Top prize is a guaranteed $50,000. The river is divided into five pools for the tournament, and winners of the other four pools are guaranteed $10,000 each.
Big Bass Bonanza is operated by the Arkansas Hospitality Association. Professional bass fishermen are not allowed to enter the tournament.
Hourly first, second and third place winners in each of the five pools will receive $500, $300 and $200. There is an extra $100 for wearing Big Bass Bonanza caps and T-shirts at the weigh-in.
Anglers can choose to fish one, two, or all three days of the tournament. Entry fee to fish is $80 per day, through June 9. After that, the fee will be $90 each day. Additional prizes awarded in various categories. For more information contact the Arkansas Hospitality Association at email@example.com or 501-376-2323. Go to www.arkansasbigbass.com for online registration and other details.
Fishermen can choose to fish any of the five pools and can fish different pools during the three-day event. However, all fish must be weighed in the pool in which they were caught. Eligible fish species include largemouth, smallmouth and spotted or Kentucky bass.