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Mega Bucs Catfish Tournament

The much-anticipated Bill Dance’s Mississippi River Monsters Megabucs Tournament is set to take place on July 27th and 28th in Vicksburg, MS, bringing together some of the best anglers in the world for a chance to win the largest prize in catfishing tournament history. With a total purse of $200,000, the stakes are higher than ever, making this event a must-see for fishing enthusiasts and the general public alike.

The festivities kick off with a “Meet the Anglers” block party on Thursday, July 25th at 6 PM, held at the River Walk Casino parking lot. This family-friendly event offers a unique opportunity to meet the participants and enjoy music, food, and entertainment in a lively atmosphere.

On Friday, July 26th at 6pm, the excitement continues with a spectacular boat parade, showcasing the impressive fleet of tournament boats. The parade promises to be a visual treat for spectators and a great way to build anticipation for the competition.

The fishing competition begins on Saturday, July 27th on the Mississippi River, with anglers vying for the top prize of $100,000. The weigh-in will take place at 3 PM at the Vicksburg Convention Center, where attendees can witness the thrilling moment when the biggest catches of the day are revealed. Concurrently, the Catfishing Expo at the convention center will open its doors at noon, featuring numerous vendors from the outdoor world. Visitors can browse and purchase the latest in apparel, tackle, and gear. Featuring appearances by legendary Angler Bill Dance and “Duck Dynasty’s” John Godwin who will both be on hand to meet with the public. You do not want to miss this rare opportunity to see both of these outdoor legends in the same place.

Following Saturday’s weigh-in, the top 25 teams will return to the river on Sunday, July 28th, for the final showdown to determine the overall winner. While the first-place team will secure an impressive $100,000, the teams placing 2nd through 10th will split the remaining $100,000.

“We are thrilled to host the Mississippi River Monsters Megabucs Tournament in Vicksburg,” said Event Organizer George Young Jr. “This is not just a fishing tournament; it’s a celebration of the sport and the community. We invite everyone to come out and experience the excitement.”

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