The Grand Lake Extravaganza, the World’s Largest Bass Tagged Event, will be starting April 1st and will run until May 18th. There will be 500-tagged bass that will be released in Grand Lake with the top prize being $250,000 and each fish will be at least worth $50.

The Grand Lake Association will be hosting a Kickoff Dinner at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa on March 29th with a reception at 6pm and dinner at 7pm. There will be a great meal and Jumpshots will be providing the entertainment throughout the evening.

“We are extremely excited about the Extravaganza and a lot of work has gone into this event and we can’t wait for it to start,” said Tad Jones, Executive Director of the Grand Lake Association. “The dinner on the 29th will be a lot of fun and we want to invite Grand Lakers to attend this dinner as we kickoff this event.”

Tickets for the opening kickoff dinner are $50 each.

Businesses that would like to sponsor a tagged bass for the Grand Lake Extravaganza can get 2 free tickets to the dinner if the total amount of their sponsorship is $250 or above. Payouts for fish sponsorship is only made if the fish is caught.

“We already have a number of great prizes being sponsored, but there are still some fish available,” said Jones.

Deadline for sponsoring a fish is March 21st.

Some of the sponsorships include, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa, $250,000, Indigo Sky Casino – $30,000 if you have their Go Rewards Card, $10,000 towards the purchase of a Luxury town home at the Reserve at Grand Lake, Grand View Realty $1,000, McGraw Realtors Diana Riley Patterson and Sara Beck – $500, Welcome Home Grand Lake $250 and REC $250.

Badges for the Extravaganza can be purchased at the Grand Lake Visitor Center or participating bait and tackle shops for $20. Visit for more information.

If you would like to buy a ticket to the Grand Lake Extravaganza opening dinner or sponsor a tagged bass, contact the GLA at 918-786-2289 or email by March 21st.

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