The pairing meeting will be at Trader Bills on Saturday night February the 28th. Please try to attend if at all possible. There will be door prizes from Denali Rods and from Trader Bills both. Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. and we will pair at 6:00. Remember Pros, it is YOUR responsibility to call and get your Amateurs information if you do not attend the meeting. You may contact myself at 501-580-8484 or Leah Henderson at 501-317-8123 by text after 6:45, if you do not attend.

The Strike King Lure that will be required to win the Strike King Contingency prize is a KVD Jerk bait, or a KVD Perfect Plastic Swim-n-Shiner. Trader Bills will have plenty of them in stock when you get there. The Dardanelle tournament lure will be a Hack Attack Heavy Cover Swim Jig or a Tour Grade Rage Blade. Be sure and pick up these while you’re there.

Another event that I would like to invite all of you to is a Wildlife Supper that we are having at Holland Chapel in Benton on March 7th. Our friend Mark Davis will be the guest speaker. If you have never had the opportunity to listen to Mark tell stories, you owe it to yourself to come by and have a great meal and hear what he has to say. We will be serving catfish as the main meal with all kind of WILD CRITTERS as appetizers. And the other great thing is that its free! All you need to do is let me know how many people that you are bringing. You do not even have to be a member of the Mr. Bass Tournaments.

See you at Trader Bills,

Hello Fishermen,

We are ready to get started on March 1st on beautiful Lake Ouachita!

I know that you may have planned on fishing other tournaments this year, but I would like to ask you to include the Mr. Bass of Arkansas Tournaments in your plans. I don’t want you to not fish and support any others, I want for you to fish as much as you can. That’s how you get better!

Here in Arkansas we have the best fishermen in America, because we have such a diverse selection of tournament waters to learn on. We have everything from deep clear water with or without moss, we have muddy impounds, and more than a couple of complete river systems. What a wonderful playground!

The Mr. Bass of Arkansas Tournaments have always traveled all over the state so that you can learn how to compete at all levels on diverse bodies of water so that one day, when you are ready, you can follow so many Arkansans who have made the jump to our nation’s elite Pro status. This is why we say that the Mr. Bass of Arkansas Tournaments are truly the Breeding Grounds of World Champions.

There is a lot of talk about tournament payout this year. The only way for a tournament organization to have a great payout, is to have a large number of fishermen. Below you can click on the image to see the payout of a Mr. Bass Tournament with 150 boats. This is the same payout schedule that we have been using since 1998. We have always paid out a larger percentage of entries than all other circuits.

For this year, if you bring on three new contestants, (either division) you will receive a free entry fee for the next tournament.

All of the major sponsors are back for the 2015 season. We will award a new 2016 Ranger Z119C powered by a Mercury 200 H.P. Opti Max Outboard to the 2015 Mr. Bass Pro Division Champion in November of this year. He or She will be one of only 35 fishermen competing for this $42,000 rig. You will not have to compete against 60, 75, or 150 other fishermen. That’s great odds!

The Amateur Mr. Bass Classic Champion will receive $10,000 complements of Everett Buick GMC in Bryant Arkansas. Again, all that you have to beat is 34 other fishermen.

Everett will again pay a staggering $1500 contingency prize to anyone that wins a regular season qualifying event if they own a new or used vehicle purchased from Everett Buick GMC any time after January 1, 2012.

We hope to see you at Ouachita,

Ronnie Everett

2015 MBOA Payout