Well its time to let you know where we are going for the 2014 Mr. Bass Classic.
The good folks at Clinton, really wanted us to come back to Greers Ferry, but I declined their offer because I have always tried to keep from going to the same place in two consecutive years.
Although we have been to this lake in recent past, it’s just been too good to pass up. To change it up a little we will be adding a small twist. The 2014 Mr. Bass Classic will be held on Lake Dardanelle. But we have a new city that wants to play. Clarksville, Arkansas will be the host city. We will launch from the Spadra Recreational Area. The final day weigh-in will be held at the Johnson County Courthouse.
Clarksville is sponsoring our Classic so be sure to stay in Clarksville during the event. There are some good motels in Clarksville. Our headquarter motel will be the Best Western and their phone number is 479-754-7900. Be sure and tell them you are fishing the Classic and you will get a discounted rate. Here are some other motels in Clarksville:
Quality Inn @ 479-754-3000
Hampton Inn @ 479-754-4444
Holiday Inn Express @ 479-705-7600
The Angler of the Year Banquet will be held on Thursday night October 9th at a site to be announced.
Remember that you may fish with whoever that you would like to until the official cut off. The off-limit dates start September 29 and run until October 5th. Official practice will begin on October 6th, and at that time you can only fish with another contestant that is qualified for the 2014 Mr. Bass Classic. They can be a Pro or AM.
I am looking forward to this new twist. Remember the pairing next weekend at Bass Pro Shops (see information below the scholarship post).
See you there,
It is time to select our first Mr. Bass of Arkansas Scholarship Recipient.
If you have a student that is a Senior in high school or a Freshmen in college, please have them fill out this application and submit it to a member of our education board. As of now we have around $4000 to award as scholarships. This money has been left on the table by fishermen that did NOT put the contingency decals on their boat when they have won a Mr. Bass Tournament this year. This money was put up by Bass Pro Shops, Strike King Lures, Big Red Stores, and KB Outdoor Powersports. These great sponsors will award some of your children these scholarships.
Only a child of a Mr. Bass of Arkansas member of the 2014 season that has competed in at least 3 events in 2014, may apply. Get them turned in so that we can give out some money!!!!!! See you at Bass Pro Shop on September 6th.
*** Little Rock Tournament Info. ***
The next tournament will be at Little Rock on the Arkansas River. We will launch at Murray Park on Sunday September 7th. The pairing will be at Bass Pro Shops in Little Rock at 6:00 on Saturday the 6th. Everett Buick GMC will come through again by serving hot dogs and hamburgers at the pairing. We need to make a GREAT showing for one of our newest sponsors. Please make every attempt to attend this pairing. Be sure and pick up your Strike King contingency items at Bass Pro Shop that night. You will need a pair of the GREAT SG-11 Sunglasses or a KVD Splash Top Water. BPS will have some of both in stock.
I am ready to sell my 2014 Ranger 520C. It is equipped with a Mercury 250 Pro XS with a Hummingbird 998 Side Scan GPS and a Hummingbird 798 on the bow, A Motor Guide 109, a 4 bank charger, 4 batteries, cover, lock r bar, and only 50 hours on the engine. Not a scratch on it . You should have seen it at any of the tournaments this year. I have posted a couple of pictures, but have several I can send you if you need to see more. Please just call me and I will send them to you or whoever you will need for me to. I will pay a referral fee to you if you help me sell it to one of your friends not fishing the Mr. Bass Tournaments. I will sell it for $53,000.00 and sales tax are paid.
See you at Bass Pro Shops,