How to Register

On-line registration ended June 22nd at 9:00am. This will ensure that everyone’s credentials will be with the weighmaster  at the pool weigh in site. Please note that registration via fax, and most official registration sites is available through June 21st. After June 21st, it is recommended you call to check which registrations sites are still open or you may register on tournament days at official weigh-in sites.

Only cash payments will be accepted at weigh-in sites.

Good Luck to all the Fishermen & Fisherwomen!

We have a variety of ways & places to register for the 2017 Simmons Bank Big Bass Bonanza.

Here are five ways to register for the 2017 tournament:

  • Mail registration form to AHA, P.O. Box 3866, Little Rock, AR 72203.
  • Online – click the above registration button. Please remember if you are registering another person and you are the credit card holder, you fill in that persons information and your name goes in the “billing ” only.   Please note: upon successful completion of payment for your registration, you will recieve an email from “”. If you do not receieve an email from “” you are not registered. Your offical confirmation letter with your weigh in card and/or hat & shirt will be mailed to you. 
  • Fax with credit card information and signed waiver and release to (501) 376-6517.
  • Day of tournament at weigh-in sites.
  • Visit one of our official Registration sites.

As of Friday June 16, 2017 we are no longer shipping anyone’s tournament credentials. If you registered on-line, on Friday, June 16 through June 22, your registration/weigh in card and/or hat & shirt will be with the weighmaster at the pool you have chosen. You may pick it up before you go out or when you come to weigh in your first fish.

Remember you may register on tournament days at official weigh-in sites. Only cash payments will be accepted at weigh-in sites.

Entry Fee

One Day – $80
Two Days – $160
Three Days – $240
LATE FEES will be charged beginning Friday, June 9 at the rate of $10 per day fished.

How Can I Pay My Entry Fee?

  • Cash
  • Cashiers Check
  • Money Order
  • MasterCard or VISA

Where Can I Register?

  • Ft. Smith – ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS – 5001 Old Phoenix Ave.
  • Ft. Smith – BARLING BOAT SALES – 6401 S Zero St.
  • Ft. Smith – TACKLE BOX – 3001 Zero St.
  • Russellville – BMT Outdoors – 3005 W Parkway Dr.
  • Conway – ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS – 1260 S Amity Rd.
  • Sherwood – ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS – 6100 Warden Rd.
  • Sherwood – FISH ‘N STUFF – 6506 Warden Rd.
  • Little Rock – ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS – 1140 West Markham St. #6
  • Little Rock – SOUTHERN REEL OUTFITTERS – 14908 Cantrell Rd., Suite 2
  • Benton – ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS – 20790 I-30 North
  • Redfield – TERRI FOODS, INC. – 902 River Road
  • White Hall – SPENCER’S MARINE – 6813 Princeton Pike
  • Hot Springs – TRADER BILL’S – 1530 Albert Pike
  • Dumas – BACK GATE ONE STOP & MOTEL – Hwy 165, 6 miles east of Dumas
  • Mayflower – BATES FIELD & STREAM – #4 Lake Forrest
  • Monticello – OUTFITTERS RX – 922 US-425

Other Registration Information

  • No refunds on registration fees
  • Returned checks will be charged a $20 handling fee.
  • Make checks payable to Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza. Make certain that you have read and signed the Waiver and Release Form and sign the entry form.
  • If registering at weigh-in sites on day of tournament, only cash is accepted.