April 21st through the 23rd found us at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri for one of the biggest and best bass tournaments around... The Spring Big Bass Bash hosted by Angler in Action/Midwest Fish Tournaments! We were honored to have the opportunity to setup a booth during the pre-tournament registration and again for the post tournament awards ceremony. We'd like to give a huge thank you to all the fine folks at Midwest Fish Tournaments for allowing us to get our name and products out there. It was a first class event from beginning to end!
This is a unique 2-day amateur event the features 280 payouts and a grand prize of $70,000 for the biggest bass weighed over the course of the weekend. Tackle HD team member, Tommy Bench, spent the weekend fishing with one of our owners, Aaron Click, and was able to land a 5.49 lb Largemouth on the Hi-Def Craw (Table Rock Craw color). This fish was good enough for 5th place in the 11-1 weigh-in period on Sunday and a $700 check.
Back at the Tackle HD booth, we had the pleasure of meeting a ton of great people and some true Ozark legends (Dion Hibdon, Gary Schultz, Jack Uxa, Jim Dill, and Bob Bueltmann to name a few). We were blown away by everyone's response and reaction to our products. It was truly a humbling experience. One of the coolest parts of the weekend came when one of our most loyal customers and supporters, Jonathan Slavens, stopped by the booth to stock up on craws and jigheads. He proceeded to walk down to a bank spot just outside PB2 and catch a 6.5 lb largemouth on a craw he had just purchased. Had Jonathan been in the tournament, this fish would have been one of the top 10 biggest fish caught for the entire weekend.
Here's a few pics of all the fun!