Inverness Big Bass Classic

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Big Bass Tournament


March 9, 2024

Tournament Hours: 7 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Check-in at 6 a.m. at registration tent.

Liberty Park, 286 N Apopka Ave., Inverness

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. Plus $1,000 lady angler, $1,000 overall biggest bass, and $1,000 Bega's Biggest Bag. That's $9,000 total in awards!

Captain's meeting 7:00 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.

Registration

Register for the Big Bass:

Please review the Big Bass Classic Rules before registration.

Tournament Entry: $90 for Angler Single or $180 for Angler and Co-Angler

Register online or at a City location!

Register Online: 

https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/inverness-fl/4987

Register in-person at City location: 

Registration Form: Paper Copy Angler Registration Form Angler Registration

Inverness Government Center, 212 W. Main Street, Inverness
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rain or shine event | Event subject to change


2023 Tournament Summary

  • Hour 1 Chris Addair 9.49 lbs
  • Hour 2 Dennis Higgins 7.82 lbs 
  • Hour 3 Scott Bullard 8.04 lbs
  • Hour 4 James Brooks 7.81 lbs
  • Hour 5 Kenneth Rought 4.64 lbs
  • Hour 6 James Leconte 5.65 lbs
  • Big Bass Chris Addair 9.49 lbs
  • Biggest Bag Scott Bullard 19.70 lbs
  • Lady Angler Abigail Hudnell 5.34 lbs



2022 Tournament Summary

  • Hour 1 Tim Stephens 4.21 lbs
  • Hour 2 Tracey Hurst 4.63 lbs 
  • Hour 3 Chris Kingree 6.35 lbs
  • Hour 4 Lake Hart 7.33 lbs
  • Hour 5 Kim Wilemon 5.87 lbs
  • Hour 6 Dave Pozorshi 6.79 lbs
  • Big Bass Lake Hart 7.33 lbs
  • Biggest Bag Chris Kingree 16.52 lbs
  • Lady Angler Tracey Hurst 4.63 lbs

140 Anglers


2021 Tournament Summary

  •     Hour 1 Chris Addair 5.24lbs
  •     Hour 2 Hunter McPherson 5.99 lbs
  •     Hour 3 & Biggest Bass Laramie Strickland 7.94 lbs
  •     Hour 4 Tim Stephens 7.21 lbs
  •     Hour 5 Mary Malys 6.49 lbs
  •     Hour 6 Jodi  4.71 lbs
  •     Lady Angler Rainy Russell 3.04 lbs
  •     Biggest Bag Tim Stephens 13.64 lbs.

133 anglers


*2020 No Tournament Held 


2019 Tournament Summary

It was a record year for the City of Inverness’ Big Bass Classic. The event welcomed 181 anglers to Lake Spivey, which is an increase of 17 anglers from 2018. Organizers welcomed 100 boats to compete for the $9,000 in payouts. This was the fifth installment for the tournament and looks forward continued growth in 2020.

  • Hour 1 Michael Stevens 6.94 lbs. & Biggest Bass of Day total payout $2,000
  • Hour 2 Bryce Densmore 2.75 lbs. payout $1,000
  • Hour 3 James Kuca 6.88 lbs. payout $1,000
  • Hour 4 Kevin Murrell 4.76 lbs. payout $1,000
  • Hour 5 Greg Hughes 4.87 lbs. payout $1,000
  • Hour 6 Skylar Almand 5.89 lbs. payout $1,000
  • Lady Angler Lauren Thomas 3.38 lbs. payout $1,000
  • Biggest Bag Dave Pozorski lbs. payout $1,000

181 anglers, 100 boats

 

2018 Tournament Summary

  • Hour 1            6.7      $1,000.00      Daniel Pzorski 
  • Hour 2            5.3      $1,000.00      Brian Dolski 
  • Hour 3            2.93    $1,000.00      Riley Dodd 
  • Hour 4            4.82    $1,000.00      Robby Anderson 
  • Hour 5            4.54    $1,000.00      Chris Kingree 
  • Hour 6            3.95    $1,000.00      Kevin Murrel 
  • Big Bass of Day       6.7      $1,000.00      Daniel Pzorski 
  • Big Bag of Day         14.43  $1,000.00      Chris Kingree 
  • Lady Angler   2.3      $1,000.00      Tracy Hurst 

164 Anglers, 91 Boats   

                             

2017 Tournament Summary

  • Erik Van Dyke - 9:00 Hour Winner & Biggest Bass of the Day Winner
  •  Daniel Dodd - 10:00 Hour Winner
  • Samuel Wheeler – 11:00 Hour Winner
  • Gregory Hughes – 12:00 Hour Winner
  • Jessiah Cobo – 1:00 Hour Winner
  • Tracey Hurst – 2:00 Hour Winner & Lady Angler Winner
  • David Alan Cutler – Biggest Bag of the Day Winner

 134 anglers, 76 boats


2016 Tournament Summary

  • Hour 1, Tim Stephens, 9.68 lbs. & Biggest Fish of the Day
  • Hour 2, Hunter McPherson, 4.42 lbs.
  • Hour 3, Dave Pozarski, 8.07 lbs.
  • Hour 4, Jeff McMahon, 7.07 lbs.
  • Hour 5, Melissa Young, 6.9 lbs
  • Hour 6, Greg Hughes, 6.18 lbs. Biggest Bag of Day
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