TBF of Arkansas 2019 Qualifier #3 April 27th on Lake Dardanelle is a wrap

Congratulations to Hoyt Akins (Boater) and Shane Benton (Non-Boater) on their victory.

22 boaters and 14 co-anglers completed Saturday at Lake Dardanelle in the 3rd and final 2019 tournaments.
Anglers were competing for a spot in the TBF National Semi-Final tournament on Lake Millwood in June. From Lake Millwood, the top boater and co-angler will earn a berth in the TBF National Championship Tournament where they will compete for entry in the BFL All American and possibly all the way to the Forrest Wood Cup.

The top Boaters were:

1. Hoyt Akins   ———–20.418lbs and Big Bass 5.98lbs

2. Blake Wilson  ———18.95lbs

3. Floyd Davis ————15.45lbs

4. Matt Wood ———–15.30lbs

Top Co-Anglers were:
1. Shane Benton ——–15.60lbs
2. Stan Harris ————14.75lbs
Travis Love— Big Bass – 7.27lbs

Arkansas TBF 2019 – 3rd qualifier tournament is April 27, 2019 at Lake Dardanelle

Arkansas TBF 2019 – 3rd qualifier tournament is April 27, 2019 at Lake Dardanelle

Anglers and co-anglers will be fishing for a spot in the TBF National Semi-Finals tournament at Lake Millwood!

Please arrive early if you will be paying your entry fees at the meeting.

We are set to send a minimum of 15 anglers & co-anglers to the National Qualifier!

2019 Qualifier #3
Lake Dardanelle – April 27 – taking off from Hwy 64/ Illinois Bayou Ramp

Pre-tournament meeting is April 26 –  6:00pm at Hwy 64/ Illinois Bayou Ramp

Entry Fees:
$125 Boaters
$75 Non Boaters

Non-Boaters be sure to link with a boater to guarantee your entry.

For more information contact: Doug Thompson 501-766-2136 or email dathom@acxiom.com.

Tissue, Vote Crowned Arkansas Junior State Champions

On March 27th 2019, 32 Teams left Mountain Harbor Marina in a quest to become the TBF of Arkansas Junior State Champion. Lake Ouachita proved to be stingy with what she would give to our anglers.

Lake Ouachita only gave up 5 limits that day. But these young anglers proved that they were up for the challenge, with almost all teams weighing fish.

Casey Tissue and Clayton Vote, of the Central Arkansas Youth Fishing Club, were crowned Arkansas Junior State Champions with an impressive 5 fish limit weighing in at 12 pounds 11 ounces.  This was their second attempt to become junior state champions as a team. Casey has attempted on three different occasions. Both anglers have placed respectively in each of their attempts. Last year coming up a little short placing in the top Five.

Second Place was Evan East and Michael Moore with a five fish limit weighing in at 10 pounds even

Third place was Tyler Trent and Ethan Thrift with 8 pounds 15 ounces

Fourth place was Hunter Gathright and Colton Arnold with five fish weighing 8 pounds 6 ounces

Fifth place was Nicholas Johnson, and Eli Martin with five fish weighing 8 pounds 2 ounces

The Lew’s Big Bass award went to Casey Tissue and Clayton with a kicker fish weighing 4 pounds 7 ounces