Bass Cat Boats, Mercury Motors and MotorGuide Join The BBJC Movement

Bass Cat Boats, Mercury Motors and MotorGuide Join The BBJC Movement

It’s Time To Get The Kids Involved! Don’t Let Them Miss Out At A Chance To Win Big!

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Catoosa, Okla. (Jan. 31st, 2019) – Big Bass Junior Championship (BBJC) announced today that well- known boat manufacturer Bass Cat Boats will be the title boat sponsor for the 2019 BBJC Big Bass Junior Championship. Championship Finals will be in late October of this year (date and lake TBD).

What is the Big Bass Junior Championship?

This tournament format will unbound the constrictive traditional one-day tournament format and allows anglers to compete on their schedules. In the past, stressful decisions had to be made by these young tournament anglers between their academic commitments and traditional bass tournaments. The BBJC will allow the anglers to compete on their time while keeping up with their responsibilities.

In this new format there is no need for expensive equipment, this is grass roots fishing at it’s finest. This allows young anglers at all skill levels to compete and have fun. All you need is a camera or a phone and an e-mail address to register your catch.

This tournament is also geared for social media. Every fish registered requires a photo; it’s easy to share, promotes your catch, and reaches other anglers like nothing before. This tournament’s format is as simple as it gets.

What Sets the Big Bass Junior Championship Apart?

Accessibility and Availability

The Big Bass Junior Championship (BBJC) set a goal to offset the stagnant and cost prohibited norm in bass fishing tournaments, and start something fresh, new, and innovative. The new tournament format has been established to focus on the growth of kids and young adults and motivate them towards enjoyment in outdoor activities.


Even with the high quality livewells and products to promote fish health, placing fish in a livewell for 8 hours is becoming a thing of the past. This unique format allows anglers to catch, capture a photo, and release the fish to be caught another day. Limiting the exposure to external elements will drastically decrease the mortality rate of fish and preserve our natural resources for many years to come.

It’s One Cast

This is another opportunity while fun fishing, pre-fishing, or even fishing during a bass club event to make one cast and qualify for the BBJC. Who wouldn’t want to fish for the chance to win a new Bass Cat Boat, powered by a Mercury Motor and equipped with MotorGuide and Lowrance. How many times have you, your fishing buddies, or tournament partner say, “Man, you should have seen the bass I caught yesterday,” or the famous, “I was winner of pre-fish.” The BBJC want to give these young anglers a chance to fish anytime/anywhere and still have a shot at winning.

Bass Cat Boats

“We are excited to be a part of the Big Bass Junior Championship (BBJC) and Bass Cat Boats wants to pass on our heritage of quality and performance to the next generation of young anglers. We are pleased to see this type of tournament format. It not only builds on the growing numbers of high school and college bass clubs around our nation, but also opens the doors to millions of grass roots students that may never have a chance to participate in this type of competitive atmosphere”.

– Dallas Hodges, Bass Cat Boats

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More Information

Bass Cat Boats
BBJC Rules/Sponsors/Sign-Up

How To Play

Sign Up

$25 one-time (annual) entry fee into the Big Bass Junior Championship, applies to one state. If registering in multiple states, fee’s increase.


Catch a bass, any legal-size bass (state rules apply) from the state(s) you are registered in during the tournament, from now until Aug. 15th. Social media posts can include the hashtags #basscat, #feeltherush, #mercurymarine, #motorguide, #lowrance and #BBJC. It’s only 3 photos:
• Take a photo of your catch with the official BBJC ruler for length

• Take a photo of your catch with the ruler for width. • Final photo is of you holding the fish.


How To Play (Continued)

Email your photos and a completed certification form to Remember to take the best pictures as possible, they may end up on the cover of a Bassin’ Magazine. BBJC finalists sometimes cannot make it to the finals and 2nd place finalist are invited! So make sure you ALWAYS send in your catch! Then watch the official leaderboard at to see your name next to your state! It’s that easy! You are fishing anyway! You can’t win if you don’t enter!


Anglers with the largest registered bass from each state will qualify for the Big Bass Junior Championship and a chance to win a Bass Cat Margay boat, Mercury motor, MotorGuide trolling motor, Lowrance electronics and more at the Big Bass Junior Championship Finals, in October.

The BBJC - It’s Worth It!

Special Bonus Offer!

Join today for $25 and the first 100 entries will receive:

• 1 SPRO BBZ-1 bait
• 1 Bill Siemantel’s SPRO Swimbait DVD
• 1 pack of Gamakatsu hooks
• 1 product pack of 1⁄4 oz Team Davies dropshot weights • 1 Spool of Daiwa J-Braid line
• 1 pack of 6” RoboWorms

At The Finals:

• 1st place receives (1) Bass Cat Margay Boat, Mercury, Motorguide and Lowrance package. • Additional chance at $25,000 for matched weight for winning angler
• 2nd place receives $4,000
• 3rd place receives $3,000

• 4th place receives $2,000
• 5th place receives $1,000
• 6th place receives (1) Bonafide Kayak
• Top 10 finishers at fish-off receive a new Daiwa rod and reel combo
• $1,000 cash to 1st place winning anglers that catches his/her fish on a SPRO product
• Top 49 state finalists + 1 lucky state qualifier will receive a custom Line Cutterz Ring
• Attention, Bassin’ Magazine and Big Bass Junior Championship LLC reserves the rights to modify at anytime prizes and cash payouts for the BBJC. As more sponsors come on board with cash and prizes the BBJC LLC will insert and adjust the placement of them into the top 50 to increase chances of winning to more of the state qualifying anglers.

2019 Big Bass Junior Championship Sponsors

Bass Cat BoatsMercury MotorsMotorGuideLowranceDaiwa SPROGamakatsuRoboWormLine CutterzVentana DropshotBass Trophies OnlineKBFBass ResourcesBassin MagazineTheBBZ

For more information on the 2019 BBJC tournament, advertising, or tournament sponsorships, contact Brad Uhl at or call 800-554-1999 or visit today. Or contact Bill Siemantel at or call 661-210-6028.

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