Tournament Format


Welcome to The Big Bass Tournament Trail (BBTT)

The BBTT is a 2 day, big bass team tournament based on the biggest bass caught in 14 individual hourly weigh-ins. Cash prizes will be awarded for the biggest bass weighed in each hourly session and the heaviest bass of the two-day event.

Everybody Welcome

This is an open tournament that up to two contestants may fish from the same boat. Contestants who fish the BBTT are not required to pay dues or be a member. Teams can fish as many of the events as they wish and are not required to fish with the same partner, unless they are trying to qualify for the championship which teams must declare a partner (See Championship Qualifications).

Hourly weigh-in’s

DAY ONE:

First Weigh-ins will be held between 8:00 to 9:00 am, 2nd 9:01 to 10.00am, 3rd 10:01 to 11:00am, 4th 11:01 to 12:00, 5th 12:01 to 1:00 pm, 6th 1:01 to 2:00 pm, and 7th 2:01 to 3:00 pm, 8th 3:01 to 4pm.

DAY TWO:

First Weigh-ins will be held between 8:00 to 9:00 am, 2nd 9:01 to 10.00am, 3rd 10:01 to 11:00am, 4th 11:01 to 12:00, 5th 12:01 to 1:00 pm, 6th 1:01 to 2:00 pm.

Awards will start at approximately 3:00 pm on day 2 of the tournament.

Pre-Fish

Monday – Thursday off limits, Friday Open to pre-fish.

BBTT Allows Fun Fishing after Saturday’s weigh in for qualifying tournaments. Fun fishing after day one of the “Championship” is off limits.

Big Bass Championship Format
The Championship will be a two day shootout style event where teams will be fishing for just “One” big bass on day one to be weighed at the end of day one. The Championship will not be an hourly event like the qualifying tournaments. The “Top Ten Biggest Bass” weighed from day one will move on to Sunday’s Top Ten Shootout where all 10 teams will weigh one big bass to compete for large cash payouts.

Big Bass Championship Qualifications

To qualify for the championship, a 1 or 2 person team must be declared at the beginning of the season. At least 1 of the declared team members must fish all three qualifying tournaments or buy into all 3 events in order to qualify for the championship. Substitutions may be allowed during qualifying tournaments if only one of the declared team members is available to fish that tournament. If only 1 of the declared team members is available to fish the championship, that team member must fish the championship alone. There will be no declared team member substitutions allowed at the championship.

The goal is to get a minimum of 60 teams at each event. If we get 60 teams per event, we will bank a portion of the entry fees to give to the top finishers at the championship. Simply more teams equal more cash payouts.

At the Championship we will be holding a raffle which we will have multiple items donated by our great sponsors Mercury/Motorguide, Mike Whitlow/Anglers In El Salto, Power Pole, Lockett Lures, Garmin, and Phoenix Bass Boats will pay $7000 at each event to the team that wins in a 2016 or 2017 250 HP powered Phoenix and for 225 HP Phoenix $5000.


Professionally Run Tournaments

  • No Dues
  • Hourly Winners
  • Great Locations
  • $250.00 Entry Fee
    (per event)
  • Based on Big Fish
  • Ran by local fisherman

2018 Tournament Schedule

At BBTT we wish provide Northwest anglers a bass tournament team trail that is affordable – No membership fees, professionally run, provides the angler more opportunities to win cash, and allows anglers the opportunity to fish lakes at the best times to catch big fish.

Want to learn more about our tournaments? Russ Baker and his team are always available to answer your questions and explain our tournament format and goals.