Badwater Bash set for Saturday

FLORENCE, Wis. – The Badwater Bash and Bass Tourney will be held in Florence on Saturday.

There is still space to preregister for the Bass Tourney on the Twin Falls Flowage. Preregistration forms are available at the Visitor Center in Florence, at the corner of U.S. 2 and Highway 70, and under “Events” at

The cost is $75 per boat, with only 75 boats allowed.

All boats must check in at 5 a.m. on Saturday for a 6 a.m. start at Vagabond Park on U.S. 2. The official weigh-in and awards ceremony begins at 4 p.m.

Cash prizes will be paid to the first five places and the heaviest single bass.

The Badwater Bash starts at 3 p.m. with food and family activities, including a bouncy tent, minnow races, fire department smoke house, and face painting. This event is free.

At 5 p.m., the Badwater Ski-ters are performing. The local rock band OZ will play from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. on a professional lighted stage near the water in Vagabond Park.