It was an awesome weekend at Lake of the Ozarks for the 2017 Spring Big Bass Bash fishing tournament on April 22-23.

What started out as a cold rainy day on Friday, wound up being a beautiful, sunny day in the 70s on Sunday for the awards ceremony.

Over the years, Midwest Fish Tournaments co-owners Randy Terrell and his son, Charlie Terrell, have grown the Big Bass Bash to a fun, well-run first class event. The fishing tournament attracts hundreds of amateur fishermen every year.

Congratulations to Bob Neuman, this year’s winner of the 2017 Spring Big Bass Bash at Lake of the Ozarks. Bob caught his winning fish on a white spinnerbait. He was fishing up the Osage arm near Buffalo Creek. He weighed his 6.95-pound bass in at the Red Oak Resort weigh-in location on Saturday during the 11 a.m.-1 p.m. time slot.

The Terrells would like to thank all of the anglers and sponsors for their participation and support of this event. The tournament would not be possible without you.

For the full results and tournament pictures, please visit their website at www.bigbassbash.com.

By Michael Kircher

Rick Voss took third place and $10,000.

Kathy Hill won the women’s division and $1,000.

Bob Neuman won first place and took home $70,000.