A largemouth bass explodes on a topwater bait during the 2018 Big Bass Challenge at Lake Wilson.

2019 Big Bass Challenge set for Sept. 7th

Hays, KS (Aug 5, 2019) — The Hays Bass Anglers Association is making final preparations for the 2019 Big Bass Challenge which is only a month away. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Lake Wilson. If you have not already made plans to attend the event, you should do so now. This is the 19th year for the event hosted by HBAA. Lake Wilson has hosted the event for the last number of years and the fishing is expected to be outstanding. Smallmouth bass have been the prominent species, but the largemouth bass have been coming on strong with year classes of quality fish providing line-stretching excitement. Entry forms for the event can be downloaded here. Download BBC Entry Form.

The team of brothers, Jeff Skala from Gibbon, NE, and Dan Skala from Manhattan, brought in the big bass of the tournament, a 5.14 pound largemouth, to win the 2018 Big Bass Challenge.

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