On Saturday, when William DeWare of New Braunfels, Texas brought in a monster bass that weighed two pounds more than the next largest fish in the Sealy Outdoors' Fall Shootout, everyone knew it would be tough to top that bass.  On Sunday, a lot of big fish were brought in to the weigh in site at Umphrey Family Pavilion at Lake Sam Rayburn, but no one ever challenged the overall leader.

DeWare's 10.84 pound bass claimed the grand prize at this year's Fall Shoot Out.  The central Texas angler used a pink custom bait made by his fishing partner to lure in the big fish.  He was fishing in about 25 feet of water when he landed the bass.  The fish caused some tense moments by swimming around their Power Poles and motor before finally being netted.

The annual Big Bass Splash Fall Shoot Out guaranteed $180,000 in cash and prize payouts.  DeWare's payout included a total of $7,000 cash and a new Nitro Z19 bass boat powered by Mercury.

During the closing ceremonies, Bob Sealy awarded the other overall top five finishers thousands in cash.  A new 17 foot bass boat was also given away with the 'elimination drawing'.  Sealy also presented a check for $4,000 to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital .

Here's a look at the overall top five for this year's Fall Shoot Out:

  1. William DeWare, New Braunfels, TX - 10.84
  2. Charlie Parker, Zavalla, TX - 8.42
  3. Jason Collins, Pineland, TX - 8.36
  4. Johnny McKee, Woodville - 7.76
  5. Derek Mundy, Broaddus - 7.60

Here's a look at the some of photos from the Fall Shoot Out:

 

2021 Fall Shoot Out