Big Money and Big Bass Take Center Stage this Weekend

Kerry Kraus


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says “the water’s fine” on the Arkansas River for the state’s largest amateur bass fishing tournament!

If you love to fish and haven’t registered yet to take part in the 2010 Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza June 25-27, it’s not too late. You can sign-up online on the official Website. A new prize format is utilized this year with the winner guaranteed $50,000 for the largest fish overall. Pool money is $10,000 for the largest fish in each of the remaining four pools on the Arkansas River where the competition takes place. Second, third and fourth place finishers in each of the five pools are guaranteed $900, $700 and $400 respectively. Many more cash prizes and bonuses await participants who haul in the biggest catch.

Competition takes place at five pools along the Arkansas River from Fort Smith to Dumas. Weigh-in sites are at Clear Creek Park, Fort Smith; Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville; Verizon Ramp, North Little Rock; Regional ParkPine Bluff, and Pendleton Bridge, east of Dumas. The event is free and open to the public.
The Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza Website  has tons of information but if you still have questions, contact the Arkansas Hospitality Association by calling 501-376-2323, 800-472-5022 or by faxing -501-376-6517.


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