20 October, 2018

lake LBJ bass

Presented By

Benefiting the Sunrise Beach VFD

The fishing will commence in just


from the following locations:

Powerboat anglers will leave from McNair Park

Kayaks and canoes will leave from East Lakeshore Park

Thank You To Our Sponsors

get paid to fish!

The Prizes!

  • First thru Third!

    75% of entry fees received by 18 October will be paid to the winners.

  • Additional Winners!

    One additional winner will be awarded for every 25 entries received.

  • Fabulous Prizes!

    Drawings for merchandise and other prizes donated by our sponsors.

Photos from last year

The Event

For the second consecutive year, the tournament is organized and run by the Sunrise Beach VFD Auxiliary.

The Rules

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  • Boat registration and payment of $125.00 entry fee ($100 on or before 20 September, 2018) must be completed by mail or on line by 7:00 AM the day of the tournament, 20 October, 2018.
  • Cash Prizes will be paid to first, second and third place winners, with total prize money equal to 75% of all entry fees received by 18 October, 2018. One winner’s place will be added for every 25 entries.
  • Anglers cannot make their first cast before the tournament starting time at 7:00 AM.
  • The official weigh-in will be held at McNair Park, 211 Park Road, in Sunrise Beach at 3:00 PM.
  • Any angler who begins early or is late to the weigh-in will be disqualified!
  • All State, Federal, and Local laws and regulations must be obeyed!
  • All fish – Largemouth, Smallmouth, Kentucky Spotted or Guadalupe Bass must be a minimum of fourteen (14) inches long.
  • All fish will be measured at the weigh-in using an official Check-It Stick board.
  • If a short fish is brought to the official weigh-in, that team will be disqualified!
  1. All fishing shall be done from a boat, fishing kayak or canoe that is equipped with an aerated live well to ensure survival of fish.
  2. No motor shall exceed the BIA rating for that boat.
  3. All boats must be equipped with a working kill switch, lights and fire extinguisher.
  4. While the boat is on plane, all boat occupants must wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket and the kill switch must be properly attached to the driver.
  5. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs may be carried on-board or consumed by any fishing participant while on the water or during official tournament hours.
  6. Failure to comply with any of these rules will result in immediate disqualification!
  1. Limit of three (3) fish per angler at weigh-in.
  2. All fish must be taken by from the public areas of Lake LBJ by rod and reel methods only, using artificial baits only. Prepared pork strips, buck tails, and feathered type lures are considered artificial baits.
  3. Only one (1) rod and reel may be in use by each person at one time. Other rods may be rigged in the boat, but not in use.
  4. No wading, bank fishing, or inner tubes will be allowed while fishing. You may not leave the boat, kayak or canoe to retrieve fish.
  5. Electronic tracking equipment, except for depth finders and GPS units, are prohibited.
  6. No trolling is allowed. Electric motors may be used to maneuver, but may not be used to activate or drag a lure. Drift fishing with the wind or windsock is allowed.
  7. Anglers may not fish within one hundred (100) feet of another entrant or within one hundred and fifty (150) feet of an anchored or tied tournament boat with the trolling motor up without permission from that boat’s occupants. A Power Pole down is considered an anchored boat.
  8. All fish must be alive at weigh-in. Ice may be added to the live well to aid in the survival of fish. Entries with dead fish will be disqualified.
  1. All contestants must cooperate with reasonable requests from tournament officials on and off the water.
  2. Any contestant who displays poor sportsmanship, violates these rules or any federal, state or local laws, or brings unfavorable publicity to this event or the sport of bass fishing will be disqualified.
  3. Contestants are subject to polygraph examination at the request of the tournament director. Failure to submit to or pass a requested examination will result in immediate disqualification.
  4. Any protest must be made in writing to the tournament director within 15 minutes after the last angler has weighed in. The Tournament review board, made up of TABC directors and Sunrise Beach VFD representatives, will immediately review the protest.
  5. All decisions of the tournament directors are final.

Online Registration

Reserve Your Spot Today!

Entry Fee: $125

Kid's Perch Jerk

10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at McNair Park

Prizes every hour for catching the most fish!

Three age groups: 6 and under, 7 to 11 years, 12 to 15 years

RSVP and Kids Fish Free!


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Need not be present to win!

Sponsorship Opportunities

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  • Your banner or sign displayed at the event.
  • Two complimentary fishing entries.
  • Four complimentary meal tickets.
  • Listing on the sponsor banner at the weigh-in station.
  • Four complimentary official tournament ball caps.
  • One complimentary fishing entry.
  • Four complimentary meal tickets.
  • Listing on the sponsor banner at the weigh-in station.
  • Two complimentary official tournament ball caps.
  • Two complimentary meal tickets.
  • Listing on the sponsor banner at the weigh-in station.
  • One complimentary official tournament ball cap.
  • Two complimentary meal tickets.
  • Listing on the sponsor banner at the weigh-in station.
  • One complimentary official tournament ball cap.

All prize donors will be listed as Event Sponsors and will be recognized during the give-aways. Some suggested items include:

  • Fishing equipment and supplies.
  • Boating equipment and supplies.
  • Gift cards and certificates.
  • Vacation packages and hotel stays.
  • Man cave decor.

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We Rely on Your Support

For more than 48 years, the dedicated members of the Sunrise Beach VFD have been answering the call when our neighbors need help. In addition to Sunrise Beach, we provide fire protection and medical first response for a territory encompassing more than 50 square miles, relying completely on donations and fundraisers to cover all of our operating expenses. Fishing in or sponsoring our annual bass tournament is the ideal way to help the VFD while enjoying a great event, or you can click the link below to make a donation.