The 2014 Big Bass Bash, with over $100,000 in payouts, comes to Grand Lake this weekend, July 19th & 20th.
This tournament is a little different than most of the tournaments that come to Grand Lake in that it is designed for the amateur fisherman.
This gives the weekend angler a chance to win big money prizes, just like the pros, without having to worry about sponsors, teams or anything else.
If you can go catch a big bass…you can win.
Make sure you check out the latest reports and updates on the fishing at Grand Lake HERE – before the tournament!
All of the details of the 2014 Big Bass Bash at Grand Lake, including how you can register online, can be found at this link:
You can register online at the above link through midnight on July 17th, then you can register in person on Friday, July 18th at Wolf Creek Park from 10 am to 8 pm.
Or, on both Saturday and Sunday – the actual days of the fishing tournament – you can enter at any of the 3 weigh in stations beginning at 5 am.
By the way…NO CHECKS will be accepted during in person registration. Cash or card only.
The 3 weigh-in stations for the Grand Lake Big Bass Bash are:
- Wolf Creek Park in Grove
- Bernice Point
- Harbor’s View Marina in Duck Creek.
Here is a link to an interactive map with the three weigh-in stations, including their GPS coordinates:
The tournament runs from 6 am to 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The awards ceremony will take place at Wolf Creek Park in Grove on Sunday at 3:30 pm.
The entry fee is $125 for 1 day, or $175 for both days. Their is a Kid’s Division at $10 per day.
All payouts are guaranteed, with over $45,000 in bi-hourly awards. That means over the course of the 2 days, 96 places will be paid.
12 places are paid during each time slot for the tournament.
Those time slots are the same for both Saturday and Sunday, and they are 6 am – 8 am, 8 am – 10 am, 10 am to noon, noon to 2 pm.
Naturally, there are rules and sportsmanship to follow, and you can see all of that at the link above or get the full details when you register.
But a few of the highlights include you must come to any weigh-in by water (no trailering), you can not use a guide or professional during the tournament, only registered participants can be in your boat during the tournament, and only 1 fish can be weighed at any given weigh-in – at which time that fish becomes the property of the tournament organizers so you won’t weigh in that big bass a 2nd time.
I know…rules, rules, rules.
Anyway, payouts for the 2014 Big Bass Bash at Grand Lake are awesome.
The 3 biggest fish of the weekend will win:
1st Place – $30,000
2nd Place – $15,000
3rd Place – $10,000
And then, each bi-hourly weigh-in includes prizes ranging from $1,000 for 1st place to $175 for 12th place.
And again, those bi-hourly prizes are paid out for 8 different time slots throughout the tournament.
There are also a few extra surprise prizes for the tournament.
Plus, for those of you that took part in the Grand Lake Extravaganza back in the spring, there are still a bunch of those tagged bass swimming around Grand Lake. Anyone who has a badge from the Extravaganza, and that catches a tagged bass during the Big Bass Bash, will be eligible for a $25,000 prize.
And yes, for those of you who did not participate in the Grand Lake Extravaganza, you will have an opportunity to purchase a ‘Badge’ for $20 during registration that will make you eligible for the additional $25,000 prize.
So there are lots of great chances for you weekend anglers out there to get paid like the pros and be a winner at the 2014 Big Bass Bash at Oklahoma’s Grand Lake.