2017 Ranger Cup Payout for the Arkansas Bass Federation will be:

Based on the final point standings after the 3 qualifying tournaments, the highest ranked Ranger Cup qualified finisher will receive $250.

Based on the final point standings after the 3 qualifying tournaments, the 2nd highest ranked Ranger Cup qualified finisher will receive $150.

To be eligible you must be Ranger Cup qualified prior to the 1st qualifying tournament.

The 3 qualifying tournaments are:

Lake Hamilton – February 25

Lake Ouachita – March 11

Lake Dardanelle – April 15

For more information contact: Doug Thompson   501-766-2136 or email

Click here for clothing guidelines and to Register for the Ranger Cup Program


2017 TBF of Arkansas State Qualifier Schedule

February 25 – Lake Hamilton – Hatchery Ramp

Pre-Tournament Meeting
February 24 – 6pm
Lake Hamilton – Hatchery Ramp

March 11 – Lake Ouachita – Crystal Ramp

April 15 – Lake Dardanelle – New HWY64 Ramp

Each tournament will have a pre-tournament meeting the evening before. Meeting times and location to be announced.
Tournament formats will be the same as 2016. Boater/ Co-angler format. (Competitors will be required to guarantee with a partner prior to tournament meeting.)
Entry fees will remain $125 boater and $75 Co-angler.
TBF membership required $70 (includes FLW membership) Send membership and entry fees to:
Mike Palmer
137 HWY 258
Judsonia, Ar. 72081
Questions contact:
Doug Thompson– 501-766-2136
Mike Palmer—501-729-5820


Best Screens Available & High-Performance Processor with Power to Spare

The fish are ready. Are you?
Rig your boat with HDS Carbon and you will be ready — Ready for Battle.
Today, Lowrance® launched HDS Carbon, a new high-performance addition to the HDS Series of fishfinder/chartplotters.

HDS Carbon — which features 12-, 9- and 7-inch models — includes a new high-performance, dual-core processor, multi-touch SolarMAX™ HD display, Dual Channel CHIRP and Network Dual Sounder sonar technology.

HDS Carbon takes processing power to new heights with a dual core processor that allows anglers to switch between applications and simultaneously view independent sonar feeds with ease — smoothly driving high-tech Lowrance technology like StructureScan® 3D with SideScan and DownScan Imaging™, StructureMap™, Broadband Radar™, SiriusXM® Weather Chart Overlay™ and more.

Lowrance SolarMAX™ HD display technology features high-definition views and clear visibility in all conditions with the widest available range of viewing angles. The new displays are engineered to withstand higher temperatures than conventional units, offering better reliability in warmer climates.

HDS Carbon bolsters award-winning Lowrance sonar technology lineup with the addition of Dual Channel CHIRP and Network Dual Sounder. Dual Channel CHIRP enables anglers to view dual range sonar coverage from the same transducer when a dual channel CHIRP sonar transducer is installed on their boat. Network Dual Sounder supplies sonar data from a network of CHIRP transducers, allowing anglers to cover more water in less time and mark fish targets more clearly.

Key Features:

  • NEW ultra-bright HDS SolarMAX™ HD displays with greater resolution and a wider range of viewing angles
  • NEW high-performance HDS processor for faster redraws and quicker response times
  • NEW HDS Dual-Channel CHIRP Sonar – dual sonar-range coverage from the same transducer*
  • NEW HDS Network Dual Sounder – cover more water and mark fish targets more clearly from a network of CHIRP sonar transducers
  • Multi-touch display interface
  • StructureScan® 3D ready
  • Built-in CHIRP and Broadband Sounder™
  • SmartSteer™ control for Xi5 Trolling Motor and Outboard Pilot
  • Radar and SonicHub®2 audio server connectivity
  • Wireless and Bluetooth® connectivity
  • NMEA 2000® engine support
  • Built-in C-MAP charts with a multitude of mapping options (C-MAP, Navionics® and more)

*requires dual-channel CHIRP sonar transducer

Introducing New Lowrance HDS Carbon Displays

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