January 2021

Register Now for Strike King Big Bass Challenge Tournaments

In December 2020, Rather Outdoors announced the formation of a brand-new series of big bass format tournaments for 2021. The new series named “Strike King Big Bass Challenge” will feature four stand-alone events on some of the nation’s premier fisheries in separate geographical regions.

The series will consist of one-day events each with four two-hour weigh-in periods and guaranteed payouts based on field size.

Strike King is excited to introduce this new series of events that will allow anglers of every level to compete in a fun atmosphere that will be both challenging and rewarding.  Hardcore tournament anglers, weekend warriors and anyone that is a fan of fishing, fun and prizes all have the opportunity to take home cash and/or great prizes from a great list of companies. In a big bass format tournament, it only takes one fish to win!

Each Strike King Big Bass Challenge will guarantee a minimum $7,500 total cash payout based upon a 100-angler field, with growing payouts as entry numbers increase. Each event will feature a one-day format with four weigh-in periods of two hours.  Every two-hour weigh period will pay out five places for the five biggest bass in that period.  On top of that, every angler that weighs in a fish will be entered into that period’s drawing for thousands of dollars worth in product prizes from Strike King, Lew’s, Lucas Oil, Mammoth Coolers and Black Rifle Coffee Co.

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The heaviest bass weighed during the day will receive the grand prize – a “total boat makeover” prize package voucher for $5,000 worth of Lew’s and Strike King product.  Second place overall will receive a Mammoth Ranger 65 Cooler valued at $349.99, with third and fourth place overall each receiving a Mammoth Pathfinder 30 Zip Top Soft-Sided Cooler valued at $199.99.

The first 100 anglers registered for each event will receive a free Lew’s rod valued at $49.99, which will be available for pickup at the Pro Night, onsite registration and rules briefing event the afternoon/evening prior to the event. This is where registered anglers and other fishing fans will have the opportunity to meet nationally known Strike King and Lew’s tournament pros from the MLF Bass Pro Tour, MLF Pro Circuit and Bassmaster Elite Series.

Rather Outdoors’ Vice President of Marketing, Jason Mckee said that the team at Strike King is extremely excited about launching this new series of events in 2021. “While we recognize there are a multitude of tournament trails out there for anglers, our goal behind the Big Bass Challenge events is to bring anglers together in a manner that is open and available to anyone, no matter his/her experience level,” said McKee.  “Ultimately, we want the opportunity to share our passion as anglers with our consumers, get to know them, and present yet another opportunity for them to get on the water. We’re extremely excited about these events and consider it an honor to be able to create more opportunities on the water for fellow anglers.”

Anglers may register now online where they will also find rule sheets and info sheets for each specific event.


The 2021 Strike King Big Bass Challenge schedule is as follows: 

Sam Rayburn Reservoir – February 7, 2021

Umphrey Pavilion

Jasper, TX


Lake Murray – March 14, 2021

Dreher Island State Park

Prosperity, SC


California Delta – May 22, 2021 (updated date)

Russo's Marina

Bethel Island, CA


Table Rock Lake – June 5, 2021 (updated date)

Port of Kimberling

Kimberling City, MO

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