2016 Harris Chain of Lakes, Florida
February 27 - 28, 2016 | $135,000
Harris Chain of Lakes, Florida
Weight in Site:
Hickory Point Recreational Facility 27341 State Rd 19, Tavares, Florida.
Thursday February 25th 2 - 7 pm Bass Pro Shops 5156 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Friday Februrary 26th 3-6 pm Hickory Point Recreational Facility
If you have previously registered/paid online then you have an official entry into the tournament and are NOT required to attend any registration/meeting on Thurdsay or Friday. Thursday and Friday's registration is ONLY for anglers who have not already entered/paid for the tournament. *If you qualified to receive an early online entry rod (see below).
Due to the varying times of year that we host our tournaments, we will notify everyone of the start time on the Friday before the tournament. We will notify you via text message and/or email. Start time (first cast) for each tournament will be safe light and set by the tournament director. You may launch and be on the water but you may not begin fishing until we notify you of first cast. Please do not call our offices related to start time.
Weigh in Times:
8-9am, 9-10am, 10-11am, 11-12pm, 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm.
$33,175.00 Guaranteed Overall Grand Prize:
2016 Nitro Z18 with a Mecury 150HP ProXS motor.
$42,350.00 Guaranteed Total Hourly Paybacks:
1st $1000 2nd $500 3rd $300 4th $250 5th $225 6th $200 7th $175 8th $150 9th $125 10th $100
$21,998.00 in Prizes: Free SHIMANO Compre 7'2" Worm Rod (Retail Value $109.99) to the first 200 two day online entrants.
Early entry promo rods may be picked up at Thursday or Friday registration sites or after 3pm each day of the tournament. Please do not call our offices related to early entry rods. There is a rod counter at the top of each event page. Rods are gone when counter shows zero. We will post the date the counter goes to zero on the site. *Your co-angler may pick up your rod for you if you're unable to be present. Rods were gone as of December 13th
Tournament waters will be Harris Chain of Lakes and all rivers, creeks and canals connected to the Harris Chain. Only water open to ALL public fishing will be considered tournament waters. Any waters closed to public fishing will be closed to this tournament’s contestants. Lakes permitted to fish include: Griffin, Eustis, Harris, Little Harris, Denham, Dora, Beauclaire, Carlton, Trout, and Horseshoe. North boundary: Moss Bluff Lock and Dam on the Oklawaha River. Southern boundary: Apopka-Beauclaire Lock.
Host Hotel: Mission Inn Resort & Club, 10400 County Road 48, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
Call 800-874-9053 to make reservations by phone or go online at www.missioninnresort.com and put in the Group Code 1215G24
The guaranteed grand prize for the 2016 Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Tour events will be a fully rigged Nitro Z18 boat, motor and trailer package with a total retail value of $33,175.00 including dealer prep and freight. *Options may vary per boat depending on availability. New for 2016, the grand prize winner will have the option to select an alternate boat, motor and trailer package from the Tahoe, Sun Tracker, or Tracker boats within the Tracker Marine Group portfolio of brands. The model and options selected must be of equal or lesser value than the guaranteed grand prize total of $33,175.00. If the grand prize winner selects a boat of lesser value they will forfeit the difference in total retail value including dealer prep and freight and not be entitled to additional compensation.
Participants less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult with written parental permission. (Written parental permission must be provided to Event staff prior to the start of the Event) Participants under the age of 18 years may not fish alone in the Event.
Click here for parental consent form
New for 2021, we have created a junior angler division for our events. Participants 12 and under will compete for a separate single event payout, at a reduced entry fee. The entry fee for the entire event is $75 (regardless of the number of days fished) and we will pay $500 to the largest overall junior fish of the event. Anglers 13 and over will compete for full payouts and pay full entry fees.