Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

April 26 - 28, 2019 | $135,000

Event Details

Blue Ridge Big Bass Classic Presented by Minn Kota Motors - $133,525 Guaranteed Prizes & Payouts


Entry Fee: Three Day $240 | Two Day $160 | One Day $110 (Per Angler)

Start fishing time is 6:00 am for all three days.  You will receive a text to start fishing.  If you do not, you may begin fishing at 6:00 am.  You may text the word blueridge to 25827 if you are not receiving texts and this will override any carrier blockage.  If you hit stop in the past to one of our texts, you will have to enter yourself manually by sending the word blueridge to 25827.


Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

Weigh in Site: 

Crazy Horse Marina, 400 Crazy Horse Dr, Moneta, VA 24121

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.



Thursday April 25th 3 - 6 pm Crazy Horse Marina,  400 Crazy Horse Dr, Moneta, VA 24121

Friday April 26th ( Immediately following weigh in on Friday ) 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 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: Coming Soon

Text System:

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.

Start Time:  

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 Novemeber 29th at 3:30pm.  If you registered prior to this date and time, you will receive a early entry rod.

If a minor is fishing please submit the Parental Consent form: Consent Form

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