Where To Stay for the Big Bass Bash Tournament at the Lake of the Ozarks

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With fall just around the corner, it’s once again time for the Big Bash Bash at the Lake of the Ozarks!!

The tournament takes place October 4th and 5th and the biggest catch will walk away with $70,000. If you have yet to enter, you can do so here. We have plenty of vacation rental homes that are near all of the action.

Here are some of our deals that you’ll want to take advantage of for that weekend. These properties are closest to the weigh in at Alhonna Resort and Marina (9MM). Remember, when you book online or by phone – 866-273-2169 – use the Promo code: BASSBASH.

Jim’s Hideaway – 2 bedroom. Just $100 per night with our 10% discount.

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Sue’s Serenity or Senator’s Retreat – 3 bedrooms. Just $40 – $150 per night.

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Waterfall Cove – 4 bedroom. $225 per night.

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Kansas City Star: Where the fish will bite in 2014

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As the days get longer and we inch even closer to Spring — just 9 days away — it’s time to get out your fishing poles and head to the Lake of the Ozarks!

The Kansas City Star recently wrote about where the fish will be biting in 2014.

The Lake of the Ozarks made the cut for several types of fish, including:

  • Largemouth Bass
  • Crappies
  • Walleyes
  • White Bass
  • Hybrids
  • Catfish

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New Blue Catfish Regulations Start March 1st at the Lake of the Ozarks

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For all of the avid fisherman out there — this is for you!

According to LakeNewsOnline.com, this regulation, beginning March 1, was put in place over concern “about the potential over-harvest of these fish”.

Please be aware of the following regulations as you fish at the Lake of the Ozarks this year. The new regulations are listed below:

  •  Ten blue catfish daily
  • A protected slot-length limit of 26-34 inches (7-16 pounds)
  • Fish within the slot must be returned to the water unharmed immediately.
  • Two blue catfish larger than 34 inches
  • These two fish would count toward the daily limit of 10.

To read more about the new regulations for blue catfish, please click here.

5 Things to Do At the Lake of the Ozarks When The Weather Is Bad

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Mother Nature seems to be throwing a lot our way these days, from snow to one “polar vortex” after another!

But rest assured, warmer temperatures are headed our way. Spring weather is just around the corner. Even though that brings out plenty of beautiful wildlife and gorgeous blooms on trees, there’s also one thing to keep in mind — rain.

Don’t let a little rain spoil your time at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are five activities to do at the Lake and still have FUN…even when the weather isn’t so nice!

  1. Visit the area Arcades and eat some fudge at Grandma’s Candy Kitchen.
  2. Go Spelunking: Research area caves and explore on your own or visit these great Caves with a professional guide – Bridal Cave or Jacob’s Cave.
  3. Plan an Educational Day Trip – visit any one of the area museums and visitor centers. Ravenwoods Estate is definitely worth checking out!
  4. Go Fishing on your covered dock – It so refreshing to breathe in the spring rains on a dock. And remember — the fish don’t know it’s raining! 🙂
  5. Stay inside: Play a game, read a book or put together a challenging puzzle as a family.  There are so many options to consider! Let the creativity flow. I love this quote from Marcel Proust: “A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.

Do you have any other indoor activities that you love at the Lake of the Ozarks? Leave your ideas in the comments below!

Customer Review: Staying at Crownview

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I cannot tell you what a wonderful time we had during our stay at your beautiful lake house. Words cannot express how grateful I am that you have made the house available for others to share with they’re families. Thank you for being pet friendly as well because so many places on the lake aren’t.  I only hope it will be for rent for a very long time because we are already planning our trip for next year when our other son and his wife (who live in SC) can come with us as well.  Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for such wonderful accommodations; It was a blissful weekend.

– Cindy R.

Thank you for the kind words, Cindy! We are SOOOO glad your family enjoyed your time at the lake 🙂

Click here for a FULL TOUR of Crownview.

What To Do At the Lake of the Ozarks in October

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Are you staying with us in October? Here are some events at and around the Lake of the Ozarks that are worth checking out!

Big Bass Bash Fishing Tournament, Oct. 5th & 6th: The Midwest Fish Tournaments will award over a third of a million dollars in cash at the 2012 Spring and Fall events. So come on out and be a part of the fun and excitement the Big Bass Bash has to offer. IT COULD BE YOUR CHANCE TO CATCH THE BASS OF A LIFETIME!

Fall Harbor Hop, Oct. 12th: Anyone can enter for a fun day on Lake of the Ozarks. Visit more than 40 of our participating locations on the water to play your poker hand. Enter the Harbor Hop by stopping at any of the check-points. To obtain a hand, sign up and pay an optional $15 donation. Any player can enter more than once.

Living History / Apple Butter Days, Oct. 11-13: Go back in history at the Camden County History & Museum! Within the museum will be craft booths, craft demonstrations, quilt raffle, chili lunch. On the grounds of the museum will be re-enactors from early and recent history. Players among others will be from Civil War times, early Missouri settlers and the mighty Osage Indians.

Missouri State Buddy Bass Championship, Oct. 19-20: Make plans today to be a part of the 29th Annual Missouri Buddy Bass State Championship brought to you by the Lake West Chamber of Commerce and our host – Captain Ron’s Bar and Grill at the 34.5 mile marker of the Lake of the Ozarks.

Adult Halloween Party at Captain Ron’s, Oct. 26: Feeling in the festive mood? Are you ready to dress up and make a night of it?! Captain Ron’s is hosting their 7th annual Adult Halloween Party. They will have fantastic prizes, including a chance to win a trip to Mexico!

Lake of the Ozarks Weekend Fishing Report

Don’t forget your fishing poles if you’re headed to the lake this weekend!

Here’s your Lake of the Ozarks fishing report, courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Lake of the Ozarks: Bagnell Tailwater section: Water temperature is 80 degrees, normal and dingy. All species slow. Glaize section: Water temperature is 83 degrees, normal and dingy. Catfish fair using cut baits, stinkbaits and hot dogs; all other species slow. Gravois section: Water temperature is 83 degrees, normal and dingy. Catfish fair using cut shad and stinkbaits. All species slow. Niangua section: Water temperature is 83 degrees, normal and dingy. Black bass good using topwater lures and plastic worms; catfish good using cut shad and worms; White bass fair using dark-colored lures; all other species slow. Osage section: Water temperature is 83 degrees, normal and dingy. Black bass good using topwater lures and crankbaits; catfish good using cut shad or chicken liver; White bass fair using natural baits; all other species slow.