fishing tournament? ›

49 Years and Over 95 Million in Prize Money

The White Marlin Open is a 49-year-old deep-sea fishing tournament held annually in Ocean City, Maryland. Long known as the “World's Largest Billfishing Tournament,” the Open has awarded over $95 million for catches of the gamefish that migrate up the Gulf Stream each summer.

How much do pro bass fisherman make? ›

How much does a Professional Bass Fisherman make? The average Professional Bass Fisherman in the US makes $67,680. Professional Bass Fishermen make the most in San Francisco, CA at $101,560, averaging total compensation 50% greater than the US average.

What is the biggest bass caught in a bass tournament? ›

Official Largemouth World Record: George Perry's Undefeated Bass. On June 2nd, 1932, George Perry caught the current world record bass out of Lake Montgomery, an oxbow lake off the Ocmulgee River in southern Georgia. The fish (the whopper) weighed 22 pounds, 4 ounces.

What is the biggest bass fishing tournament? ›

Bassmaster Elite Series

The Elite Series is the highest tournament level of professional bass fishing. To enter, fishermen must qualify through the Bassmaster Opens or eligible B.A.S.S. Nation tournaments.

What is the biggest fish ever caught in the Big Rock tournament? ›

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) - “Widespread” has won the Blue Marlin Biggest Catch category at the Big Rock fishing tournament with its 656.5-catch from Friday.
“Widespread” winner of the Blue Marlin Biggest Catch category at Big Rock tournament.
“Following Seas”448.8 pounds
“Anticipation”446.8 pounds
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Jun 19, 2021

Who has made the most money bass fishing? ›

Kevin VanDam (born October 14, 1967), often called simply "KVD," is a professional bass fisherman from Otsego, Michigan. He is the all-time money winner in professional bass fishing, having earned $7,089,388 through August 2022 according to Major League Fishing.

What is the top bass fishing league? ›

The Bassmaster Elite Series is the highest level of professional bass fishing tournaments.

What is the highest fishing league? ›

MLF Bass Pro Tour

The world's premier bass fishing league, where the best 80 anglers in the world compete for big money at the highest level of the sport.

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