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Big Bass Bluegrass & BBQ

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March 19, 2022 @ 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

The Big Bass Classic is back - and it’s bigger than ever! This year, we’ve stepped it up a notch and added two amazing elements: Bluegrass and BBQ. It just doesn’t get any better than that, does it? With entertainment provided by Florida’s own Rekindled Bits of Grass and Duck Wallow Lane, this event features BBQ selections from many local favorites along with $1,000 payouts for the biggest bass each hour, and other prizes! Tournament Registration is open now - so don’t delay!

Not a fisherman? Don’t worry - you can still pop by and enjoy the festivities! Music kicks off at 9 am and the BBQ’ing begins at 10 am! Hope to see you there!

Tournament Hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Check-in at 6 a.m. at registration tent.
Liberty Park, 286 N Apopka Ave., Inverness

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One of the largest bass tournaments in the state, this tournament recruits amateur and professionals alike to Lake Henderson for the $1,000 an hour payout for the biggest bass. Don't forget $1,000 for lady angler.
Captain's meeting 6:30 a.m. in front of Liberty Park on Lake Henderson. Tournament team will inspect boats prior. Check-in at tournament building at park.

Boat Ramp and Parking available at Eden Park.


Register for the Big Bass:

Please review the Big Bass Classic Rules before registration.

Tournament Entry: $85 for Angler Single or $170 for Angler and Co-Angler

Three ways to register! Online, phone or at a City locations.

Big Bass Forms Library

Rain or shine event | Event subject to change

Please review rules prior to registration

  • Liberty Park
  • 286 N Apopka Ave.
  • Inverness, FL 34450
  • 352-726-2611