Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
October 23 - 25, 2020 | $135,000
Blue Ridge Big Bass Classic - $135,000 Guaranteed Prizes & Payouts
We are no longer doing refunds for this event if you can't attend. You may move your entry to next years tournament or any future event of your choice. If you can't fish, email us at email@example.com and let us know where to move your entry. 2021 Smith Mountain will be April 23rd - 25th.
3 DAY EVENT (FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY)
Entry Fee: Three Day $240 | Two Day $160 | One Day $110 (Entry fees are per angler)
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
Weigh in Site:
Crazy Horse Marina, 400 Crazy Horse Dr, Moneta, VA 24121
Guaranteed Overall Grand Prize: $46,000
2020 NITRO Z19 rigged with a Mercury® 200 L Pro XS FourStroke outboard, Minn Kota® Ultrex® 24V, 80-lb, Bow Humminbird® HELIX™ 8 DI G3N, Console Humminbird® HELIX™ 8 SI G3N, genuine two tone 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 Big Bass Tour Custom 6'10" Medium Heavy Casting Rod (Retail Value $89.99) and a Strike King bait assortment (Retail Value $20.00 ) to the first 250 two or three day entrants.
Onsite Registration: Due to Covid-19 we will not be doing onsite registration.
Rod pickup will be Thursday October 22nd 4 - 6 pm, Crazy Horse Marina, 400 Crazy Horse Dr, Moneta, VA 24121. You may also pick up rods during the tournament days.
Online registration to fish all three days is open until 10 pm on Thursday October 22nd. Online registration to fish Saturday and Sunday is open until 10 pm on Friday. Registration to fish Sunday is open until 6 pm on Saturday.
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. Thursday's registration is ONLY for anglers who have not already entered/paid for the tournament or anglers that wish to pick up their early entry rod. *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 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.
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's registration site or at the conclusion of each day's weigh in. 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. *Another 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.