Bass Lake Water Sports

Bass Lake Water Sports Family fun for all. Patio Boats, Jet Skis, Wake Boats, Fishing Boats, Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Canoes, Ice Cream, Bar and Grill and more. Come and share some fun!! :)

Tammy Tuso is a Native American California Native, spending her childhood years in Long Beach and San Diego County before moving to Oakhurst where she graduated Yosemite High School. She attended Fresno City College majoring in Liberal Arts. "I always loved the outdoors and love this area". Tom Tuso was born and raised on the East Coast (New Jersey, exit 42) then left for California at 18. "I wanted that California Dream, like everyone else". Tom graduated Fresno State in 1987 with a degree in Journalism/Advertising. Tammy and Tom met while working for Ducey's and The Pines Resort. They married on November 11, 1995. They started Bass Lake Boat Rentals, May 1, 1996. They have owned and operated it since, now in their 19th summer season. They have two children, North Anthony, born 1998, and Daytona Rose, born 2000. All four family members participate in running the business for a truly family atmosphere. "We enjoy the area and the business and want you and your family to enjoy it too."

FlamingoOn a recent trip to Florida, I was on a mission to buy some Marina Grill bling. I wanted to dress it up with som...
06/18/2020
Flossie the Giant Metal Flamingo

Flamingo

On a recent trip to Florida, I was on a mission to buy some Marina Grill bling. I wanted to dress it up with some parrots, flamingos and signs. It was bothering me that it didn’t have the look that I wanted to bring to guests. It needed more bling. More Shizzle. It was kinda like dry, white toast, and I wanted a Thomas’ English Muffin.

So I wanted to go shopping in stores with people that live the life, not online at a store with a South America Jungle store name.

No, not a Python. Not a Rain-Forest. And certainly not an Amazon.

So I set my heart on Key Largo and all the neat mom and pop stores that have Davy Jones Locker kinda stuff. I’d like to be, under the sea, in an Octopus’s Garden kinda stuff, less the drugs (well, ummm, this is a PG rated article).

Years ago I passed a really cool store in Key Largo that I had my heart set on.

You know the store.

It’s the kind of store that has 200 feet of road front, and somehow has 300 feet of trinkets.

The kind of store that entices you to steer your car off the road, cut everyone off, and piss the locals off.

This store had the ‘it’ factor, and I was determined to go there and return, well, broke.

But, all the sudden Covid hit, and the entire Keys were shut down. No entrance without a drivers’ license with a Monroe County address. Crap! Really?

I figured I’d wait it out. Surely they will open it up in a few days.

Tic-tok, tik-tok. Surely it will open in a few weeks. Tik-tok, tik-tok. But noooooo.

So I started studying Biology to try to come up with a vaccine. I enrolled in an online course to learn more about infectious diseases. I mean, after all, I needed my bling, and this Covid thing can’t be that difficult, can it. If I quickly find a cure, I can get my trinkets, my bling, and a small side benefit would be that I saved the world.

Drop the mike!

Well, that proved to be more difficult than I imagined.

So I needed a plan B. I wasn’t going home empty handed.

So I scoured the internet, and found a cool store….ummm, right around the corner from me in Ft. Myers. About a minute away.

Best part, it was Veteran Owned and Operated.

That’s where I met Flossie, a beautiful 6 foot metal Pink Flamingo.

It was love at first site.

She was so pretty, standing there, tall, pink, smiling. Beautiful eyes…and that nose, I just can’t get enough of that nose.

I quickly scoured the yellow pages for divorce lawyers. How would this work out? Would my kids accept her? Does she know accounting? Can she wait tables? All for $300 bucks.

Definitely cheaper than my wife.

You get the picture.

After coming to my senses, I purchased Flossie and a bunch of her smaller friends and guess what, they delivered to our rental house free. Sweet!

I thought I got one over on them. $300 for Flossie and free delivery? I’m in. I’ll take two!

I soon realized why they delivered. My wife saw it coming. Like Nostradamus.

6 feet of flossie and 3 feet of car.

I’m not good at math, but that doesn’t add up. See, my wife jumped on a plane and blamed it on Covid.

It was that, or drive 3000 miles with me, listening to me bitch about no room in the car, and traffic, for days. Oh, did I mention I have a Hyundai Elantra?

Like I said in an earlier letter, my wife’s smart. Real smart. Way ahead of me. Damn. Got me again.

So it was Flossie and me cross country (intentionally grammatically incorrect). Kinda like “Thelma and Louise”, “Bonnie and Clyde”, “You Only Live Once”. No problem, it’s gonna be fun.

A little windshield time will do me some good. Allow me to gather my thoughts.

Now, how do I get all this stuff in this small car?

And all my wife’s clothes. And her shoes. And Gifts. And Flossies friends.

I tried shoving Flossie in the car. No Go!

I ruffled her feathers, and she didn’t fit. Legs were sticking out of the trunk.

That won’t work. I figured somewhere in Alabama or Mississippi I might be arrested for kidnapping.

So I looked into getting a sunroof. Pretty smart, Huh?

But then I thought, what if I hit rain. Scratch that Idea.

Pretty good visual, though, me going cross country with a 6 foot pink flamingo sticking out of my sunroof. Might not make it out of Texas. Especially with California plates.

So I set out to chop of her legs, and weld them when I got home. Simple hacksaw should do it. $5.99 at Walmart. I got this!

Three hours later, I might have scratched her legs. Hacksaw is not gonna do it.

Then I went to Harbour Freight and purchased a large pipe cutter for $89.99. Ok, this will do it.

When I got back to Flossie at the rental house, I realized how stupid I was, as a pipe cutter has to rotate around, and her legs wouldn’t allow this. They wouldn’t let me return it, as you guessed it, Covid. It had to be sent to the manufacturer.

Ok, back to Walmart. I purchased a cordless saws-all for $129.99. They’re not gonna get me again…I bought blades along with it.

Got back to the rental house, and bam, no battery.

Back to Walmart, and for $59.99 I got a battery AND a charger.

Back to the rental house and after a 30 minute charge, her legs came off like butter.

I felt like I hit the lottery.

Like a kid in a candy store.

My neighbor strolled over, and asked what I was doing. I explained to him my quest, and he said he would have lent me his saws-all.

See, I made friends with him ’cause he met WINTER TOMMY!

Oh well, better luck next time.

So I have $285.96 in my $300 Flossie for a total of $585.96. Pretty smart, huh.

Anyway, I need to feed Flossie and see if she wants to go out tonight. Don’t tell Tammy.

See you soon,
Tom

Bass Lake Boat Rentals
(559)-642-3200
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Bass Lake Watersports Boat Rentals
The Pines Resort Marina
54406 Marina Drive Rd 432
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P.O. Box 222
Bass Lake CA 93604
559-642-3200

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On a recent trip to Florida, I was on a mission to buy some Marina Grill bling. I wanted to dress it up with some parrots, flamingos and signs. It was bothering me that it didn't have the look that I wanted to bring to guests. It needed more bling. More Shizzle. It was kinda like dry, white toast, a...

Whiskey Creek is flowing with Good Vibes🎼
06/17/2020

Whiskey Creek is flowing with Good Vibes🎼

Live at Marina Bar and Grill in Bass Lake, Wednesday June 17th, from 6-9 pm!!!

The Whiskey Creek Band is pleased to inform you, that it will be holding an outdoor performance at the gorgeous, lakeside setting of The Marina Bar and Grill!!!

Come out and enjoy great food and beverages, while listening and dancing to Rockabilly, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s Rock & Roll and Country dance tunes!

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06/13/2020

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06/13/2020

When it sleets in Bass Lake in June, you ride that shiz

06/11/2020

When Rebelution has to postpone Kattheartist.com takes over🎼. Please share and help promote a sister.

06/08/2020

A 3 hour tour with 5 passengers 6 feet away.

06/01/2020

‘We play a mean banjo’ and ‘we have a pretty mouth’

05/25/2020

Come social distance with us!

WE ARE HIRING AT THE MARINA BAR AND GRILL!!We are looking for Cooks and Bartenders Cooks start out at $18hr + tips and B...
05/18/2020

WE ARE HIRING AT THE MARINA BAR AND GRILL!!
We are looking for Cooks and Bartenders
Cooks start out at $18hr + tips and
Bartenders start at $13hr + tips!
Apply online or give us a call at 559-642-3200!

05/06/2020

Not all posts are boat related.😂

04/28/2020

Two Icons 😂

04/26/2020

When it’s finally over!

04/23/2020

Just having a little fun 😂

04/19/2020

We’ve noticed a few things😂

04/16/2020

Social distancing Goals!

04/13/2020

Joel can dance!

04/10/2020

Times are tough!

04/08/2020

Life after the apocalypse 😂

04/03/2020

The Purge is real!

04/01/2020

This is more relevant than Tiger King😂

03/29/2020

Well, Times are Tough!

03/28/2020

While we were all watching Ozark and Tiger King, this was happening😂

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03/24/2020

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03/22/2020

Something good during these tough times. The earth has never been cleaner. The dolphins are back at Bass Lake!😂

02/20/2020

Get the Cash, Get the Cash, Get the Cash...We Hiring, office, dock and grill. Apply within or meet at Roundtable at 6pm March 8 for free pizza and deets. $13.50 hr to start plus tips, averages around $18hr. Work where you play.

02/13/2020
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01/15/2020

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01/03/2020

Excuse me Sir, The Marina Grill is closed!

12/11/2019

Such a ‘Cruise Day’ thanks to SDIB and @azariahryan

10/08/2019

I have no words...

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09/25/2019

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09/24/2019

Who says We can’t fly?

Address

54406 Rd 432 Bass Lake, CA 93604 (Not A Mailing Address)
Bass Lake, CA
93604

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

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(559) 642-3200

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Tammy, a California Native, enjoyed her early childhood years in Long Beach and San Diego County before moving to Oakhurst where she graduated from Yosemite High School. She attended Fresno City College majoring in Liberal Arts. "I always loved the outdoors and love this area". Tom was born and raised on the East Coast and left for California at 18. "I wanted that California Dream, like everyone else". Tom graduated Fresno State in 1987 with a degree in Journalism/Advertising. Tammy and Tom met while working for Ducey's and The Pines Resort. They married on November 11, 1995. “I needed a date I could remember our anniversary”, said Tom, so Tammy, wise to this, chose Veterans Day (11/11/95). They started Bass Lake Boat Rentals, May 1, 1996. They have owned and operated it since, now in their 25th summer season. They have two children, North Anthony, born 1998, and Daytona Rose, born 2000. All four family members participate in running the business for an authentic family atmosphere. "We enjoy the area and the business and want you and your family to enjoy it as well." We are happy to share our knowledge of the area with you as well. “Should you need guidance on anything in the area, we would be honored to offer our thoughts”.

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June storm! Crazy night!
The storm has arrived!
😃Interesting night at Bass Lake Water Sports!
Thanks again to Bass Lake Marina Bar and Grill for another fun night!! Had a blast! See you again this Friday night. June 12 !! Tim Jeffreys
Thank you Marina Bar and Grill for a great night May 24th! Jet Boat will be rockin' again Saturday night-June 6, 6-9 pm. "Rent the boat, eat the food, dance all night , lose the weight!! " :-D
Yesterday 05/23/2020 I took my family to Bass Lake Water sports for a “ first time experience in the water. My daughter is a thrill seeker she loves roller coasters and riding ATVs on the beech so I said why not?!? Let’s rent a jet ski! So when I called Bass lake water sports the day prior to make reservations, it was pretty routine .. name , date , credit card on file which was normal. I asked the lady over the phone if the “early special” was still going on : 8am - 11am =77$ a hr (jet ski rental). She stated “yes definitely”. So I said let’s do it!... SOOOOOO .. once I got there it was a nightmare! Waited in line for like 10-15 minutes before someone even looked my way in the shop to check in. They charged me full price at 8am I asked the reason why!? The lady at the counter said “oh it’s a holiday” which it’s not it may be a holiday weekend but not a holiday? But anyways without making a fuss I paid the 133$ plus the 39$ non refundable fee . But I did mentioned that I was told over the phone it was 77$ . The response was sorry “I’m new “ and “ we don’t know” “sorry” . When I was doing the tutorial with the instructor they didn’t have my paper work so I had to do another tutorial again. On top of that we had the ski from 9am to 10am by the time we were ready to get on the jet ski it was 9:30am, I had to pleed with the guys by the jet skis to allow me more time on the water due to the over lay. It seemed like it was a HUGE INCONVENIENCE. So after 10 minutes of talking they said ok 10:30.. We all got on the jet ski and things just got worse lol. Literally right when we back up from the dock to go towards the lake . WE FELL OVER. At first I was thinking whoa baby! What just happened haha made a wrong turn? Bad balance ? No apparently we were all to not going to ride comfortable on this jet ski together . Which no one mentioned anything like that . After falling over roughly about 7-11 times “my daughter counted” lol it’s was starting to appear to that something wrong is happening. So after a large amount of times falling over the sherif of Madera county pulled her boat on the side of us. As my daughter “6years old” had enough and just started balling her eyes out crying. She didn’t want to get on the jet ski no more and swam to the sheriffs boat with my girlfriend. I drove the ski back to the dock. Sheriff AMY ripped the guys a new A-Hole when she pulled up to the dock with my family . “Why didn’t you tell them the limit on these jet skis? “Why didn’t you pull them in right when they fell over 5-10 feet from the dock” and plenty more. That I won’t say on this post. The ski was riding perfect with just me on it but I didn’t want to ride the rest of the time just a horrible experience. If i would of known if we needed to in which no one mentioned it . I would of paid . Just like the full price deal. I paid. We returned the ski gassed back up at 10:13 with only 4$ for gass because we didn’t get no where . so basically 40 minutes of tipping over was my experience from these guys. HORRIBLE . Thank you Sheriff AMY of MADERA COUNTY.
Yesterday 05/23/2020 I took my family to Bass Lake Water sports for a “ first time experience in the water. My daughter is a thrill seeker she loves roller coasters and riding ATVs on the beech so I said why not?!? Let’s rent a jet ski! So when I called Bass lake water sports the day prior to make reservations, it was pretty routine .. name , date , credit card on file which was normal. I asked the lady over the phone if the “early special” was still going on : 8am - 11am =77$ a hr (jet ski rental). She stated “yes definitely”. So I said let’s do it!... SOOOOOO .. once I got there it was a nightmare! Waited in line for like 10-15 minutes before someone even looked my way in the shop to check in. They charged me full price at 8am I asked the reason why!? The lady at the counter said “oh it’s a holiday” which it’s not it may be a holiday weekend but not a holiday? But anyways without making a fuss I paid the 133$ plus the 39$ non refundable fee . But I did mentioned that I was told over the phone it was 77$ . The response was sorry “I’m new “ and “ we don’t know” “sorry” . When I was doing the tutorial with the instructor they didn’t have my paper work so I had to do another tutorial again. On top of that we had the ski from 9am to 10am by the time we were ready to get on the jet ski it was 9:30am, I had to pleed with the guys by the jet skis to allow me more time on the water due to the over lay. It seemed like it was a HUGE INCONVENIENCE. So after 10 minutes of talking they said ok 10:30.. We all got on the jet ski and things just got worse lol. Literally right when we back up from the dock to go towards the lake . WE FELL OVER. At first I was thinking whoa baby! What just happened haha made a wrong turn? Bad balance ? No apparently we were all to not going to ride comfortable on this jet ski together . Which no one mentioned anything like that . After falling over roughly about 7-11 times “my daughter counted” lol it’s was starting to appear to that something wrong is happening. So after a large amount of times falling over the sherif of Madera county pulled her boat on the side of us. As my daughter “6years old” had enough and just started balling her eyes out crying. She didn’t want to get on the jet ski no more and swam to the sheriffs boat with my girlfriend. I drove the ski back to the dock. Sheriff AMY ripped the guys a new A-Hole when she pulled up to the dock with my family . “Why didn’t you tell them the limit on these jet skis? “Why didn’t you pull them in right when they fell over 5-10 feet from the dock” and plenty more. That I won’t say on this post. The ski was riding perfect with just me on it but I didn’t want to ride the rest of the time just a horrible experience. If i would of known if we needed to in which no one mentioned it . I would of paid . Just like the full price deal. I paid. We returned the ski gassed back up at 10:13 with only 4$ for gass because we didn’t get no where . so basically 40 minutes of tipping over was my experience from these guys. HORRIBLE . Thank you Sheriff AMY of MADERA COUNTY.
Yesterday 05/23/2020 I took my family to Bass Lake Water sports for a “ first time experience in the water. My daughter is a thrill seeker she loves roller coasters and riding ATVs on the beech so I said why not?!? Let’s rent a jet ski! So when I called Bass lake water sports the day prior to make reservations, it was pretty routine .. name , date , credit card on file which was normal. I asked the lady over the phone if the “early special” was still going on : 8am - 11am =77$ a hr (jet ski rental). She stated “yes definitely”. So I said let’s do it!... SOOOOOO .. once I got there it was a nightmare! Waited in line for like 10-15 minutes before someone even looked my way in the shop to check in. They charged me full price at 8am I asked the reason why!? The lady at the counter said “oh it’s a holiday” which it’s not it may be a holiday weekend but not a holiday? But anyways without making a fuss I paid the 133$ plus the 39$ non refundable fee . But I did mentioned that I was told over the phone it was 77$ . The response was sorry “I’m new “ and “ we don’t know” “sorry” . When I was doing the tutorial with the instructor they didn’t have my paper work so I had to do another tutorial again. On top of that we had the ski from 9am to 10am by the time we were ready to get on the jet ski it was 9:30am, I had to pleed with the guys by the jet skis to allow me more time on the water due to the over lay. It seemed like it was a HUGE INCONVENIENCE. So after 10 minutes of talking they said ok 10:30.. We all got on the jet ski and things just got worse lol. Literally right when we back up from the dock to go towards the lake . WE FELL OVER. At first I was thinking whoa baby! What just happened haha made a wrong turn? Bad balance ? No apparently we were all to not going to ride comfortable on this jet ski together . Which no one mentioned anything like that . After falling over roughly about 7-11 times “my daughter counted” lol it’s was starting to appear to that something wrong is happening. So after a large amount of times falling over the sherif of Madera county pulled her boat on the side of us. As my daughter “6years old” had enough and just started balling her eyes out crying. She didn’t want to get on the jet ski no more and swam to the sheriffs boat with my girlfriend. I drove the ski back to the dock. Sheriff AMY ripped the guys a new A-Hole when she pulled up to the dock with my family . “Why didn’t you tell them the limit on these jet skis? “Why didn’t you pull them in right when they fell over 5-10 feet from the dock” and plenty more. That I won’t say on this post. The ski was riding perfect with just me on it but I didn’t want to ride the rest of the time just a horrible experience. If i would of known if we needed to in which no one mentioned it . I would of paid . Just like the full price deal. I paid. We returned the ski gassed back up at 10:13 with only 4$ for gass because we didn’t get no where . so basically 40 minutes of tipping over was my experience from these guys. HORRIBLE . Thank you Sheriff AMY of MADERA COUNTY. Shame on you Bass Lake Water Sports . I know people are hurting for money but DAMNNNNNNNNNN.
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BLWS has gotten too big/too busy to have great customer service, in my opinion. When we arrived for our allotted rental of our “Medium Luxury Pontoon boat” the lines were out of control. Finally got to the counter, at which point, everyone in my party was required to give theIr name, age and signature if they were going on the boat. Next, the amount I was charged was more than the price that was quoted to me on the phone. When I questioned the price, they said it was usually more money! (?) Odd... (Found out, that they had charged me for a “rental tube”, that I had told them on the phone I wasn’t even sure if I wanted, we would discuss upon my arrival- but they did process a refund for me). The instructions were given by one of the girls from the counter, then we were escorted to the dock. Much of the same instructions were given again, (I know, for safety’s sake)... but all of this digging deep into the only 5 hrs we had reserved to have the boat. So now I’m feeling frustrated but anxious to get on our way. The F/N/R gear handle was VERY difficult to push/pull, which made it challenging when trying to pull up to a dock with wind, waves, etc., and a handle so hard to operate when needed for navigation. The speed of the boat was a joke!! (nowhere NEAR fast enough to pull a tube or anything even close), which was a big disappointment and lastly... there was NO LADDER- so we jump in to swim and had a very difficult time getting everyone back in the boat!! Especially myself- the designated driver, who is waiting on surgery for a torn rotator cuff! It took 4 people both in and out of the boat to help me get back in. Totally hurting my arm worse and embarrassing me in the process. This is NOT acceptable to me whatsoever! I have been renting pontoon boats for 25+yrs, so I’m no stranger to the process. Something needs to change Bass Lake Boat Rentals... :(