WHAT2023 Spring Big Bass Bash Amateur Fishing Tournament

WHENSaturday and Sunday, April 15-16

WHERE: Throughout the Lake of the Ozarks area

Thousands of amateur anglers from across the country will be casting their lines at the Lake of the Ozarks in search of a largemouth bass that could land them the $100,000 first-place prize during the 2023 Spring Big Bass Bash, April 15-16.

The Big Bass Bash will pay out more than $325,000 in prizes to participating amateur 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.

In addition to the prize payouts, there also will be a drawing for a brand new 2023 Phoenix 818 fishing boat with Mercury 150 Pro XS motor valued at $40,000. Each participating Big Bass Bash tournament angler is automatically entered into the drawing for the free fishing boat package, which will be awarded on Sunday, April 16 during the awards ceremony.

For complete details on the spring 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

Anyone traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks for the Big Bass Bash can choose from a variety of lodging accommodations that will 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

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 or by calling the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau at 1-800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253).

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