2019 Sam Rayburn Big Bass Splash

It was the richest pay out in amateur bass fishing history, the 35th Annual Big Bass Splash paid out around $1.2 million to anglers.  In the end, Michael Fesco's 10.04 pound bass barely edged out Tom Penny's 10.02 to take home a prize package that included a new boat, truck, RV, and $40,000 cash.  The overall value was a little over $300,000

Congratulations to all the winners including the top 5 overall winners (below) and a special shout out to 5-year-old Brianna Gibson of Saratoga who brought in a fish that weighed over 7 pounds! Check out the video below.


  1. Michael Fesco, Sour Lake, Texas - 10.04
  2. Jim Penny, Waverly, Alabama, - 10.02
  3. Cody Williams, Conroe, Texas - 9.53
  4. James Hammond, Rockwall, Texas - 9.53
  5. Tommy Bowen, Marshall, Texas - 9.16




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