Harris Chain of Lakes, Florida
February 15 - 17, 2019 | $135,000
Florida Big Bass Classic Presented by Lake County - $133,525 Guaranteed Prizes & Payouts
3 DAY EVENT (FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY)
Entry Fee: Three Day $240 | Two Day $160 | One Day $110 (Per Angler)
Start fishing time is 6:45 am for all three days. You will receive a text when to start fishing. If for some reason, you do not receive a text, you may begin fishing at 6:45 am.
Harris Chain of Lakes, Florida
Weigh in Site:
Hickory Point Recreational Facility 27341 State Rd 19, Tavares, Florida.
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: $63,525
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 or three day entrants.
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.
Thursday Februrary 14th 3 - 6 pm Hickory Point Recreational Facility
Friday February 15th 4 - 6 pm Hickory Point Recreational Facility ( Immediately following weigh in on Friday )
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).
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.
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 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 giveaway rods were gone on Novemeber 2nd at 8:30 pm. If you registered prior to this date and time, you will receive a early entry rod.
The early entry rods were gone on Novemeber 2nd at 8:30 am. If you registered prior to this date and time, you will receive a early entry rod.
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.
We will have the junior angler division again this season. 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.