Fish Massena, New York

2024 Big Bass Blowout

Goodbye October, Hello July! This year’s Big Bass Blowout will take place on July 27th & 28th on Massena’s St. Lawrence River. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just starting out, this event has something for everyone. Sharpen your skills, test your strategies, and showcase your angling prowess as you go head-to-head with some of the most skilled local anglers.


Reel in Hourly Cash Prizes!

Prepare to compete for thrilling hourly cash prizes, keeping the excitement high throughout the event. And that’s not all! The ultimate triumph awaits with the highly coveted two-day lunker grand prize, worth an impressive $5,000. Don’t miss your chance to reel in both recognition and remarkable rewards at the 8th Annual Big Bass Blowout.

Twelve (12) $500.00 hourly payouts Six On Day One & Six On Day Two

$5000.00 Lunker = Combined weight from Saturday & Sunday (Heaviest fish Saturday combined with the heaviest fish Sunday)

3 Ways To Register


The quickest and most convenient to get your entry for the blowout in. Entry is timestamped at submission time.

In Person

Download & fill out the PDF or bring a filled out rack card to register in person at the Massena Town Hall In Room 4 and see Brenda Mossow. Cash and check only. 

By Mail

You can download and print the PDF for the Big Bass Blowout and mail in your registration form. Postmark date will be used as date of submission. 

The Details

Where: Massena Intake – Route 131

When: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 27th & 28th

Parking: Massena Intake Parking Lot

Tournament Rules

1. All State and Federal laws apply.

2. All boats must have a mechanically aerated live well.

3. All anglers are required to wear proper life jackets and remain seated while the boat’s gasoline engine is in gear.

4. Mind altering substances are not permitted aboard vessels during event hours.

5. All anglers must have a valid fishing license for the water fished, i.e. New York, if fishing Canadian waters a Ontario license is required.

6. Protest must be brought to the attention of the tournament director, BEFORE the presentation of pay outs. The tournament director’s decision is FINAL.

7. Only artificial lures may be used. NO live or prepared bait allowed.

8. Only one fishing rod per angler allowed at one time.

9. Live wells will be checked prior to launch.

10. All boats must launch from the Massena Intake Dam, and cannot trailer to alternate waters. Fishing is only permitted on St. Lawrence River.

11. No Fishing allowed in the Intake Basin.

12. Hourly weigh-ins are held each day starting at 9AM, followed by 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 1PM & 2PM. Each weigh-in begins at the start of the hour until the start of the next hour. (Example : For the 11AM big bass, you can start weighing in at 10:01AM for that hour.) Must be entering the Massena Intake basin prior to the end of the hour. (UPDATED RULE)

13. Each boat can weigh-in one fish per hour. Bass entered as a part of the big bass of the hour does not carry forward from hour to hour.

14. All fish MUST be alive, and will be released after weigh-in.

15. The Lunker will be determined by each boat’s two heaviest fish (heaviest fish from day one added to heaviest fish from day two, equals total weight for the $5000.00 dollar Lunker prize).

16. At least one fish must be weighed each day to be eligible for the Lunker Prize.

17. In case of a tie, the registration number will determine the winner.

18. Launch order will be determined by registration number for BOTH days.

19. We reserve the right to refuse entry to any applicant.

20. Infringement of these rules shall be considered cause for disqualification