Amateur bass anglers compete for $175,000 in Big Bass Splash

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – March 29 & 30, 2014 - Family, fishing & fun at the Annual Big Bass Splash presented by Sealy Outdoors and B.A.S.S. $175,000 Guaranteed in Cash and Prizes with 1st Place overall winning a 2014 Triton 19XS powered by Mercury Marine, equipped with Minn Kota, Lowrance Electronics, Power Pole, Navionics, HydroWave and Tournament Saver Pro.

New for 2014: Twelve places will be paid in cash each hour of each tournament day beginning with the 7-8 a.m. hour and continuing through the 2-3 p.m. hour for the twelve single heaviest bass weighed in. Hourly updates will be broadcasted live on WKEA 98.3 FM.

Contestant(s) weighing in the first 3.00/4.00/5.00 exact weight bass each day of the tournament will win $1,000. In addition, all contestants are eligible to win a Triton 17 Pro Series Bass Boat in the famous “Elimination Drawing”.

“You Can’t Win if You Don’t Play” optional bonus games such as the Bonus Card “AKA” Insurance Card and Bonus Shirt Hours can win you additional cash.

Children ages twelve and under may participate in the Little Anglers Division and win Academy gift cards and ribbons for their winning catches of bass, catfish, crappie or perch.

Are you a member of B.A.S.S. and want to win some CASH? B.A.S.S. will be onsite at the event to qualify you for the B.A.S.S. CASH. $100 awarded to the current B.A.S.S. member with the largest bass from the 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. hour each day of the tournament. $250 awarded to the current B.A.S.S. member with the largest bass in the overall top 5.

Registration will be at Goosepond Bait & Tackle in Scottsboro, AL from 12 Noon – 8 p.m. on Friday, March 28. Registration will continue each morning from 5 a.m until 6 a.m on days of the tournament. Tournament Entry Fees are $160 for one day, $210 for two days: The Little Anglers Division entry fee is $10 per day.

All participants and spectators ages 18 years of age and up can get in on the action. Come out to the tournament site, enjoy the festivities and get your free ticket for the surprise drawing beginning at 12 Noon Sunday, March 30th.

The Big Bass Splash is the Richest Amateur Big Bass Fishing Tournament as featured on National Geographic! Sponsors includes Triton Boats, Mercury Marine, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Minn Kota, Lowrance, Okuma, Tournament Saver Pro, Power Pole, Navionics, River2Sea, Texas Fish & Game, HydroWave, TH Marine, K2 Coolers, Vicious Fishing, Amphibia Sports, The Original Rod Sox, The Greater Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Fishing

A special thank you to Charlotte & Ronnie Dutton, owner/operators of Guntersville, Scottsboro, Albertville & Boaz, Alabama. This tournament benefits the Ronald McDonald House and select McDonald’s Children’s charities.

For more information go to, call 888.698.2591 or stop by your local Academy Sports & Outdoors store for an official entry form. Follow us on and Twitter @SealyOutdoors.