Welcome to the inaugural South Shore Bass Open!

Fishing the waters of southern Lake Michigan in Indiana and Illinois, teams of anglers will be in pursuit of the plentiful smallmouth and largemouth bass that inhabit Lake Michigan and its tributaries. Participating teams will have 2 days to bring in their best 5 fish limit each day in hopes of winning one of the largest payouts in southern Lake Michigan history.

The event will kick off on Friday night, August 2nd at the Horseshoe Casino overlooking the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan and the Hammond Marina for its Pre-Tournament meeting and hospitality lounge.

Anglers, friends and family can also enjoy the many food and beverage vendors, live DJ, kids’ games, boat dealerships, informational vendors and other activities during the day on August 3rd and 4th. Come and be a part of history and have a great time doing it.


REGISTRATION & PAYMENT INFORMATION
 

** EARLY BIRD SPECIAL **

Entry fee for the South Shore Bass Open is $400.00 per team if paid before May 1, 2024 which includes entry into the Big Bass Pot for each day of the tournament. 

Beginning May 1, 2024 entry fee per team will be $450 which includes entry into the Big Bass Pot each day

Entry into the SSBO will end on July 14, 2024 or if the event reaches its capacity of 150 teams. Mail-in entries must be postmarked before July 14, 2024. 
 



PAYMENT

Payment options are available through Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, Credit Card or check by contacting Dennis Banik @ 219-512-2924.

***You must also mail a completed Entry Form and SSBO Rules Form below with printed names of both anglers, signed and dated by both participating anglers. ***  



REGISTRATION FORMS

Click on each form below to open and print out:

ENTRY FORM
SSBO RULES FORM
 
Mail forms to:

South Shore Bass Open LLC
P.O. Box 426
Valparaiso, IN 46384



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HAMMOND MARINA BOAT SLIPS

We encourage anglers to consider using the slips which will ease the traffic at the boat ramp.

Boat slips at the Hammond Marina will be available for competing anglers at a discounted rate of $17.50/day or $105/week. Shore power and water is available at each dock.

For more information contact: Hammond Port Authority at 219-659-7678 or email: marina@hammondmarina.com

Thank you.



SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Brand Awareness * Marketing * Media * Exposure * Opportunity

Sponsorship packages are available for the South Shore Bass Open. To become a sponsor or for questions about sponsorships contact Dennis Banik: call/text 219-512-2924 or email southshorebassopen@gmail.com

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CONTACT INFO

Any questions can be sent to southshorebassopen@gmail.com or text/call Dennis Banik at 219-512-2924.



SPONSORS

Horseshoe Hammond Logo South Shore logo blue circleAqua Traction logo

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

Benefitting from the South Shore Bass Open
 

Wounded Warrior Project logo No Limits Fishing Chicago logo Blue Cap logo NWI First Responder Peer Support Group logo Ronald McDonald House of Michiana logo Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation logo Honor Flight Chicago logo