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2018 KVD Big Bass Classic - March 24th/25th

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We've added a ton of money to the payouts for the Table Rock event this year. $1200 for first and we are now paying 12 places deep as well. As mentioned in the previous thread the rods are already gone. They went fast!

Here's all the details. Reg at www.bigbasstour.com

Location: 

Table Rock Lake, Missouri

Weigh in Site: 

 Long Creek Marina 1378 Long Creek Rd. Ridgedale, MO 65739

Registration:

Thursday March 22nd  2 - 7 pm Bass Pro Shops 1935 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65807

Friday March 23rd  3 - 6 pm  Long Creek Marina 1378 Long Creek Rd. Ridgedale,  MO 65739

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).

Host Information:  Click here for hotel information

Start Time:  

Due to the varying times of year that we host our tournaments, we will notify everyone of the start time on the Friday before the tournament.  We will notify you via text message and/or email. 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. 

Weigh in Times: 

8-9am, 9-10am, 10-11am, 11am-12pm, 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm.

$36,000.00 Guaranteed Overall Grand Prize: 

2018 Nitro Z19 with a Mecury 150HP ProXS motor. 

$53,900.00 Guaranteed Total Hourly Paybacks:  

1st $1200  2nd $500  3rd $350  4th $300  5th $275  6th $250  7th $225  8th $200  9th $175  10th $150  11th $125  12th $100

$16,000.00 in Prizes: Lew's Mach Speed Stick Series 7'0" Casting Rod Model MHAPC  (Retail Value $79.99) to the first 200 two day entrants.

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6 hours ago, Champ188 said:

It's a well-conducted derby and hopefully the March dates won't conflict with the spawn. We don't usually see many spawning fish in March. 

I would venture to say that since weigh-in is located in the lower section of the lake the lions share of participants are fishing in the vicinity of the dam. Being that is the biggest and deepest part of the lake means it is typically the last section of the lake have significant warming trends and then to see the fish spawn. I've been fishing that part of the lake for over 25 years now and in a typical year you will catch some already spawning in late March. But the majority of the bass in the dam area spawn from late April to late May.  Water will be nice and cool that's for sure, so shouldn't have much of a problem keeping those fish perky in the livewells and upon release.  

Good luck to all that are fishing it.

 

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