Notice: Tournament Rescheduled for 

July 17, 18, and 19th!

The Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza, the state’s largest amateur big bass tournament, has been rescheduled for the weekend of July 17-19, tournament officials announced today, citing excessive water flows on the Arkansas River.

All current tournament registrations will be honored for the new dates, and the tournament rules and prize pay-out arrangements will remain the same.

So if you’re already registered and plan to participate in July, you need to do nothing further — just show up on the days you’ve registered for!

If you have registered and are unable to participate in July:

Current registrants who will be unable to participate on the rescheduled July dates may receive a refund of their registration fees.

To receive a refund request form, contact the Arkansas Hospitality Association at (501) 376-2323 or send an e-mail to All refund requests must be postmarked by Friday, June 26,2015.

Our On-line Registration is live!

click here to register.



Congratulations to all of our winners!

We had a fantastic tournament and Big Bass Bonanza appreciates all of our sponsors, partners & participants!

2014 Big Bass Bonanza Stats:


1st: $650  –  2nd $400 –  3rd $300

A total of $234,200 in prize money was awarded

2277 Total Fishermen

100,000 Bass Fingerlings release

3 Academy Gift Card Winners

Steve Squires of Morrilton, an exact 3lbs on Saturday – Pool 2

Kurt Copeland of Watson Chapel, an exact 4lbs on Saturday – Pool 4

Eric Johnson of Little Rock, an exact 4lbs on Sunday – Pool 5

13 States represented

Our Early Bird Prize Winners are:

Sharon Cormeny, Frank S. Archuleta, Steve Villines,

Brandon C. Rowland, & Jack Broach.


To keep up with the hourly results please click on the results tab above. We will update the hourly results when we receive them from the weigh masters.

You may also keep up with the results on our Big Bass Bonanza Facebook page

Thank you to our great sponsors & wonderful partners!


 Click here for the 2014 Final Press Release for more information.

To see the 2014 Standings click here.

The Big Bass Bonanza would like to say a BIG Thank You to all our fishermen for making this a great tournament

& Congratulations to all the Winners!

Thank You to all of our Great Sponsors & Partners!


2013 Big Bass Bonanza Stats:


1st: $500  –  2nd $300 –  3rd $200

a total of $202,700 in prize money was awarded

2,014 Total Fishermen

100,000 Bass Fingerlings release

7 Academy Cift Card Winners

18 States represented

Allen Wall, Jim Bradford, Paul Lamber & Larry Hollis are our Early Bird Prize Winners


The winner of the Aqu-Vu Micro AV DVR is Mike Whittaker of Huntington Arkansas. Congratulations Mike!


A Big Thank You to Aqua-Vu for their generous donation!

We’ve added one more way to win at the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza. Anglers that win hourly money during the three days will have their names added to a special drawing at the awards event. One lucky fisherman will win an Aqua-Vu Micro AV DVR, a $499 value!

2013 Big Bass Bonanza Tournament results are listed on the results tab

2013 Big Bass Bonanza Tournament press releases are listed below

The weather was perfect and we had a fantastic final day of the tournament! Below is the Final Press Release for Sunday June 30, 2013

Big Bass Bonanza’s $50,000 top prize goes to Swink

 It was a another beautiful day on the Arkansas River! Below is the Press Release for Saturday June 29, 2013

Swink sweats lead during day two of the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza

Great Day Everyone! Below is the Press Release for Friday June 28, 2013

DeValls Bluff man grabs lead at Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza



Big Bass Bonanza made Outdoor Hub!

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Big Bass Bonanza is proud to announce that Academy Sports and Outdoors will again be donating gift cards for the Big Bass Bonanza Tournament to add to the already $100,000 of guaranteed prize money.

The Academy Sports and Outdoors bonuses include the following amounts:

  • A $300.00 Gift      Card to any exact 3lb. fish on the 3rd  payout hour, 9:01-10 am

  • A $400.00 Gift      Card to any exact 4lb. fish on the 4th payout hour, 10:01 -11am

  • A $500.00 Gift      Card to any exact 5lb. fish on the 5th payout hour, 11:01-12      (noon)

The bonuses will be awarded each day and for each of the five fishing pools.



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The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission partners with the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza to generate awareness of the protection, conservation, and preservation of the Arkansas River. During the event, fisheries biologists hand out oxygenated bags containing largemouth bass fingerlings at each of the five weigh in sites for anglers to release along the river. Up to a half million jumbo fingerling largemouth bass have been released since 2006 during this innovative bass conservation program.

$1,000 Cash to Parent & Child or Grandparent & Grandchild Weighing Largest Bass. (Child or Grandchild under 22 Years of Age)



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