News: 04/03/21

Aaron Mize and Jeff Mize Win the 43rd Annual Bailey's Tournament on Lake Dardanelle

Tournament Series

 

Fish 'N Stuff TNT Tuesday Night Tournaments

Begins April 13th, 2021

Arkansas River@Little Rock

Murray Park

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Entry Fee: $50 includes BB

$40 Membership Fee

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Tournament

 

DAV Big Bass Tournament

September 25th and 26th, 2021

Lake Dardanelle

Lake Dardanelle State Park

For Flier, Click Here

For Entry Form, Click Here

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Tournament

Sonny Smith Memorial Open

September 11th, 2021

Lake Dardanelle

Spadra Ramp

6:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Entry Fee: $75; BB $10

For Flier, Click Here

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Tournament

Arkansas Tech Alumni Tournament

April 25th, 2021

Lake Dardanelle

Illinois Bayo Park Ramp

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Entry Fee: $75

 

At least 1 team member must be a current student or ATU Alumni

For Flier, Click Here

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Aaron Mize and Jeff Mize Win on Lake Dardanelle!!!

Aaron Mize and Jeff Mize topped 37 teams fishing the 43rd Annual Bailey's Tournament on Lake Dardanelle by catching 5 bass that weighed 17.63 pounds. The bite was tough and only 12 limits crossed the scales. Here's a look at the top finishers:

1st - Aaron Mize/Jeff Mize - 17.63 pounds

2nd - Zach King/Brandon Lee - 16.19 pounds

3rd - Payne/Payne - 15.95 pounds

News: 04/17/21

David Hudkins and Chris Huinker Win the Cabot Firefighters Association Open on Greers Ferry Lake

David Hudkins and Chris Huinker topped 70 boats fishing the Cabot Firefighters Association Open on Greers Ferry Lake by catching 5 bass that weighed 12.54 pounds. Here's a look at the top finishers:

1st - David Hudkins/Chris Huinker - 5 bass - 12.54 pounds

2nd - Royce Davis/Regina Davis - 5 bass - 11.36 pounds

3rd - Jamey Taylor/Jeremy Lindley - 5 bass - 10.75 pounds

4th - Kevin Short - 5 bass - 10.68 pounds

5th  - Bradley Davis/Jennifer Davis - 5 bass - 10.48 pounds

News: 04/18/21

Bonus "In the Boat" Column - Table Rock Lake

Get5's Frank Leone fished the MLF BFL this Sunday on Table Rock Lake as a co-angler. To learn more about his day, Click Here to read his "In the Boat" Column presented by Denali Rods

Tournament

Reelin' For Meals Open

June 5th, 2021

Arkansas River@Pine Bluff

Regional Park Ramp

Safe light - 3:00 PM

Entry Fee: $110 includes BB

$2500 Guaranteed 1st place

For Flier, Click Here

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Tournament

20th Century Knights Open

September 6th, 2021

Arkansas River@L.R.

Murray Park

Safe light - 1:00 PM

Entry Fee: $110; BB Optional

$1,000 Guaranteed 1st place

For Flier, Click Here

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Tournament

 

Get5Bass Summer Series

 

July 3rd, 2021

Lake Dardanelle

State Park (Russellville

5:30 AM - 2:00 PM

$50 Entry Fee includes BB

Over 100% payback of entry fees 

1 in 4 Anglers gets a check

$25 membership Fee Required for all anglers

 

For More Info Contact:

 

Frank Leone 479-858-2883

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Tournament

Arkansas Bass Team Trail Championship

September 25th, 2021

Lake Ouachita

For More Details, Click Here

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Tournament

 

Get5Bass Solo Series

 

July 11th, 2021

Lake Dardanelle

Illinois Bayou Park Ramp

5:30 AM - 2:00 PM

$120 Entry Fee includes BB

Over 100% payback of entry fees - 

1 in 3 Anglers gets a check

$40 membership Fee Required

 

For More Info Contact:

 

Frank Leone 479-858-2883

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Tournament

4th Annual AWS Central Arkansas Open

September 11th, 2021

Lake Ouachita

Mountain Harbor

Safe Light - 2:00 PM

$200 Entry Fee

$3,000 1st place

For Flier Click Here

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News: 04/17/21

Matt Baker and Paul Baker Win the Trader Bill's Team Trail Tournament on DeGray Lake

Matt Baker and Paul Baker topped 120 teams fishing the Trader Bill's Team Trail Tournament on DeGray Lake by catching 5 bass that weighed 23.39 pounds. The bite was excellent and 93 limits crossed the scales. Here's a look at the top finishers:

1st - Matt Baker/Paul Baker - 23.39 pounds

2nd - Marvin Lewis/Bill Lancaster - 17.15 pounds

3rd - Kevin Brown/Don Brown - 17.13 pounds

4th - Gary Scott/Richard Pierce - 16.97 pounds

5th - John Clark/Brandon Rhoden - 15.69 pounds

News: 09/12/21

Kevin Short Wins the Get5Bass Solo Series Championship on Lake Dardanelle

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Tournament Results

Get5Bass Solo Series Championship

09/12/21

Kevin Short Wins on Lake Dardanelle

 

For Story, Click Here

Kevin Short Wins on Lake Dardanelle!!!

Kevin Short topped 16 anglers fishing the Get5Bass Solo Series Championship on Lake Dardanelle by catching 5 bass that weighed 18.34 pounds. The bite was fair and 8 limits crossed the scales. Here's a look at the top finishers:

1st - Kevin Short - 5 - 18.34 pounds - $900 + $1,000 Horizon Trike and Marine Bonus

Kevin caught his bass on Missile Baits Swim Jigs with Mini D Chunk trailers and Texas rigged D-Bombs. Kevin's sack also included the Horizon Trike and Marine Big Bass, a 6.46 pound "Toad" which earned him an additional $120.00.

2nd - Matt Tucker - 5 - 14.71 pounds - $450.00

Matt caught his bass on spinnerbaits, squarebill crankbaits, plastic worms. Matt also took home an additional $300 for finishing 2nd in AOY!

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2nd - Matt Tucker

3rd - Blake Martin - 5 - 11.91 pounds - $300.00

Blake caught his bass on swim jigs. Blake also took home the Horizon Trike and Marine AOY award, which earned him an additional $600.00. Get5 congratulates Blake on his awesome season!!!

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3rd - Blake Martin

Here's the rest of the money winners:

4th - Terry Wheeler - 5 - 11.15 pounds - $150.00

5th - Mike Rhinehart - 5 - 10.36 pounds - $120.00

Horizon Trike and Marine Big Bass - Kevin Short - $120.00

Horizon Trike and Marine AOY - Blake Martin - $600.00

2nd Place AOY - Matt Tucker - $300.00

3rd Place AOY - Frank Leone - $200.00

For Complete Results, Click Here

For Final Point Standings,  Click Here

Get5's Frank Leone fished this event. To learn more about his day, Click Here to read his "In the Boat" Column presented by Denali Rods

Tournament

5th Annual Shelby Rhodes Memorial Open

September 11th, 2021

Arkansas River@Pine Bluff

Regional Park Ramp

Safe Light - 2:00 PM

$100 Entry Fee

$1,000 1st place Minimum

For Flier Click Here

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Tournament

9th Annual Sand Lizard Basketball Bass Bonanza

September 11th, 2021

Lake Dardanelle

State Park Ramp (Russellville)

Safe Light - 3:00 PM

$75 Entry Fee includes BB

$1,000 1st place guaranteed

For Flier Click Here

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Tournament

 

Get5Bass Solo Series Championship

 

September 12th, 2021

Lake Dardanelle

Illinois Bayou Park Ramp

6:30 AM - 3:00 PM

$120 Entry Fee includes BB

Over 100% payback of entry fees - 

1 in 3 Anglers gets a check

For list of Qualified Anglers (In red) Click Here

 

For More Info Contact:

 

Frank Leone 479-858-2883

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News: 06/19/21

Jeremy Claypool Wins the Beaver Lake Elite Series Tournament on Beaver Lake

Jeremy Claypool topped 145 anglers fishing the Beaver Lake Elite Series tournament on Beaver Lake by catching 5 bass that weighed 14.21 pounds. The bite was good and lots of great fish crossed the scales. Here's a look at the top finishers:

1st - Jeremy Claypool - 5 - 14.21 pounds

2nd - Jonathan Luigs - 5 - 12.47 pounds

3rd - Jeff Lodwick - 5 - 12.40 pounds

3rd - Mark Mahaffey - 5 - 12.40 pounds

5th - Jeremy Bowman - 5 - 12.28 pounds

News: 09/01/21

Get5Bass Summer Series Championship set for September 5th on Lake Dardanelle

The Get5Bass Summer Series Championship of 2021 is set for this Sunday, September 5th, on Lake Dardanelle for qualified teams. We will launch and weigh-in at Illinois Bayou Park. Tournament hours will be 6:20 AM - 3:00 PM. The entry fee will be $100.00 (For a list of qualified teams in red, Click Here) Thanks to the BMT Outdoors Big Bass Award and Horizon Trike Marine Championship Bonus ($1,000 for 1st place team) payback for this event will be over 100% of entry fees and 1 in 4 anglers will get a check.  Frank will be at Illinois Bayou Park to accept entry fees  at 5:15 AM - CASH ONLY Please.  Hope to see you on Saturday!!!

For More Info, Contact Frank@ 479-858-2883

Tournament

 

Get5Bass Summer Series Championship

 

September 5th, 2021

Lake Dardanelle

Illinois Bayou Park

6:20 AM - 3:00 PM

$100 Entry Fee includes BB

Over 100% payback of entry fees 

1 in 4 Anglers gets a check

For List of qualified anglers in red, Click Here

 

For More Info Contact:

 

Frank Leone 479-858-2883

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Tournament

Lamar Warriors Open

 

October 16th, 2021

Lake Dardanelle

Spadra Ramp

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

$65 Entry Fee includes BB 

For Flier, Click Here

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"Out of the Box"

08/17/21

For More Feel, try Sunline Structure FC

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Out of the Box

 

08/28/21

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Sunline's Structure FC Will give you more feel!!!

The Big Bite Baits BFE

 

For Story, Click Here

Like to drag a Carolina-rig? How about a football jig on a hump? Texas-rigged worm off of a drop? Well, if you answered yes to any of those questions, then Sunline's Structure FC is for you! Structure FC was made specifically for all three of the techniques above, and it's special properties set it apart from other line. First, Structure FC is made of Sunline's high density E-2 material, which gives it increased sensitivity. Structure FC is also made with very little to no stretch, making hook sets instantaneous and more effective. Last, but not least, Structure FC is built with a triple-resin process which allows it to be more abrasion resistant. 

During recent testing on Lake Dardanelle, Structure FC passed with flying colors and helped me bag a couple of nice keepers on a Carolina-rig. I was especially impressed with it's smooth casting nature. If you love to drag baits on the bottom, check out Sunline's Structure FC at your favorite retailer.

Tournament

 

DAV Big Bass Tournament

September 25th and 26th, 2021

Lake Dardanelle

Lake Dardanelle State Park

For Rules, Click Here

For Flier, Click Here

For Entry Form, Click Here

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News: 08/15/21

Mike Reed and Stacy Reed Win the Arkansas Couples Tournament on the Arkansas River@Maumelle

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Tournament

49th Annual Peach Festival Open

July 24th, 2021

Lake Dardanelle

Spadra Ramp

6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Entry Fee: $100.00

Guaranteed $1,000 1st place

For Flier, Click Here

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Stacy Reed and Mike Reed Win on the Arkansas River!!!

Story provided by Roberta Cranston

Mike Reed and Stacy Reed topped the field fishing the Arkansas Couples Tournament on the Arkansas River@Maumelle by catching 5 bass that weighed 11.81 pounds. The weather was beautiful with lite river flow: Here's a look at the top finishers:

 

1st - Mike and Stacy Reed 11.81 BB-4.26

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2nd - Nick and Alicia Brown - 10.11 pounds

Tournament

Devon Wooten Memorial Open

October 16th, 2021

Greers Ferry Lake

Devils Fork Ramp

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Entry Fee: $125

Guaranteed $3,000 1st place

For Flier, Click Here

For Entry Form, Click Here

For Rules, Click Here

For Waiver Form, Click Here

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Tournament Results

Week of 07/24/21

Results include: Arkansas Valley Bassmasters TNT and Perfect Catch TNT

For Story, Click Here

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3rd  - Jason Knight and Emma Knight - 9.93 pounds

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INews: 08/17/21

Reese Munier and Marcellous P. Win the Fish'N Stuff TNT Tournament on the Arkansas River@Little Rock

Story provided by Roberta Cranston

Reese Munier amd Marcellous P. Won the Fish 'N Stuff TNT Tournament on the Arkansas River@Fort Smith by catching 9.12 pounds of bass. The bite was tough and the river had little or no flow. Championship will be announced soon. Here are the top finishers:

1st - Marcellous P. and Reese Munier - 9.12 pounds

2nd - Don Clements and Brandon Clements – 6.46 pounds

3rd - Justin Howard and Jeff Wade  - 6.24 pounds

4th - Jeremy Rathburn and David Hudkins  - 4.97 pounds

Tournament

Take 5 for a Ride

August 21st, 2021

DeGray Lake

Campgroud Rd. Ramp

Safe Light - 2:00 PM

Entry Fee: $40; $10 BB

For Entry Form, Click Here

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Tournament Results

Arkansas Couples

08/15/21

News: 09/07/21

Ray Webb and Bob Martindale Win the Arkansas Valley Bassmasters Tournament on the Arkansas River@Fort Smith

Tournament

NEA Bass Nation Bill Compton Memorial Open

September 25th, 2021

Greers Ferry Lake

Devils Fork Ramp

7:00 AM  - 3:00 PM

Entry Fee: $100 includes BB

For Entry Form, Click Here

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Story provided by Ray Webb

With another week of Hot weather and Low Flow on the River it was tough again on Tuesday Night. We had several teams that came out and gave it a shot and found a few Bass. Here is how the top teams did . No one has caught a limit in a couple of weeks but some have caught 3 keepers to secure their wins.

 

1st Place - 6.40 pounds - Bob Martindale and Ray Webb

Mike Reed and Stacy Reed Win on the Arkansas River

 

For Story, Click Here

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2nd place  - 6.10 lbs - BB - 4.00 pounds -  Adam Gipson and Jesse Rudd

News: 08/17/21

Drew Tabor and Brock Tabor Win the Perfect Catch TNT Tournament on Bull Shoals Lake

Story provided by Frank Kloiber

First Place went to Drew and Brock Tabor with 5 fish and a total weight of 13lbs 5oz. - With the extra Ranger cash they won $316 for the night. They also won the nightly Big Bass of 4lbs 10oz for $60. 

 

Second Place went to Max Atkinson and Kenny Gipson with 5 fish total weight of 13lbs 1oz. 

 

The 5lb Big Bass was NOT caught so thej 5lb pot will roll to next week with the pot at $250.

Come join us next week, Tuesday August 24th at Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock @ 7pm.  

 

Call Kevin at 870-445-2628 to sign up for next week's tournament.

News: 08/24/21

Travis Liggett and Michael Young Win the Arkansas Valley Bassmasters Tueday Night Tournament on the Arkansas River@Fort Smith

Travis Liggett and Michael Young Win on the Arkansas River@Fort Smith!!!

Story provided by Ray Webb

With the 100 degree days the crowd was down but the Fish were biting for most of the teams that came out Tuesday night. We had 10 teams fished and although no one caught a limit, 7 of the teams did weigh in . Here is how the top teams did:

 

1st place - 9.42 lbs - Travis Liggett and Michael Young

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2nd Place - 8.06 lbs - Jeff Clark and Nick Conger

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Big Bass - 3.74 lbs - Nate Williams and Jeremy Raley

News: 08/07/21

Chris Huselton Wins the Get5Bass Summer Series Tournament on Lake Dardanelle

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Tournament Results

Get5Bass Summer Series Championship

09/05/21

Shawn Gordon and Jack Gordon on Lake Dardanelle

 

For Story, Click Here

Chris Huselton Wins on Lake Dardanelle!!!

Chris Huselton topped 24 teams fishing the Get5Bass Summer Series Tournament on Lake Dardanelle by catching 5 bass that weighed 15.77 pounds. The bite was fair and 13 limits crossed the scales. Here's a look at the top finishers:

1st - Chris Huselton - 5 bass - 15.77 pounds - $455.00

Chris caught his bass on Swim Jigs and big worms

2nd - Blake Martin/Aaron English - 5 bass - 15.57 pounds - $285.00

Blake and Aaron caught their bass flipping soft plastics.

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2nd - Aaron English/Blake Martin

3rd - Frank Leone - 5 bass  - 14.74 pounds - $190.00

I caught my bass on Big Bite Baits Creature Baits, Spro Crankbaits, and Leone's Toad Jig by Rope. To learn more about my day, Click Here to read my "In the Boat" Column presented by Denali Rods.

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3rd - Frank Leone

Here's the rest of the money winners:

4th - Jeremy Loyd/Chris Tucker - 5 bass - 12.42 pounds - $120.00

5th - Jeremiah Jordan/Brett Daniel - 5 bass - 12.21 pounds - $100.00

6th - Blake Doster/Ryan Pence - 5 bass - 11.30 pounds - $50.00

BMT Outdoors Big Bass - Tie - Chris Huselton - 5.23 pounds -$25

Matt Tucker/Randy Tucker - 5.23 pounds - $25

For Complete Results, Click Here

For Point Standings as of 08/07/21 (Championship Qualifiers in Red), Click Here

News: 08/10/21

Don Clements and Branden Clements Win the Fish 'N Stuff TNT Tournament on the Arkansas River@L.R.

Story provided by Roberta Cranston 

Don Clements and Branden Clements topped the field fishing the Fish 'N Stuff TNT tournament on the Arkansas River@L.R. by catching 10.34 pounds of bass.  It was hot and humid night but they got it done . Next tournament is Tuesday August 17. Here's a look at the top finishers:

1st  -Don Clements/Branden Clements - 10.34 pounds

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2nd - Mason Wade/Seth Vance - 9.34 pounds; Big Bass 4.23 pounds

3rd  - Chris Hamilton/Wyatt Ellis - 9.23 pounds

News: 08/10/21

John Hill and Josh Bradford Win the Perfect Catch Tuesday Night Tournament on Bull Shoals Lake

 

Story provided by Frank Kloiber

Last night we had 16 boats.

 

First Place went to John Hill and Josh Bradford with 5 fish and a total weight of 15lbs 8oz. - With the extra Ranger cash they won $330 for the night. They also won the nightly Big Bass of 4lbs 1oz for $75. 

 

Second Place went to Drew Tabor with 5 fish total weight of 14lbs 2oz. 

 

Third Place west to Richie Hubner and  Andy Phillips with 5 fish and total weight of 12lbs 7oz.

 

The 5lb Big Bass was NOT caught so thej 5lb pot will roll to next week with current pot at $190.

 

Come join us next week, Tuesday August 17th at Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock @ 7pm.  

 

Call Kevin at 870-445-2628 to sign up for next week's tournament.

News: 09/08/21

Get5Bass Solo Series Championship set for September 12th on Lake Dardanelle

The Get5Bass Solo Series Championship is set for this Sunday, September 5th, on Lake Dardanelle. We will launch and weigh-in at Illinois Bayou Park. Tournament hours will be 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM. The entry fee will be $120.00. Thanks to the Horizon Trike and Marine Big Bass Award and $1,000 1st place bonus, payback for this event will be well over 100% of entry fees and 1 in 3 anglers will get a check.  Frank will be at Illinois Bayou Park to accept entry fees from qualified anglers (in red, Click Here) at 5:15 AM - CASH ONLY Please.  Hope to see you on Sunday!!!

For More Info, Contact Frank@ 479-858-2883

"Out of the Box"
 

08/28/21

It's All in the Name: Big Bite Baits BFE

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The Big Bite Baits BFE!!!

The Big Bite Baits BFE (Best Flipper Ever) was designed by former Bassmaster Elite Series Pro, Bradley Hallman, to be your next "go to" bait for pitching and flipping. Comingn in at 4.5" inches in length, the BFE is the perfect size for imitating crawfish, which are a staple in the diets of bass. The BFE was built with a ringed body (with a hook slot), two small claw like appendages, two anntena like appendages, and a beaver-like tail. During my testing, the bait performed well with either a 4/0 extra wide gap hook or a 4/0 flipping hook. While using the extra-wide gap hook, I either let the 

hook rest in the hook slot, or "Texpose it in the slot, depending on the thickness of the cover that I am fishing. When using the flipping hook, I bury it in the body. The BFE has a subtle gliding action similar to a tube. This action gets the bait bit on a regular basis! The BFE is available in 14 fish catching colors. Check them out at www.bigbitebaits.com 

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A nice one on the BFE!!!

News: 09/05/21

Shawn Gordon and Jack Gordon Win the Get5Bass Summer Series Championship on Lake Dardanelle

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Shawn Gordon and Jack Gordon Win on Lake Dardanelle!!!

Shawn Gordon and Jack Gordon topped 14 teams fishing the Get5Bass Summer Series Championship on Lake Dardanelle by catching 5 bass that weighed 14.28 pounds. The bite was fair and 10 limits crossed the scales. Here;s a look at the top finishers:

1st - Shawn Gordon/Jack Gordon - 5 - 14.28 pounds - $650 + $1,000 Horizon Trike and Marine Bonus

Shawn and Jack caught their bass on frogs and jigs. Their sack also included the day's big bass, a 6.51 "Toad" which earned them the $100 BMT Outdoors Big Bass Award. 

2nd - Brig Bright - 5 - 13.79 pounds - $430.00

Brig caught his bass on Swim Jigs.

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2nd - Brig Bright

3rd - Drew Porto/Lawson Lewis - 5 - 13.00 pounds - $220.00

Drew and Lawson caught their bass on swim jigs, topwater baits, and by flipping soft plastics

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3rd - Lawson Lewis/Drew Porto

Here's the rest of the money winners:

Chris Huselton - 5 - 12.91 pounds - $100.00

BMT Outdoors Big Bass - 6.51 pounds - $100.00

For Complete Results, Click Here

For Final Point Standings, Click Here

Get5's Frank Leone fished this event. To learn more about his day, Click Here to read his "In the Boat" Column presented by Denali Rods.

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1st place - AOY - Shawn Gordon/Jack Gordon - 2 Denali Rods, 2 Reels, Big Bite Baits and Sunline Gift pack

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2nd place AOY - Jeremiah Jordan/Brett Daniel - 2 Denali Rods, Big Bite Baits and Sunline gift pack

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3rd place AOY - Eric Stain/Jerry Watson - 2 Reels, Big Bite Baits and Sunline gift pack

News: 09/04/21

Kevin Short and Steve Howard Win the Fish 'N Stuff Extreme Team Tournament on the Arkansas River@L.R.

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Steve Howard and Kevin Short Win on the Arkansas River@L.R.!!!

Kevin Short and Steve Howard topped 65 teams fishing the Fish'N Stuff Extreme Team Tournament on the Arkansas River@L.R. by catching 5 bass that weighed 13.58 pounds. Here's a look at the top finishers:

1st - Kevin Short/Steve Howard - 5 - 13.58 pounds

2nd - Mark McDonnel/Quincy Houchin - 5 - 13.22 pounds

3rd - Lynn Hensley/Bucky Chandler - 5 - 13.12 pounds

4th - Mark Hensiek/Don Douglas - 5 - 12.96 pounds

5th - Tie - Timmy Poe/Jeremiah Kindy - 5 - 10.79 pounds

5th  -Tie - Justin Howard/Jeff Wade - 5- 10.79 pounds

News: 08/31/21

Nick Conger and Jeff Clark Win the Arkansas Valley Bassmasters Tuesday Night Tournament on the Arkansas River@Fort Smith

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Nick Conger and Jeff Clark Win on the Arkansas River@Fort Smith!!!

Story provided by Ray Webb

With a very hot night we had a good turn out once again and the Fishing was pretty tough. There were 15 teams that came out and no one had over 3 fish. The River was not moving and the lack of current had the fish not wanting to bite. But all in all there was 21 fish Caught and the winning team had 3 keepers. Here are the results:

1st Place  - 6.22 lbs - Nick Conger and Jeff Clark

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2nd Place - 6.12 lbs - Derrick and Dwayne Pscheriers

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3rd Place - 5.60 lbs - & Big Bass - 3.74 lbs - Joe Stackleather and Clinton Snipes

News: 09/11/21

TL and Russell Sturdivant Win the Dardanelle Basketball Bonanza Open on Lake Dardanelle

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Story provided by Russell Sturdivant

We had 20 boats participate in the tournament which was a solid tournament considering the Sonny Smith Tournament was going on at Spadra along with the Arkansas Texas game the same day.  It was a tough day of fishing as only 1 limit of fish was brought to the weigh in. 

 

We would like to thank our major sponsors for making this such a great success.

·         Tyson Foods

·         Conagra

·         Centennial Bank

·         Dr. Owen Kelly

·         Hodges Towing

·         Orr Auto Mall

·         Flow Tech Plumbing

·         Beacon Tire

·         Shelter Insurance-JW Straton

·         Dr. Johnston and Richardson Dentistry

 

Tournament Results

 

1st- TL and Russell Sturdivant 13.52 lbs -$1000 Sponsored by Tyson Foods

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2nd-Kurt Spears and Ray Scheide  10.74 lbs---$225 cash and $375 Pelican Ice Chest donated by Riggs CAT

 

3rd-Frederick and Swain- 9.44 lbs---$50 Cash and Two 7’4 Daiwa Rods donated By Mayor Jimmy Witt

 

4th-Tucker and Gottsponer-9.08---$200 worth of Bass Mafia Tackle Boxes and $40 Gift Cards to Fat Daddy’s

 

5th-Standridge and Frost-6.64—2 Daiwa SpinCast Combos donated by BMT Outdoors and $40 Gift Cards to Fat Daddy’s

 

Big Bass- Frederick and Swain-4.26 lbs------$190 Cash

News: 09/11/21

Matt Lea and Allen Stewart Win the Fish 'N Stuff TNT Tournament on the Arkansas River@L.R.

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Matt Lea and Allen Stewart Win on the Arkansas River!!!

Congratulations to Allen Stewart & Matt Lea winning TNT Championship held on Arkansas River -LR.

 

1st  - Allen Stewart- Matt Lea - 11.45 pounds BB-3.37 pounds

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2nd -  Jeff Grape - Gary Chapman 9.45 pounds

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3rd -  Jay Lewis - 9.41 pounds

4th - Justin Howard-Jeff Wade - 6.37 pounds

 

Thank you for a good year – see you next year!!!

News: 09/19/21

Chris Huselton Wins the MLF BFL Super Tournament on Lake Hamilton

Chris Huselton topped 113 boaters fishing the MLF BFL on Lake Hamilton by catching a 10 bass that weighed 23 pounds, 9 oounces during the 2-day event. Here's a look at the top finishers:

1st - Chris Huselton - 10 - 23-09

2nd - Spencer Shuffield - 10  - 22-10

3rd - Cody Burke - 10 - 21-02

4th - Mark Hensiek - 8 - 18-07

5th -  Travis Mosely - 10  - 18-07

News: 09/25/21

Timmy Poe and Jeremiah Kindy Win the Arkansas Bass Team Trail Championship on Lake Ouachita

Timmy Poe and Jeremiah Kindy topped 59 teams fishing the Arkansas Bass Team Trail Championship on Lake Ouachita by catching 5 bass that weighed 16.51 pounds. The bite was tough and only 27 limits crossed the scales. Here's a look at the top finishers:

1st - Timmy Poe/Jeremiah Kindy - 5 - 16.51 pounds

2nd - Flannagan Fife/Cody Davis - 5 - 16.39 pounds

3rd - Justin Bean/Matt Wood - 5 - 13.30 pounds

4th -  Clint Bryant/Drew Porto - 5 - 11.47 pounds

5th -  Tyler Bray/Jimmy Murders - 5 -  11.12 pounds

News: 10/03/21

Nate Williams and Tim Williams Win the Arkansas Valley Bassmasters Tournament on the Arkansas River@Fort Smith

Story provided by Ray Webb

We had 21 teams that qualified and fished this year for the TNT Fishoff on the Ft. Smith Pool of the Arkansas River. We had a good Pot to fish for and some added prizes from Gellco Outdoors for all the Teams to fish for . The weather had some big Changes from Saturday to Sunday as everyone tried to adjust and catch some fish on both Days. All in all it was pretty tough conditions with the weather changes , Fall patterns not in yet and no flow on the river but everyone gave a it a good shot. There was 7 limits on day 1 and only 2 on day 2 . 108 Bass where weighed in for both days that weighed 215.34 lbs  about a 2 lbs average.  Here is how the Top teams did in the 2 day event:

 

1st place  - 20.86 lbs - 9 fish - Nate and Tim Williams

2nd Place - 20.32 lbs - 8 fish - Chris Johnson

3rd place - 18.30 lbs - 10 fish - Joe Stackleather and Clinton Snipes

4th place - 17.02 lbs - 9 fish - Bill Wilson and Joey Butler

5th place - 16.50 lbs - 9 fish - Tommy Williams and Nick Conger

6th place - 15.36 lbs - 9 fish - Merrill Mankin and Ricky Smith

7th place - 15.28 lbs - 7 fish - Myron Means and Travis Liggett

Big Bass - 4.16 lbs - Nate and Tim Williams

Out of the Box

10/10/21

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News: 10/10/21

Cletus Gartman and Conner Gartman Win the Harbor Kings Classic on the Arkansas River@Pine Bluff

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Story provided by Teddy Bogard

Conner Gartman and Cletus Gartman topped 27 teams fishing the Harbor Kings Classic on the Arkansas River@Pine Bluff by catching 33.39 pounds of bass during the 2 day event. Here's a look at the top finishers:

1st - Cletus Gartman/Connor Gartman - 33.39 pounds - $7,000

2nd - Aaron Terry/Scott Terry - 31.84 pounds - $3,000

3rd - Miles Billings/Jeffrey Smith - 31,29 pounds - $2,000

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Big Bass: Miles Billings/Jeffrey Smith - 6.19 pounds - $500

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Harbor Kings AOY - Jonathan Evans/Kenny Baugh

News: 10/09/21

Mark Ellis Wins the ABA Tournament on Lake Hamilton

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Story by John Simonof

 

American Bass Anglers D47 Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour held its first 2022 season tournament on Lake Hamilton.  Anglers were greeted to windy conditions and some tough fishing.

 

Mark Ellis brought five fish to the scales, for a total weight of 9.95 lbs, which was good enough for first place.

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Tyrone Phillips sacked up five fish for a total weight of 9.88 lbs to finish in second place.

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Rounding out the top three was Alex Allen who caught five fish for a total weight of 8.11 lbs.

 

Eric Turner caught the big bass of the day at 4.01 lbs.

 

1st       Mark Ellis                   9.95 lbs            $559

2nd      Tyrone Phillips            9.88 lbs            $331

3rd       Alex Allen                   8.11 lbs            $108

4th       William Cerrato          7.13 lbs            $79

5th       John Carroll                 7.01 lbs            Lucas Oil Gift Pack

 

BB       Eric Turner                  4.01 lbs              $110

 

The next tournament in this division is on the Arkansas River on 23 Oct 2021 launching out of Maumelle Park.

For more information on this or any future event in this division contact John Simonof at 501.772.4938, by email at Simonof@outlook.com or on Facebook

News: 10/16/21

Jamie Prince and Jarrett Prince Win the Devon's Donors Foundation Open on Greers Ferry Lake

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The Devon’s Donors Foundation held their 2nd Annual Bass Tournament on Greers Ferry Lake at Devils Fork on Saturday. We had a total of 48 boats again. Most of our teams had 5 fish limits. Winners this year were Jarrett Prince & Jamie Prince with a total weight of 16.75 lbs. They also had Big Bass with a large mouth weighing 5.42 lbs. They won $3,000 plus 2 Denali Rods.

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The 2nd place team were Trent Dodson & Blaine Gardner with a total weight of 11.39 lbs. Their winnings were $1,000.

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0ur 3rd place team were Josh Tarry & Kevin Riney with 11.16 lbs & taking home $500.

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The 4th place team consisting of Royce Davis & Cody Davis brought in 9.75 lbs & took the final payout of $125.

 

We want to thank each angler that participated for the great turnout. Hopefully we will see you next year at the next tournament.