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Getting started in any fishing tournament can seem daunting. In our last blog, How Do I Get Started in Kayak Fishing Tournaments, we talked about the basic gear you need and taking that leap of faith. Now, your opportunity awaits you!
Eco Fishing Shop is excited to sponsor the Big Bass 250 kayak fishing tournament that is open to ALL levels of kayak anglers. While there are payouts for the top 10 anglers, there are so many different ways to win in this tournament by simply taking that leap and signing yourself up.
Big Bass 250 Overview
On Saturday, November 5th, 2022, the first 250 anglers to sign up will have a chance to compete for BIG payouts on Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. The tournament takes place from 7am to 3pm.
Not only can you win a $10,000 for the best overall catch total, but the biggest bass of the day will also win $10,000! Even if you find yourself having a slow day, one cast can still get you paid. The payouts will be as follows:
SIGN UP HERE.
After the tournament ends, there will be an awards ceremony, giveaways, and food provided. The winners will be polygraphed by impartial judges. This tournament is for all level of anglers from anywhere in the world. A large focus is being placed on being welcoming to everyone, whether it is your 100th tournament or your first. It is this reason that there are so many awesome giveaways at this tournament – to give everyone a chance at winning regardless of his or her experience. Now that the formalities are out of the way, let's dive in to all of the swag you can win just by showing up!
Big Bass 250 Giveaways!
Many dealers have stepped up in a huge way for this tournament. Brands like Eco Fishing Shop, Vanhunks Kayaks, Malone, Bixpy, NuCanoe, Torqeedo, Da Bomb Anchors, Dakota Lithium, 13 Fishing, Smith Sunglasses, YakAttack, and so many others have bought in to make this tournament a great experience.
These giveaways level the playing field, so even if this is your first tournament, you have a chance to win something big. Just by signing up, you get to compete for big payouts, meet tons of great people, and have your chance to win some great prizes.
Let's take a look at some of the awesome stuff we are giving away at this tournament:
A Closer Look
NuCanoe Unlimited with Torqeedo Ultralight 403
At 12'6" long and 41" wide, the Unlimited is stable, fast, and ready for both freshwater and seawater. Outfitted with over 22' of aluminum freedom accessory tracks, you can outfit your kayak in any way imaginable. The Fusion Seat fits on the freedom track and can be moved wherever you find most comfortable. Built for comfort, the Fusion seat was named so because the fabric and frame are fused together – no more sagging or constant tightening. For those who want even more freedom, you can add the 360 Fusion seat that comes with a 360 degree swivel.
When you combine the 22' of aluminum Freedom tracks and the Fusion seat, you get one of the most customizable solo or tandem kayak experiences on the market. Transitioning from solo to tandem is as easy as adding another Fusion seat to the Freedom track. What sets the Unlimited apart is your ability to adjust your positioning on-the-fly when switching between tandem and solo. Many tandem kayaks have fixed positions that can make tandem kayaks difficult to operate and maneuver when using solo.
Not only do you have the chance to win a NuCanoe Unlimited, but a NuCanoe Unlimited outfitted with the Torqeedo Ultralight 403 motor!
Torqeedo’s lightest outboard, the Ultralight 403A, gets you to your favorite spot faster, and lets you stay there longer. It offers reliable performance, an innovative new angler mount and all the high-tech features of a genuine Torqeedo system: GPS built-in, real-time range and runtime display, solar charging and the latest lithium battery technology.
Vanhunks Zambezi with Bixpy J-2
Another perfect balance for both anglers and recreational paddlers, the Vanhunks Zambezi 10' is quick, agile and ready to take on flat waters or open seas. With ten scupper plug points, the Zambezi is perfectly equipped to take on and drain sea spray to keep your working area dry. If fishing is what you are planning to do, the Zambezi's four integrated sloping rod holders are perfect for trolling.
Mounted on both sides of the kayak are accessory rails for mounting all of your extra equipment, including a fish finder and extra rod holders. From novice kayakers to experienced anglers, the Vanhunks Zambezi has something for everyone.
For this giveaway, the Vanhunks Zambezi has been outfitted with the Bixpy J-2 Motor Kit! The Bixpy J-2 Outboard Kit is Bixpy's second major iteration to its, now famous, jet propulsion system that has motorized thousands of kayaks.
This kit combines the awesome power of the new Bixpy J-2 Motor with the finely tuned, waterproof, wireless PP-378 Outboard Battery to power virtually any personal watercraft on the market. Also included is the Thruhull pedal drive adapter so you can mount directly to the drive box of your Vanhunks kayak!
Malone EcoLight Single Kayak Trailer
Malone and Eco Fishing Shop are giving away a Malone EcoLight single kayak trailer with the bunk kit. This trailer comes with one set of 84" long padded bunks that work with both traditional V-style hulls or non-traditional pontoon style hulls. EcoLight trailers are marine grade and submersible. At 26” from the ground, loading and unloading heavy boats has never been easier.
Dakota Lithium Batteries
Every hour, a Dakota Lithium battery will be given away. And not just 10Ah batteries, but powerful 135Ah, 100Ah, and 54Ah batteries. The DL 100Ah battery is built with Dakota Lithium's legendary LiFePO4 cells. 2,000+ recharge cycles (roughly 5-year lifespan at daily use) vs. 500 for other lithium batteries or lead-acid. Optimal performance down to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit (for winter warriors). Plus twice the power of lead-acid batteries at half the weight.
Don't Hesitate, Join the Fun!
Take the leap and sign up for the Big Bass 250. You don't need to be a professional angler to win. You will love the welcoming atmosphere and meeting new anglers willing to share their experiences.
If you find yourself still a bit timid about signing up for such a big tournament, check out the Kayak Anglers Resource forum where members are talking about Enjoying Tournament Fishing and getting started. Sign up for your chance to win big prizes, and more importantly, to meet all kinds of new people who share your love of kayak fishing.
Get to know the organizers, Travis Randall & Jonathan Dominguez on the Kayak Anglers Resource Podcast.