Florida Big Bass Classic Presented by Lake County
The frst 200 rods were gone in record time. All entries prior to 9:22 am central time on November 1st will receive a rod.
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.
Size limit exemption forms are available to be picked up in person on Thursday from 4-7 PM at Bass Pro Shops in Orlando or on Friday at Hickory Point from 3-6 PM. You may also pick them up at weight in site during the tournament hours on Saturday and Sunday.
You may enter yourself in the text system for this event by texting the word florida 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.
Harris Chain of Lakes, Florida
Weigh in Site:
Hickory Point Recreational Facility 27341 State Rd 19, Tavares, Florida.
Thursday February 1st 4 - 7 pm Bass Pro Shops 5156 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Friday Februrary 2nd 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 the registration 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).
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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.
$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
$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 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.
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.
If a minor is fishing please submit the Parental Consent form: Consent Form
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