SPRINGS (AGFC) – You don't need a ton of expensive fishing equipment to score
big in the $60,000 2013 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge.
Springs resident Tom Kimmerly landed a $1,000 white bass money fish
while fishing on Lake Hamilton with a $1.96 shad lure he bought at
Kimmerly was out fishing with his son, Skyler, around 6:15 a.m. when he
caught the fish. The father-son duo were fishing off the twin points
across from Electric Island when Tom reeled in the fish with Tag No.
265. It was the second white bass to be caught in this year's Challenge.
are still 47 other Challenge cash prize fish in lakes Catherine and
Hamilton, including the $10,000 Grand Prize fish known as Big Al the
Challenge runs through July 31. The Second Hot Springs Fishing
Challenge, which began May 1, provides anglers the opportunity to catch
tagged fish that can be redeemed for cash prizes.
Prize Distribution: The tagged fish that remain are:
1 fish $10,000
2 fish $5,000
25 fish $1,000
19 fish $500
For additional information call Steve Arrison at 501-321-2027.