WHAT: 2021 Fall Big Bass Bash

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3

WHERE: Throughout the Lake of the Ozarks Area

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO – Some of the best amateur anglers from across the country will pilot their boats around the Lake of the Ozarks in search of a largemouth bass that could land them the $100,000 first-place prize during the 2021 Fall Big Bass Bash, October 2-3.

The Big Bass Bash pays out a guaranteed $325,000 prize purse to participating anglers throughout the event, including over $142,000 in bi-hourly payouts. The grand prize of $100,000 goes to the angler that catches the largest bass throughout the tournament weekend with second place winning $20,000, third place taking home $10,000 and fourth place earning $5,000.

According to the tournament organizer Charlie Terrell, last fall’s 2020 Big Bass Bash tournament at the Lake of the Ozarks saw about 3,000 anglers participating in the event.

In addition to the prize payouts, there also will be a free boat giveaway for a brand new 2021 Phoenix 818 fishing boat with Mercury Pro XS motor, trolling motor and tandem-axle boat trailer valued at $40,000.

For complete details on the fall Big Bass Bash at the Lake of the Ozarks, including a map of weigh-in locations, rules and regulations and how to sign up, visit www.BigBassBash.com.

Anyone traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks for the fall Big Bass Bash will find accommodations to fit every style and budget. There are full-service large-scale resorts and smaller family-owned and operated resorts as well as charming bed and breakfasts or comfortable cabins and cottages. There is no shortage of fully furnished vacation rental homes and condominiums to choose from. There also is a selection of familiar hotels and motels at the Lake. For those who prefer sleeping under the stars, there are spacious campgrounds and RV parks interspersed throughout the area. For a complete list of accommodations available at the Lake, visit the “Lodging” tab at www.FunLake.com.

Visitors also can learn more about all the fun events, attractions and activities, as well as lodging and dining options available all year at the “Best Recreational Lake in the Nation” at www.FunLake.com or by calling the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau at 1-800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253).

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