Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Get Ready for the Spring Big Bass Bash

For over 80 years, the Lake of the Ozarks has been home to some of the best fishing tournaments in the country! This year will be no different. The Spring Big Bass Bash is back for another great year at the Lake of the Ozarks! Keep reading for all the details on this year's event, happening April 22-23.


Cash entries will be accepted from April 17th to 21st at Osage Beach Bait & Tackle, Fitz Fishing Tackle and Bryant's Osage Outdoors. You can also register in person at the Grand Glaize State Park (Public Beach #2) on April 21st from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, or at any of the weigh-in locations starting at 5:30 am on April 22nd or 23rd.You can also register online before April 20th by visiting:

Tournament Details

Over $97,500 is guaranteed in bi-hourly payouts. There will be a total of 280 places paid! During each time slot, 35 places will be paid. Time slots are from 6:30 - 9:00 am, 9:00 - 11:00 am, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm. The 4 biggest basses of the weekend will win: $70,000 for 1st place, $20,000 for 2nd place, $10,000 for 3rd place and $5,000 for 4th place.

Hours: 6:30 am to 3:00 pm each day
Weigh-In Locations: Public Beach #2, Alhonna Resort, Red Oak Resort & Point Randall
Entry Fees: $180 for 2 days, $130 for 1 day, and $10 per day for the kid's division

Awards Ceremony

Over $210,000 will be paid out at this year's tournament. The awards ceremony will take place following the tournament at 4:00 pm on April 23rd at the Grand Glaize State Park (Public Beach #2). Parking will also be available at Pa-he-Tsi ramp and Church of the Osage Hills. Shuttles buses will be running to transport anglers to and from the ceremony.

Don't miss one of the largest amateur bass tournaments in the nation! The Spring Big Bash Bass is the tournament that anglers from across the Midwest look forward to each year. If this weekend is your first time hitting the water for the 2017 season, it's important to make sure your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift is in proper working order. For all your boat lift maintenance needs, be sure to contact Summerset Boat Lifts at 573-348-5073.

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