First Round Begins August 21, 2018 and ends November 12, 2018.
Round 1 – August 21 through September 3
Round 2 – September 4 through September 17
Round 3 – September 18 through October 1
Round 4 – October 2 through October 15
Round 5 – October 15 through October 29
Round 6 – October 30 through November 12
Replacement Ruler- $12.00
Payout 1st Place – $1000.00, 2nd Place – $500 Cash & Prizes, 3rd Place- $250 in prizes
Fishing Award Categories
The following Award Categories can be won for the duration of the tournament regardless of bracket standings (eliminated or not)
- Longest Bass Per Round – Must not be eliminated from Bracket
- Most Bass Caught per Round – Must not be eliminated from Bracket
- Longest Bass Overall – Bracket Status does not matter.
- Most Bass Caught Overall – Bracket status does not matter.
- Longest combined 3 fish – Bracket Status does not matter.
- HUGE Bass – A Bass Measured in the Yamaha HUGE section- Bracket status does not matter
- WEE – HUGE Bass- Smallest Bass – Bracket status does not matter
Please join our tournament facebook group. This is a direct link to all the information and tournament updates.
In the inaugural 2017 HUGE Bass Championship, a full bracket of 64 anglers submitted 478 bass. The average fish was an impressive 19.66”. The longest bass was a 27.25” lunker caught in Trading House Creek in East Texas. The longest three bass measured 73”, caught in Palm Beach County, Florida. While these numbers themselves are interesting, consider the marketing and branding profile associated.
The tournament is the most geographically expansive bass tournament there is. 2017 Championship anglers came from Florida, South Carolina, Texas, Illinois, California, Georgia, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Massachusetts, New York, Arkansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Ontario, Canada. The tournament consists of 12, two week rounds—84 days of continuous fishing action. The 478 submitted fish were all filmed and uploaded—hashtagging sponsors.