Just a couple of hours into the 2014 Big Bass Bash on Lake Palestine, Bobby Curnutt didn't know it, but he secured himself a check for $10,000.

Curnutt, of Kilgore, is the 2014 Big Bass Bash champion after bringing in an 8.46-pound bass during the 8 a.m. hour on Saturday.

The rain held off long enough Sunday for Curnutt to hoist his $10,000 check, which made him the second winner of the big money in the second year of the Big Bass Bash.

Curnutt actually took home $11,000 after winning $500 twice for having the biggest bass of two hourly weigh-ins.

Rounding out the top five were J.P. Duran (7.91 pounds), Monty Damron (7.77 pounds), Terri Graham (7.58 pounds) and Albert Lacy (7.55 pounds).

Christopher Vinn, Townsquare Media

A big "thank-you" to everyone who came out to fish at this year's Big Bass Bash, and thank you to all of our sponsors including presenting sponsor Southern RV Supercenter.

We'll see y'all next year!