The 2014 Walmart BFL season continues with six tournaments in six states on Saturday, June 21. The Arkie Division is primed to fish Lake Dardanelle in north western Arkansas. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each event for top awards up to $8,000 and $3,000 respectively.
Lake Dardanelle is a large and diverse fishery. Surrounded by the natural beauty for which the Arkansas River Valley is known, Lake Dardanelle is a sprawling 34,300-acre reservoir on the Arkansas River. It is known nationally as a major bass fishing tournament site.
Anglers can expect that bass fishing will be good on this lake will spread out and use a wide variety of tactics to be successful. Offshore ledges, shallow wood cover, grass and current upriver could all prove productive. Crankbaits, soft plastics, jigs and topwater baits figure to be popular choices. The winner of this event is expected to bring about 19 pounds of bass to the scale, according to organizers.
Watch the weigh-ins at Dardanelle State Park, located at 2428 Marina Road in Russellville. The park’s 1,861-square-foot, fishing tournament weigh-in pavilion is a world class facility and the first of its kind in the nation that serves as a staging area for tournaments.