FAQ


How can I enter?

  • Pay cash or credit card the morning of the tournament
  • Enter by credit card online ($5 handling fee)

How much is the entry fee?

The entry fee is $140 which includes $20 that goes towards the Big Bass payout. We also charge each team a $5 administrative fee that is used strictly for funding of a polygrapher to protect the integrity of our tournaments and for rental of pavilion facilities.  If you choose to pay online, we charge a $5 handling fee.  This would mean your total entry fee if paid online would be $150.  If paid in person, it's only $145.


Can I pay with a credit card?

Absolutely!  We accept all major credit cards.  We do charge a $5 handling fee when paying by credit card.


Can I trailer?

Yes, you can launch at any boat ramp on Lake Sam Rayburn.


Is there a livewell check?

No, we do not perform formal livewell checks, however; we reserve the right to perform random livewell checks.


Do you polygraph?

Integrity is of utmost importance to us, therefore; we reserve the right to polygraph any contestant. We collect a $5 administrative fee from every team to help offset the cost of a polygraph. Unfortunately, because of the cost of a polygrapher, we cannot have a polygraph performed at every tournament.  We hope to grow to the point that allows us to polygraph at every tournament.


Can I drink alcohol?

No, the use of alcohol or illegal substance is strictly prohibited during tournament hours.


Is there an off limits?

Yes, but it's very short.  The lake goes off limits at 11:59 PM the night prior to the tournament.  (example - I'm fishing an Outlaw Outdoors tournament on Sunday.  I can fish until 11:59 PM on Saturday night)


What's the payout?

Payouts will always be specified on tournament flyers.  Our standard payout is to pay one place for every five entries.  Under some circumstances we do pay one place for every seven entries, but we will always make you aware of this upfront.  We pay back 90% of all entries.


Do you pay big bass?

Yes.  We pay one big bass per tournament, and it must be alive.


How long does it take to pay winners?

Our goal is to pay winners as close to the end of weigh-in as possible, this is usually 5-10 minutes after the close of the scales.  We know you are tired after a long day on the water and want to get home.


Can I have extra people in my boat during the tournament?  (ie my child or wife that is not fishing)

No. We only allow paid contestants in a team's boat during tournament hours.


Do I have to check in if I'm not weighing fish?

No, it is not necessary to check in with tournament officials if you are choosing not to weigh fish.