2018 Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
April 14 - 15, 2018 | $135,000
Virginia Big Bass Classic Presented by Minn Kota
Start fishing time will be 6:30 am for both Saturday and Sunday. You will receive a text to start fishing. Please do not start fishing until you receive the text or your phone is showing 6:30.
The first 200 rods were gone on 11/02/17. All entries prior to 12:52 pm central time on November 2nd will receive a rod.
You may enter yourself in the text system for this event by texting the word blueridge to the number 25827. We will enter your number in the system but some carriers block these type of messages so by entering yourself, this will prevent the chance of being blocked. Also if you have previously opted out of our system, you will have to put yourself back in the system by texting the above keyword. If you opt out we cannot put you back in the system.
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
Weigh in Site:
Crazy Horse Marina 400 Crazy Horse Dr, Moneta, VA 24121
Friday April 13th 3- 6 pm Crazy Horse Marina 400 Crazy Horse Dr, Moneta, VA 24121
If you have previously registered/paid online then you have an official entry into the tournament and are NOT required to attend the registration on Friday. 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, 11am-12pm, 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm.
$36,000.00 Guaranteed Overall Grand Prize:
2018 Nitro Z19 with a Mecury 150HP ProXS motor.
$53,900.00 Guaranteed Total Hourly Paybacks:
1st $1200 2nd $500 3rd $350 4th $300 5th $275 6th $250 7th $225 8th $200 9th $175 10th $150 11th $125 12th $100
$16,000.00 in Prizes: Lew's Mach Speed Stick Series 7'0" Casting Rod Model MHAPC (Retail Value $79.99) to the first 200 two day entrants.
Click on Lew's logo to see rod
Early entry promo rods may be picked up at 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.
The 2018 NITRO Z19 is rigged with a Mercury® 150HP outboard, Minn Kota® trolling motor, Humminbird® Helix 7 fishfinder, genuine NITRO ratchet cover and a custom, factory-matched tandem axle trailer with GALVASHIELD® corrosion protection.
THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will have the option to select an alternate boat, motor and trailer package from the Tahoe, Sun Tracker, or Tracker boat lines. The model and options selected must be of equal or lesser value than the guaranteed grand prize total of $36,000.00. 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. If alternate boat is selected, please allow 8-10 weeks for build.
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.