It's that time of year, when bass begin thinking of love and big females start making their way to bedding areas. And that means anglers begin picking them off. Whether it's Ross Barnett, Calling Panther or one of the Mississippi River oxbows, now is the time to start looking for that wallhanger.

MS-Sportsman.com's Big Bass Contest is the perfect bragging board, providing users the ability to post their photos of springtime catches while also having an opportunity to win great prizes.

The contest, which went live today (Feb. 1) and runs through April 30, is open to all registered users of the site. That means only those who have registered are eligible for the great prizes.

Monthly winners will be chosen by users, who will vote on the top photos submitted each month as chosen by the MS-Sportsman.com staff.

Even if you catch a not-so-big bass but have a great photo, be sure and enter it. You never know what will catch the fancy of the users.

So be creative, and show off those big bass! Click here to read the rules and enter you photos today! But remember, only registered users are eligible for the prizes.