Lake Norman, North Carolina
April 12 - 14, 2019 | $135,000
Carolina Big Bass Classic - $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 6:30 am for all three days. You will receive a text to start fishing. If you do not, you may begin fishing at 6:30 am. You may text the word norman to 25827 if you are not receiving texts and this will override any carrier blockage.
Lake Norman, North Carolina
Weigh in Site:
Queens Landing, 1459 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117
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.
Wednesday April 10th 4 - 6 pm Bass Pro Shops, 8181 Concord Mills Boulevard, Concord, NC 28027
Thursday April 11th 3 - 6 pm Queens Landing, 1459 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117
Friday April 12th ( Immediately following weigh in on Friday ) Queens Landing, 1459 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117
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 Thursday 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).
Hotel Information: Host Hotels: Hampton Inn & Suites, 119 Gallery Center Drive, (704) 660-7700
Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 120 Consumers Square Drive, (704) 663-6100
You may enter yourself in the text system for this event by texting the word norman 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.
The early entry rods were gone on January 27th at 8:00 pm. 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.
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.