The annual Lake of the Ozarks Big Bass Bash is set for April 5-6, with a top prize of $51,200 for caching the largest bass of the weekend.
The Big Bass Bash is for amateurs only. Its unique format allows the weekend angler a chance to win big money like the professionals. Unlike most fishing tournaments that have a team arrangement with prizes are based on total weight, the Big Bass Bash format is distinctive in that it only takes one big fish to win.
The Top 3 heaviest bass of the weekend will win the following cash prizes: 1st place overall - $50,000; 2nd place overall - $20,000; 3rd place overall - $10,000. In addition, there will be more than $72,000 in guaranteed cash prizes for the 20 largest bass caught during each bi-hourly weigh-in period, for a total of 160 bi-hourly payouts. There is also a division for kids 12 and younger, and a $1,000 bonus for the lady who hauls in the biggest bass.
Anglers who enter by March 24 will be eligible to win one of 10 $500 cash prizes and a lifetime entry to all Big Bass Bash events.
Weigh-ins will be conducted at PB2 (Grand Glaize State Park), Red Oak Resort, Alhonna Resort and Red Fox Bar & Grill. For more information, click here.