We're less than two weeks out from our second Big Bass Bash on Lake Palestine, and there's a ton of great stuff to look forward to at this year's event. We're bringing back all the features and cash money from last year, and we're adding some new stuff into the mix on the weekend of April 12-13.

There are plenty of reasons why you should register to compete in this year's Big Bass Bash ... well, thousands of reasons, really.

1. A $10,000 CHECK

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Chandler's Dave Triplett hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth last year when he brought in an 8.62-pound bass with less than an hour remaining in the tournament. It was a fish that won him a check for $10,000 to cap an incredible first-ever Big Bass Bash.


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What do rubber ducks have to do with anything? Well, at this year's Big Bass Bash ... A LOT.

We’re partnering with Kidd Jones convenience stores at this year’s Big Bass Bash by hiding 150 of those little yellow buggers (like you see up there) all over Lake Palestine. While our anglers are out fishing on Saturday and Sunday, they can spot one of these rubber ducks and bring them in for great prizes!

We’ll give away free t-shirts, Coca-Cola swag, gift cards to local restaurants and all sorts of other cool stuff.


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We know $100 or $150 (depending on your registration) is a lot of money. But just by having one fish finish fourth in one of our 16 hourly weigh-ins over the weekend, that'll win you your money back.

We're paying out $1,200 in prize money every hour eight times per day on Saturday and Sunday for the top five fish weighed in that hour. If you weigh in the biggest fish of the hour, you'll already be up more than three times your entry fee with a check for $500.

Read more about our hourly payouts here.

4. WIN 25,000 BIG ONES


In addition to our rubber ducks, we're throwing in something extra this year. Just by weighing in one fish the entire weekend could win you $25,000. Here's how:

On both Saturday and Sunday of the tournament, any registered angler who weighs in a bass that day will have their weigh-in slip put into a drawing. At 3 p.m. each day, we’ll draw one weigh-in slip with a special number.

The angler will enter that number into a website to see if those numbers are a winner. And get this: the chance to win is only 1 in 99, so just by weighing in one fish, you could take home $25,000!

If you don't win the big money, don't worry. You're still gonna go home with something awesome.


Larry Hodge, Texas Parks and Wildlife

Casey Laughlin of Rowlett caught the biggest bass in Lake Palestine history earlier this year with that 13.22-pounder you see up there.

So, we know there are some big ol' bass out on Lake Palestine. The only two Toyota ShareLunkers in lake history have been caught a year apart from each other, and both awfully close to the Big Bass Bash. Now we want to see one of these monsters weighed in at the Bash. Will it be you?


Got you convinced? Awesome. Just click here to see how to register for the 2014 Big Bass Bash. You can register online, in person or by mail. We'll see you on the lake!