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The Ott DeFoe Big Bass Classic will be taking place on Douglas Lake in Dandridge, TN, on September 27-29, 2019. Jefferson County is excited to play host to this 3 day tournament!

For information on how to register continue reading below.

For information on accommodations and local eateries and attractions, visit our eat, play, or stay pages!

Ott DeFoe Big Bass Classic Presented by Jefferson County


Thursday September 26th 3 - 6 pm Bass Pro Shops, 3629 Outdoor Sportsman Pl, Kodak, TN 37764

Friday September 27th Online only until 6 PM

If you have previously registered/paid online then you have an official entry into the tournament and are NOT required to attend the registration on Thursday or Friday.  Thursday and Friday's registration is ONLY for anglers who have not already entered/paid for the tournament. *If you qualified to receive an early online entry rod (see below).

Text System:

You may enter yourself in the text system for this event by texting the word douglas to the number 25827.  We will enter your number in the system but some carriers block these type of messages, so by entering yourself this will prevent the chance of being blocked.  Also if you have previously opted out of our system, you will have to put yourself back in the system by texting the above keyword.  If you opt out we cannot put you back in the system.

Entry Fee:  Per angler

Three Day $240 | Two Day $160 | One Day $110


Douglas Lake, Tennessee

Weigh in Site: 

Dandridge Public Boat Dock, 100 Public Dr., Dandridge, TN 37725

Click here for directions

Start Time:  

Due to the varying times of year that we host our tournaments, we will notify everyone of the start time the day prior to the start of the tournament. We will notify you via text message. Start time (first cast) for each tournament will be safe light and set by the tournament director. You may launch and be on the water but you may not begin fishing until we notify you of first cast. Please do not call our offices related to start time.  We will post start fishing time on this page the week of the event.

Weigh in Times:

8-9am, 9-10am, 10-11am, 11am-12pm, 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm.

Earlier Event: September 26
Music on the Town Concert Series - Band of Oz
Later Event: September 28
Scots-Irish Festival