Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza Rescheduled
LITTLE ROCK – Anglers after the big one on the Arkansas River will have to wait. High water and current on the river have forced the Arkansas Hospitality Association to reschedule the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza to August 1-3.
Originally scheduled for June 27-29, the tournament is the largest amateur tournament in the nation, with as many as 3,000 competitors fishing for the $100,000 grand prize.
Tournament officials moved the tournament because heavy rains throughout the Midwest continue to keep the river flow well above safe boating levels.
Executive Director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association Montine McNulty said, “We postponed the fishing tournament in the interest of safety. The fishermen support and understand the river situation. We look forward to a great tournament August 1st.”
McNulty added that there’s a silver lining to those rain clouds.
“By rescheduling for August, we’ll have an additional five weeks to promote the tournament and recruit more anglers – meaning more competition and potentially even more prize money to distribute.”
All current tournament registrations will be honored for the new dates, and the tournament rules and prize pay-out arrangements will remain the same. Full tournament rules, format, and pay-outs are available at www.arkansasbigbass.com .
Current registrants unable to participate on the rescheduled August dates can receive a refund of their registration fees. Contact the Arkansas Hospitality Association at (501) 376-2323 or 1-800-472-5022. All refund requests must be postmarked by Monday, July 7. .