BIRMINGHAM — In an effort to inspire more youth involvement in bass fishing, BASS has signed on as presenting sponsor of Bassin’s 2019 Big Bass Junior Championship.

The BBJC is an online, big bass tournament that began on Jan. 1 and will conclude on Aug. 15. To participate, anglers between the ages of 14 and 25 simply register online (, pay a $25 entry fee and select the state or states in which they will be fishing. There are no restrictions on gear or where an angler can fish.

Once a bass is caught, the angler takes a photo of the fish on an official ruler (both length and girth) and submits the catch online. The angler who catches the biggest fish in his or her state will qualify for a championship event Oct. 19 at Angler’s Inn Idaho.

More than $56,000 in prizes, including a new Bass Cat Margay, will be awarded.

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