Monday, March 23, 2015

Enter Now for the 2015 Spring Big Bass Bash

Join us at the Lake of the Ozarks for the Spring Big Bass Bash April 18-19, 2015! Since 2006, the Big Bass Bash has grown to become one of the nations largest amateur bass fishing tournaments. In 2015, Midwest Fish Tournaments will award over half a million dollars in cash at the 3 Big Bass Bash events. So come on out to enjoy the fun and excitement the Big Bass Bash has to offer. It could be your chance to catch the bass of a lifetime!

How to Register 

You can register online at Online registrations will be accepted until midnight on April 16, 2015. You can also mail in your entry form with payment. All mail entries must be postmarked by Monday, April 6, 2015. No checks will be accepted after this date. You can register in person at the following locations from April 1-16, 2015:
  • Osage Beach Bait & Tackle
  • Fitz Fishing Tackle 
  • Bryant's Osage Outdoors
You can also register in person on Friday, April 17th from 10 am to 8 pm at Public Beach #2, or Saturday and Sunday, starting at 5:30 am at each weigh in location. 

Entry Fees

  • 2 Days: $175
  • 1 Day: $125 
  • Kids Division: $10/day

Tournament Hours: 

The tournament will take place from 6:30 am to 3 pm each day. The awards ceremony will be held at Public Beach #2 on Sunday at 4:30 pm. Weigh in locations include: Public Beach #2, Red Oak Resort, Alhonna Resort and Red Fox Bar & Grill.

This tournament may be the first time you fire up your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift for the season. It is important that you have your boat lift services to make sure everything is in good operating order for the upcoming season. Summerset Boat Lifts is here to take care of all your boat lift service needs. Contact us today at 573-348-5073!

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

7 Crazy St. Patrick's Day Traditions

While St. Patrick's Day may have Irish roots, the holiday is celebrated all around the world. Each year on March 17, people dress up in green and drink beer. However, different cities each have their own ways of celebrating too! Check out these 7 Crazy St. Patrick's Day Traditions from

1. Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade 

The shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Named the shortest street in the world by "Ripley's Believe It or Not," Bridge Street is just 98 feet long. Each year it is used for celebrations with Irish Elvis impersonators, a middle-age troupe called Lards of the Dance and other attractions.

2. "New Dublin" Wisconsin Celebration

Each year, New London, Wisconsin is transformed into New Dublin. Members of the Shamrock Club there dress up as leprechauns and change the highway signs to read "New Dublin." The town's regular population is 7,000. However, on St. Patrick's Day, the town draws around 300,000 people. Festivities include bagpipe players, a Finnegan's Wake that involves a green hearse and Celtic bands playing in Irish Fest.

3. Biggest Shamrock in the World 

The Irish capital of Nebraska, O'Neill, has a painted four-leaf clover in the middle of the road. The town is named after John O'Neill, an Irishman who served in the Civil War. The St. Patrick's Day celebration there includes demonstrations by a hypnotist and a reading of Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham." Celebrating their Irish heritage happens more than once a year, therefore the town wears green on the 17th of every month!

4. The Green River 

For more than 40 years now, the Chicago River has been dyed green on St. Patrick's Day. The river is dyed with an eco-friendly powdered vegetable dye. The green color can take several days to dissipate.

5. St. Patrick's Day in the Caribbean

In Montserrat, St. Patrick's Day is a national holiday. The Caribbean island has both rich Irish and African heritage. March 17th also marks the anniversary of a slave uprising in 1768. The annual festivities include masked street dancers, a tradition that blends African and European cultural elements.

6. Australian Reenactment

Every year for St. Paddy, the city of Brisbane Australia hosts a big bash. The Queensland Irish Association parade celebrates Australia's immigrant history, so Aussies gather dressed up as people sent to build a nation. The portray widows and orphans, miners, teachers and everyone in between.

7. The Welsh St. Patrick 

A history club in Banwen, Wales insists that St. Patrick was in fact Welsh. These historians say that at age 16, he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Ireland. On March 17, the organization stages a parade that leads to a stone commemorating where the patron saint of Ireland was allegedly born.

Summerset Boat Lifts wishes you a very Happy St. Patrick's Day! With spring just around the corner, don't forget to schedule a spring maintenance checkup before you start operating your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift for the season. Give us a call at 573-873-5073 today!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

The St. Louis Boat and Sportshow is Here!

The annual St. Louis Boat and Sportshow is back! Whether you're an avid boater or are just looking for a way to escape winter for the day, this event is for you. This 5 day event is a one-stop shop for everything you need for a great summer at the Lake of the Ozarks! At the show, you'll see nearly 1,000 boats; from fishing to cruising to family fun there are boats for every activity, lifestyle and budget. You can even browse specialty booths showcasing the lastest boating, fishing and hunting gear. There's really no better place to shop and compare than at a boat show!


March 4-8, 2015 
  • Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
  • Friday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 


Special attractions make a day at the show fun for the entire family! 
  • Boating and Outdoor Classroom - Get Tips from the Pros
  • Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center - Attend DIY Seminars
  • Learn from a real Marine Mechanic and other Experts "How to Best Care for Your Boat" 
  • DEMA Dive Tank - Bring Your Bathing Suit 
  • Compete in Turkey Calling or Owl Hooting Contests
  • Texas Bass Tank - See Native Fish in Action
  • Kids' Cove - Enjoy free Becky Thatcher Trout Pond and Captain Tim and Gypsy Rose Landship

Tickets are $12 for adults, while children 15 & younger are free! For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit:

Boat show season is the best time to get great deals on not only boats, but also boat lifts at the Lake of the Ozarks! You're going to need some items to help keep that boat in good shape and Summerset Boat Lifts is here to help. We're proud to offer the Galva-Hoist product line of floating boat lifts. Glava-Hoist is engineered at the Lake...for the Lake and is extremely capable of withstanding the roughest waters here at the Lake. Our company focuses on exceptional service and it's what sets us apart from everyone else!

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