WHAT: Fall Big Bass Bash Amateur Fishing Tournament

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday October 1 and 2

WHERE: Throughout the Lake of the Ozarks area

LAKE OF THE OZARKES, MO – Thousands of hobby fishermen from across the country will cast their lines into the lake of the ozarks in search of a largemouth bass that could win them the top prize of $100,000 during the Big Fall Bass Party 2022October 1-2.

Big Bass Bash will pay out more than $325,000 in prizes to participating hobby anglers throughout the event, including more than $142,000 in payouts every two hours. The grand prize of $100,000 goes to the angler who catches the largest bass during the tournament weekend; second place wins $20,000, third place takes home $10,000, and fourth place wins $5,000.

In addition to the prize payouts, there will also be a drawing for a new 2022 Phoenix 818 Fishing Boat with Mercury Pro XS Engine, Trolling Motor and Tandem Axle Boat Trailer valued at $40,000. Every angler participating in the Big Bass Bash tournament is automatically entered into a drawing for the free fishing boat package, which will be awarded on Sunday, October 2nd during the awards ceremony.

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 register, visit

Anyone traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks for the Big Bass Bash can choose from a variety of accommodations to suit all styles and budgets. There are large-scale full-service resorts and smaller family-owned and operated resorts, as well as charming bed-and-breakfasts or comfortable cottages and cabins. There is no shortage of fully furnished vacation rental homes and condos to choose from. There is also a selection of family hotels and motels on the lake. For those who prefer to sleep under the stars, there are ample campgrounds and RV parks scattered throughout the area. For a complete list of lodging available on the lake, visit the “Lodging” tab at

Visitors can also learn more about all the fun events, attractions, and activities, as well as lodging and dining options available year-round at the “The best recreational lake in the nation” at or by calling the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253).