Clarks Hill Lake, Georgia
October 19 - 20, 2019 | $135,000
Anglers, we are tracking the current storm in the gulf and will continue to do so throughout tonight and tomorrow. There are conflicting reports related to the timing of the storm as well as the strength once it arrives in Georgia.
As of now the tournament will proceed as planned but there is a significant chance that Saturday will be impacted and potentially cut short by one or a number of hourly weigh ins. Our decision for cancellation will be sustained winds in excess of 25 mph or other significant weather events. As always, in our format, anglers are allowed to trailer and at some point tomorrow it’s highly likely that trailering will become mandatory. Please take that into consideration as you plan your launch locations for Saturday so that you avoid long runs on the main lake. It is your responsibility at all times to make your safety a priority so plan accordingly on Saturday. The storm should clear late Saturday and currently there appears to be nothing that will impact Sunday’s event.
Per our rules, if Saturday is cut short the hourly payouts will be adjusted as follows:
In the event of significant weather conditions during competition, the Tournament Director will advise via text message regarding any change, delay, suspension and/or cancellation of one or more hours or day(s). In such event, the day(s) payouts will be allocated against all completed hours of competition and paid places for the day(s).
We will provide constant text communication in real time on Saturday. Pay close attention to these notices and updates throughout the morning and afternoon.
Georgia Big Bass Classic - $112,350 Guaranteed Prizes & Payouts
Entry Fee: Two Day $160 | One Day $110 (Per Angler)
Clarks Hill Lake, Georgia
Weigh in Site: Start fishing time (first cast) will be 7:15 am both days.
Wildwood Park, 3780 Dogwood Ln, Appling, GA 30802
Guaranteed Overall Grand Prize: $45,000
2019 NITRO Z19 rigged with a Mercury® 200 L Pro XS FourStroke outboard, Minn Kota® Ultrex® 24V, 80-lb, Bow Humminbird® HELIX™ 9 DI G2N, Console Humminbird® HELIX™ 9 SI G2N, genuine NITRO ratchet cover, tandem-axle 2 brakes NITRO® trailer w/powder-coat finish & GALVASHIELD® Impact corrosion & chip protection.
Guaranteed Total Hourly Paybacks: $42,350
1st $1000 2nd $500 3rd $300 4th $250 5th $225 6th $200 7th $175 8th $150 9th $125 10th $100
Early Entry Prizes: $25,000
Lew's Mach 1 Speed Stick Series 6'10" Medium Heavy Casting Rod Model MH1SH610MH (Retail Value $79.99) and a Strike King bait assortment (Retail Value $20.00 ) the first 250 two day entrants.
Thursday October 17th 4 - 6 pm Cabela's, 833 Cabela Dr, Augusta, GA 30909
Friday October 18th 4 - 6 pm Wildwood Park, 3780 Dogwood Ln, Appling, GA 30802
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).
Hotel Information: Coming Soon
You may enter yourself in the text system for this event by texting the word georgia 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.
Due to the varying times of year that we host our tournaments, we will notify everyone of the start time the day prior to the start of the tournament. We will notify you via text message. 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. We will post start fishing time on this page the week of the event.
Weigh in Times: All days of event
8-9am, 9-10am, 10-11am, 11am-12pm, 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm.
Early Entry Prizes:
Early entry promo rods may be picked up at registration sites above 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.
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.